Today John Lennon attended an artistic happening in London called “The 14 Hour Technicolour Dream.” And this may be of some historical importance, because also in attendance was — drumroll please — Yoko Ono.
Among the many performers at this event were — just to list the names I recognize — Pink Floyd, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Soft Machine, the Move, the Pretty Things, Pete Townshend, John’s Children, Alexis Korner, Champion Jack Dupree, Graham Bond, the Creation, Denny Laine, Suzy Creamcheese, and Dick Gregory. (The Mothers of Invention had been scheduled to appear but ran into problems with the Musicians Union.)
Among the names I don’t recognize: Social Deviants, The Purple Gang, The Block, The Cat, The Flies, Charlie Browns Clowns, Glo Macari and the Big Three, The Interference, Giant Sun Trolley, The Stalkers, Jacobs Ladder Construction Company (the runner-up for best band name), and (winner!) Utterly Incredible Too Long Ago to Remember Sometimes Shouting at People.