Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12th

Diana Ross and the Supremes lip-sync their latest hit "Reflections" on "American Bandstand.  
(Check out this incredible live version!)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed at The Ambassador Theatre in Washington, DC. 

The Monkees concert at Municipal Auditorium in Mobile, AL, is recorded for possible future release.  It won't see the light of day until Rhino Records takes over The Monkees catalog twenty years later.

Here in Chicago, Paul Revere and the Raiders perform at The International Amphitheater.

After the Grass Roots regrouped in early 1967 with a new lineup -- lead guitarist Creed Bratton, rhythm guitarist / keyboard player Warren Entner, bassist and lead singer Rob Grill, and drummer Rick Coonce -- they sent two songs into the top 30 on the Dunhill label in rapid succession. The first of those was "Let's Live for Today," soon followed by "Things I Should Have Said," which made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 12, 1967. The song was written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, who produced the recording session. Both songs were included on the "Let's Live for Today" album, and Dunhill Records dispatched the band on a concert tour as soon as the album was complete. "Everything happened so quickly, I hadn't even checked out of college -- I just left. I was barely 19. It was just a roller coaster ride from then on," Rick Coonce told authors Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March for their book "Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 2" ( ). Folk-rock-flavored "Things I Should Have Said" peaked at No. 23 on the Hot 100 and remained on the chart for eight weeks.