One of the reasons we sorely miss the old "Psychedelic Breakfast" show -- An untimely death, for sure -- A mega-mega tour gets underway...

The Boss, Sept. 2013. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

6/29/1968 (50 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 while keeping The Beatles and Stones at bay!!!: "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" by The Small Faces is near the top of the list of the best psychedelicized albums of the Sixties (in the Top Five, really!) and one of the very few that still sounds fresh and invigorating today -- You remember this one in the record store racks, it had a round cover that was designed to look like a tobacco tin, and was a bit of a pain to properly file, too! -- What a band they were: Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagen, Kenney Jones, and what an album this is, richly deserving its masterpiece status, a very warm and unique listening experience that you must (must!) listen to all the way through at least once before you leave this mortal coil. Yes, it's that good...

6/29/1975 (43 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 audiences by introducing styles that were not part of the usual singer/songwriter resume. Buckley was fearless about venturing into...well, just about anything(!), whether it was jazz, soul, psychedelia, funk, or his avant-garde approach to using his "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. You really do need to look him up...

6/29/1984 (34 years ago today) - 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, when the tour finally wraps up in L.A. on October 2, 1985, Bruce will have played an impressive 156 shows total! Whew!!!

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"Here I am/Waiting to hold you...", xoxo!