Post Tagged with: "1960s"

‘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.

‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

Carlos Santana has reunited with the original congo player from the Santana Blues Band, after discovering that Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone had fallen on hard times.

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

Throughout 1965-66, David Crosby and the Byrds were running neck and neck with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones commercially. And then, Crosby says, the Fab Four did something that blew him away.

Forgotten series: Patrick Samson Set, I Rebelli, others – Stasera Shake 3 (2009)

Forgotten series: Patrick Samson Set, I Rebelli, others – Stasera Shake 3 (2009)

This quite-fun Italian 1960s beat/pop collection from Boss A Tone Records, spanning the years 1967-75, is the kind of thing you want to play in your car or at your next party.

‘We were a little luckier’: Booker T. and the MGs stood apart from the standard house band

‘We were a little luckier’: Booker T. and the MGs stood apart from the standard house band

As part of Booker T. and the MGs, Steve Cropper played on countless hits, though often the record-buying public had no idea of their involvement. The guitar legend explains why that never mattered.

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

For too long, founder Roger Waters says, Pink Floyd has been saddled with a genre designation that he finds laughably inappropriate: Space rock. He says the band was always anything but

The Friday Morning Listen: Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

The Friday Morning Listen: Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

My favorite part of this season, media wise, has always been that speech that Linus gives during A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s about the true meaning of Christmas

‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

On the outside looking in, the two most famous editions of Fleetwood Mac — Peter Green’s blues-based era, and the Buckingham-Nicks pop period — couldn’t be more different. Not to Mick Fleetwood.