I did not know Chuck Berry was a black man until he stepped on that Des Moines stage.
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Paul Kantner played the University of Iowa on November 11, 1969 with Jefferson Airplane, but I was in the ninth grade – so no way were my parents letting me go.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4k_InRXP-g&w=500&h=305] It’s maybe a little too easy to toss around words like “revolutionary,” but that word certainly applied to the early Ornette Coleman Quartet. There was nothing like it at the time, and the music became ground zero for the free jazz movement.
Lindsey Buckingham, on a brilliant new live acoustic album, redefines what’s at stake in his own songs — helping us not just to hear them in a new way, but to feel them in the same new way.