1967: Monkey, Experiences or a Summer of Love? Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!
The Monkeys went famous for their TV show and Jimi Hendrix went famous for his reinvention
of the electric guitarplaying, in February he released a cover of "Hey Joe" and
in May his epoch-making album " Are You Experienced?" was released! Melody Maker(1967)
about Jimi Hendrix music: "...it´s flying music. Love and Freedom. Body, Soul, Funk,
Feeling, Feedback and Freak....the Emotion, the Power, and the Beauty..." and about
the album, " Are You Experienced?": "..change speed mid-number, stop, start, fade,
fizzle, simmer and burn in a cauldron of beatiful fire".
Summer of Love: 'tune in, turn on, drop out' and psychedelic music was in the mood
in San Francisco with happenings, 'be-ins' and 'love-ins', taking place all over
the "city", with bands like Quicksilver Messenger Service, Grateful Dead, Love and
Jefferson Airplan. The concerts ads was psychedelic LSD inspired art posters and
the people at the happenings were described as 'hippies'. In June the first large
scale outdoor rock music festival was held in California, the Monterey Pop Festival,
with bands like the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who, the Byrds; Jeffereson Airplane
The Beatles hooked on the psychedelic trend and released "Penny Lane/Strawberry
Fields", they perform "All You Need Is Love" in the first worldwide television broadcast
and released their legendary masterpiece: "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band".
Paul McCartney admitted that he had taken LSD and in July Mick Jagger was accused
for possessing drugs(Benzedrine) also in July: Pink Floyd has a big hit with the
psychedelic single, "See Emily Play". Scott McKenzie hits the charts with the Summer
of Love song:, "(If You're Going To) San Francisco"
In December a new Hendrix album is released, "Axis: Bold As Love", in an interview
with Melody Maker Jimi Hendrix is describing the intention with the album: "...we've
tried to get the freaky tracks right into another dimesion so you get that sky effedt
like they´re coming down ot the heavens..", he was also Melody Makers's choice:
'Pop Soundof the Year' despite the massive commercial succes of the Beatles.
The Rolling Stones release of "Let's Spend the Night Together" / "Ruby Tuesday".
They played "Let's Spend the Night Together" on The Ed Sullivan Show and, on Ed's
request changed lyrics from "Let's spend the night together" to "Let's spend some
The Beatles is doing a promotional film for their single Strawberry Fields Forever
The "Human Be-In" in San Francisco, USA
Pink Floyd recording four tracks: "Interstellar Overdrive", "Arnold Layne", "Candy
And A Currant Bun" and "Nicks Boogie".
Terry Knight & The Pack(Grand Funk) - "This Precious Time" WKNR(US) #18
Donovan release: "Mellow Yellow" / "Preachin' Love"
Release of the The Beatles "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields"
Pete Townshend talks about his writing of a pop opera
The Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)" (US Chart)
Producer Joe Meek(Tornados "Telstar") murders his landlady and then commits suicide
Police raid at the home of Keith Richards, later charged with possession of drugs
together with Mick Jagger
Pink Floyd release: "Arnold Layne" / "Candy and a Currant Bun"
Release of the cover "Hey Joe" with the Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Soft Machine relase of "Love Makes Sweet Music"
Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" (US Chart)
Release of the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Purple Haze" / "51st Anniversary"
Steve Winwood are quitting the Spencer Davis Group and form Traffic with James Capaldi,
David Mason, and Christopher Wood
Cream and The Who on US tour
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - "Sock It To Me-Baby!" (US Chart)
Pink Floyd start recording at EMI's Abbey Road Studios for the first album
The Move release: "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" / "Wave the Flag and Stop the Train"
The Beatles are photographed for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover
Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire(first time) during a concert in London. He
is taken to hospital suffering burns to his hands
Release of The Yardbirds: "Little Games" / "Puzzles"
The Herd release: "I Can Fly" / "Diary of a Narcissist"
David Bowie release: "The Laughing Gnome" / "The Gospel According to Tony Day"
Release of The Pink Floyds: "See Emily Play" / "Scarecrow"
The Artwoods release : "What Shall I Do" / "In the Deep End"
The Who release : "Pictures of Lily" / "Doctor, Doctor"
The Move's new album master tapes are stolen from their car
The concert "14-Hour Technicolour Dream" with, among others,: the Who, the Pink
Floyd, Move, Soft Machine, Tomorrow, the Social Deviants, the Creation, the Pretty
Things at Alexandra Palace
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release: "The Wind Cries Mary" / "Highway Chile"
