1968

Ray Manzarek photo by Michael Boutefeu/Getty Images

Ray Manzarek On The Doors’ “Live At The Bowl ’68″: “Those Four Guys Were The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!”

With their second #1 single under their belt (“Hello, I Love You”; the first was “Light My Fire”) the Doors were on top of the world, having realized all their dreams of becoming rock stars in just a few short years. “The best laid plans of mice and men had not gone astray yet,” Manzarek muses. “We dreamed of putting a rock and roll band together on Venice Beach in the summer of 1965. This is now the summer of 1968 and we had attained the goal. We wanted to be as big as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and we had arrived at that place.”

10/29/2012

Apple Records - 1968

Today In Pop Music: July 30 – The Beatles Apple Botique Closes

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka (Put Your Head On My Shoulder, She’s A Lady) is 71 today.  Did you know he wrote The Tonight Show Theme and got paid every time the band played it before […]

07/30/2012

Mrs. Robinson (YouTube)

Number 1 With A Bullet: Simon And Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson”

Mrs. Robinson was, of course, the iconic Anne Bancroft character in Mike Nichols’ 1968 film, The Graduate. It was Nichols’ original idea to have [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Simon and Garfunkel[/lastfm] compose the complete soundtrack to the film. […]

10/13/2011

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