I was flat on my back listening to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band play “In My Own Dream” — thinkin’ I was in heaven but knowin’ I was on the floor of Fillmore West, the near mythical music palace in San Francisco where Rock & Roll ruled, and fans flocked to see and hear bands like the Grateful Dead, Santana, and Credence Clearwater Revival.
Disclaimer: This list is for entertainment purposes only and it not meant to demeans in any way any members' looks or talent. This list is just my opinion and an opinion is not a fact. Also, looks are perceived differently depending on country or culture you grew up with, so it is only normal we have different opinions. All I'm saying is that depending the concept the group comes back with it, a member is bound to make a better fit than the rest of the members. In this list I have included music videos/songs where more that one member sings the song and/or more than one member appears in the music video. I apologize beforehand if I am missing any music video or song that would meet this criteria. Now lest's get started!
Once there was a British rock band in the 1960s, who chose to call themselves The Animals. They are best known for their number one hit single ”The House of the Rising Sun” and other hit songs which included “We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place”, “It’s My Life” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The band was simply fantastic and I’m sure there are many of you who have heard their number one hit single played many times as it became incredibly popular and is still played on the radio today.
Disclaimer: This list is for entertainment purposes only. With this list I do not intend to demean or make less of the beauty and talent of the members. This list is just my opinion and an opinion is NOT a fact. Beauty standards are seen differently for everyone. This week's pick is (G)I-DLE. This group is not considered a rookie anymore since they have been promoting for over a year and they have managed to establish a strong fan base already. Their comebacks this year have been received relatively well by fans and in music charts. Of course, we have to wait for the outcome of their 'Lion' comeback a few more days. It is incredible that with very little title tracks, they have won so awards.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark Abbey Road album, and as a way to placate my fixated anxiousness for the release of its super deluxe edition and picture disc, I’ve decided to dust off my box set of the Beatles’ The US Albums. I’m rediscovering and revisiting each individual album in chronological sequence as I await to revel within the newly remixed Abbey Road in all its glory on the golden anniversary of the historic release date. In the meantime…
With a talent like Roy Orbison, you can only write the facts because what he contributed to the world of rock and roll would take practically forever to put down on paper. Besides I want you to know about his great singing and the songs which would pull at your heartstrings. Roy Orbison got the nickname the Big O, and was a very popular American singer and songwriter. He had a powerful kind of voice, and sang sad, heartfelt, and very emotional ballads. When he first started singing it was at high school in a country and western band.
The year is 1968, and The Temptations have a problem. They are one of the biggest groups in the world, but their lead singer is destroying himself, and taking The Temptations with him.
This year makes 100 years since the birth of the legendary Nat King Cole. Although he has been gone for even longer than he was here, his influence is felt in every corner of the music world. Cole was a world class pianist in his own right, but found greater fame as a vocalist. Many standards were first sung by Nat King Cole; even more were better sung by him.
A great 1960s rock and roll band from Britain known as The Yardbirds. Among their most memorable hits are “For Your Love”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, and “Heart Full of Soul.” If you’re like me and you love rock then think a bit. I react to songs and know which I hear that become my instant favorites and then there are those I listen to now and then and I recognize. However, I never paid much attention to who the performers were until YouTube came along and I searched for songs and made certain discoveries. So this trip down memory lane about bands which have been popular and are still popular is a fascinating one for me and I hope for you too. Sort of like an education in rock and roll.
When I was almost 14 years old, in 1969, I wanted to go to a music festival everyone was talking about that became known as the legendary Woodstock. I asked my mother if I could go and she said no way, because I was too young! Well I was very upset because I loved music so much so I kept at her for a while, but she never relented. I was very sad about that, but I would not let it deter me. I know that one of my brothers, Ralph by name, who was eighteen, had plans on going. I asked Ralph how he was going to get there, and he said he was going to hitch hike. I thought that was so cool that I asked him if I could go with him and he also told me no. I asked him why not and he also said I was too young! He was looking out for me, I realized that later, but at the time I just wanted to go. So, I decided to run away from home and hitchhike all by myself… so I did! I got there too. I remember that a lovely guy driving a big truck picked me up. He asked me my name and I told him it was Jennifer Jo Johnson, which was a name I made up whenever I did not want to use my real name. He drove me all the way to where the concert was in Bethel, New York and waved good-bye. He never laid a hand on me. Now those were the days, when you could hitch hike and no one would hurt you.
I had the great thrill of interviewing John Mayall in 2013. Here’s a look back before an appearance at BB Kings…