Jun
19

Hello world!

We’ve been making some (beautiful) noise over at our Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/LAFPmusic- and thought that it’s about time that we add to that with a presence here.

One advantage here being, of course, that posts and comments don’t ‘roll down’ as they do on fb – you can always find what we’ve (and our Friends *** INCLUDING YOU) have had to say about the events and Artists that we discussed, and the old Music Posters (circa 1960s) that we’ve displayed.  Each of those discussion have been (or soon will be) ‘archived’ here on this 1960s LAFP Old Music Posters Project website, for your easy reference and a real trip back to the best past ever.

More than that, we’re taking the time on this site to expand on all the material that we transfer from our Facebook Page… adding even more interesting tidbits and additional LA Free Press Archive Items!  And whether you commented there or not… you’ve the chance to add to the discussion here!  Hope to see you soon…. will, we’re sure, add to the fun of it all icon smile Hello world!

Please don’t forget… here, like there, you are always welcome to request that we hunt down LA Free Press pieces from long ago – mentions of Artists and events that you may have an interest in – or even remember! – from long ago (our hey day being 1964 thru 1971).

EACH day, in fact, you can VOTE FOR 1960s ARTISTS that you would like to see featured…

VOTE HERE:  http://www.lafpmusic.com/whos-next-you-tell-us-vote-now-thru-midnight-sunday

And you can SEE Videos, READ Bios, PLAY songs, FIND Official Artist Websites & more for the 1960s Musicians already featured… just goto:  http://www.lafpmusic.com/who-s-here

And even find all the 1960s LAFP old Music Posters at:  http://www.lafpmusic.com/catalog

ENJOY :))

Oct
20

Albert Collins

Tag: A / Albert Collins
The Razorblade, the Iceman, the Master of the Telecaster, no matter what you reckon Albert Collins to be, he is a force to be reckoned with. Check the playing here and you will hear several signature licks that you recognize Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown for. Read More
Oct
20

Arlo Guthrie

Tag: A / Arlo Guthrie
Posted an LA FP Front Page (Top U.S. Secret Warfare Plan) from more than 40 years ago(!) on our 'LA FP Fans' Page (see link); it says WE Sponsored the LA Premiere of Arlo Guthrie's film Alice's Restaurant that week. Here's its Advert from way back then... Read More
Oct
20

Black Pearl

Tag: B / Black Pearl
Thanks so much for posting another gem (in this case, a pearl) of a video! Read More
Oct
20

Blood Sweat and Tears

Tag: B / Blood Sweat and Tears
(From our POST-MONTEREY SERIES (thru '67) by LA Free Press Era Rock Historian, Bruno Ceriotti...  this is Part 2 where Al went the day after his appearance at the 4th Annual Big Sur Folk Festival.  Part 1 can be found on his own Page at: XXX.) Al caught a ride to San Francisco and proceeded on to Berkeley, to perform a solo set at The Jabberwock, a famous folk club run by his old friend Sally Henderson. Read More
Oct
20

Butterfield Blues Band

Tag: B / Butterfield Blues Band
Butterfield Blues Band Hailing from Chicago the Butterfield Blues Band got their start when two underage teens, Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop, hired away the legendary Sam Lay for the drummer's throne, and Jerome Arnold.  Oddly enough, Paul had studied classical at the University of Chicago where he met Elvin and switched his major from flute to blue's harmonica in real life.  The band was signed to Elektra upon adding Mike Bloomfield on guitar. Read More
Oct
23

Canned Heat

Tag: C / Canned Heat
Canned Heat Canned Heat formed in 1966, coalescing around Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, guitar and harmonica, and Bob "The Bear" Hite, vocals.  They were two blues fanatics and aficionados.  Add to the mix Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine from The Mothers of Invention on guitar, Larry "The Mole" Taylor on bass who had played with the Monkees and Jerry Lee Lewis, and Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra on drums.  Fito played with everyone from the Sinners to Etta James, The Shirelles, The Platters and the legendary T-Bone Walker.   Read More
Oct
23

Country Joe and The Fish

Tag: C / Country Joe and The Fish / Country Joe and The Fish
Country Joe & The Fish Inspired by an anarchic Fugs show in Berkeley, Country Joe (as Stalin was ‘popularly’ known) McDonald & the Fish (Barry Melton… for this one you’re gonna have to check out Mao Zedong’s definition of a true revolutionary) became a rock band.  They had been many things prior to becoming that band,  a protest song writer's work shop, a magazine, a folk act with washtub bass among other things.  I like any band that can say they half expected to be arrested for singing their songs.   Read More
Oct
23

Elephant's Memory

Tag: E / Elephants Memory
Am certain someone does... it was a great day. And while we're waiting for someone to pop up with the answer, think I'll toss a question out to you, Mark, for a change. (Especially as I know Yoko is a 'Friend' of yours!) A ways down I ran the video clip of Adam Ippolito's recounting Read More
Oct
23

Flying Burrito Brothers

Tag: F / Flying Burrito Brothers
The FBB, as a band, were innovative; ALL talented musicians (none of whom were brothers). Its music had a far reaching impact on many musicians, among them Dylan and Emmylou Harris, and their influence on such groups as the Eagles and many others is certainly evident.   Read More
Oct
23

Iron Butterfly

Tag: I / Iron Butterfly
'I' again... as in Iron Butterfly... let's start with this advert from 'back in the day' Read More
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