Ben Fong-Torrres, former Rolling Stone editor, takes us back to the 70's with the one and only Marvin Gaye, predecessor of many great soul and R&B singers. Ben recalls Marvin Gaye's stage fright and how he captivated his audience in Amsterdam in 1976.
In 2004, Norah Jones and the Handsome Band were touring her second album 'Feels Like Home' when she performed at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, joined by musical performers Dolly Parton and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.
Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City documents his hugely successful three-night musical performance at New York’s Citi Field.
for the ages. This is the ultimate McCartney live collection - from The Beatles to Wings to solo classics.
In 1987, the San Francisco Chronicle noted the 20th anniversary with several articles, including this one, which I’ve edited for space. I have not updated it but should note that since then, we’ve lost three of the people I spoke with: Bill Graham, Jerry Garcia, and Paul Kantner.
It doesn’t sound right, but on June 18, Paul McCartney turns 64. Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64? Plus ten. That’s right. The perpetually youthful Macca was born in 1942 in Liverpool, England. And, as you well know, he’s still rocking.
On his 69th birthday, which took place on July 20, he should embrace his age. Now doing a residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, he recently issued a reunion album, Santana IV, with most of the original band members playing together for the first time in some 45 years.
To play the Hollywood Bowl. For any musician, that has to be a career highlight. The Doors performed in that revered venue in 1968, and Ray Manzarek, in his interview for Qello Concerts, articulated the import of such an occasion.
This week in rock history, Hank Williams made his debut on the live radio show, Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. That was on June 11, 1949, and it says somewhere that he got an unprecedented six encore calls from the audience at the Ryman Auditorium. Must’ve thrown the radio show clear off its schedule.