Melanie recalls Woodstock concert and not being paid for it
NEW YORK (AP) — Melanie, known as the First Lady of Woodstock, remembers having a supernatural experience as she walked on the rainy stage in 1969 to perform at one of the most iconic events of...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival says he's come to appreciate how a community can be born of difficulty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former wife of Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is selling off exotic and erotic items from their 14 years of marriage.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Don't think that Newark's queen of performance art has lost her historical splendor.
Taneshia Nash Laird is making sure of that with ambitious plans as the new president...
Renton post office renamed to honor Jimi Hendrix
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Music icon Jimi Hendrix will now have a post office near his Washington state hometown named after him.
Band digs up Nashville’s forgotten past with songs, videos
From a public hanging on Nashville's Music Row to the days when a young and still unknown guitar player named Jimi Hendrix walked the city's streets, a band is documenting Nashville's forgotten history in songs and videos.
Granville Automatic, which got its start in Atlanta and is now based in Nashville, recently released its album "Radio Hymns."
The title track recounts how the Ryman Auditorium was saved just as it was about to be demolished in the 1970s.
Review: Ace of Cups, 60′s all-women band, make timely debut
Ace of Cups, "Ace of Cups" (High Moon Records)
The all-female Ace of Cups was part of the late '60s psychedelic scene in San Francisco, opening for Jimi Hendrix and The Band but without ever recording an album. Until now, over 50 years later.
"It's Bad for You but Buy It!" — a collection of old demos, rehearsals and live performances — was issued in Britain in the 2000's but this self-titled double album is their studio debut and it's an emotional, absorbing experience.
Ann Arbor ’60s rockers reunite for 50th class reunion
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A 1960s high school rock band that played alongside such legends as Jimi Hendrix and The Who returned to their roots for a 50th class reunion.
Three founding members of The Hideaways played Friday for the Ann Arbor High School class of '68 reunion.
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes.
Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's guitar pick?
Doors biographer Jerry Hopkins dead at 82
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Hopkins, a prolific music journalist who co-wrote a million-selling biography of the Doors that Oliver Stone adapted into a feature film, has died.
Hopkins died of heart failure June 3 in Bangkok, his longtime residence. He was 82 and his death was confirmed Tuesday by his son, Nick Hopkins.
LONDON (AP) — The Victoria & Albert Museum says Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs taken by his late wife Linda to the museum's new photography center.
The collection includes Linda McCartney's portraits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix as a well as images from nature and photos of her family.
Linda McCartney worked as a professional photographer from the mid-1960s and was married to the former Beatle from 1969 until her death from breast cancer in 1998.
SEYMOUR — A concert at Seymour Public Library on May 6 will take attendees back in time with Woodstock tributes.
The Seymour Public Library at 46 Church St. is hosting a free concert in the afternoon of May 6.
The band — C.J. West and the Downtown Train — is set to go on at 2 p.m. The concert, called “Trip on the Train to Woodstock,” will pay tribute to the bands that were on the stage at Woodstock in 1969, including The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana and The Grateful Dead.
Still touring at age 81, Buddy Guy seems to just keep getting better — and he grows more precious with every lick he plays.
Guy’s historic role linking southern blues, badass Chicago blues and blues-based rock ’n’ roll was cemented long ago.
The Louisiana native played with Muddy Waters, was Junior Wells’ performing partner and was a major influence on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Steve Ray Vaughan, to name a few.
Minnesota music mogul writes about his life with Elvis, Jimi, Janis and Prince
Before Minneapolis entertainment impresario Owen Husney became Princes first manager, he was a concert promoter who hung out with Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger.
Janis Joplin once made a pass at him. He served as publicist and pimp for movie star/singer Richard Harris. He was even a rock star of sorts with the High Spirits, a Twin Cities garage band that had a 1965 local hit, Turn on Your Love Light.
Alice Cooper credits his religion for saving him from alcoholism.
The 70-year-old rocker was warned by doctors to quit drinking or die 37 years ago, when he woke up throwing up blood and was taken to hospital.
He recalled: "Everything that could go wrong was shutting down inside of me.
"I was drinking with Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix and trying to keep up with Keith Moon and they all died at 27."
Bidding on assets of the defunct McNally Smith College of Music is underway, after a U.S. bankruptcy court ordered that the items be sold.
Organized in 250 lots, lounge chairs, vehicles, microwave ovens and dorm room furniture are among the items included in the online auction being handled by Grafe Auction.
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Richie Faulkner, known for blazing guitar solos in the group Judas Priest, is asked about his days before becoming a metal hero.
