The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
This Sunday, 44 years after the famous 1969 festival, Havens’ ashes will be scattered–per his own wishes–across the former festival site in Bethel, N.Y.
Late folk legend Richie Havens’ will receive a final resting place at the very festival grounds where he opened up the iconic Woodstock music festival in 1969, reports Rolling Stone. Havens, who passed away from […]
Kirk Hammett was an early member of Exodus before replacing Dave Mustaine (later of Megadeth) in Metallica. And while the music of the Bay Area thrash metal scene only has a passing resemblance to Hendrix, Hammett has often paid tribute to the man by playing bits of Jimi’s “Little Wing” in his guitar solos.
The Band’s Levon Helm is getting his due credit with a documentary of his own, set to screen in theaters nationwide next year.
The Woodstock Music & Art Festival will be remembered for peace, love, great music and some “brown acid” the over half million in attendance were warned about. But something you might not have known is how much the performers were paid to appear at Woodstock.
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Woodstock Music Festival! It’s easy to remember the artists who did perform, but what about the ones who passed up on one of the most pivotal events in music history?
Who can forget the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Incredible String Band[/lastfm] and their famous performance at Woodstock? Everyone, apparently. Their performance does not appear on any of the Woodstock albums and they’re not in the movie, either. But […]
“I’m going, I’m going, where the water tastes like wine, We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time.” – “Going Up The Country” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Canned Heat[/lastfm] [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Canned Heat[/lastfm] was a […]
Forty some years after making his groovy appearance at Woodstock, Santana is revisiting the original site of the historic festival for an upcoming performance. Another famed rocker is scheduled to join him on the bill at the new […]