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Gonna go to the place that’s the best (Norman Greenbaum in 1970)

Psychedelic – psyche (the human soul or spirit) + dēlos (to manifest or make evident) meaning soul-manifesting. Psychedelic music definitely speaks to my soul, and one of the all-time great psychedelic pop songs in rock ‘n’ roll history was written … 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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Iron Butterfly’s song of biblical proportions

Got a spare 17 minutes? Ten weeks after it was released, Iron Butterfly’s LP “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” landed on Billboard’s album chart on Sept.7, 1968. It would eventually reach the #10 position, propelled by the full-length version of its title track — … Continue reading

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Everybody’s hustlin’ just to have a little scene (Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman”)

The only #1 hit for Donovan on the US singles chart happened on Sept, 3, 1966, with “Sunshine Superman.” Oddly enough, the single would not be released in the UK until December. “Sunshine Superman” is considered to be one of … Continue reading

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