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.
Janis Joplin and Pete Townshend items, along with the late concert promoter’s scrapbooks and much more, can be seen at the National Museum of American Jewish History through Jan. 16.
Vocalist Pearl Aday gives her Top 10 albums.
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame inducts its 18th group of 10, featuring three great female vocalists, more great bands, the Twist & the Blues
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’ …
Maybe it was because her producer had fallen in love with her. Maybe it was because she found the right band again. Maybe it was because the songs were by legends. Whatever the reason, “Pearl” is Janis Joplin’s masterpiece.
Ready to do a little California dreaming? Set the mood with this 24-track playlist that includes The Beach Boys, CSNY, The Doors, CCR, The Byrds and Love.
Four-night special begins Sept. 6 on the cable network