The Gants Almost Became Giants
Tom Petty called The Gants “the Mississippi Beatles.” But various bits of bad luck kept them from breaking through.
Steve Cropper: The Cream of the Crop
Steve Cropper took a long road from a Missouri farm to playing with some of the biggest rock stars. His guitar licks are unmistakeable.
William Shatner Sings “The Blues”
William Shatner has played a lot of roles, including singer. His blues album features guests like Ritchie Blackmore and Steve Cropper.
The One-Hit Wonder File: “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”
In 1972, a deejay flipped over from the “B-side” and helped make “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” into one of the biggest hits of the year.