“50th Anniverary Celebration of 1967” 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 in history: the mid-to-late ’50s, all of the’60s and all of the ’70s. To have been able to experience the slow innocent build of the ’50s as a single-digit Rocker, and of the real-time experience in his teens in the ’60s, and his twenties in the ’70s was an exceptional gift, especially for those who appreciated it then, as now.
As promised, November adds to an incredible year of novelty with some of Rock’s most-loved and highly-acclaimed classics; The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed, Cream – Disraeli Gears
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour, and LOVE – Forever Changes delivered master strokes of the Best of the Best of Psychedelic Rock.
And with the emergence of The Moodies “Days” Progressive Rock’s Time Had Come.
Nov. 6 The Monkees – Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
Nov. 10 The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed
Nov. 10 Cream – Disraeli Gears
Nov. 27 The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
Nov. 27 Stevie Wonder – Someday at Christmas
Nov. 27 The Temptations – In a Mellow Mood
Nov. 30 Jefferson Airplane – After Bathing at Baxter’s
Nov. 30 The Amboy Dukes – The Amboy Dukes
Nov. The Hollies – Butterfly
Nov. 13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere
Nov. LOVE – Forever Changes
Nov. Country Joe and the Fish – I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die
Nov. Waylon Jennings -The One and Only
Nov. UK band Tangerine Dream – Kaleidoscope
Nov. Jimmy Witherspoon – The Blues Is Now
Nov. The Chambers Brothers – The Time Has Come
Nov 5: The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.
Nov 6: US launches Surveyor 6; soft lands on Moon Nov 9.
Nov 17: Davey Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, New York.
Nov 18: Festival of Music Cow Palace, Daly City, CA – The Association/The Animals/Everly Brothers/Sopwith Camel/The Who/Sunshine Company
Nov 19: Festival of Music Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA – The Association/The Animals/Everly Brothers/Sopwith Camel/The Who/Sunshine Company
Nov 21:.Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: “I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.”
Nov. 22 Otis Redding records “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay”.
Nov 22: BBC unofficially bans “I Am the Walrus” by Beatles.
Nov 30: Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform
Nov: Jann Wenner and Ralph Gleason publish the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine in San Francisco. An interview with John Lennon is featured on the cover.
Nov: The Who have their first and only US Top Ten hit with “I Can See For Miles”.
Nov: San Francisco’s The Steve Miller Band receive $750,000 for signing with Capitol Records. One of the biggest advances ever at the time.
US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending November 11, 1967
1 TO SIR WITH LOVE – Lulu (Epic)
2 SOUL MAN – Sam and Dave (Stax)
3 IT MUST BE HIM – Vikki Carr (Liberty)
4 INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS – Strawberry Alarm Clock (Uni)
5 YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)
6 THE RAIN, THE PARK AND OTHER THINGS – The Cowsills (MGM)
7 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER – Bobby Vinton (Epic)
8 A NATURAL WOMAN (You Make Me Feel Like) – Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)
9 EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART – The Soul Survivors (Crimson)
10 NEVER MY LOVE – The Association (Warner Brothers)
11 I CAN SEE FOR MILES – The Who (Decca)
12 I’M WONDERING – Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
13 LOVE IS STRANGE – Peaches and Herb (Date)
14 (Loneliness Made Me Realize) IT’S YOU THAT I NEED – The Temptations (Gordy)
15 LET IT OUT (Let It All Hang Out) – The Hombres (Verve Forecast)
16 HOLIDAY – The Bee Gees (Atco)
17 HOW CAN I BE SURE – The Young Rascals (Atlantic)
18 PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – The Doors (Elektra)
19 EVERLASTING LOVE – Robert Knight (Rising Sons)
20 GET ON UP – The Esquires (Bunky)
Cool Hand Luke
“What we’ve got here, is failure to communicate.”
Spoken by Strother Martin, but defined by Newman.
