A well respected man

Let’s say ‘happy birthday’ to Mr. Ray Davies (The Kinks) who was born today in 1944. His ironic and original way of writing made of him one of the best british artists from the sixties. Despite next song was written by Ray (for the Animals), his brother Dave was the lead singer. Of course ‘they […]

Monterey (III)

We could have finished these posts dedicated to the Monterey International Pop Music Festival playing any song by Janis Joplin, or the full performance by The Who, but I have prefered share a diferent point of view of yesterday’s song. Enjoy!

Monterey (II)

Let’s continue enjoying some performances from the Monterey International Pop Music Festival that took place 51 years ago. Today: Jimi Hendrix Enjoy!


Today, 51years ago, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, that held during 3 days (16th -18th June) at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California, began. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and […]

A simple desultory philippic

Today is one of these days with no inspiration, and too tired to think in my daily post. So I am going to share a song that has been in my mind for the last few weeks. At least is a bit different from most of the best known songs by Simon & Garfunkel. It […]

Wouldn’t it be nice

Ten years ago it was released “The Beach Boys: U.S. Singles Collection – The Capitol Years (1962-1965)”, a 16CD box that includes all the singles released for Capitol by The Beach Boys between 1962 and 1965.


Today in 1942, Glenn Wallichs launched Capitol Records in the US. The label became home to many artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald, George Harrison, Pink Floyd, etc., and more recently Radiohead, Robbie Williams, … Their main offices are in Los Angeles, at […]