Release of The Kinks: "Waterloo Sunset" / "Act Nice and Gentle"
Procol Harums "A Whiter Shade of Pale" / "Lime Street Blues" is released, with five
weeks chart topping
The stolen master tapes of the Move's next album is found in the North of London
Traffic release: "Paper Sun" / "Giving to You"
The Brian Wilson project "Smile" is stopped by the record company after a year of
Cream release : "Strange Brew" / "Tales of Brave Ulysses"
Scott McKenzie - "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" (US Chart)
Procol Harum made their concert debut at the Saville Theatre, London
Doors "Light My Fire" hits no. 1 in the WKNR list(US)
Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody To Love" (US Chart)
A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procul Harum no.1 in the UK charts
Monterey Pop Festival( Monterey, California), the first large scale outdoor rock
music festival, three days of music with bands like: the Electric Flag; Big Brother
and the Holding Company(Janice Joplin), Booker T. and the MGs; the Byrds; the Jeffereson
Airplane, the Blues Project; the Who; Jimi Hendrix Experience etc
BBC radio banned the track "A Day in the Life" by the Beatles for drug references
in the text
The Beatles perform "All You Need Is Love" in the first worldwide television broadcast
The Beatles release: "All You Need Is Love" / "Baby You're a Rich Man"
Release of Jeff Beck Groups, "Tallyman" / "Rock My Plimsoul"
Robert Plant release: "Long Time Coming"
Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit" (US Chart)
Jazz giant John Coltrane dies, only 40 years old, in a hospital in New York of a
The Doors - "Light My Fire" (US Chart)
The Small Faces release: "Itchycoo Park" / "I'm Only Dreaming"
The Flower Pot Men: "Let's Go to San Francisco, Parts I and II"
David Bowie release: "Love You Till Tuesday" / "Did You Ever Have a Dream"
Release of the Herds: "From the Underworld" / "Sweet William"
Pink Floyd German tour is abandoned when Syd vanishes
The National Jazz and Blues Festival(three days) with acts like: the Small Faces,
the Move, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, the Nice, Timebox, Ten Years After, Aynsley
Dunbar Retalliation, Donovan, Cream, Jeff Beck, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Chicken
Shack, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck etc.
Release of the Rolling Stones: "We Love You" / "Dandelion"
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" / "The Stars that Play
The Beatles meets Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Traffic release: "Hole in My Shoe" / "Smiling Phases
The Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies
In September the 4th Jimi Hendrix Experience made two concerts(Stora Scenen and
Dans In) at Grona Lund in Stockholm, my brother(Bjorn Hassel) was at the concert!!
The Move: "Flowers in the Rain" / "The Lemon Tree" is released
The Mothers of Invention to tour Britain for the first time, debut at the Royal
Procol Harum release: "Homburg" / "Good Captain Clack"
The Doors appear on the Ed Sullivan show and performes "Light My Fire", they were
banned from the show when Jim Morrison didn't changed the line "Girl we couldn't
get much higher"
Pink Floyd to tour US for the first time. Among the concerts, three nights at the
Fillmore in San Francisco
The Who: "I Can See For Miles" / "Someone's Coming" is released
Blossom Toes release: "Look at Me I'm You" / "What on Earth"
Pink Floyd appear on Dick Clark's show, miming to "See Emily Play" but Syd doesn't
Creation: "Life Is Just Beginning" / "Through My Eyes" is released
Eric Burdon and the Animals: "San Franciscan Nights" / "Gratefully Dead"
Rolling Stone Magazine is launched, San Francisco
Release of the Moody Blues: "Nights in White Satin" / "Cities"
Pink Floyd U.K. tour supporting the Jimi Hendrix Experience, some of the gigs Syd
doesn't show up or cannot play
Jule Driscoll with Biran Auger and the Trinity release: "Save Me"
Pink Floyd: "Apples and Oranges" / "Paint Box" is released
Release of the Beatles: "Hello Goodbye" / "I Am the Walrus", their 13th No. 1 single
Traffic: "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" / "Coloured Rain" release
The Rolling Stones release: "She's A Rainbow" / "2000 Light Years from Home"
The Small Faces release: "Tin Soldier" / "I Feel Much Better"
The Herd: "Paradise Lost" / "Come on—Believe Me" is released
Dave Mason is leaving Traffic
Otis Redding dies in plane crash, two days after recording "(Sittin' On) the Dock
of the Bay"
Summer: "The Summer of Love" starts in San Francisco
Ted Nugent's, Iggy Pop's and Blue Oyster Cult's musical career begins
Kurt Cobain is born(February 20 )
Scott Weiland(Stone Temple Pilots) is born(October 27)
"Asoka", formed in Malmoe under the name "Taste of Blues"
"Atlantic Ocean" is formed, with members later in many of the bands to come to rule
the swedish progressive scene, like "Flasket Brinner", "Baltik", "Jason Fleece",
among the members; Bengt Dahlén - guitar, Bjoern J:son Lindh - flute/sax/.., Sten
Bergman - Organ, piano..
