“A black dwarf cowboy Oscar Wilde in Egyptian drag with a voice like raspberry preserves, thick and sweet.” —-Novelist Tom Robbins writing about Hendrix for the Seattle underground newspaper, Helix. Jimi Hendrix was to release only two more studio albums in his lifetime – Axis: … Continue reading Jimi Hendrix (Final of 4 – And the Gods Made Love)
“We don’t want to be classed in any category. If it must have a tag, I’d like it to be called ‘Free Feeling.’ It’s a mixture of rock, freak-out, blues, and rave music.” —-Jimi Hendrix to Record Mirror Now that Hendrix had pretty much shattered … Continue reading Jimi Hendrix (3)
Well I guess I’ll go back over yonder Way up across the hill Well I guess I’ll go up yonder Way up ‘cross the hill Guess if my baby don’t love me no more I know her Sister will Up until 1966, Jimi Hendrix had … Continue reading Jimi Hendrix (2)
If you weren’t around back then, it’s almost impossible to convey how wildly popular Jimi Hendrix was. He was not only a great musician, but he was a vital part of the Sixties scene. He was cool, he was hot, he was amazing. Of Jimi … Continue reading Jimi Hendrix (1)
For those who may not be familiar with the name, Robin Trower was the guitarist for Sixties British rock band, Procol Harum. How to categorize them? Early prog-rock? Symphonic rock? Their biggest hit was the Bach-derived “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” And with, according to Wikipedia, … Continue reading Concert Review – Robin Trower – Wilbur Theater, Boston
The story of Floyd in the 1967-68 timeframe is as much about transition in personnel as it was the evolution of their sound. At the beginning of the year, the band was comprised of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. This was … Continue reading Pink Floyd (2) – Which One’s Pink?
The date of the above picture is somewhere in the late 1964 – early 1965 time period. The band may have been known as the Tea Set at this point but changed their name because of a conflict with another group. Clearly visible on the … Continue reading Pink Floyd (1) – Careful With That Axe, Eugene