Games for May


Ah, you thought a Party Political Broadcast – but no

I’m talking about 1967 and the Pink Floyd’s event of that name, 50 years ago tonight at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank – a title that got into the song lyrics of “See Emily Play’ of course. On Saturday night the Floyd appeared on BBC2s “Look of the Week”.

While Georgie Fame brought his wonderful Blues Flames to the Birdcage for the last time, this was one seriously psychedelic weekend back in 1967. On record one of the greatest psychedelic albums was released by Country Joe & the Fish, Electric Music for the Mind & Body

LP Electric Music CJ&F

Also, Tomorrow released “My White Bicycle”, Jimi Hendrix the album Are You Experienced and Scott McKenzie his dodgy ‘Frisco song. The Beatles recorded “Baby You’re A Rich man” with Mick Jagger singing along, in the week that he and Keith Richards were charged with possession and Brian Jones was busted. Cream flew to the USA to finish recording Disraeli Gears and on Tuesday the Rolling Stones would begin recording Their Satanic Majesties Request. Procul Harum appeared at UFO, and next week in 1967, released “Whiter Shade of Pale”.




Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

2 thoughts on “Games for May

  1. “Electric Music For the Mind And Body”. Released 11th May 1967. It genuinely changed my life. And way back then Dave, did you EVER in your wildest dreams guess you’d become friends with everyone in that lineup line the next century?

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