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Sound Opinions Presents: 1967 – Rock & Roll Comes of Age

From: Sound Opinions
Series: Sound Opinions Specials
Length: 59:00

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In this FREE, EVERGREEN one-hour program, Sound Opinions celebrates one of the most significant years in rock and roll. 1967 was the year that the recording studio as an instrument changed the way music is created; that the album as a united concept changed the way it is heard; that the festival experience remade the way music is celebrated live. Pop music became big business.

1967_logo_square_small If rock and roll was born in the 1950s, then by 1967-for better or worse-it had grown up. Sound Opinions celebrates this influential year in a one hour special: 1967: Rock & Roll Comes of Age.  Perhaps no year saw more pivotal changes that continue to resonate today. 1967 was the year that the recording studio as an instrument changed the way music is created; that the album as a united concept changed the way it is heard; that the festival experience remade the way music is celebrated live. Pop music became big business.

Tune in as Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore landmark releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Love and the Velvet Underground. Out went the teen-driven single...in came the album as art. They also look back at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival-a coming out party for Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding that said to the world, "Rock and roll is here to stay." It's two renowned critics talking about one of the most important years in music. Guests include Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, British invasion producer Joe Boyd and Monterey historian Harvey Kubernick.

So whether you are a casual music fan who remembers this era fondly, or an underground maven who wants to understand where it all started, join us for 1967: Rock & Roll Comes of Age.

This Sound Opinions EVERGREEN special is available free to all stations with current PRX memberships, even if they aren't signed up to get the show weekly. Learn how to get the show weekly at prx.org/soundopinions.


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If rock and roll was born in the 1950s, then by 1967-for better or worse-it had grown up. Sound Opinions celebrates this influential year in a one hour special: 1967: Rock & Roll Comes of Age.  Perhaps no year saw more pivotal changes that continue to resonate today. 1967 was the year that the recording studio as an instrument changed the way music is created; that the album as a united concept changed the way it is heard; that the festival experience remade the way music is celebrated live. Pop music became big business.

Tune in as Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore landmark releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Love and the Velvet Underground. Out went the teen-driven single...in came the album as art. They also look back at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival-a coming out party for Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding that said to the world, "Rock and roll is here to stay." It's two renowned critics talking about one of the most important years in music. Guests include Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, British invasion producer Joe Boyd and Monterey historian Harvey Kubernick.

So whether you are a casual music fan who remembers this era fondly, or an underground maven who wants to understand where it all started, join us for 1967: Rock & Roll Comes of Age.

This Sound Opinions EVERGREEN special is available free to all stations with current PRX memberships, even if they aren't signed up to get the show weekly. Learn how to get the show weekly at prx.org/soundopinions.


Transcript

Promos:

0:30 A (Voiced by Greg Kot)
The year was 1967: The summer of love, psychedelia and the moment when, for better or worse, rock grew up. Tune in to Sound Opinions Presents: 1967 – Rock & Roll Comes of Age with me, Jim DeRogatis, and my co-host, Greg Kot. We’ll explore the year the album became art and pop music became big business.

0:30 B (Voiced by Jim DeRogatis)
The year was 1967: The summer of love, psychedelia and the moment when, for better or worse, rock grew up. Tune in to Sound Opinions Presents: 1967 – Rock & Roll Comes of Age with me, Greg Kot, and my co-host, Jim DeRogatis. We’ll explore the year the album became art and pop music became big business.
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Timing and Cues

Total Program Length: 59:00

(0:00 - 1:00) Program Billboard
In Cue: [music]
Out Cue: “…to pay attention.” [music]

(1:00 – 19:00) Program Segment 1
In Cue: “This is Sound Opinions Presents…”
Out Cue: “…here to stay.” [music]

(19:00 – 20:00) Program Break
Instrumental music bed for local announcements

(20:00 – 36:20) Program Segment 2
In Cue: “Welcome back to Sound Opinions …”
Out cue: “...Chicago and PRX." [music]

(36:20 – 37:20) Program Break
Vocal music bed for local announcements

(37:20 – 59:00) Program Segment 3
In Cue: [audio clip] “Thousands of people…”
Out Cue: “...soundopinions.org.” [Music]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
All You Need Is Love The Beatles All You Need is Love. Parlophone 1967 :40
For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield. Atco 1967 :35
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Parlophone 1967 :33
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Parlophone 1967 :22
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite! The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Parlophone 1967 :31
A Day in the Life The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Parlophone 1967 :28
Arnold Layne Pink Floyd Arnold Layne. Columbia 1967 :41
The Scare Crow Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Capitol 1967 :15
Astronomy Domine Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Capitol 1967 :40
The Gnome Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Capitol 1967 :20
Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Capitol 1967 02:00
Alone Again Or Love Forever Changes. Elektra 1967 :25
The Red Telephone Love Forever Changes. Elektra 1967 :36
My Little Red Book Love Forever Changes. Elektra 1967 :29
Light My Fire The Doors The Doors. Elektra 1967 :16
A House is Not a Motel Love Forever Changes. Elektra 1967 :38
Sunday Morning The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground and Nico. Verve 1967 :33
I’m Waiting For the Man The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground and Nico. Verve 1967 :31
Heroin The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground and Nico. Verve 1967 01:15
Femme Fatale The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground and Nico. Verve 1967 :25
California Dreamin’ The Mamas and the Papas Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 01:14
Somebody to Love Jefferson Airplane Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 :37
Killing Floor Jimi Hendrix Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 :27
Wild Thing Jimi Hendrix Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 01:08
Ball and Chain Janis Joplin Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 :48
My Generation The Who Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 :33
Duhn In Dadra and Fast Teental Ravi Shankar Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 :10
Shake Otis Redding Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 :20
I’ve Been Loving You Otis Redding Monterey International Pop Festival. Rhino 1997 01:02
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay. Volt 1968 :36
I Can See for Miles The Who The Who Sell Out. Track 1967 :20

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Additional Credits

Sound Opinions is produced by WBEZ Chicago and distributed by PRX.

Related Website

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