Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 28, 2013

ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS...The Twain Shall Meet  (1968)
The Twain Shall Meet was released 45 years ago in April 1968.  It reached number 79 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  It was produced by Tom Wilson.  If you want to relive the 60's for around 45 minutes this is the record to do it with.  Sitars, war anthems, sound effects and the psychedelic San Francisco based sounds...the record sends you on a groovy trip for sure, and you need no drugs to do it.  I had never heard the album before except for the single "Monterrey" and I was pleasantly surprised.  The final track "All Is One" was the highlight for me, as it seemed to roll the Beatles, the Doors and the Stones all into one track.  It was actually a magnificent track for me.  I'm going to give this album a 3 out of 5 stars, it was that "trippy."
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Chuck Leavell formerly with the Allman Brothers Band is 61; Kim Gordon, formerly with Sonic Youth, is 60;

1963 Andrew Loog Oldham becomes the Rolling Stones’ manager
1973 The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd is number one, but only for a week. Interesting for an album that stayed on the charts for 700 weeks
1980 Tommy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band dies in a car accident in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Caldwell was 30
1981 Steve Currie of T-Rex dies in a car crash near Val De Parra, Portugal. He is 33
1991 Bonnie Raitt marries actor Michael Noonan O’Keefe in New York
1999 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2006 Donna D'Errico files for divorce to end her nine year marriage to Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue
2008 Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots is sentenced to eight days in jail for drunk driving
2009 The Devil You Know by Heaven And Hell is released
2009 Together Through Life by Bob Dylan is released
2009 Warpaint Live by the Black Crowes is released
2013 Lonnie Turner, formerly with the Steve Miller Band, died in Lebanon, Oregon.  Turner was 66

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