Axis: Bold as Love is the second studio album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It was recorded to fulfill the Experience’s contract, which stated that they must produce two records in 1967.
Axis: Bold as Love was first released in the United Kingdom by Track Records in December 1967, as the follow-up to the band’s successful debut Are You Experienced, which had been released months earlier in May. It was not sold in the United States until 1968 because of the record company’s fears that it might disturb the sales of the first album. Axis: Bold as Love charted at number five in the UK and number three in the US.
This is a classic TV-concert by Kinks at their best, giving us some incredible versions of some of their hits and a rousing Good Golly Miss Molly.
Some info from Bootlegzone: There are conflicting opinions as to where this show was filmed, and when it was first broadcast – it all boils down to whether you believe the BBC or the bootleggers. :
Theory 1 Filmed at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London 1972-01-21 Shown on BBC TV on 1972-07-23, repeated on 1973-01-24
Theory 2 Filmed at BBC Televison Centre, London 1973-01-24 Broadcast on 1973-03-15 Supported by 1) The BBC referring to the show as being “from March 1973” 2) The BBC “Copyright 1973” sign at the end of the film (rather than “Copyright 1972”) 3) Doug Hinman’s book “The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night” which lists The Kinks’ activities from 1961 to 1996
I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn’t have anyone else to blame.
To me, someone who writes really good songs is Randy Newman. There’s a lot of people who write good songs. As songs. Now Randy might not go out on stage and knock you out, or knock your socks off. And he’s not going to get people thrilled in the front row. But he’s gonna write a better song than most people who can do it. You know, he’s got that down to an art. Now Randy knows music. He knows music. But it doesn’t get any better than “Louisiana” or “Cross Charleston Bay” [Sail Away]. It doesn’t get any better than that. That’s like a classically heroic anthem theme. He did it. There’s quite a few people who did it. Not that many people in Randy’s class.
~Bob Dylan (to Paul Zollo, April 1991)
“That was the great thing about [the Beatles] splitting up: to be able to go off and make my own record … And also to be able to record with all these new people, which was like a breath of fresh air.”
– George Harrison, December 2000
All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison, released in November 1970. His third solo album, it includes the hit singles “My Sweet Lord” and “What Is Life”, as well as songs such as “Isn’t It a Pity” and the title track that were turned down by Harrison’s former band, the Beatles. The album reflects the influence of his musical activities outside the Beatles during 1968–70, with Bob Dylan, the Band, Delaney & Bonnie, Billy Preston and others, and Harrison’s growth as an artist beyond his supporting role to former bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Continue reading “November 27: George Harrison All Things Must Pass was released in 1970”→