The Beatles release their classic on July 7, 1967 …
July 5, 1965 ~ The Beach Boys release their ninth album. BBC Music says, “If Pet Sounds is the critics’ favorite, Summer Days is perhaps the people’s day at the beach.”
July 1. 1968 ~ The debut album from The Band. The music is composed at “Big Pink,” a house shared by Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manual in West Saugerties, NY. The cover artwork is by Dylan.
It’s #34 on Rolling Stones’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and an American treasure.
June 29, 1967 ~ The debut album from Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band is released featuring a 20 year-old Ry Cooder.
The Beatles release their third album on June 26, 1964.
It’s #307 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
June 25, 1967 ~ BBC producer Aubry Singer’s dream of the first-ever world wide satellite broadcast featuring creative artists from around the globe comes to life. The 2.5 hour broadcast dubbed “Our World” is actually beamed to different parts of the world at different times. Artists include opera singers, Maria Callas and Pablo Picaso. Oh .. and The Beatles.
The Viet Nam War is at its epoch and The Beatles are asked to provide a “postive message” for their segment. The band invites many friends including Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Graham Nash and The Rolling Stones. The event aptly ushers in “The Summer of Love.”
… the lyricist did join the band during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him the only non-performer to ever receive such an honor.
One of — if not THE — greatest lyricists in rock history.
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.
The Master closes out the very first Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967 …
Hit the flux capacitor.