Post Tagged with: "1960s"

‘He would just tear it up': Robbie Robertson wanted Otis Redding to cover a key Bob Dylan song

‘He would just tear it up': Robbie Robertson wanted Otis Redding to cover a key Bob Dylan song

Bob Dylan, at Robbie Robertson’s urging, handed one of his most famous songs off to Otis Redding in the hopes that he would do his own Stax-ified version of it. Things didn’t quite work out that way, however.

‘They didn’t understand': Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments

‘They didn’t understand': Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments

Roger McGuinn doesn’t have a problem with people calling the early Byrds efforts “folk rock.” Just don’t label later experiments like “Eight Miles High” as “psychedelic.” There’s more to them than that.

Forgotten series: Warren Zevon’s Lyme and Cybelle, “Follow Me” (1966)

Forgotten series: Warren Zevon’s Lyme and Cybelle, “Follow Me” (1966)

A male female duo, Lyme and Cybelle consisted of Warren Zevon and Violet Santangelo respectively. Based in Los Angeles, California, the twosome got off to a roaring start with their excellent debut single

‘Everything else was sort of insignificant': After Otis Redding sang ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ it became his

‘Everything else was sort of insignificant': After Otis Redding sang ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ it became his

There had been, to be sure, other versions of “Try a Little Tenderness,” beginning with the Ray Noble Orchestra in 1932. Aretha Franklin had an early-1960s hit with it, too. But none is quite so revered as Otis Redding’s take.

‘It just felt weird': Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his brief stint in Jethro Tull

‘It just felt weird': Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his brief stint in Jethro Tull

Tony Iommi remembers the moment when he had to decide between his then-new group Black Sabbath and taking over as guitarist in Jethro Tull.

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

When the New Year rolls around, it’s customary for reporters, columnists, reviewers and critics of all sorts to summarize the year that was by coming up with their annual Top Ten lists.

‘I’m in touch every day': Julian Lennon helped his mother through a tough year

‘I’m in touch every day': Julian Lennon helped his mother through a tough year

Most people are quick to compare Julian Lennon to his father, in particular when it come to his facial features. The younger Lennon says they’re missing something

‘How are we going to make that work?': Moment of inspiration sparked a familiar Stax hit

‘How are we going to make that work?': Moment of inspiration sparked a familiar Stax hit

Steve Cropper’s first reaction when Eddie Floyd said he wanted to write something about superstitions was rather circumspect: “Doesn’t Stevie Wonder already have a song about that?”

‘It was just a thrill to play': Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ breakthrough Bob Dylan interpretation

‘It was just a thrill to play': Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ breakthrough Bob Dylan interpretation

The Byrds’ breakthrough single, a charttopping 1965 version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” came to them almost by accident — and created quite a rift along the way.

‘Always something you can learn': For Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Duck Dunn and James Jamerson were huge

Largely self-taught, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones learned most of his early craft on the bass from listening to albums from the Stax and Motown legacy.