Appreciations

B.B. King left us with one last reminder of his greatness in 2008’s One Kind Favor

B.B. King left us with one last reminder of his greatness in 2008’s One Kind Favor

B.B. King opened 2008’s ‘One Kind Favor’ with a welp: “I’m not going anytime soon, but when the day comes, don’t forget me.” No chance of that.

Badfinger’s stirring music has outlived their many tragedies

Badfinger’s stirring music has outlived their many tragedies

Marking the anniversary of Pete Ham’s birth on April 27, 1947, Beverly Paterson takes a look back at some of Badfinger’s greatest musical moments.

Percy Sledge may have been a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was

Percy Sledge may have been a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was

Percy Sledge has died at 73 having long been dubbed a one hit wonder. But that one hit – “When a Man Loves a Woman” – was a wonder, indeed.

Michael Brown, of the Left Banke and Stories: An Appreciation

Michael Brown, of the Left Banke and Stories: An Appreciation

In the wake of the passing of Left Banke co-founder Michael Brown, we return to his later work with the underrated Stories.

Remembering Mike Porcaro, late bassist with Toto: ‘One of the greatest musicians and finest men I’ve ever known’

Remembering Mike Porcaro, late bassist with Toto: ‘One of the greatest musicians and finest men I’ve ever known’

Mike Porcaro, the Toto bassist who died today after a battle with ALS, is remembered by Steve Porcaro, David Hungate and Steve Lukather.

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

Remembering George Martin — both with and without the Beatles — on the occasion of the great producer’s 89th birthday.

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Something Else! remembers multi-faceted guitarist Jeff Golub, who succumbed to progressive supranuclear palsy today at just 59 years old.

Joe Cocker (1944-2014): An Appreciation

Joe Cocker (1944-2014): An Appreciation

Tom Wilmeth remembers Joe Cocker’s power, his glory and — saddest of all — his missteps in a career forever defined by what might have been.

Joe Cocker stands as the last of the great interpreters: ‘It was stunning’

Joe Cocker stands as the last of the great interpreters: ‘It was stunning’

Dave Mason and Henry McCullough joined us aswe talk about the impact made by the late Joe Cocker, an instant throwback in the singer-songwriter era.

Phil Ochs (1940-1976): An Appreciation

Phil Ochs (1940-1976): An Appreciation

For a while, Phil Ochs’ vision of America fuelled the shared dreams of the 1960s. He would have turned 74 today.