A psychedelic treasure! -- An untimely death... -- A mega-tour gets underway...

(Album cover to Small Faces 1968 psychedelic classic, courtesy of Immediate Records)

6/29/1968 (49 years ago today) - It was barely a cult item here in the States, but in their U.K. homeland it started a six-week run at No. 1 and kept The Beatles and Stones at bay!!!: "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" by The Small Faces is positively on the list of the best psychedelicized LP's of the 1960's (in the Top Five, really!) and one of the very few that still sounds fresh and invigorating even today -- You remember this one in the record racks, it had a round cover that was designed to look like a tobacco tin (and a bit of a pain to properly file, too!) -- What a band they were: Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagen, Kenney Jones, and deserving as much attention and praise as Pink Floyd for what they were able to achieve at this time -- An album that's earned its masterpiece stature, a very warm and unique experience that you must listen to all the way through at least once before you leave this mortal coil, it's that good...

6/29/1975 (42 years ago today) - Singer-songwriter Tim Buckley dies from an overdose of heroin and morphine at age 28 -- Tim released nine albums between 1966 and 1974 and (musically) never really repeated himself; he was among the first of the era to challenge the audience by introducing styles that were not part of the usual singer/songwriter box -- Buckley was fearless about venturing into...well, anything(!), whether it was jazz, soul, psychedelia, funk, or his avant-garde approach to using the "voice as an instrument" -- Though his career went in fits and jerks, Tim became cherished by a devoted audience and was much admired by his peers, but like so many before him, it wasn't until after his death that his recordings became the stuff of legend. Look him up...

6/29/1984 (33 years ago today) - The Boss indeed...: Bruce Springsteen begins the first leg of his "Born In The U.S.A." Tour with a three-night stand at the St. Paul Civic Center in Minnesota -- Backed by the original and most-classic line-up of The E Street Band, by the time the tour wraps up in L.A. on October 2, 1985, Bruce will have played an impressive 156 concerts total! Whew!!!

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