Week 17 of music1967.com is up!

It’s Wednesday, which means another post cover another week in 1967 music is up at music1967.com!

This week, Week 17 music1967.com goes to places you may not expect us to go, including Jamaica, where Martin Luther King Jr. spent his winter holiday writing his last book, and to where a 22-year-old Robert Nesta Marley has returned from working in Delaware to write and release one of his first great songs.

One of my favorite aspects of doing music1967.com is taking the chance to show how black music of all kinds, and black history in general, was a crucial part of a year that is often defined by events like the Monterey Pop Festival, the Summer of Love and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

This was the year of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” which was released this very week, on April 29, and blew up instantly – and has never really gone away. It was also the week that Muhammed Ali, the most respected athlete by many measures, took his most principled stand, and paid an enormous price.

Not to forget Jamaica, where there were musical stirrings that were starting to be noted abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom. All of that is on this week’s music1967.com!!

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Aug 29, 2020

I have been so absorbed in life and work that I’ve been completely slack when it comes to all my online life: music1967.com, social media, and yes, this blog. I’m going through the manuscript for Japan from Anime to Zen, and even that has been slowed by my life and homemaking work. I’ve been getting […]


Aug 14, 2020

I’ve been consumed with a current project and have been remiss in updating Music1967.com, but I’m starting playing catch up today! Here’s Week 31, two weeks behind, but we’ll get there! Now, back to work. Weeks 32 and 33 will appear soon, I promise!! Meanwhile, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards go free! A new Stones […]


Jul 29, 2020

I arrived Thursday night in Brooklyn, and nearly a week in, I already feel like a changed man. It’s not New York of course,  it’s the people I know, and the new people I’ve met, and old friends I’ve connected with. And some very interesting experiences. New York is a vortex, and it sucks me […]

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Thank you for checking out my blog - it’s just the tip of the iceberg.  I am working on projects regarding music history, Japanese culture and my songwriting.

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