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Flashback 2/14/20

It was 53 years ago today (February 14th, 1967) that the late, great Aretha Franklin recorded her cover version of Otis Redding‘s “Respect.” Redding had originally recorded the song in 1965, and scored only a moderate hit when it peaked at Number 35. Redding’s arrangement was slightly more upbeat and consisted of only verses with no chorus or…

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Flashback 2/13/20

It was 53 years ago today (February 13th, 1967) that the Beatles released their double A-sided single of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane.” The single contained two of the first three songs recorded for the group’s upcoming Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. (The other song, “When I’m 64,” was saved for the album.) The songs broke…

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Flashback 2/12/20

It was 53 years ago today (February 12th, 1967) that the Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested at Richards’ West Sussex, England home for drug possession. The bust followed Donovan‘s arrest by the same drug squad, led by Norman Pilcher, the previous year, and sparked not only public debate within the rock community, but also within the underground and…