Summer of Love Celebration Continues

 

The Q will wrap up our celebration of the music of the Summer of Love on Labor Day weekend, taking a look at how the music continued to evolve. While the summer started with The Beatles concept album “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, in November The Moody Blues would blend rock and classical in the album “Days of Future Passed”. The bands with hot hits in the Summer of ’67 read like a Who’s Who of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.¬† The Who, for example, still had great albums ahead- “Who’s Next”, “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia”, The Beatles would release another top album that same¬† year, “Magical Mystery Tour” and still had three number one albums before they would break up- “The White Album”, “Abbey Road” and “Let it Be”. Tragically, as the Seventies dawned, we would lose both Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to drug overdoses. And just two years after the Summer of Love, in a little town in in the Catskills of New York, on Max Yasgur’s farm, some of the same groups that graced the stage at Monterey would gather for one of the greatest moments in the history of rock and roll, Woodstock.

 

 

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