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How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? (The Beatles in ’67)

On May 11, 1967, The Beatles recorded “Baby, You’re a Rich Man” in 12 takes at Olympic Sound Studios in London. It was the group’s first song that was not recorded and mixed at Abbey Road. The song was added … Continue reading

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Don’t forget what you are, you’re a rock ‘n’ roll star (The Byrds in 1967)

On Jan. 9, 1967, “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” by The Byrds was released as a single in the US. It would go to #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the band’s first … Continue reading

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Baroque ‘n’ Roll (The Left Banke in 1967)

On Jan. 7, 1967, The Left Banke’s “Pretty Ballerina” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #96. It was the second single from the band to hit the Top 20 (it would reach #15— following quickly on the success of its … Continue reading

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The Magical Mystical Tour is hoping to take you away (The Beatles & the BBC in 1967)

On Dec. 26, 1967, BBC Television broadcast the Beatles’ movie Magical Mystery Tour. Because BBC1 was not yet broadcasting in “colour,” the film was shown in black and white. The British press severely criticized the production – so much that … Continue reading

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Psychedelic bubblegum pop — The Lemon Pipers in 1967

On Dec. 16, 1967, the highest debuting single on the Billboard Hot 100 was “Green Tambourine” by the Lemon Pipers. It entered the charts at #68 and in seven weeks would become the first #1 single for Buddah Records. Lyricist … Continue reading

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Come on and let it show (“Love Is All Around” – The Troggs)

In October of 1967, The Troggs released “Love Is All Around” in the UK. It would eventually work its way to #5 on the British single charts in late November (the single wouldn’t become a Top Ten hit in the … Continue reading

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Worst lip-synch ever? (Gimme a ticket for an air-o-plane)

On Sept. 23, 1967, a young group from Memphis, The Box Tops, topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with their song “The Letter.” It would stay at #1 for four weeks. The song clocks in under two minutes and would receive … Continue reading

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