1971

The Cover Image From "The Concert for Bangla Desh"

Rock Flashback: The Concert for Bangla Desh on Vinyl

In the summer of 1971, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized the Concert for Bangla Desh to benefit refugees in the newly-independent country of Bangla Desh (formerly East Pakistan), which was ravaged by war and […]

12/27/2011

Sly Stone Onstage in 2007 (Getty Images/Francois Guillot/AFP)

Rock Flashback: “There’s a Riot Goin’ On”

By 1971, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sly and the Family Stone[/lastfm]  — multi-racial, multi-gender, and multi-format, blending rock, soul, and funk — appealed to both people on the dance floor and stoners in the throng at Woodstock. The […]

11/20/2011

Rock Flashback: “Brown Sugar”

When deciding not merely on the greatest [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] singles, but on the greatest singles by anybody, “Brown Sugar” has to at least be in the semi-finals. Forty years ago this week, it hit […]

05/05/2011