Forty years ago, on June 2, 1967, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [CD ROCK BEA]. It is recognized as the first "concept" album.
So what else happened 40 years ago?
Woody Guthrie died, as did John Coltrane and Otis Redding. (Look for the dramatized version of Guthrie's life in Bound for Glory [DVD BOU], sample Coltrane's music on Blue Train [CD JAZZ COL], and listen to "Dock on the Bay" online at www.otisredding.com.)
The Doors hit big with "Light My Fire." (Read Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors by John Densmore [B DEN].)
Elvis married Priscilla Beaulieu. (View the DVD, Elvis by the Presleys [DVD B PRE].)
The Age of Aquarius was born at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. (You'll enjoy the pictures in Barry Miles's Hippie [305.568 MIL].)
The Country Music Hall of Fame opened in Nashville. (Look for Will the Circle be Unbroken: Country Music in America [781.642 WIL].
How many of the people depicted on the cover can you name?