It only takes a few notes, but you’re hooked. In this episode of their “Breaking It Down” podcast, John Montagna and Jeff Ganz furiously trade riffs and analyze what makes them so great.
Joe McDonald’s affair with Janis Joplin was brief but his contributions to pop have lasted a long time because of tunes such as “Thursday,” “Death Sound Blues,” and “Rock and Soul Music.”
If the Queen of Soul had stuck with either jazz or gospel, she could easily have become a sovereign of those music genres too.
Nearly a half-century after Woodstock, we take a look at other artists of the era (Peter Max, The Beatles) and how the festival continues to impact American culture.
Everyone knows about Hendrix, Joplin and the Dead. But there were many other bands, including some really big names, that got lost in the mix — for various reasons. And there were others that were just … odd. See more in the next episode of our Woodstock video series.