“Joplin’s Shooting Star”1966-1970 | The Pop History Dig | Jack Doyle

“Joplin’s Shooting Star” 1966-1970 Janis Joplin featured in a ‘Newsweek’ cover story, ‘Rebirth of the Blues,’ May 26, 1969. In the rock ‘n roll firmament of the 1960s, Janis Joplin was a shooting star who burned white hot for five short years.  She died of a heroin overdose at age 27.  Joplin sang her own brand of…

Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969)

Originally posted on 1960s: Days of Rage:
“Blind Faith were an English blues rock band, composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. The band, which was one of the first supergroups, released their only album, Blind Faith, in August 1969. Stylistically similar to the bands in which Winwood, Baker and Clapton…

Bob Dylan’s First Day with “Tangled Up in Blue” | The New Yorker

By Jeff Slate   The  New York sessions for Bob Dylan’s 1975 album, “Blood on the Tracks,” have always been ground zero for Dylan’s reputation as a cipher and a curmudgeon in the recording studio, intent on speeding through the proceedings and capturing lightning in a bottle, quality control be damned. As the story has been…

The Musicians’ Olympus: Ric Grech (bass / violin)

Page created by Miguel Terol on 16th January 1998 – Last modified on: 24th May 2012. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com This is an amazing piece of research and the Leicester section is true. I can vouch for it. The whole site is excellent and a labour of love! (KW)…

Heaven and Hell Coffee Lounge in Soho, W1 |Eric Lindsay

This is a brilliant blog post about the Heaven and Hell Coffee Bar in Soho written by it’s founder Eric Lindsay (link at end). Sadly not with us anymore. Check it out!! Ray Jackson and I opened Heaven and Hell in late 1955. I had the idea from when I had been working in Paris, where…