Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 14th

The Monkees perform a sold-out show at Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Michigan.  

This week's edition of The New Musical Express reports that The Monkees will likely film an episode of their television series in Great Britain during their visit there in February.  

San Francisco hosts the first ever "Be-In" at Golden Gate Park, featuring live performances by Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Jefferson Airplane.  Also in attendance … Hell's Angels.  Billed as "The Human Be-In:  A Gathering Of The Tribes", over 25,000 attend. It was here that Timothy Leary first proclaimed "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out".  Spotlighting the Haight-Ashbury area, Allen Ginsberg reportedly for the first time coined the term "Flower Power".  

Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (from the great state of Illinois!) appears on The Hollywood Palace this evening, performing his surprise hit "Gallant Men", which currently sits at #33 on this week's Super Chart. 

The Rolling Stones' brand new single "Ruby Tuesday" / "Let's Spend The Night Together" is released in America.  It will become a two-sided hit (although many stations will ban the B-Side due to its "suggestive lyrics".)  Mick Jagger will famously change the title line to "Let's spend some TIME together" when The Stones perform the song on The Ed Sullivan Show the following night at Sullivan's request.  (Or would that be insistence???)