Category Archives: Country

ELVIS: Sun in Vegas

by Tony G. Marshall A rare and fascinating public moment occurred as Elvis Presley began a brief reflective backtrack to his musical roots from the stage of the Las Vegas Hilton when he saw someone in the audience holding a copy of the then recently … Continue reading

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RICHARD, CHARLES & JILES: The Original Albums

The ‘triple’ Rock ‘n’ Roll tragedy that was eventually labelled “The Day The Music Died” encompasses the passing of a trio of pioneering greats who have been the subject of many “how much greater they could have been…” conversations around the world since … Continue reading

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‘SAM PHILLIPS: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll,’ by Peter Guralnick – The New York Times

Five hundred forty-one pages into Peter Guralnick’s 763-page biography of Sam Phillips, the impresario enshrined in the subtitle as “the man who invented rock ’n’ roll,” we get the moment when many people probably saw Phillips for the first time. … Continue reading

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WOODSTOCK 1969: 24 Hours of Peace and Music – in its entirety! | Deep Jams Radio

A fascinating source of access for a Woodstock anniversary is Deep Jams Radio’s “24 hours of Peace and Music” event. The featured music below is from the Woodstock performers’ setlists which also includes the various sources in the listings. It’s a fascinating document … Continue reading

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ELVIS PRESLEY: How he built rock ‘n’ roll on his self-titled debut | Record Bin | Nooga.com

By JOSHUA PICKARD  During the course of any reasonable discussion about the history of modern music, there are always going to be a few names that pop up again and again—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Robert Johnson and Elvis Presley spring … Continue reading

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THE WHO – A Love Affair With Festivals | uDiscover

Given the way history is often written you may well be surprised to hear that The Who’s first major festival performance was not at The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, but two years earlier, in August 1965 when they co-headlined … Continue reading

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THE ROLLING STONES: “Sticky Fingers” | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers Rolling Stones; 1971/2015 By Mark Richardson; June 19, 2015   The story of the Baby Boomers, and their movement from adolescence to adulthood, has been documented and re-told endlessly. And few bands represent that story, and the move … Continue reading

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MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL: The DVD Journal | Reviews : The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival: The Criterion Collection Home Vision Entertainment Starring Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, The Mamas and The Papas, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Ravi Shankar, and more Directed by D.A. Pennebaker Review by … Continue reading

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THE JUKEBOX: Put Another Nickel In… | uDiscover

“We had these little juke joints, little taverns at that time. On a weekend there was this little place in the alley that would stay open all night. We called them Saturday night fish fries, they had two or three … Continue reading

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SO JUST WHAT WAS THE FIRST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RECORD? – uDiscover

“My man rocks me with one steady roll.” – Trixie Smith, 1922 Rock and roll is as old as mankind and the first rock ‘n’ roll record was Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ ‘Rocket 88’ recorded at Sam Phillips’ … Continue reading

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