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Purple Beacon @BeaconPurple England, United Kingdom

Lover of real music, paying homage to the golden era of psychedelic rock, and supporting the emergence of new artists within the genre.

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Joined Twitter 10/23/18

The Rolling Stones on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1966 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
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@LeeMark00212830 There appear to be conflicting dates listed online. Full apologies to everyone if I'm incorrect, a… @wayneahill1 @ReturnofR I never got the chance to see Jimi Hendrix live in concert, but if I had, he'd definitely be top of my list... 😉✌️ @GeorgesBizet9 Oh, it's John Shuttleworth when he was a young man... Oof... 😂👍 @ReturnofR So hard to choose, but I'll choose Jeff Beck.... 🎸✌️Left Banke Coca-Cola jingle (‘Things Go Better With Coke’) What’s more to say?
Retweeted by Purple Beacon @MrManlovesCLW It certainly is.... 😊✌️Rare photograph of The Yardbirds performing at The Marquee in 1966, with both Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton sharing th… @MakesWordsWork @churchofhed @rogerjmanningjr Wow... Sounds spectacular.... 😊✌️ @GeorgeNuttall5 Would much rather listen to the grass grow than what passes for mainstream music these days....🤣✌️ @churchofhed Epic.... It sounds like it was a fantastic show.... 😊✌️A to Z of Psychedelic Goodness. The Letter M..... The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow (1967).… @GeorgeNuttall5 Absolutely.... 👍Flying teapots and electric Camembert: the story of Gong, prog's trippiest band @gongplanet @Knifeworld
Retweeted by Purple BeaconA few hours before their incredible live set at Mohawk, I met up with Stephen McBean and Adam Bulgasem of the psych…
Retweeted by Purple BeaconTop psychedelic album No. 42: "The Who Sell Out." Loopy concept album bids farewell to the 'Orrible Who’s youth.…
Retweeted by Purple BeaconToday marks the 36th anniversary of the tragic passing of Badfinger bass guitarist, singer songwriter Tom Evans, at… marks the 16th anniversary of the passing of Art, Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie bass player Greg Ridley, at the… big band jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader Tommy Dorsey was born on this day in Shenando… Birthday to Blood Sweat & Tears saxophonist, pianist and arranger Fred Lipsius, born on this day in The Bronx… of Invention co founder and vocalist Ray Collins was born on this day in Pomona, California in 1936. 🌹 @music_rubbish Beautiful song. The original version, and by far the best....😊✌️
@GymMusicBlogs Ha ha...... 🤣✌️ @GymMusicBlogs There's nothing wrong with hippy dippy..... 🤣✌️Great photo of Alice Cooper, Ray Manzarek and Iggy Pop hanging out at Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, 1974. 📸 James… to Z of Psychedelic Goodness. The Letter L..... The Litter - Action Woman (1967) month, another killer podcast by Ross Beattie
Retweeted by Purple Beacon @LightningPsych @marcusbella @nikidoog @ryanjmac77 @SharonK00453169 @eleptheria4eva @wayneahill1 @indiemaid68 // Join us for An Evening w/ The Steve Hillage Band & Gong, playing tracks from his 1970s albums Green, L,…
Retweeted by Purple Beacon‘Highs in the Mid-Sixties’ was never reissued onto compact disc, making these albums as rare as the music presented.
Retweeted by Purple BeaconMore superb Bonnie MacLean art (by request), this from Pink Floyd, Oct '67, at the Fillmore. Syd Barrett was basic…
Retweeted by Purple BeaconToday marks the 47th anniversary of the tragic passing of Crazy Horse guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Danny Whit… marks the 48th anniversary of the tragic passing of blues singer and harmonica player Junior Parker, at the a… marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of legendary jazz singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader Cab Ca… marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Sir Douglas Quintet singer songwriter and guitarist Doug Sahm, a… Birthday to Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, born on this day in San Francisco, California in 1962. 🎉🎂🎸🎶 Birthday to British singer songwriter and guitarist Graham Parker, born on this day in Hackney, East London i… Tuna Sets 50th Anniversary Acoustic Tour
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@KathedraleSound Well from the three albums I can see, it looks like you've had a fantastic birthday. Happy Birthday Si..... 🎉🎂🎈🎶✌️ @dennysunderland An unbelievably talented individual...... 😊✌️Judee Sill: An Appreciation ❉ Judee Sill’s musical candle may not have shone as brightly as other female singer/so…
Retweeted by Purple Beacon @marcusbella @LightningPsych @indiemaid68 @Sugaspunsista74 @SundayGirl74 @annagrffths7 @mod4it4ever @slimshaney42 @LightningPsych @Kevpage4 @indiemaid68 @kennylanglea @ryanjmac77 @BeaconPurple @Natalie_Ashley_
Retweeted by Purple Beacon @marcusbella @LightningPsych @Kevpage4 @indiemaid68 @kennylanglea @ryanjmac77 @Natalie_Ashley_ Wonderful..... 😊✌️"OK Steve, so if Jimi naffs off back to the States, are you up for steppin' in?" Mitch Mitchell, Steve Marriott and… to Z of Psychedelic Goodness. The Letter K..... Kak - The Lemonaide Kid (1969). @DebbieCiocca @bestsongiheard That's fantastic..... 🤣✌️Courtesy of the Bert Jansch Tribute page on Facebook, a 1965 flyer for the Troubadour @barberville
