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.
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It was only later that he understood the magnitude of what had just happened.
I did not discover the late Bert Sommer until 2008, which is a damn shame because he was a fantastic New York-based songwriter much in the same league as Tim Buckley
Woodstock native Jim Weider got to live out a musician’s dream, having been a fan of the Band at the turn of the 1970s before eventually joining Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson from 1985-99.
As a 17-band menu of bands gathered for the three-day Holland Pop Festival in June 1970 outside of Rotterdam, Bob Hite of Canned Heat summed things up perfectly: “I feel less uptight here than I ever have anywhere.”
Hailing from Berkeley, California, Country Joe and the Fish were one of many acts to emerge from the San Francisco area’s influential folk/rock ‘n’ roll/psychedelic scene of the mid- to late-1960s.
Henry McCullough, whose searing first-take guitar solo was the centerpoint of Paul McCartney and Wings’ charttopping “My Love,” is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Early reports courtesy of the BBC incorrectly reported that he had died.
On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we had the reins over to Henry McCullough, singer-songwriter and former sideman with Paul McCartney and Wings, Joe Cocker and Spooky Tooth, among others.
Henry McCullough couldn’t have picked a better title for his standout new solo release, Unfinished Business. A talented musician with a roving muse, over the years he’s taken part – if only briefly – in a number of signature rock ’n’ roll moments.
Canned Heat, the doomed boogie-blues revivalists, only made a lone appearance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival. Yet they still managed some star-crossed magic.