Post Tagged with: "1960s"

Ravi Shankar on late former Beatle George Harrison: 'He became like part of me'

Ravi Shankar became both a musical and spiritual influence on George Harrison, as the two forged a deeply personal relationship that still lingers with the sitar master

Forgotten series: Moving Sidewalks, featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons – Flash (1969)

Best remembered as the band that featured guitarist Billy Gibbons, who eventually reaped universal fame with ZZ Top, the Moving Sidewalks were actually a very popular local act hailing from Houston, Texas.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Kool and the Gang

We were reminded of Kool and the Gang’s rump-shaking joys all over again when they were invited to serve as opening act on Van Halen’s ongoing reunion tour.

Big Brother & the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin – Live at the Carousel Ballroom (2012)

Maybe this album, finally, will put to rest the wrong-headed notion that Janis Joplin was simply a blues-belting imitator, instead of one of rock music’s most interesting — albeit short-lived — voices.

Forgotten series: Various artists – The Super K Kollection, Volumes 1-2 (1994)

The late 1960s belonged to Jeffrey Katz and Jerry Kasenetz, who twiddled the knobs on gobs of singles and albums referred to as bubblegum music.

Guilty pleasures: The Mind Expanders – What’s Happening? (1967)/ Psychedelic Guitars (1968; 2011 reissue)

More than a few clueless shoppers, when purchasing albums like these, were fooled into thinking they were buying a brain-melting slice of sonic revelations from a new groovy group

Forgotten series: Impala Syndrome – Impala Syndrome (1969; 2012 reissue)

Previously known as Los Impalas, this Venezuela-based group eventually moved to Spain where they met with great success. The band’s discs, which encompassed a mix of different styles, were well received and are now relished by collectors

Davy Jones, lead singer of the Monkees, dies at 66 from apparent heart attack

Sixties teen idol Davy Jones has died of a heart attack, his publicist confirms. He was 66.

Cosmic Michael – Cosmic Michael (1969)/ After A While (1970; 2012 reissues)

No matter how much research has been expended on Cosmic Michael, he remains an enigmatic figure.

Nick Mason on Pink Floyd’s often-forgotten co-founder: We’d have been nothing without Syd Barrett

Nick Mason, the only member to have appeared in every different configuration of Pink Floyd, credits long-departed co-founder Syd Barrett for giving the band its “liftoff”