It seemed like a good idea - The Beach Boys Guru Tour

The Beach Boys Guru Tour

And Jimi Hendrix opening for the Monkees!


Those were the days, my friend … yes indeedy :+1:

RIP me ole mukka


I still remember Mary Hopkin appearing on Opportunity Knocks. I must have been all of seven years old but she certainly made an impression!

Many years later I bought a copy of Those were the days from a second hand record shop in Brighton.

It was on the Apple label.
I’m not sure but I think she had a connection with Paul McCartney… which would make sense of course.


She did and was one of the 1st to sign up with Apple after beanpole Lesley (Twiggy) intro’ed her to McCartney.


I think James Taylor was the first recommended by Peter Asher(Peter and Gordon) brother of Jane who was Paul’s girlfriend at the time.Phew!

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience played just eight of the 29 scheduled tour dates; then, on July 16, 1967, Jimi flipped the Forest Hills, Queens, New York, audience off, threw down his guitar and walked away from Monkeemania.

The 16-date UK package tour kicked off on 14 November 1967. Thirty-one shows in 16 cities, the tour featured The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice, and Amen Corner who all played two shows a night, and at each gig, the headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes. The Move, who preceded Hendrix onstage, had just half an hour, and Pink Floyd were allowed between 15 and 20 minutes. Tickets cost from 7/6 to 15 shillings (37.5p to 75p).

Those were the days … :035:

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