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Jimi Hendrix talks The Beatles, meeting Bob Dylan and recording his debut album

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January 17th, 1967: Jimi Hendrix talks The Beatles, meeting Bob Dylan and recording his debut album

The following interview with Jimi Hendrix was conducted by Steve Barker in January 1967 - 50 Years Ago this year.

 
Debut single from Levon & The Hawks - The Band!

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Debut single from Levon & The Hawks - The Band!

The Stones I Throw (Will Free All Men)

From June to mid-August 1965, (thanks to a tip from friend, Conway Twitty), Levon & the Hawks had a summer-long gig on the New Jersey Shore. The joint, Tony Mart's, was about 15 minutes outside of

 
Marianne Faithfull on Dylan: 'He's not terribly witty, and takes himself very seriously'

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May 13th, 1965: Marianne Faithfull on Dylan: "He's not terribly witty, and takes himself very seriously"

Marianne Faithfull made this comment to reporter Keith Altham (of New Musical Express) following her first meeting with Bob Dylan in May 1965.

 
Johnny Cash arrested in Starkville

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May 12th, 1965: Johnny Cash arrested in Starkville

50 Years Ago today, on May 11, 1965, Johnny Cash was arrested in Starkville Mississippi following a performance at the Mississippi State University. Cash was charged with public drunkenness after

 
Bob Dylan writing 'Like A Rolling Stone'

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June 14th, 1965: Bob Dylan writing "Like A Rolling Stone"

​June 15th, 1965 - Bob Dylan arrived in New York City after a month of touring in Europe. Dylan had been very well received during his recent tours of the UK, US and Canada

 
What Really Happened When Dylan Played The Les Crane Show

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December 9th, 1965: What Really Happened When Dylan Played The Les Crane Show

​We try to be as accurate as possible with our articles at Gaslight Records, but given the events we cover occurred at least 20 years before most of our writers were born, it can sometimes prove

 
Listen to Bob Dylan take calls from listeners on Radio Unnameable, 50 Years Ago today

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January 27th, 1966: Listen to Bob Dylan take calls from listeners on Radio Unnameable, 50 Years Ago today

It was sometime after midnight in the early hours of January 26, 1966 when I fell asleep, as I usually did on week nights: listening to a show on New York’s WBAI FM called Radio Unnameable.

 
Brian Wilson suffers nervous breakdown, abandons touring.

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February 20th, 1965: Brian Wilson suffers nervous breakdown, abandons touring.

​On board a flight from L.A. to Houston on December 23, 1964, Brian Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown that would prevent him from touring with The Beach Boys until 1983.

 
Bob Dylan: 'My favorite singer... was Karen Dalton'

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Bob Dylan: "My favorite singer... was Karen Dalton"

Green Rocky Road

​Since her death in 1993, Karen Dalton has become a bit of a mythological figure in the music world. And like most other myths in music (or art in general), she wasn’t alive to see

 
10 Highlights from Dylan's San Francisco Press Conference

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December 6th, 1965: 10 Highlights from Dylan's San Francisco Press Conference

In case you didn't have the time to sit through the entire hour of Bob Dylan's San Fransisco Press Conference on December 3rd

 
Concert Review: Bob Dylan live at Forest Hills

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August 28th, 1965: Concert Review: Bob Dylan live at Forest Hills

Fifty years ago today, I got off a bus from camp at Union Square in New York City, handed my Dad my duffle bag and, with some other kids, hopped on the subway out to Forest Hills in Queens.

 
A look back at The Mamas & The Papas' 'California Dreamin''

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A look back at The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin'"

California Dreamin'

I doubt anyone is happy to admit it, but the thing about the first Mamas and Papas' album was right there in the condescending title: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.

 
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