Speaking via phone from somewhere outside of Hartford (he wasn’t quite sure which town), where the legendary metal band was in production rehearsals for the current tour, London-raised Faulkner said he was introduced to rock music by his father’s Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath albums — leading to his love of the guitar.
Jimi Hendrix, "Both Sides of the Sky" (Experience Hendrix/Sony Legacy)
Elvis has left the building but Jimi is still busy in the studio. Or so it would seem from the staggering number of posthumous Hendrix albums that record labels, bootleggers and — for the past two decades — his family have been releasing since his death in 1970.
Dave Mason is one of those lucky people who always knew what he was meant to do. The English singer-songwriter fell in love with the guitar as a teen. At 71, it still thrills him.
“When I was 15, girls were interesting, but I wanted a guitar,” he said. “That’s what I wanted.”
Watt M. Casey Jr.'s career in photography began with a missed opportunity. Casey was near the stage at a Jimi Hendrix show in San Antonio in 1970, without his camera. He made a point to bring it along to concerts from that point forward, which decades later has yielded "My Guitar is a Camera," a new book of photography with an emphasis on music and Austin in the 1970s and '80s.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. | On Thursday, new Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez met with the 'Circle of Trust' at their spring training complex.Friday, he met with the circle of mistrust.
Martinez met with the media officially for the first time this spring, on the second day of pitcher and catcher workouts and the third day since the club's reporting date.
Then again, there wasn't a whole lot to talk about. This is, for the most part, the same Nationals team that won 97 games last year.
Identifying "the last of ... " in any musical realm is a fool's errand. That said, representatives from a robust 1950s and 1960s jazz scenewho could be called "legendary" are scant these days.
Sonny Rollins and Ahmad Jamal are both 87, and both released sessions way back in the '50s. Rollins recently retired, but Jamal released a new album just last year.
Ever wonder how a museum gets new art?
Take a peek at "Out of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases," a new, permanent gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts that will exhibit recent additions to the museum's collection.
DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons picked the artworks, and concedes it was no easy task.
"Because of the variety and high quality of hundreds of art purchases and gifts in the last years," he said Friday, "it was difficult to choose only seven."
ANSONIA-Here’s a chance to see State Sen. George Logan in a different light.
On Friday night the Senator will take off his tie, remove his two-piece suit and forget about the state budget for a few hours. Instead he’ll dust off his wide brim hat with the flowing purple ribbon, grab his Fender Stratocaster and perform some of Jimi Hendrix greatest hits. He’ll even strum behind his back and maybe, just maybe if convinced, with his teeth.
Northeast Ohio guitarist Michael Weber reflects on winning MTV competition
Northeast Ohio guitarist Michael Weber reflects on winning MTV competition
SILVER LAKE, Ohio - Northeast Ohio guitarist Michael Weber stepped onto a Los Angeles stage in a flamboyant outfit that evoked Jimi Hendrix - one of his idols - on a recent episode of the MTV talent competition "Amazingness" and proceeded to amaze the judges with a blistering solo.
The Silver Lake man shredded his way through a rock improvisation that delighted the audience and host Rob Dyrdek.
New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March
NEW YORK (AP) — Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.
Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix's "Both Sides of the Sky" on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released.
Q-Tip blasts Grammys for failing to nominate Tribe album
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is blasting the Grammys in an angry video for failing to recognize the band's final album with a nomination.
The rapper-producer tells off the organization and calls it "corny" in an expletive-filled rant posted Tuesday on Instagram. Q-Tip says that Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix never received Grammy Awards. He also mentions Led Zeppelin, though the band did win a Grammy in 2014.
Pierce Fulton & NVDES perform at the Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
Fans can expect a night of eclectic music when Pierce Fulton and NVDES (Josh Ocean) bring their ‘Better Places Tour’ to the Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, on Monday, Nov. 27.
The Los Angeles-based friends are touring to celebrate the release of “Better Places,” the title track from Fulton’s debut album, which he released independently over the summer.
Digital revenues were 77 percent of the total music industry in the first half of 2016.
Streaming was 47 percent of the U.S. music industry revenue in the first half of 2016.
Americans spend more than four hours a day listening to music.
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem is the first rap song to win an Oscar.
The most expensive musical instrument in the world is a Stradivarius violin, with one being sold for $15.9 million.
A person’s heartbeat mimics the beat of the music he or she is listening to.
The troubling thing about Mourning Dayze’s initial album release was that the band's members didn’t know it was coming. When a book about the psychedelic garage band’s 1960s exploits hits amazon.com this month, they’ll be ready to savor the moment.
Guitars belonging to famous musicians to hit the auction block
Dick Cavett donates talk-show series to Library of Congress
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his TV talk show to the Library of Congress.
