Ironic then that this “underground radio” raw , gritty , electrified three-man army would six years later be labeled a Top 40 singles band. Grand Funk sold out New York City’s massive Shea Stadium in 48 hours – ten times faster than The Beatles …(more)
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To carve in three dimensions the zeitgeist of the Summer of Love in 1967 America, you would have to chisel the Jefferson Airplane’s second album Surrealistic Pillow into any Mt. Rushmore of Rock…
Spirit was an interesting amalgam of opposites and contrasts, with Jay Ferguson.
Woodstock Festivalwas unequaled in sheer scale, still heard in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, all in part one.
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Another stellar live performance, no overdubs, by the Robert Cray Band at Dallas club Redux in July 1987, “Smoking Gun” and the album Strong Persuader resulted in Cray being heralded by no less than legendary Dallas native Steve Miller as “…the most important contemporary blues singer/guitarist/songwriter since Jimi Hendrix.” Recorded impeccably by In the Studio […]
The fifteen months preceding the Woodstock Festival over the weekend of August 15-17 1969 were some of the worst and some of the best days of the 20th century. The Viet Nam War which had been percolating for over five years had driven Lyndon Johnson from the US presidency, replaced by Richard Nixon who promptly […]
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Detroit’s blue-collar bars and cheap motels along Woodward Avenue may be less than 200 miles away from the steps of the modernistic I.M.Pei-designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but it turned out to be a forty year odyssey for Alice Cooper. Only in rock’n’roll can a preacher’s son named Vincent Furnier dress […]
I had said in the liner notes where I was talking about one of the songs and I just said ,’ it reminds me of ya know Brave New World and Sailor when I was working on my guitar parts ‘. And what I did then and what I did on this record. So, it is similar, I think and it’s been a very fun project to get excited about playing lead guitar on a record…(To read the entire 1-hour interview,click the link below)