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Theconversation. The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns 50 on June 1 and the anniversary of this legendary album will be celebrated in style.

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But has this classic work - named the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone - stood the test of time? We asked six writers for their perspectives. More than just mythology While the cultural impact of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is hard to ignore, “greatest of all time” debates have the potential to obfuscate as much as clarify. The Monkees’ last stand: Their final 1969 TV special ‘33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee’ The Monkees’ last stand: Their final 1969 TV special ‘33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee’ After the glorious fiasco that was the 1968 movie Head, the last project that the Monkees undertook as a quartet was a TV special for NBC called 33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee.

The Monkees’ last stand: Their final 1969 TV special ‘33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee’

It’s basically the TV equivalent of Head, complete with corny jokes, audacious cameos, hummable ditties, and stuff that makes you scratch your noggin in puzzlement. Like the band itself, 33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee, which aired on April 14, 1969, is thoroughly of the Sixties, somehow managing to blend (say) the Batman TV show and Barbarella with musical performance shows of the day like Shindig! Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift Beef on 'Carpool Karaoke' - Rolling Stone. Katy Perry and James Corden sang "Firework," "Dark Horse," "Bon Appetit," "Swish Swish," and "Roar" during the latest segment of Corden's immensely popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment on The Late Late Show.

Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift Beef on 'Carpool Karaoke' - Rolling Stone

Just as entertaining: the pop star also used the platform to, once and for all, plainly address her antagonism with Taylor Swift, saying that it was Swift's responsibility to end their feud. Perry was an energetic karaoke companion: she shouted instructions to Corden like a drill sergeant – "body roll! " "stank face! " Katy Perry’s New Cooking-Themed Video Is Extremely Upsetting - Eater. Chuck Berry's Finest Deep Cuts: 10 Overlooked Gems. Theconversation. The death of Chuck Berry over the weekend at the age of 90 has led to an outpouring of respect for a man widely recognised as one of the most important founding figures of rock and roll.

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His place in the music canon is undoubtedly deserved, and is likely to be enduring. Theconversation. When time travel adventure Back to the Future included the conceit of the white 1980s teenager, Marty McFly, inventing rock ‘n’ roll, there was really only one song to hang it on – Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B.

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Goode”. Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in the field actually looked like. The process by which new genres emerge from previous music forms is complex and muddy, and the boundaries between them porous. So John Lennon may have been exaggerating when he said: “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.” But not by much. Log In - New York Times. Anne Hathaway's Wrecking Ball vs. Emily Blunt's Piece of My Heart. Peter Guralnick on Why Chuck Berry Is Greater Than You Think - Rolling Stone. The first time I met Chuck Berry he was playing a club called Where It's At, which, in contradiction of its name, occupied the second floor of a drab business building in Kenmore Square and was operated by longtime Boston DJ Dave Maynard and his manager, Ruth Clenott.

Peter Guralnick on Why Chuck Berry Is Greater Than You Think - Rolling Stone

It was 1967, and I was in my senior year of college, working at the Paperback Booksmith, as I had for the last four years, both in and out of school. I was making $65 a week. The reason I know this is because Chuck Berry signed my paycheck. Well, it wasn't my paycheck exactly, it was my paycheck stub, and the reason he signed it was because I didn't have anything else to present to him for an autograph. Jimi Hendrix - She's So Fine (Drums Only) The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself. Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Beach Boys Deep Cuts. On December 17th, 1966, a CBS camera crew arrived at Brian Wilson's house to interview him for a Leonard Bernstein-hosted special about pop music.

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Beach Boys Deep Cuts

At the time, he felt that Smile was coming along wonderfully and he was eager to share his new song "Surf's Up. " With three cameras rolling, he delivered one of the most stirring performances of his entire career. There's not even a tiny hint of the growing madness inside his head. The elaborate song was the centerpiece of Smile, though it wouldn't see an official release until 1971.

That version featured minor overdubs by Carl. Rollingstone. If you wish to launch a humdinger of an argument – and one you might win – sidle up to just about any 1960s rock fan and offer the opinion that it was not the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground or the Byrds who were the key sonic inventors of the decade.

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Nope: wasn't any of those collectives of aural innovation who did quite what the Yardbirds did in terms of overhauling sound, never mind that they couldn't keep a steady lineup and were pretty much unclassifiable, save as the dudes who influenced everybody else and basically birthed blues rock, garage rock and heavy metal. Said birthing was in large part due to what they did for that brief moment in time, spanning 1965 to 1966, when Jeff Beck replaced Eric Clapton on guitar, before he became sick of riding around on tour buses and was in turn replaced by Jimmy Page. These are the five songs for that sonic innovators par excellence argument. Pass That Bottle - The Devil's Daughters AZ Rockabilly. JUNIOR BROWN-surf medley.avi. Dave Myers & The Surftones - Moment Of Truth. Electric Flag " KILLING FLOOR " Live.