The donation announced Friday by the library includes episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from his 35 years as host during the 1960s to 1980s.
Among the guests featured: Muhammad Ali, Orson Welles, Jimi Hendrix, Groucho Marx and Janis Joplin.
HARLINGEN — We remember.
We remember Margarita Taguilas, Ruben and Ofelia, and a young girl cradling her dog.
We remember Cesar Chavez, Carrie Fisher, Jimi Hendrix, Georgia O’Keeffe and a forgotten slave cemetery in Virginia.
And most of all, we remember an ancient Mexican tradition — Dia de los Muertos — still alive in the 21st century in all of its manifestations both north and south of the border.
Michael Jackson’s glove, Nirvana’s MTV moon man up for bid
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A white glove Michael Jackson wore on tour in 1981 is among the items up for bid in an auction of pop music memorabilia next month.
Julien's Auctions says the rhinestone-covered right hand glove Jackson wore on the "Triumph" tour is expected to fetch $60,000 to $80,000. Also for sale is a red zippered leather jacket Jackson wore on tour in 1987 that's expected to sell for $20,000 to $40,000.
New York residents seek to co-name street after Jimi Hendrix
NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York City residents are petitioning to have a street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood named in honor of musician Jimi Hendrix.
Organizers of the petition are seeking to co-name West Eighth Street as "Jimi Hendrix Way." The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2xYAW50 ) the organizers say they believe the co-naming also would attract visitors to an area fighting gentrification.
Earlier this year I was attempting to understand the differences between baby boomers and millennials. That's when I saw the term "helicopter parents," so I searched it and found another term, "hovering parents."
Filmmaker Murray Lerner, who shot Dylan going electric, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner, who captured Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and preserved legendary music acts like Jimi Hendrix and Leonard Cohen forever on film, has died, said his son, Noah. He was 90.
Nashville overpass named after longtime Baptist pastor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An overpass in the Tennessee capital is being dedicated in the honor of a longtime pastor in the city's historic African-American neighborhood.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry on Saturday unveiled the marker naming the bridge after Bishop Joseph W. Walker III of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
ANSONIA-Pull on your tie-dye shirt, whip out those granny glasses and grab a blanket for a trip back to the 60s and 70s when the cast of Beatlemania rocks the Valley again.
Music will fill the air beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Nolan Field on Wakelee Avenue.
Southern Voices, the Bernadettes and the Electric Lady Band (the Jimi Hendrix tribute band) will be the first to take the stage before the cast of Beatlemania makes their return appearance.
Liam Gallagher has claimed the ghost of late rock legend Jimi Hendrix was at his album playback in New York.
The former Oasis frontman previewed songs from his forthcoming debut solo LP 'As You Were' at Electric Lady Sound Studios, where Hendrix - who chocked on his own vomit and died at the age of just 27 in September 1970 - recorded his final record 'Electric Ladyland'.
Every summer, the Levitt Pavilion, in Westport, offers a “50 FREE Nights under the Stars!” season of entertainment.
And the way the nonprofit pays for all this is through benefit events, during which it offers performances by legendary performers and such perks as meet-and-greet receptions and premium seating.
STAMFORD — Judge Gary White has rarely given an interview in more than two decades on the bench.
A local kid made good, the presiding judge for criminal matters at State Superior Court moved to Stamford from Pittsburg in 10th grade, joining the Black Knights basketball team as a guard.
A bookworm, White, 63, is the son of Rev. Samuel White at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church on Grove Street, and was a public defender in Norwalk for 13 years.
SEATTLE (AP) — Purple guitars, purple walkways and a crowd of purple-clad families adorned the newest park in Seattle — the long awaited Jimi Hendrix Park.
The $2.2 million park, located next to the Northwest African American Museum, has been under development for the last several years as organizers raised funds and designed the city's newest tribute to the Seattle-born rock icon.
In 1967 the Monterey Pop Festival served as a launchpad for such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. It also helped bring soul singer Otis Redding in front of a new audience and introduced master Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar to American ears.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that's bringing back a few acts from a half century ago.
DALLAS (AP) — Heritage Auctions has halted the planned offering of a guitar purported to have been played by Jimi Hendrix at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival amid concerns it's not that particular instrument.
Dallas-based Heritage on Tuesday announced the guitar, originally estimated to bring up to $750,000, will no longer be up for sale on June 17.
10 notable albums from 1967
NEW YORK (AP) — The world still celebrates the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which came out 50 years ago in June. But 1967 was an unusually rich year for music overall, with acclaimed work from artists old and new, from Jimi Hendrix and the Velvet Underground to Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Here are 10 other notable albums: