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Dr. John’s “Gris-Gris” Turns 50

Mac Rebennack was run out of his native New Orleans when he was 28 and told to never come back. In Los Angeles, after becoming the go-to guy of recording sessions, he rechristened himself Dr. John, The Night Tripper, and recorded his debut as a solo artist, one of the greatest albums of all-time, 1968’s “Gris-Gris.” Dr. John, now 77, goes over all the fine ingredients that make up this 50-year-old album.

An embryonic Led Zeppelin

The year is 1968. The Yardbirds are having a very real communication breakdown. Jimmy Page then reforms the group into what would become the rock ‘n’ roll behemoth known as Led Zeppelin.

The Rolling Stones’ Satanic psych-out

A little more than 50 years ago, The Rolling Stones went from producing sure-hit singles to bravely exploring a musical direction known as psychedelia with the strangely titled album, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request.’