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Happy Birthday Robbie Robertson | The Band Spells – “Ruins At Midday” (Fuzzed And Buzzed | DHU Records, 2020). Rough Spells are from Toronto, Ontario, a… Birthday Harvey Brooks, American session bassist. He played bass on Bob Dylan's 1965 album 'Highway 61 Revisi…
Happy Birthday to Jeremy Spencer, one of the guitarists in the original line-up of Fleetwood Mac. Alan Wilson (July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970) | Canned Heat Of Sleep – “Metaphora” (Aural Music, 2020). Void of Sleep conjure a cosmic amalgam of stoned out, progressive…
Remembering Paul Barrere (July 3, 1948 – October 26, 2019) Birthday Victor Unitt | Edgar Broughton Band Birthday Top Topham, the first lead guitarist of The Yardbirds. Caravan originally started out as the ‘Soul Caravan’, but by the time of their debut 'Electrip', the members r… Andy Fraser (3 July 1952 – 16 March 2015) | Free Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) of The Doors was found dead in a bathtub in Paris, France. this day in 1969, Brian Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) of The Rolling Stones died. Photo by Olavi Kaskis… video premiere of ‘Head Towards The Light’ by Desert Sands, taken from the 2019 EP ‘The Ascent’.… Cosmic Dead – “Easterfaust” (2020 reissue by Sound Effect Records). A magic carpet ride that began in the hazy…
Happy Birthday keyboardist Dee Palmer | Jethro Tull Birthday Józef Skrzek, a very important Polish musician. Birthday Chris Lockheed, drummer for Kak and Randy Holden's 'Population II'. Birthday Peter Cruickshank, bassist for The Groundhogs! psychedelic rock resurrecting the joyful, altered reminiscence of the first wave of Cosmic American M… Kozmik Ken, legendary organizer of the Kozmik Kens Psychedelic Dream Festival (aka Kozfest) 😢
Happy Birthday Fred Schneider, The B-52's! Birthday John Ford, member of Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera and Strawbs. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera l to r: C… James Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017) Delaney Bramlett (July 1, 1939 – December 27, 2008), best known for his musical partnership with his th… Willie Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) Birthday Debbie Harry (The Wind in the Willow and Blondie) Band released their debut album 'Music From Big Pink' on July 1, 1968. Birthday Renate Knaup | Amon Düül II premiere of ‘Sistemas (En vivo)’ by the prolific Mexican psychedelic duo Los Mundos. @los_mundos video premiere of ‘Spin Around’ by Femme Equation. New Single, taken from the exclusive vinyl LP release… Alemi – “Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence” (Subsound Records, 2020). This album presents the side of Ha…
Remembering Dave Van Ronk (June 30, 1936 – February 10, 2002) Michael Hamel is a German composer. His works have been associated with New World Music movement. In 1970, he… Lords Heavy Temple and Doom Rippers Wolf Blood team up to pay homage to the pioneers of funk, FUNKADELIC. ‘The… – “Spiral” (Music on Vinyl | 1977/2020 reissue). “Spiral” is the third album by the Greek composer Vangeli…
@thealarm Birthday Roger Ruskin Spear, a sculptor, multimedia artist and multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinet, p… Eric Wrixon (29 June 1947 – 13 July 2015), a musician from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a founding me… Birthday Colin Hay | Men at Work Tom Finn (November 21, 1948 – June 27, 2020), a founding member of the 1960s baroque pop group The Left Banke,… Marc Orleans of Sunburned Hand of the Man 😢 digital edition of Cherie Currie’s ‘Boulevards of Splendor’, with 3 bonus songs, including a remake of Runaways… Birthday Ian Paice | Deep Purple, satirical with a snap when called-for, this Sancho Panza of the Harmony conjures the ethos of these crazy… video premiere of ‘Lord I’m Ready’ by Modern Stars. Their upcoming album ‘Silver Needles’ will be availab… a 12 month period beginning in 1974 the Kursaal Flyers played a BBC session with John Peel, got a record dea… Norwegian – “Hue Spotting” (Think Like A Key Records, 2020). The 10th studio album from Ex Norwegian trips into…
