Favorite Band Member

Here is a list of bands. I have picked by favorite member that band. It could be I like their songwriting, or their musicianship or their persona. I picked bands usually with more than three members and where it was not one dominant personality, like the Electric Light Orchestra or Dire Straits. 10cc – Eric … More Favorite Band Member

1971: Music From 50 Years Ago

What a great mix of musical styles. Pop, rock, heavy metal, R&B, blues. This was the singer-songwriter era too, the laidback Southern California sound. Carole King would have the largest selling album with Tapestry, the touchstone for the singer-songwriter generation. Other landmark albums were: Led Zeppelin IV, Fragile, Who’s Next, Sticky Fingers, Aqualung, What’s Going … More 1971: Music From 50 Years Ago

Sticky Fingers (1971)

Were The Rolling Stones the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of the early 1970s? They had some company but I’d say yes. The Stones became a great album band in 1970 with Let it Bleed and built a strong touring presence particularly in America. The Stones of the early 1970s spoiled us with strong albums … More Sticky Fingers (1971)

Rolling Stones: Through the Past, Darkly

In reality, their second greatest hits collection, released in 1969. Unlike the Beatles, The Rolling Stones did not produced great albums in the 1960s. Big singles, yes. Just not groundbreaking albums. The greatest hits album collects their non-album singles during the second half of the decade. I still have the vinyl copy of this octagon-shaped … More Rolling Stones: Through the Past, Darkly