Retweeted by Purple BeaconHappy Birthday to Canadian singer songwriter and guitarist Gordon Lightfoot, born on this day in Orillia, Ontario i… marks the 5th anniversary of the passing of American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin, at the age of 78. 🌹 Birthday to Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre, born on this day in Kings Heath, Birmingham in 1946. singer songwriter and guitarist Jeff Buckley was born on this day in Anaheim, California in 1966. 🌹 marks the 24th anniversary of the passing of Lindisfarne singer songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist Alan Hu… Byrds singer songwriter and guitarist Gene Clark was born on this day in Tipton, Missouri in 1944. 🌹 @iamzeeeggman OK then...... 🤔
A memorable poster by Randy Tuten, for a series of November 1969 Fillmore West shows with Jethro Tull, MC5 and Sanp…
Retweeted by Purple Beacon @charlieharden1 And setting fire to their equipment also..... 😂🔥✌️ @PlentyMusicCo Here's the concert poster.... @IDLERACER He certainly wouldn't be able to perform that song with accompanying prop these days....The Pretty Things "Defecting Grey" via @YouTube @poppymoppet #grey
Retweeted by Purple Beacon @GeorgeNuttall5 X Factor 1967......😂✌️Couple of snaps from last night's gig at @TheWaterside1 Second time @SarahDP61 and I have seen @stevehillage and…
Retweeted by Purple BeaconPhotograph of Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, Gary Walker and Engelbert Humperdinck taken backstage during their shared… to Z of Psychedelic Goodness. The Letter J..... July - My Clown (1968). blues guitarist and vocalist Hubert Sumlin was born on this day in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1931. 🌹 psychedelic album No. 15: Jefferson Airplane's "Crown of Creation." “Is it true that I’m no longer young?”…
Retweeted by Purple BeaconToday marks the 23rd anniversary of the passing of Quicksilver Messenger Service singer songwriter and guitarist Ch… @marcusbella @LightningPsych @Kevpage4 @indiemaid68 @kennylanglea @blueruss1875 @SundayGirl74 @ShesGill @Kelkye @teenageyippie Leslie West or Keith Moon?
Mountain's vocalist and guitarist Leslie West gets more than he bargained for when meeting Keith Moon backstage in… @mostrowski52 They certainly are...... 😊✌️A to Z of Psychedelic Goodness. The Letter I..... It's A Beautiful Day - Soapstone Mountain (1970).… marks the 1st anniversary of the passing of country singer, guitarist, banjo player and TV host Roy Clark, at… marks the 2nd anniversary of the passing of jazz and blues pianist and singer songwriter Mose Allison, at the…
@GeorgeNuttall5 Apparently The Kinks are in the process of recording new music, so there's still the possibility of…, Wednesday 12/02 : Damo Suzuki
Retweeted by Purple BeaconNow available in all good record stores :) #normanrecords #fruitsdemer
Retweeted by Purple BeaconThe Yardbirds and The Kinks hanging out together during the recording of TV show Ready Steady Go! in 1965. @GeorgeNuttall5 Glad you like them George... 😊✌️ @pgjackson1 Hey thanks Patrick.... It's my pleasure to share some of my favourite songs with decent folk who apprec… to Z of Psychedelic Goodness. The Letter H..... H. P. Lovecraft - The White Ship (1967). of the best...
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@dregdrog14 @stevehillage This next concert will be my second Hillage gig of the year. I consider myself very lucky indeed.... 😊✌️ @dregdrog14 Now you come to mention it...... 😂 @ryanjmac77 @marcusbella @mod4it4ever @Natalie_Ashley_ @ShesGill @annagrffths7 @Afterglow85 @frazz777 @marcusbella @annagrffths7 @ryanjmac77 @indiemaid68 @Natalie_Ashley_ @nikidoog @kennylanglea @SharonK00453169 psychedelic song No. 40: "Song for Our Ancestors" by the Steve Miller Band. Echoes of cool jazz, Sun Ra and dar…
Retweeted by Purple BeaconLegendary bluesman Albert King offers Jim Morrison a light, backstage at the Pacific Coliseum of Vancouver in June… Steve Hillage Band and Gong - November UK Tour!! Tickets:-
Retweeted by Purple BeaconThis particularly psychedelic effort by artist Victor Moscoso, from April of 1967, is for the Doors and the Steve M…
Retweeted by Purple BeaconTop psychedelic album No. 19: The Byrds' "Fifth Dimension." A new sound, inspired by Coltrane ... and a dash of LSD…
Retweeted by Purple Beacon @hardyt69 @dale_callihan Yeah, I've got that album. His version of Tom Waits' No one Can Forgive Me But My Baby is… guitar masters Eric Clapton and Mike Bloomfield express mutual appreciation backstage at the Earl Warren Show… to Z of Psychedelic Goodness. The Letter G..... The Growing Concern - Edge of Time (1968). marks the 3rd anniversary of the passing of American singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Leon Russell… Birthday to American blues singer songwriter and guitarist John P. Hammond, born on this day in New York City… Birthday to English singer songwriter and guitarist Terry Reid, born on this day in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshir…
@JulieMorrigan Good luck....👍 @GymMusicBlogs Very good.... You've certainly put some thought into that band name.... 😂✌️ @onesidedswedge I'm so glad you are enjoying it.. 😀👍