"BLIND FAITH" - FULL ALBUM REMASTERED (HD) 7-7-1969. Baby Please Don't Go, Van Morrison and Them 1964. Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships. Stranger To Himself - Sandy Denny & Fairport Convention. Traffic - Stranger To Himself 1970 Remastered. Mama Cass, Mary Travers & Joni Mitchell - I Shall Be Released. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - I`m not a juvenile delinquent. Black Dog performed by Gregg Parker w/ Mitch Mitchell on drums from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man 1961.

Chubby Checker - Pony Time. Madonna - Music. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name - 1993. Rage Against the Machine - Ghost of Tom Joad. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN LYRICS - The Ghost Of Tom Joad. Kimbra - Two Way Street. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (stereo mix) Beach Boys - Surfin Usa (Live, 14 March 1964) Don't Worry Baby. Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. Something Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra. The Supremes - Back In My Arms Again (Hullabaloo May 11, 1965) Love is Here and Now You're Gone The Supremes. Kidneythieves - "Zerospace" Extasy Records. S Late Night Music Club With Sex Pistols. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013. The Rolling Stones in Concert 1964.

The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby (HQ Audio) Two Hours Of Jimi Hendrix On World Cafe. Devil Doll (band) Devil Doll is an Italian-Slovenian experimental rock band formed in 1987 by the mysterious "Mr.

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Doctor". The band has gained a cult following, taking influences from gothic rock, classical and Slavonic folk music, and fronted by the sprechgesang of Mr. Doctor himself. The band is notable for very lengthy epics, none under 20 minutes.[2][3] Mr. "A man is the less likely to become great the more he is dominated by reason: few can achieve greatness - and none in art - if they are not dominated by illusion. " Originally, two lineups were formed, one in Venice, Italy, and one in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. Later the same year, work on a second composition began. In 1989, Mr. In 1991, the two lineups of Devil Doll were combined into one, and in December, the combined lineup, with the new pianist Francesco Carta, entered Tivoli Studios to record Sacrilegium. Sacrilegium was released in May 1992. In January the next year, a soundtrack to a movie by Mr.

In 2007, Mr. In late 2008, Mr. Mr. Mr. Sprechgesang. Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & The Supremes. The Innocence Mission - I Remember Me - US TV debut. LANA DEL REY - '"NATIONAL ANTHEM" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) MORNING DEW (1968) by the Jeff Beck Group (extensive slideshow video) Screaming Lord Sutch - Thumping Beat. Screaming Lord Sutch - LONDON. Screaming Lord Sutch - Gutty Guitar. Screaming Lord Sutch - Flashing Light. 03. Cuban Slide [Pretenders: Live at BBC '79] S Late Night Music Club With Screaming Lord Sutch. New and Hot Video: Lana Del Rey Frolics With Bikers in 'Ride' Take Me To The River - Talking Heads. The B-52's - Rock Lobster (official) The B-52's - Roam. Eric Burdon & The Animals Sky Pilot.

Eric Burdon and The Animals - See See Rider (Live, 1967) HD & HQ. Alanis Morissette - My Humps. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops. Melanie Safka - Peace Will Come 1970. Jackie De Shannon. The pop star who changes masks to outmaneuver an audience is a cliché.

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For JACKIE DE SHANNON (born 1942), the identity switch was a necessity of commercial survival. Yet her masks once formed a coherent identity. It was predicated on the pure quality of her warm, scratched, passionate, longing voice; it lay in a continuity of sound and soul. You felt the fine sweet gravel of the voice and, whatever style it was singing, you said Hey — I know you. Working the pop templates of 1963–69 with a succession of producers and co-writers, she did a folk album; a teendream album; a soul album; a glitzy ballad album; a hippie album; a singer-songwriter album.

Her costumes came and went, her sounds changed like shifting light, her masks and moods multiplied. Be that as it may, in her great years — see Breaking it Up on the Beatles Tour! On his or her birthday, HiLobrow irregularly pays tribute to one of our high-, low-, no-, or hilobrow heroes. Remember (Walking in the Sand) Madonna - Ray Of Light. Emmylou Harris - One Of These Days.

Madonna - Bedtime Story. BLACK METAL SONGS REIMAGINED AS SURF ROCK. I don’t think they get to enjoy a lot of surfing in Norway, but now, thanks to some enterprising YouTube users, we can imagine what black metal might be like if it came from someplace sunny and warm. An anonymous reader sent us the below surf rock covers of black metal songs, all of which also have some fun with the names of both the bands and the tunes (Darkthrone’s “Transilvanian Hunger” becomes “Californian Hunger” by “The Darkthrones,” etc.). They actually work pretty well, and, even more surprising still, the four tracks were actually made by three different people (at least, they have multiple YouTube handles; I’m assuming they’re all different people). Are surf rock black metal covers the next big internet trend? Probably not, based on this Varg Vikernes just sent me via e-mail: George Harrison And Bob Dylan If Not For You Rehearsal.