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When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1970

The 1970’s – Beginning of Commercial Rock

'When Bill Graham closed the Fillmore in 1971, artist David Singer was charged with creating its final poster. The piece was toned down as opposed to being something extravagant, which didn’t…

Rock & Roll 1975

 

Lester Bangs

In a June 1975 article in Creem magazine, Lester Bangs, while writing about how the impact of the breakup of the Beatles, captured some of the angst that existed in rock & roll…

Rock & Roll: The Psychedelic Years

Psychedelic rock was a musical genre that emerged in the mid-sixties due to the popularity of such mind-altering drugs as LSD, mescaline, cannabis and peyote mushrooms.  The roots of Psychedelic Rock begin here: On Friday April 16, 1943 (a…

Hot Platters: Bad Rice - Ron Nagle (Warner Bros. 1970)

Back in the early 1970's, while attending college in Dayton, Ohio, I used to go to this great record store called The Forest which was just off-campus. Many a happy hour was spent thumbing thru the album racks…

Rock & Roll 1978

“In 1978, rock music resembled a combat zone more than a community. The divisions had been visible for most of the decade, with the fraying of any notion that the factions of rock fans could peacefully coexist, but in…

Hot Platters: Crazy Horse (1971, Reprise Records)

Today's Platter, the self-titled debut record by Crazy Horse, is one of those great pieces of vinyl that fell through the cracks of public consciousness when it was first released in 1971. 

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  1. Gone Dead …