I think you will like this one. Some great footage of The Faces relaxing in 1970……this is classic stuff!
If you enjoyed this one be sure to check back on Sunday for a great 1971 concert by The Faces.
Today’s interview is a little unique. It includes Jackson, Henry Diltz (the photographer that took some of the most iconic rock photographs of all time) and Gary Burden talking about the creation of the cover for Jackson’s amazing first album. I think you will like it…….
So if you are wondering about the bonus part of the post, here it is……click on the video below to hear Jackson’s first album in it’s entirety. It was an amazing album…….I hope you enjoy it!
Today’s interviewee is James Taylor circa 1970 (there are actually a couple of interview segments and a great performance of Riding On A Railroad, one of my all time favorite songs). What you will discover from the interview is that James wasn’t really acting in Two Lane Blacktop….he is really that laconic. I actually think it’s one of the things that make me love James so much. Enjoy, and as always, let me know what you think!
Today I have a terrific recent interview with Gordon. Some things get better with age…..Gordon is one of those things. Enjoy the interview!
As a bonus here is a great clip of Burton Cummings imitating Gordon singing various songs. Burton clearly has a lot of love for Gordon as do most Canadians and this American.
So…..we talked about The Lovin Spoonful last week. As it turns out, John Sebastian was also quite successful after his time with the group achieving solo success and having memorable performances at many of the great rock festivals in the late 1960s. Here is a great interview with John where he talks about the influence that the great Richie Havens had on his early career and how he ended up on stage at Woodstock as an unscheduled performer.
After listening to John’s interview, I bet you are ready to hear some music. Here are a couple of great videes of John from the Celebration at Big Sur and Woodstock rock festivals.
Celebration at Big Sur (1968) – with Stephen Stills
Photograph Copyright 1969 Henry Diltz
The Lovin Spoonful, a group that grew out of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s, was one of the true musical treasures of the 1960s. In 1964, John Sebastian spent a lot of time sitting in with a group called The Mugwumps. During this time, he became friends with Zal Yanovsky who was in the group. When the Mugwumps broke up after only eight months, John and Zal joined with Joe Butler and Steve Boone to create the Spoonful. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today’s interview is a short, but very rare, 1966 interview with the original Spoonful in Toronto. As you will see, there was a lot of interest in the group in Toronto because Zal was from there. I hope you enjoy this little slice of music history.
With that interview as a lead-in, let’s continue our walk down memory lane with some great music and TV performances by The Lovin Spoonful.
You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (1965)
Do You Believe In Magic (1065)
Summer In The City (1966)
If you were wondering why The Lovin Spoonful was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000…..now you know!
Now…..here is the bonus part of today’s post. I mentioned above that Zal, and John unofficially, had been in a group called The Mugwumps before forming the Lovin Spooonful. As it turns out, The Mugwumps were one of the most talent filled groups of all time and I am willing to bet that most of you never heard of them before reading this post! Who else was in the The Mugwumps……none other than Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty who went on to become founding members of The Mamas and The Papas (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 1998). Absolutely frigging amazing. That my friends, is your bonus nugget of Rock History.
We are starting a new series of posts today called Thursday Interviews. In this series we will highlight great interviews with musicians. Today’s post is a follow-up to this week’s Two’Fer Tuesday post which featured Gary Wright and Wonderwheel with George Harrison sitting in on slide guitar. That performance was featured on the Dick Cavett show and was followed by a 35 minute interview with George. I really enjoyed what George had to say and it was wonderful to see what a great sense of humor he had. I think you will like this new series of posts. Please let me know you thoughts…..
It’s kind of funny that George mentioned Marmalade…..they are the subject of my next post. Stay tuned!