Best name for a festival EVER!!! -- Johnny Rotten tells it like it is... -- Just when you thought McCartney's done it all, there's this stat...

(Courtesy of Virgin Records)
(Courtesy of Virgin Records)

1/14/1967 (52 years ago today) - It couldn't have been called anything else, really: Before Woodstock and all the major outdoor classic rock gatherings that followed, on this date at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, over 25,000 checked out The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin all in one day; it was called "The Human Be-In, A Gathering Of The Tribes". Simply 'perfecto' innit?

1/14/1978 (41 years ago today) - [Mmm, looks like punk rock has officially taken a foothold in the Elderly Services Dept.]: It was the last concert the band would ever play with the infamous Sid Vicious on bass (more or less) when The Sex Pistols played the final show of their U.S. tour at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. This is the night when, at the end of their set, frontman Johnny Rotten yelled out to the crowd "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?", and it just might have been one of the most honest moments in the history of rock when you get right down to it...

1/14/1984 (35 years ago today) - It wasn't just another No. 1 single in the U.K. for Paul McCartney -- When "Pipes Of Peace" hit the top spot, Macca made history {again} by becoming the first artist in the world to have a No. 1 in a group (The Beatles), in a duo (with Stevie Wonder, the much-dreaded "Ebony And Ivory"), in a trio (with Wings) and as a solo artist. Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4? Not really.

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