Deze LP heb ik al een tijd. De prachtige hoes staarde me al vroeg aan uit de platenbak. Toen ik de link kon leggen met nummers als "Strange Brew" en "Sunshine Of Your Love" was het nog slechts wachten tot ik genoeg gespaard had om de +/- 15 guldens aan de LP uit te geven.
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Voor mij is deze LP ook een mooi voorbeeld van de Flowerpower periode en de creativiteit die dat los maakte. De schoonheid en de hoogtepunten zitten in de genoemde nummers. De creativiteit en het tijdsbeeld vooral in de rest van de LP.
"Somebody To Love" en "White Rabbit" zijn in Nederland dus op 1 single uitgebracht. Wat een prachtige combi. En 7 weken in de top 10 is dan een mooie score. En in week 33 geflankeerd door Back Home van de Golden Earring en Cat Stevens met Lady D'Arbanville. Toen was de Top 40 luisteren echt een feest!
1967 op Wikipedia
- British police raid 'Redlands', the Sussex home of Keith Richards in the early hours of the morning following a tip-off about a party from the News of the World; although no arrests are made at the time, Richards, Mick Jagger and art dealer Robert Fraser are subsequently charged with possession of drugs.
- In the United States, Capitol Records pulls the plug on the Beach Boys' mysterious Smile project. Brian Wilson, who had taken more than a year to compose and produce the album, could not bring himself to finish it.
- The Monterey Pop Festival, the world's first large scale outdoor rock music festival, is held in Monterey, California. Stars include the Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Byrds, The Association, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and The Holding Company with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Otis and the MG's take the stage at 1:00 am after Jefferson Airplane and bring down the house; 55,000 are in attendance. Ravi Shankar is among the performers at the festival.
- The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act becomes law in the United Kingdom, and most offshore radio stations (including Wonderful Radio London) have already closed down. Only Radio CarolineNorth & South on 259 would continue. As Radio Caroline International.
- The Doors appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform "Light My Fire". Despite having agreed to Sullivan's request that the line "Girl we couldn't get much higher" be changed for the show, Jim Morrison performs it the way it was written and The Doors are banned from the show.
- The first issue of Rolling Stone rolls off the press at about 5:30pm, with a cover dated November 9 and featuring a photo of John Lennon in the film How I Won the War. The original inspiration for the magazine was Bomp! magazine based in California, which preceded the existence of Rolling Stone.
- During a performance at the New Haven Arena in New Haven, Connecticut, Jim Morrison of The Doors becomes the first singer to be arrested on stage, having earlier been sprayed with a can of mace. He was charged with inciting a riot, indecency and public obscenity. The charges are dropped several weeks later due to a lack of evidence.
- Respect is recorded by Aretha Franklin
- Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction center
- The musical Hair opens off-Broadway. It moves to Broadway the following April
- The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour in the U.S. as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include All You Need Is Love, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby, You're a Rich Man and Hello, Goodbye. Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December