Three more excellent examples of why the Sixties ruled...

Back cover photo of The Kinks debut album, Oct. 1964. (Reprise Records/Getty Images)

4/11/1961 (56 years ago today) - Bob Dylan played his first live gig in New York City at the legendary venue Gerde's Folk City. No pressure, he was only the opening act for John Lee Hooker! Yikes!

4/11/1965 (52 years ago today) -You're at the New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert at London's Wembley Empire Pool, and here's the line-up you're about to see: The Beatles - The Rolling Stones - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames - The Animals - The Kinks - Herman's Hermits - The Moody Blues - Them (with Van Morrison) - Dusty Springfield - The Searchers - and Donovan. Yikes again! {Click on artists' names to see what they played at the show}.

4/11/1966 (51 years ago today) - They were among the first wave of North American bands to become popular in the wake of the seemingly unstoppable British Invasion: Buffalo Springfield make their live debut at The Troubadour in Hollywood, California -- The original line-up included Stephen Stills (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Neil Young (guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals), Richie Furay (guitar, vocals), Bruce Palmer (bass), Dewey Martin (drums). One last Yikes! is in order here. So, Yikes!

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