The Club Filip is opened in the autumn in Stockholm, a place for bands that played
psychedelic/progressive music. For example: "Baby Grand Mothers", "Mecki Mark Men",
"Parson Sound" among others
"Baby Grandmothers" is formed in september 1967 at the club Filip in Stockholm
"Mecki Mark Men"(Stockholm) released their first album
Album Releases 1967
13th Floor Elevators, The - Easter Everywhere
14 - 14 in a Bunch
Al Green - Back Up Train
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
Amboy Dukes - Amboy Dukes
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Bar-Kays - Soul Finger
Beach Boys, The - Smiley Smile
Beatles, The - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beatles, The - Magical Mystery Tour *OBS! Endast EP-låtarna (dom 6 första på CD-utgåvan)*
Bee Gees - 1'st
Big Brother & The Holding Company - Big Brother & The Holding Company
Blossom Toes - We are ever so clean
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
Byrds, The - Younger Than Yesterday
Canned Heat - Canned Heat
Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk
Cat Stevens - New Masters
Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son
Chuck Berry (with The Steve Miller Band) - Live At The Filmore
Clearlight - Clearlight
Country Joe and the Fish - Electric Music for the Mind and Body
Country Joe and the Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die
Cream - Disraeli Gears
David Bowie - David Bowie
Dolly Parton - Hello I´m Dolly
Donovan - A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
Donovan - Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Doors, The - Strange Days
Doors, The - The Doors
Dream, The - Get Dreamy
Electric Prunes, The - The Electric Prunes: I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
Electric Prunes, The - Underground
Elvis Presley - Clambake
Elvis Presley - Double Trouble
Elvis Presley - How Great Thou Art
Ennio Morricone - A Fistful of Dollars
Fats Domino - Stompin´
Flowerpot Men - Let's go to San Francisco
Four Tops - Reach Out
Frank Zappa/Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Lumpy Gravy
Grateful Dead, The - The Grateful Dead
H.P. Lovecraft - H.P. Lovecraft
Hansson & Karlsson - Monument
Hep Stars - Jul Med Hep Stars
Hollies, The - Butterfly
Hollies, The - Evolution
Iron Butterfly- Heavy
Isaac Hayes - Presenting Isaac Hayes
Isley Brothers - Soul On The Rocks
Jake Holmes - A Letter To Katherine December
Jake Holmes - The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxter's
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Jerry Lee Lewis - Soul My Way
Jimi Hendrix Experience, The - Are You Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix Experience, The - Axis: Bold As Love
Joan Baez - Joan
John Mayall - The Blues Alone
John Mayall & The Bluebreakers (med Peter Green) - A Hard Road
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Crusade
Johnny Paycheck - Juke Box Charlie
John's Children - Orgasm
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
Little Richard - Little Richard´s Greatest Hits Recorded Live
Little Richard - The Explosive Little Richard
Love - Da Capo
Love - Forever Changes
Lynn Anderson - Ride, ride, ride
Master's Apprentices, The - The Master's Apprentices
Merle Haggard - Branded Man
Merle Haggard - I'm A Lonesome Fugitive
Miles Davis - Nefertiti
Miles Davis - Sorcerer
Moby Grape - Moby Grape
Monkees, The - Headquarters
Monkees, The - More of The Monkees
Monkees, The - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
Moody Blues, The - Days Of Future Passed
Mothers Of Invention, The - Absolutely Free
Nice, The - The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings the Blues
Nina Simone - Silk & Soul
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - King & Queen
Paul Butterfield - The resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw
Phil Ochs - Pleasures of the Harbor
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Pretty Things, The - Emotions
Procol Harum - Procol Harum
Rolling Stones, The - Between The Buttons
Rolling Stones, The - Their Satanic Majesties Request
Roy Orbison - Cry Softly Lonely One
Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson
Sam & Dave - Soul Men
Scott McKenzie - San Fransisco
Scott Walker - Scott
Serge Gainsbourg - Anna
Sly & the Family Stone - A Whole New Thing
Small Faces - From The Beginning
Small Faces - Small Faces (Immediate)
Stevie Wonder - I Was Made to Love Her
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints
Tages - Contrast
Tages - Studio
Temptations, the - In A Mellow Mood
Temptations, the - With A Lot O' Soul
Ten Years After - s/t
Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air
The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
The Lovin' Spoonful - You're a Big Boy Now
The Turtles - Happy Together
The Yardbirds - Little Games
Tim Buckley - Goodbye And Hello
Traffic - Mr Fantasy
Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind!
