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Dylan begins writing new album


July 1st, 1965 - Bob Dylan, having recently recorded "Like A Rolling Stone" in New York City, moved up to his new home at the Byrdcliffe artists' colony in Woodstock, NY.... read more

Last Days of Van Morrison's THEM

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​Them's unscripted live shows, where they famously fed off the energy of the crowd, were electric; and Van Morrison’s gravelly, white-soul voice was unlike any of his contemporaries.... read more

Beer With A Lime

Gaslight Mixtapes

​I’ve been drinking a lot of Pacifico lately. In the summertime, when life seems to open up and the days stretch on endlessly, and pretty girls with tanned skin fill rooftops and sunlit patios... read more

The Byrds break out on their own terms

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​The Byrds were all about the Dylan covers in the early days. "Mr. Tambourine Man" had been a massive hit single (the title of which was also used for the groups' debut album)... read more

Byrds and Beatles


​June 16, 1965 - KRLA's Beat magazine published an article comparing 'Beatlemania' to the mounting hype surrounding Californian group The Byrds. ... read more

The Who On The Rise


​June 18, 1965 - "If I wasn't with a group I don't know what I'd do," said Roger Daltry, lead singer of The Who, to NME journalist Alan Smith. "It means everything to me. I think I'd do myself in."... read more

New single from The Four Seasons

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​Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, the writer-producer duo that thrust The Four Seasons into the national spotlight with chart-toppers like “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” once again brought the group... read more