Creedence Clearwater Revival was supposed to be a top headliner at Woodstock. Unless you were there (and awake), you missed a great set.
There are a handful of songs that can be credited for moving the needle on rock music. The 1951 single, “Rocket 88,” is one of ’em as Kit O’Toole explains.
Fifty years later, a deluxe vinyl reissue of Velvet Underground’s “The Matrix Tapes” highlights the peculiar genius of Lou Reed and company.