Wanda Jackson - Salutes The Country Music Hall Of Fame
Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge
Waylon Jennings - Love of the Common People
Waylon Jennings - The One and Only
Waylon Jennings - Waylon Sings Ol' Harlan
Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico
Velvet Underground- White Light/White heat
Velvett Fogg - Velvett Fogg
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, The - Part One
Who, The - Sell Out
20 Best Albums 1967
Votes from 44 members at the Sweden Rock Message Board
1. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band : 272p (34 votes)
Sgt.Pepper's lonely hearts club band / With a
little help from my friends / Lucy in the sky with diamonds / Getting better / Fixing
a hole / She's leaving home / Being for the benefit of mr.kite! / Within you without
you / When I'm sixty-four / Lovely rita / Good morning good morning / Sgt.Peppers's
lonely heart club band (reprise) / A day in the life
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? : 223p (32 votes)
Foxy lady / Manic depression / Red house / Can
you see me / Love of confusion / I don't live today / May this be love / Fire /
Third stone from the sun / Remember / Are you experienced
3. The Doors - The Doors : 208p (30 votes)
Break on through (to the other side) / Soul kitchen
/ The crystal ship / Twentieth century fox / Alabama song (whiskey bar) / Light
my fire / Back door man / I looked at you / End of the night / Take it as it comes
/ The end
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love : 146p (26 votes)
Up from the skies / Spanish castle magic
/ Wait until tomorrow / Ain't no tellin' / Little wing / If 6 was 9 / You've got
me floating / Castles made of sand / She's so fine / One rainy wish / Little miss
lover / Bold as love
5. Cream - Disraeli Gears : 112p (20 votes)
Strange brew / Sunshine of your love / World
of pain / Dance the night away / Blue condition / Tales of brave ulysses / Swlabr
/ We're going wrong / Outside woman blues / Take it back / Mother's lament
6. Pink Floyd
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
106p (20 votes)
7. The Who
75p (16 votes)
8. The Doors
71p (15 votes)
9. The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour
63p (14 votes)
10. Jefferson Airplane
54p (11 votes)
11. The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground And Nico
51p (9 votes)
12. The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request
48p (11 votes)
13. Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding
47p (9 votes)
14. Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield Again
40p (6 votes)
14. The Moody Blues
Days Of Future Passed
40p (5 votes)
16. The Mothers Of Invention
37p (9 votes)
17. The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons
34p (9 votes)
29p (4 votes)
19. Procol Harum
28p (8 votes)
20. The Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday
24p (7 votes)
Votes from RockProg Members
- 1. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are you experienced?
- 2. Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band
- 3. Cream - Disraeli gears
- 4. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis:Bold as love
- 5. Pink Floyd - Piper at the gates of dawn
- 6. Doors - S/T
- 7. Beatles - Magical mystery tour
- 8. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic pillow
- 9. Rolling Stones - Between the buttons
- 10. Procol Harum - S/T
- 1. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are you experienced?
- 2. Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band
- 3. Cream - Disraeli gears
- 4. Rolling Stones - Between the buttons
- 5. Doors - S/T
- 6. Pink Floyd - Piper at the gates of dawn
- 7. Jimi Hendrix Experience - xis:Bold as love
- 8. Moody Blues - Days of future passed
- 9. Nice - The thoughts of emerlist davjack
- 10. Beatles - Magical mystery tour