RIP Ramón Pérez B., artistically known as Ramoncito Birthday David Knights and Bobby Harrison | Procol Harum Saucerful of Secrets is the second studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 29 June 1968 by… Torabi – “Hip To The Jag” (Believers Roast, 2020). "Hip To The Jag", Kavus Torabi’s debut solo album, is a bl…
Remembering Jim Fuller (June 27, 1947 – March 3, 2017), a co-founding member and guitarist of the Surfaris drummer Joey Covington (June 27, 1945 – June 4, 2013), best known for his involvements with Jefferson A… Mae Power – “Head Above The Water” (Fire Records, 2020). Brigid Mae Power paints expansive songs that are ef…'Freak Out! is the debut studio album by the Mothers of Invention, released on June 27, 1966, by Verve Records. Oft…
Happy Birthday to Richard McCracken, bassist for Taste and Stud. Larry Taylor (26 June 1942 – 19 August 2019), bass guitarist for Canned Heat. (Promotion photo of Canne… brothers Clive and Mark Ives, have been recording together since the seventies. Over that time they have de… track premiere of ‘Shared Particles’ by AKDK. Their third album 'Shared Particles' will be released 28th… Birthday Mick Jones, guitarist for The Clash! Madame -“Prepared For A Nightmare” (Only Lovers Records | Little Cloud Records, 2020). Mayflower Madame a…
Happy Birthday Carly Simon! (Press photo of Carly Simon for a 1971 appearance on PBS's Great American Dream Machine) Clint Warwick (25 June 1940 – 15 May 2004), bassist playing with The Moody Blues between 1964 and 1966. Allen Lanier (June 25, 1946 – August 14, 2013), original member of Blue Öyster Cult premiere of ‘Welcome Back To Freedom’ by Lucas Tadini. @_Tadini_Cactus Flowers – “Incantation” (2020). Drawing inspiration from the Texas psychedelic music scene past & present, C…
Happy Birthday Charlie Whitney | Family, Streetwalkers,... Chris Wood (24 June 1944 – 12 July 1983), a founding member of Traffic. Birthday Mick Fleetwood! Birthday Jeff Beck! video premiere of ‘Fire in Her Eyes’ by Venus Furs. @venusfursmusicFaithful Breath were a Progressive Rock band from Bochum, Germany. They self-released highly collectible DIY album… Birthday Colin Blunstone! Birthday "The God of Hellfire" Arthur Brown! – “新しい日の誕生” (Dream Catalogue | 2017 repress). An album that shaped an era, ‘Birth Of A New Day’ was quite lite…
Remembering Stuart Sutcliffe (23 June 1940 – 10 April 1962), better known as the original bass guitarist of the Bea… Robert Hunter (June 23, 1941 – September 23, 2019), lyricist best known for his work with the Grateful… Dorsey works and releases music under moniker of Tarotplane. His concept is to use the old-school techniques to… Alan Vega (June 23, 1938 – July 16, 2016), vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work wit… Brown – “6 Strings and a Dream” (2020). A glorious mix of deep blues and uplifting tropical grooves.…
Happy Birthday Howard Kaylan, a founding member and lead singer of The Turtles and Flo & Eddie. Kaylan joined The M… Birthday Todd Rundgren! Birthday Kris Kristofferson!'Black Corona Death Mantra' by Vibravoid with High Priestess | ‘Casting The Circle’ was recently released by Ripple Music. @HighPriestessLA Charming Man Records have recently released fourth Mountain Witch album ‘Extinct Cults’. @T_C_M_Records‘Horror Vacui’ is the second album by Jon Doe One, moniker of Antwerp based double bass player and composer Hannes… Scenes is an attempt at being human! A indie-psych pop unit based in Apulia, Southern Italy recently releas… – “Ataraxy” (Magic Moustache Records, 2020). Instrumental meditative stoner rock by this power trio.…
Happy Birthday one and only Lalo Schifrin! Birthday Chris Britton, guitarist for The Troggs Birthday Nils Lofgren, member of Grin, Crazy Horse, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and many more. Birthday Greg Munford of Strawberry Alarm Clock Jon Hiseman, legendary drummer for Colosseum, Jack Bruce, Tempest and much more! Birthday Ray Davies of The Kinks! Ray Davies in character as Mr Flash, the anti-hero of the Preservation ser… Sonic Dawn – “Enter The Mirage” (Heavy Psych Sounds, 2020). “Enter The Mirage” is arguably the most blazing and…
Happy Birthday Brian Wilson | The Beach Boys (The group at Zuma Beach, July 1967) Pete & The Land Band – “Land” (Kørfirs Records, 2019). Located in a multiverse halfway between Townes van Zan…