“Celebrate the Height of Psychedelic Culture with the 50th Anniversary of 1967
– featuring DECEMBER!” copyright 2017 00individual TLL
EXPERIENCE the HISTORICAL HEIGHT of POP and ROCK and PSYCHEDELIC CULTURE!
00individual was among those blessed to be born into this existence during the most concentrated Cultural events of the late ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. His life, heart, and soul couldn’t have been at a better place in time than as a ’50s Kid, a ’60s Teenager, and a ’70s Rocker in his twenties. He saw, heard, read, rocked, tripped, experienced, and participated in the Vibe personally. 00individual sincerely thanks any and all whose positive or negative actions contributed to his continued experience as an artist living a creative life. And if you’re reading this, that means you too!
Well, the Psychedelic Train makes it’s last stop on the journey through the 50th Anniversary of Psychedelic 1967. It’s been a historic year within a historic decade and to finish it off December nearly packs the whole year into one month!
Stare at the DOFP album cover for 10 seconds
for a psychedelic hallucinatory experience.
Dec 1 – The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
release Axis: Bold as Love in the UK.
Dec 3 – 1st human heart transplant performed by
Dr Christian Barnard in South Africa.
Dec 3 – Asassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica.
Dec 5 – George Harrison begins recording tracks
for Wonderwall Music, his first solo album, in
London; he continues the recording in Mumbai.
Dec 5 – Pediatrician Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg arrested in New York while protesting against the Vietnam War.
Dec 5 – The Beatles open the Apple Boutique in London.
Party guests include Eric Clapton and movie director Richard Lester.
Dec 7 – Otis Redding records “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”.
Dec 8 – The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album is released in UK
Dec 8 – Otis Redding and his backup band, The Bar-Kays,
play at a popular nightclub, Leo’s Casino in Cleveland, Ohio.
This is to be Redding’s last performance. Two days later he
and four of the six Bar-Kays die in a plane crash in Lake Monona
(Madison, Wisconsin), one of the worst air tragedies in
entertainment history, and the worst since the Buddy Holly,
Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper air crash, 8 years earlier, in 1959.
Dec 8 – The ROLLING STONES release THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST.
Dec 9 – 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.
Dec 14 – DNA created in a test tube.
Dec 15 – The Who release their third studio album, The Who Sell Out. It is a concept album, formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with faux commercials and public service announcements.
Dec 18 – The Beach Boys release Wild Honey.
Dec 20 – 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam.
Dec 20 – Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form Jethro Tull.
Dec 22 – “Christmas On Earth Continued” All Night Concert
Kensinton Olympia with Eric Burdon & the Animals, The Move,
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine,
Tomorrow, Traffic, The Graham Bond Organisation.
Dec 26 – First telecast of The Beatles‘ Magical Mystery
Tour on BBC1 shown in black and white, upsets McCartney
because it ruins the intended psychedelic color effects.
Dec 27 – Bob Dylan releases John Wesley Harding.
Dec 29 – Star Trek‘s “Trouble With Tribbles” airs.
Dec 30 – The Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye” single goes #1.
Dec 30 – Great Western Forum opens in L.A.
TRAFFIC release HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND/MR. FANTASY.
Tom Jones releases 13 Smash Hits.
The Who smash their instruments on The Smothers Brothers TV show.
The 5th Dimension release The Magic Garden.
Dusty Springfield releases The Look of Love.
Van Dyke Parks releases Song Cycle.
Miles Davis releases Sorcerer.
Leonard Cohen releases Songs of Leonard Cohen.
Donovan releases A Gift from a Flower to a Garden.
Harry Nilsson releases Pandemonium Shadow Show.
Paul Butterfield Blues Band release The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw.
Toots and the Maytals have a hit in Jamaica with “54-46 That’s My Number” …considered by many to be the first reggae song.
The Monkees end the year at #1 US, #5 UK with the single “Daydream Believer”.