Hour of the Gun
Wyatt Earp – James Garner (Maverick Rockford Files), and Doc Holiday – Jason Robards go after the Clantons led by Ike Clanton – Robert Ryan
Back in the Drive-In days, 00individual’s favorite was the local Centinela Drive-In and then Culver City’s Studio Drive-In – the Olympic Drive-In in Santa Monica, and the Century Drive-In out in Inglewood past the Fabulous Forum and the Race track were less visited.
Inglewood at that time was still becoming more ethnically-integrated with African Americans and Hispanics populating the previously mostly caucasian community. The Century Drive-In was considered a semi-dangerous area due to the emergence of gangs in the area; but safe in your car it was like any other Drive-In – except for one night.
00individual and his girlfriend arrived in his 1951 Buick ready for any evening of movies, popcorn, candy, Coke, and sugar rush sex. Sometimes the movies themselves would be interesting enough to stave off sex play – sometimes.
The August 1965 Los Angeles Watts Riots were still fresh with tensions still wound tight. Although set in New York,”The Incident” was a highly volitile catalyst for psychological class and race depiction and plays as a dark fairytale with specifically-drawn characters of humanity trapped on a locked subway in New York with two hoodlums who proceed to mercilessly terrorize every single one of them.
While if filmed today the subtlties would be lost with the focus on horror porn, but in 1967 in stark raving Black and White on a huge Drive In screen with speakers blaring worse-than-obscenities dialogue, it could have started a riot.
Just as things were getting racial on the screen, there began a commotion a couple rows of cars back. 00individual leaned his head out of the window just as an empty bottle flew by and broke on some car’s steel bumper. The sound of chains hitting metal and human yelling could be heard through windows rolled up. 00individual’s 1951 Buick was an Army green tank with steel bumpers and old school hard core metal construction with a straight eight to plow through anything, if needed.
Then from behind the masssive Drive-In screen the flashing lights of cop cars came in through the exit.
Most people weren’t stupid and contained their emotions when cops came on the scene, only fools blew their cool, so the rows of cars invloved went silent. And the movie went into the last act, and everyone knows what happens then, resolution. Or retribution.
Five Million Years to Earth (original title: Quatermass and the Pit (UK)
This film offers up an early variation on the “conspracy theory” that earth’s human inhabitants are/were an alien “experiment” to carry on the essence of their dying civilzation.
This is actually a very trippy movie that has that rich surreal-Brit feel to it.
A London Underground excavation reveals a five million year old Martian spaceship that has an intelligence of its own. Quatermass, through visions, understands that aliens have influenced human evolution and the development of human intelligence. Once literally uncovered, the alien intelligence begins to exert a malign influence, resurrecting Martian memories and instincts buried deep within the human psyche. This psychic power of the alien intelligence becomes powerful and begins destruction while people go on violent rampages under the influence of the growing psychic power. This all culminates with a Godzilla-size spectral image of the Imsectoid Martian! There’s much more conspiracy-packed themes and weirdness that really delivered for 1967 Drive In movie Psychedelic Kidz everywhere.
Oh, and for a perfect second bill on a double feature fun weekend film fest with the London-based sc-fi, conspiracy, alien, psychic powered “Five Million Years to Earth” is Tobe Hooper’s 1985 sexy space vampire draining London’s “Lifeforce” – with “The Stuntman” Steve Railsback! Both films are mind-benders and both are high-quality “B” movies!
Frank Sinatra as a P.I.
Who’s That Knocking at My Door
Written and directed by Martin Scorsese, in his feature film directorial debut, and Harvey Keitel’s debut as an actor.
Back on the rails, The Psychedelic Train morphs into Holographic Psychedelectriglide mode to cruise the warmth and chill of Autumn.
“The Psychedelic Train Goes Holographic Psychedelectriglide And Cruises Autumn”
Copyright 2017 00individual TLL
OK, Cosmic Kids, 1967’s Psychedelic Train continues crossing over psychedelic sixties landscapes and is headed for one more monthly psychedelic stop on the way through Historic Psychedelic 1967!
Next stop, the Last Month of 1967:
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