Who the hell is Lee Hazlewood? 

Born on July 9, 1929, he was arguably one of the most important writer/producers in the industry. He has a couple dozen albums to his name, worked with pioneering rock guitarist Duane Eddy and his music has been covered by Beck, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, The Tubes, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave and others. He was – an important part of the underground rock scene in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.

“You won’t find it on any maps, but take a step in any direction and you’re in trouble.”  

Lee Hazlewood

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2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival …

… turns 50. July 3 – 5, 1970.

The 3-day rock festival was held in a soybean field next to the Middle George Raceway in Byron. Governor Lester Maddox didn’t like hippies and tried mightily to stop the event. He couldn’t but he did get legislation passed that made it almost impossible to do outdoor concerts. Thus, a 3rd Atlanta International Pop Festival never happened.

Yesterday and Today

The Beatles release “the butcher cover” album on June 20, 1966.

The original cover was considered the Fab Four’s comment on the Vietnam War. About 750,000 copies of the album were printed in the USA and shipped to DJs. Word got out, people freaked — including the Chairman of EMI, Capitol Records’ parent, and the album was recalled. The new album with a new photo was released at the same time.

RFK’s final journey: How America stood by train tracks to say farewell 

Following the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, his body was taken to New York City for a funeral mass in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. After the completion of the mass, Kennedy’s coffin was transported by a private funeral train from New York to Washington, D.C., to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on June 8.

Alan Taylor, The Atlantic