The Story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s First Studio Session
On Oct. 23, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience went into a London recording studio for the first time and came out with "Hey Joe."
50 Years Ago: The Monkees Release Their Debut Album
The Monkees released their eponymous first album on Oct. 10, 1966, about a month after the premiere of The Monkees TV show.
40 Years Ago: George Harrison Found Guilty of ‘My Sweet Lord’ Plagiarism
Released in November 1970, "My Sweet Lord" made George Harrison the first of the Beatles to have a solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But it sounded a little familiar ...
Central Park’s Biggest Rock Concerts
Learn the stories of the nights rock's biggest legends performed in New York City's Central Park.
The Story Behind the Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’
The Beatles' Revolver, one of the earliest albums of the psychedelic era, debuted in the U.K. on Aug. 5, 1966; its U.S. release came three days later.
50 Years Ago: John Lennon’s ‘More Popular Than Jesus’ Quote Sparks Protests
There was little immediate reaction when John Lennon's comment first appeared in the U.K. Then, an American teen magazine republished the quote on July 31, 1966 – and outrage followed.
50 Years Ago: Cream Play Live for the First Time
Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton appeared for the first time as Cream on July 29, 1966 at a Manchester nightclub.
50 Years Ago: ‘I Fought the Law’ Singer Bobby Fuller Dies Mysteriously
Bobby Fuller was found dead of asphyxiation in the front seat of his mother's car on July 18, 1966.
50 Years Ago: Psychedelic Rock Takes Off With the Byrds’ ‘Fifth Dimension’
Critical reviews were mixed but 'Fifth Dimension' demonstrated the Byrds' evolution from folk-rock to a more experimental style.