Fifty years ago, the Monterey International Pop Festival was a key event of the “Summer of Love.” Here’s a look back at one of rock’s most memorable music festivals.
An archetype of Woodstock-era rock’s self-destructive hedonism, Janis Joplin died from a shot of overly pure heroin as she neared completion of “Pearl.”
Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley, aka “Bear,” didn’t just do sound for the Dead; he also ran sound at the San Francisco club the Carousel Ballroom, and happily, for music fans, recording the shows, as well.
By Mike Greenblatt The release of Big Brother & The Holding Company’s “Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968” by Columbia Legacy trumps “Cheap Thrills” in so many ways. “First of all,” says founding member singer-songwriter-guitarist Sam Andrew, “ ‘Cheap Thrills’ …