It is hard for me to think of a more classic rock performer from the early 1970s than Joe Cocker. While he performed right up until his death in 2014, he burst onto the scene in America during the same year as Woodstock, and his growling voice and shaking mannerisms in front of an audience … More Joe Cocker (1969-1970)
For a few short years, this was the band to follow. They wrote smartly crafted, melodic songs that had both a sweetness for the heat and a rock edge to get your air guitar going. Badfinger were the Beatles’ little brother, especially since the band recorded for the Beatles’ Apple Records, and members of the … More Badfinger: Come and Get It
Paul McCartney is a successful guy. Former Beatle, billionaire, one of the top songwriters of all time, a British Knight, beloved by millions (or billions). In his 70s, McCartney is enjoying a career peak, with a new album and an endless tour around the world and back again. Yet, in the years immediately after leaving … More Paul McCartney: The Lean Years
You are on a desert island and find 10 albums. Which ones should be included? Live albums and greatest hits collections are fair game. My ten in no particular order. Abbey Road The Beatles at their finest. Not their best songs, although there are some gems, and the medley on side two is the Beatles … More My Desert Island 10 Albums
When I’m 64. Forget 64, how about 75! Rock has not age limits. I could never imagined a Beatle getting to that age. Sadly, two Beatles did not, they passed away much too young. While a lot of Baby Boomers have retired, Ringo, a member of the previous generation, is still going strong. He’s been … More Happy Birthday, Ringo!