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One Track Mind: It’s A Beautiful Day, “White Bird” (1969)

One Track Mind: It’s A Beautiful Day, “White Bird” (1969)

Back in the day, songs that received heavy airplay but never cracked the charts on a significant level were called turntable hits. “White Bird” is a perfect example

‘There are so many great pictures’: Special edition book focuses on Elliott Landy’s portraits of the Band

‘There are so many great pictures’: Special edition book focuses on Elliott Landy’s portraits of the Band

When Elliott Landy was first charged with shooting them, the Band didn’t exist yet as a named entity. Many argue that his sepia-toned iconography helped establish their instantly resonant image.

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Those who consider themselves hardcore Velvet Underground fans can probably skip this review — because no matter what’s said, they’ll want this anyway.

Deep Beatles: “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969)

The final section of the Abbey Road medley also symbolizes the Beatles winding down their careers.

‘All of those hippies got quiet’: Inside Otis Redding’s breakout performance at Monterey Pop

‘All of those hippies got quiet’: Inside Otis Redding’s breakout performance at Monterey Pop

Otis Redding made his signature debut before a predominantly white audience at the Monterey Pop Festival, and those who were on stage with him say the moment still resonates more than 45 years later.

Almost Hits: The Music Machine, “The People In Me” (1967)

Almost Hits: The Music Machine, “The People In Me” (1967)

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the Music Machine included lead singer and rhythm guitarist Sean Bonniwell, lead guitarist Mark Landon, bassist Keith Olsen, organist Doug Rhodes and drummer Ron Edgar.

David Ackles – David Ackles (1968; 2013 reissue)

David Ackles – David Ackles (1968; 2013 reissue)

As the world is gearing up for the annual shopping and eating spree that we call Christmas, a remarkable album is set to be reissued: the moody debut of David Ackles, first issued by Elektra Records in 1968.

‘It’s among the most enduring music’: Elvis Costello on his lasting connection to the Band

‘It’s among the most enduring music’: Elvis Costello on his lasting connection to the Band

For Elvis Costello, the Band arrived like a bolt out of the blue. At the same time, there was an ageless quality to the songs — in particular Levon Helm and Company’s “Rag Mama Rag,” from 1969′s The Band.

‘I don’t have it’: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is holding on to a key piece of Beatles memorabilia

‘I don’t have it’: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is holding on to a key piece of Beatles memorabilia

Beatles 101 tells us that a drawing of a schoolmate by the young Julian Lennon inspired his father’s trippy “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” from Sgt. Pepper. But you’ll never believe where that piece of rock history ended up.

‘We’d still like to get one more’: The Temptations’ ageless Otis Williams isn’t close to retiring

‘We’d still like to get one more’: The Temptations’ ageless Otis Williams isn’t close to retiring

Otis Williams, nicknamed “Big Daddy” for his imposing presence, stands as the only surviving original member of the Motown hitmaking juggernaut known as the Temptations.