I just had to post this to cleanse my musical palate after watching that Corden/McCartney treacle the other day.
Kind of makes the MTV/VH1 thing all worthwhile
Gram Parsons was another casualty of the Sixties, dead of an overdose at 26 in 1973. But not before he wrote some amazing songs, and helped to broaden the scope of American music.
if you love rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and you’re ever in Memphis, you don’t want to miss this.
Remembering how good some of the music was in the mid to late 1950s,
Roger McGuinn and Gram Parsons, at The Boston Tea Party, February 1969 by Peter Simon
Top ten lists of albums, songs, concerts and performers are not something I do, because there is so much music that I love, and love at different times for different reasons.
But this in-concert collaboration by a bunch of artists, including Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison would be atop any of those lists.
The older I get, the more meaning this song takes on for me.
Photo by Jim Marshall
“Mama” Cass Elliot (September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974)
...but you gotta serve somebody
“What makes the Rickenbacker 12-string unique for you compared to other guitars?There’s something interesting about its hollow body. It’s only about 2″ thick, but it’s got a ring to it – the pickups they use and the way they string it, with the high string last. On a 12-string, the high string is usually first when you pluck down. But the Rickenbackers were strung with a high string last, so you hit the low string and the high string, which gave it more of a ring.”
A terrific inside-guitar interview with a key figure in rock and roll history.