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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

Andrew Grant Jackson
Thomas Dunne Books
Street: 02.03


Andrew Grant Jackson (Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of The Beatles’ Solo Careers) beautifully illustrates the overwhelming changes that music, counterculture and politics defined in 1965. Largely, this year-long journey is seen through the experiences felt both existentially and internallly through the inspirations of The Beatles. Jackson takes care to analyze these great effects through the exploration of drugs like LSD and their influence on the creative world.
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KID CONGO AND THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS @ BAR DELUXE 02.04 WITH SUPER 78, CARLETTA SUE KAY

Kid Congo Powers. Photo: Aaron Brookner


When I heard about this gig through the Salt Lake grape vine, I cleared all obstacles live or dead to attend. On January 31, I had the opportunity to interview Kid Congo Powers before he kicked off his West Coast tour. I learned quite a bit through this interview, which not only not only cemented my commitment to attend the gig, but also inspired a personal respect for Powers. As a rock n’ roller, I took to heart his reflections on the subjects of rock n’ roll, the importance of records and identifying with subcultures. This is probably why I showed up wide-eyed at 8 p.m. to a more or less empty bar. I quickly found out that the festivities did not start for another hour and a half. With nothing to do, I occupied a stool and became the leather jacketed fly on the wall getting jazzed up on an Irish coffee.

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