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Elvis Saluted by John Hiatt-Tennessee Plates- 3-93 Dallas

Something appropriate for Elvis Week in Memphis ( when I lived there, the locals referred to it as "Death Week"  ). Big doings no doubt on Elvis Presley Boulevard for this fortieth anniversary. Now that Randy Newman has been inducted, here's…

Joe Cocker with Leon Russell- Mad Dogs & Englishmen

We are saddened at the death of Leon Russell, 74, who shaped American music for a full half century. Here is a rare Leon Russell interview with the late Joe Cocker who also died back in 2014.

Woodstock pt1-Carlos Santana,Pete Townshend,Graham Nash,the late Paul Kantner

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.

Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs & Englishmen-the late Joe Cocker,Leon Russell

Here is the first-person accounts of a remarkable multi-media event, the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen  US tour, concert film, and soundtrack double album. The backstory is classic lemons-to-lemonade: hot off of his Woodstock Festival…
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A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt1

No one would be surprised to find that A&M Records , the most successful independent American label, headquartered in Hollywood no less, had the majority of their pop and jazz music successes come from U.S. recording artists, starting with…