US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 2nd December, 1967:
1 DAYDREAM BELIEVER – The Monkees (Colgems)
2 THE RAIN, THE PARK AND OTHER THINGS – The Cowsills (MGM)
3 INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS – Strawberry Alarm Clock (Uni)
4 TO SIR WITH LOVE – Lulu (Epic)
5 I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER – Dionne Warwick (Scepter)
6 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER – Bobby Vinton (Epic)
7 SOUL MAN – Sam and Dave (Stax)
8 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE – Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)
9 I CAN SEE FOR MILES – The Who (Decca)
10 AN OPEN LETTER TO MY TEENAGE SON – Victor Lundberg (Liberty)
11 I SECOND THAT EMOTION – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)
12 YOU BETTER SIT DOWN KIDS – Cher (Imperial)
13 IN AND OUT OF LOVE – Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)
14 LAZY DAY – Spanky and Our Gang (Mercury)
15 BOOGALOO DOWN BROADWAY – The Fantastic Johnny C. (Phil-L.A. Of Soul)
16 KEEP THE BALL ROLLIN’ – Jay and the Techniques (Smash)
17 EVERLASTING LOVE –Robert Knight (Rising Sons)
18 EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART – The Soul Survivors (Crimson)
19 PATA PATA – Miriam Makeba (Reprise)
20 (The Lights Went Out In) MASSACHUSETTS –The Bee Gees (Atco)
From the Classic Era of Playboy Magazine:
the 50th Anniversary of the December 1967 Psychedelic Cover Issue
December 12 – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Black, white, old, and young – let the controversy begin.
Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, and Hepburn’s neice Katharin Houghton.
Groovy era loungey soundtrack by DeVol.
December 15 – Valley of the Dolls
Based on Jacqueline Suzann’s best-seller, this was quite the sensation in ’67;
the “Dolls” referred to the women in show business and also the slang for pharmaceutical pills.
December 19 – Doctor Dolittle
What does 00individual have in common with Doctor Dolittle?
He talks to the animals!
December 21 – The Graduate
The role to stardom for Dustin Hoffman, and a career reinvigorator for Anne Bancroft.
An iconic movie to rep ’67 that also gave Simon and Garfunkel’s music major international exposure
with the massive hit, “Mrs. Robinson”.
December 29 – Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
(the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
Easily one of 00individual’s Top 13 All Time Film Favorites.
Every frame; magnificent, plot; perfect, actors: divine, director; inspired, soundtrack; heavenly.
Third film in the trilogy of “A Fistful of Dollars” and “For A Few Dollars More”, “the Good, the Bad , and the Ugly” portrayed the reality and grit and beauty of the Civil War era better than any film before. A truly operatic vision of sound and imagery that touches on nearly all human emotions from the sadness of young men dying to etched-in-stone humorous dialogue along with righteous gunplay.
And then there was Clint Eastwood.
December 31 – Son of Godzilla
Reflections in a Golden Eye
The Way West
The Psychedelic Train morphs into Sleigh mode
and takes point for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
“The Psychedelic Train Takes Point For Santa Claus On Christmas Eve.””
copyright 2017 00individual TLL
OK, Cosmic Kids, 1967’s Psychedelic Train crossed over psychedelic sixties landscapes and experienced the entire Historic Psychedelic year of 1967!
Next stop, the First Month of the 50th Anniversary of phenominally-historic
1968 remains arguably the most historic year in modern American history.
Revered leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were asassinated,
North Korea captured the U.S.S. Pueblo ship,
Summer Olympic athletes raised fists in Black Power salute,
“Star Trek” airs American television’s first interracial kiss,
and with the Apollo 8 mission; for the first time in history humans orbited the Moon.
1968 – a potent mix of historic events during peak historic cultural times.
And through it all Rock ‘n’ Roll Ruled!
A sample of 1968 Historic and Classic Album Releases:
Electric Ladyland – Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Beatles (The White Album) – The Beatles
Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
Truth – Jeff Beck
Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
Bookends – Simon & Garfunkel
Wheels of Fire – Cream
Waiting for the Sun – The Doors
A Saucerful of Secrets – Pink Floyd
Music from Big Pink – The Band
Cheap Thrills – Janis & Big Brother & the Holding Company
January . . . February . . . March . . . April . . . May . . . June
July . . . August . . . September . . . October . . . November
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL – AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!
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