1967, Week 13 (March 26-April 1) New York City

The 13th week of my website www.music1967.com/ is now up and ready for your enjoyment. Each week in 2020, I will be posting an essay about the same week in 1967.  Just click the thumbnail of the pictured artist, and it will take you to that essay, complex with videos from the time.

Week 13 focuses on the music scene in New York City in the post-folk era. Most of the folkies of the early sixties had either dried up (Peter, Paul and Mary), expanded their musical palate (Judy Collins) or disappeared completely (Bob Dylan). Only Simon and Garfunkel remained active, and even they were struggling to make sense of the rapidly-changing music scene.

New artists like The Who and The Cream played New York for the first time during this week, on a package show at an old cinema put on by Murray the K Kaufman, a show that drew many teens on spring break as well as curious artists such as Lou Reed and a 17-year-old songwriter named Jackson Browne, with whom Reed was working in the studio, the same month that his band the Velvet Underground saw the release of its debut.

There was much else going on in New York during this time, and I get into some of it. More will come in the course of the year.

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