Counterculture of the 1960s

Paul McCartney Sues Sony To Regain Rights To Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney has filed suit in New York against Sony/ATV and is looking to get a declatory judgment that states he will soon regain his copyright ownership share to the catalog of songs created as a member of The Beatles. According to Billboard, McCartney is looking to leverage the termination...
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January 4 Is "The Day Of The Doors" In Los Angeles

January 4 will be proclaimed "The Day Of The Doors" in Los Angeles by L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary rock band. The event will take place at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, near the famous "Venice" sign. Original guitarist...
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Allan Williams, The Beatles' First Manager, Dead At 86

Allan Williams, the man who served as the first manager of The Beatles has died. He was 86. The news was broken by the Jacaranda, the Liverpool club he had owned during The Beatles' early years. Williams became the band's booking agent in 1960 and began finding them gigs throughout the city. ©...
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French Beatles Fan Selling His 15,000-Piece Memorabilia Collection

French Beatles superfan Jacques Volcouve is set to sell 15,000 records, signed books, posters, autographs, figurines and memorabilia from a personal collection he's spent 50 years building. In an interview with The Observer, Volcouve (now in his 60s) is hoping to bring in "enough money to live on...
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Grateful Dead Documentary To Premiere At Sundance Film Festival

According to Deadline, the new Grateful Dead documentary film "Long Strange Trip" will be screened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Amir Bar-Lev's film is "The tale of The Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos...
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SDSU Researcher Names A New Plant After Jimi Hendrix

A new plant, found in Baja California, Mexico, has been christened Dudleya Hendrixii (aka "Hendrix's liveforever") after senior biologist and SDSU alum Mark Dodero was rocking out to the Jimi Hendrix song "Voodoo Child" in the field. Unfortunately, the plant is in danger. San Diego State says its...
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Bob Dylan Never Imagined Winning Nobel Prize For Literature (Video)

Bob Dylan did not attend the December 10 Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden but he did provide a speech, which was read by the U.S. ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji. In the speech, Dylan said: "Being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is something I never could have imagined or seen...
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Mick Jagger, 73, Welcomes Child #8

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and his 29-year-old girlfriend, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, welcomed a baby boy last week in New York. This is the eighth child for the 73-year-old Jagger. Jagger already has seven children ranging in age from 45 to 17. In 2014, he became a great-...
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Patti Smith To Accept Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize In Literature

Bob Dylan may not be traveling to Stockholm on December 10 to accept his Nobel Prize in Literature, but rock legend Patti Smith will be there to accept the award in his absence. Smith will also perform Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the ceremony. © Thevirex | Dreamstime.com
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Watch New Rolling Stones Video For "Ride 'Em On Down" (Video)

The Rolling Stones' new blues album Blue & Lonesome is in stores now and the band have released a music video for the single "Ride 'Em On Down" which can be seen below. (Photo by USA Today)
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