A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
50 Years Ago: Fires and Love Light Up the Rock World in 1967
In the first of a five-part series, Music editor Simon Collins looks at the music that defined 1967...
“Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced?”
The Summer of Love was in full swing in 1967.
Jimi Hendrix proudly declared he was experienced, leaving it up to the listener to decipher whether he meant sexually, chemically, consciously or all the above.
The Seattle-born guitar god was on fire in 67, literally setting his axe alight on stage for the first time in London, and ushering in a scorching brand of psychedelic blues rock with his English band-mates.
The Doors’ Jim Morrison was also lighting fires, refusing to change Light My Fire’s lyric “girl, we couldn’t get much higher”, on The Ed Sullivan Show, resulting in a ban (and oodles of publicity).