Sunday, July 16, 2017

When Rock Grew Up - July thru December 1967

By July, the Summer of Love was in full swing.

July 10—The Bee Gees’ 1st album released.
July 17—Jazz great John Coltrane dies at 40.
July 18—Jimi Hendrix is thrown off the Monkees' tour, for which he and the Experience had been the opening act (parents complained about the band's lewdness).
July 24—The Yardbirds' Little Games released.
July 31—The Rascals' Groovin' album released.
Related: The "Groovin'" single hits #1.
Late July—Canned Heat's self-titled debut album released; Incredible String Band's The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion released; The Grass Roots' Let's Live for Today LP released; The Beau Brummels' Triangle album released. Wes Montgomery's A Day in the Life released.
Aug. 5—Pink Floyd's debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, released.
Aug. 27—Beatles' manager Brian Epstein dies at 32; Stevie Wonder's I Was Made to Love Her released.
Late August—Big Brother and the Holding Company's self-titled debut released; Tim Buckley's Goodbye and Hello released; Vanilla Fudge's self-titled debut album released; Albert King's Born Under a Bad Sign released; James Brown's Cold Sweat album released.
Sept. 1—The Doors appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and Jim Morrison says "higher" during their performance of "Light My Fire," against Sullivan's demand not to; The Who smash their instruments on the Smothers Brothers' TV show
Sept. 15—The Kinks' Something Else By the Kinks released.
Sept. 18—The Beach Boys' Smiley Smile album released.
Sept. 25—The Doors' Strange Days released.
Late Sept.—Van Morrison's Blowin' Your Mind released; Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant LP released; Chuck Berry's Live at Fillmore Auditorium released; Procol Harum's self-titled debut album released; Captain Beefheart's Safe as Milk released; Eric Burdon and the Animals' Winds of Change album released.
Oct. 3—Woody Guthrie dies at 55.
Oct. 18—Rolling Stone magazine premieres, with John Lennon on the cover.
Oct. 27—Ten Years After’s self-titled debut album released.
Oct. 30—Buffalo Springfield's Buffalo Springfield Again released.
Oct. 31—Phil Ochs’ Pleasures of the Harbor released.
Late Oct.—Sly and the Family Stone's A Whole New Thing released; Sam and Dave's Soul Men released; Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's Gorilla album released; Judy Collins' Wildflowers released.
Nov. 6—The Monkees' Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LP released.
Nov. 10—Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed released; Cream's Disraeli Gears released.
Nov. 27—The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour released.
Nov. 30—Jefferson Airplane's After Bathing at Baxter's released.
Late Nov.—13th Floor Elevators' Easter Everywhere released; Love's Forever. Changes album released; Country Joe and the Fish's I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin'-to-Die released; The Chambers Brothers' Time Has Come Today released; The Amboy Dukes' self-titled debut released; The Hollies' Butterfly released.
Dec. 1—The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Axis: Bold as Love released.
Dec. 5—The Beatles open the Apple Boutique in London.
Dec. 8—The Rolling Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Request released.
Dec. 9—Jim Morrison is arrested onstage in New Haven for inciting a riot.
Dec. 10—Otis Redding dies at 26 in a plane crash, along with members of the Bar-Kays.
Dec. 15—The Who's The Who Sell Out released.
Dec. 18—The Beach Boys' Wild Honey album released.
Dec. 26—The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film first broadcast.
Dec. 27—Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding album released; Leonard Cohen's Songs of Leonard Cohen released.
Late Dec.—Donovan's A Gift From a Flower to a Garden album released; Dusty Springfield's The Look of Love album released; Traffic's Mr. Fantasy LP released; Nilsson's Pandemonium Shadow Show released; Paul Butterfield Blues Band's The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw released; Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle album released.

Other albums released in 1967:
The Blues Project—Live at Town Hall
The Box Tops—The Letter/Neon Rainbow
Chocolate Watchband—No Way Out
Neil Diamond—Just for You
Al Green—Back Up Train (debut)
Harpers Bizarre—Feelin' Groovy
Richie Havens—Mixed Bag
Janis Ian—Janis Ian
Tommy James and the Shondells—I Think We're Alone Now
The Left Banke—Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina 
John Mayall—The Blues Alone
The Nice—The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
Paul Revere and the Raiders—Revolution!
Sam and Dave—Double Dynamite
The Sonics—Introducing the Sonics
Strawberry Alarm Clock—Incense and Peppermints
The Ventures—Super Psychedelics