Another groovy All Sixties edition starring Cream, The Doors, and The Byrds. You're welcome.

Gram Parsons jacket; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville; May 2014. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

7/29/1966 (54 years ago today) - Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker make their live debut as Cream at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, kicking off one of rock's most influential runs by a group that had one of the shortest careers ever: just two years later in 1968 they called it quits, having exhausted a musical legacy that combined psychedelic blues, hard rock, versatile vocals, pulsating, jazz-influenced drumming and, oh yeah, those never-to-be-replicated guitar solo's. Quite a band!

7/29/1967 (53 years ago today) - The Doors start a three week run at No. 1 on the singles chart with the edited version of "Light My Fire" -- Because the band is so charismatic and their live shows quickly becoming the stuff of legend, it only takes a few weeks to roll by before they break the barrier: by overwhelming public demand, radio stations give in and start playing the full-length seven minute LP version. The 1960's, kids. Stuff like this was actually meaningful.

7/29/1968 (52 years ago today) - On the eve of The Byrds going on tour in South Africa, Gram Parsons quits the band (or was he fired?) -- Either way, he refused to play to segregated audiences. Over 50 years ago this was. Think about it...

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