Tuesday, August 21, 2007

“And now, from high atop the fabulous Avalon Ballroom, with your host, Larry Miller”

Here are highlights from the Avalon shows from the Summer of Love, 1967:

June 8
Big Brother and the Holding Company: “I Know You Rider” (*All BBHC songs today are from “Live in California 1966”)
Canned Heat: “Fried Hockey Boogie”
Congress of Wonders: “Pigeon Park”

June 15
Youngbloods: “Darkness, Darkness”
Siegal-Schwall Band: “I’m a King Bee”
June 22:
13th Floor Elevators: “Before You Accuse Me”

June 29:
Quicksilver Messenger Service: “The Fool” (Live version)
Mount Rushmore: “Fanny Mae/ the Dope Song”
Big Brother and the Holding Company: “Moanin’ at Midnight” *
Blue Cheer: “Rock Me Baby”

July 6:
Siegal-Schwall: “Hush-Hush” (Live!)
July 13: Youngbloods: “Peepin and Hidin’” (Live)
Steve Miller Band: “Fanny Mae”

July 20:
Big and the Holding Company: “Down on Me” *
Mount Rushmore: “Stone Free” (the Hendrix song)
Canned Heat: “Amphetamine Annie”
Mother Earth: “It Won’t Be Long”

July 27:
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band: “Plastic Factory”
August 10:
Moby Grape: “Changes”
Vanilla Fudge: “Need Love”
August 24:
Bo Diddley: “Bo Jam” (London sessions)

For more information about the San Francisco’s Avalon ballroom, which reopened in 2003, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalon_Ballroom

Information on lineups and dates came from http://www.wolfgangsvault.com
where you’ll find lots of cool posters.

That’s about it for me and remembrances of the “Summer of Love”. I’ll be back on September 4th with a whole ‘nother bunch of hip 60’s music for you.

Thanks to Little Bobby Dee for a great party!

“Be sure to hide the roaches...”


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