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Steve Miller Band Part One

Steve Miller Band Part One

Steve Miller Band
The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. It is best known today for a string of (mainly) mid-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier acid rock albums. Miller left his first band to move to San Francisco and form the Steve Miller Blues Band. Shortly after Harvey Kornspan negotiated the band’s landmark contract with Capitol Records in 1967, the band shortened its name to the Steve Miller Band. In February 1968, the band recorded its debut album, Children of the Future. It went on to produce the albums Sailor, Brave New World, Your Saving Grace, Number 5, Rock Love and more...

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Sly And The Family Stone Part One

Sly And The Family Stone Part One

Sly and the Family Stone
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. The group’s core line-up was led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and included Stone’s brother and singer/guitarist Freddie Stone, sister and singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Gregg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini, and bassist Larry Graham. The band was the first major American rock group to have an “integrated, multi-gender” lineup.
Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone in 1969...

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The Talented Jim Croce

The Talented Jim Croce

Jim Croce
James Joseph Croce (/ˈkroʊtʃi/; January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and popular rock singer of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and singles. His songs “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle” reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jim Croce

Jim Croce in 1972, photographed by Ingrid Croce
Background information
Birth name
James Joseph Croce
Born
January 10, 1943
South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died
September 20, 1973 (aged 30)
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Genres
Folk, rock, soft rock
Occupations
Singer, songwriter
Instruments
Vocals, acoustic guitar: Gibson Dove (studio); Martin D-18, D-35, and Ovation 1617 (live & tour)
Years active
1966–1973
Labels
C...

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The Talented Michael Nesmith Part One

The Talented Michael Nesmith Part One

Michael Nesmith
Robert Michael Nesmith (born December 30, 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). Nesmith’s songwriting credits include “Different Drum” (sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys).
Michael Nesmith

Nesmith performing at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, Massachusetts, April 13, 2013
Background information
Birth name
Robert Michael Nesmith
Also known as
* Michael Blessing Nez Wool Hat Papa Nez
Born
December 30, 1942 (age 74)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres
* Rock pop folk country rock pop rock psychedelic rock
Occupations
* Musician composer author songwriter act...

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The Plastic Ono Band Part Two

The Plastic Ono Band Part Two

Plastic Ono Band albums to “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”(1970–1971)

During the summer of 1970, Lennon and Ono undertook primal therapy under the guidance of Arthur Janov in Los Angeles. This therapy had a great effect on Lennon’s writing. In the meantime, the Beatles had publicly broken up, and the pair returned to London at the end of September to begin recording on a pair of studio albums, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. The core of the Plastic Ono Band backing the two was Klaus Voorman on bass and Ringo Starr on drums. Phil Spector produced the albums, and he and Billy Preston added keyboards to some select tracks. The Lennon album featured straightforward, stripped down rock, while Ono featured experimental and Avant-garde music...

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The Plastic Ono Band Part One

The Plastic Ono Band Part One

Plastic Ono Band

The Plastic Ono Band is a band formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 as a vehicle for their collaborative and solo projects.
Plastic Ono Band

Plastic Ono Band, 1969. L-R: Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, and Eric Clapton.
Background information
Also known as
* Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band Plastic U.F. Ono Band Plastic Ono Nuclear Band Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band Elastic Oz Band
Origin
London, England
Genres
* Rock experimental music
Years active
1969–1974
2009–present
Labels
* Apple Chimera Music
Associated acts
* The Beatles The Dirty Mac Elephant’s Memory The Flaming Lips
Website
yopob.com

Members
Lennon and Ono had begun a personal and artistic relationship in 1968, collaborating on several experimental relea...

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The Grateful Dead Part Five

The Grateful Dead Part Five

Artwork

Owsley “Bear” Stanley wrote that the “dancing bears” designed by Bob Thomas for History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear’s Choice) are marching, not dancing.
Over the years, a number of iconic images have come to be associated with the Grateful Dead. Many of these images originated as artwork for concert posters or album covers.

Skull and Roses
The skull and roses design was composed by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, who added lettering and color, respectively, to a black and white drawing by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Sullivan’s drawing was an illustration for a 1913 edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Earlier antecedents include the custom of exhibiting the relic skulls of Christian martyrs decorated with roses on their feast days...

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The Grateful Dead Part Four

The Grateful Dead Part Four

Live Performances

Grateful Dead members in the early 1980s: Brent Mydland, Bob Weir, and Jerry Garcia watch Bill Kreutzmann play the drums. Not pictured are Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart.

Mail ordered Grateful Dead concert tickets for their spring 1994 Nassau Coliseum run of shows
The Grateful Dead toured constantly throughout their career, playing more than 2,300 concerts. They promoted a sense of community among their fans, who became known as “Deadheads”, many of whom followed their tours for months or years on end. In their early career, the band also dedicated their time and talents to their community, the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco, making available free food, lodging, music, and health care to all...

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The Grateful Dead Part Three

The Grateful Dead Part Three

“Fare Thee Well”

In 2015, Weir, Lesh, Kreutzmann, and Hart reunited for five concerts called “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead”. The shows were performed on June 27 and 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and on July 3, 4, and 5 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The band stated that this would be the final time that Weir, Lesh, Hart, and Kreutzmann would perform together. They were joined by Trey Anastasio of Phish on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, and Bruce Hornsby on piano.[67][68] Demand for tickets was very high. The concerts were simulcast via various media. The Chicago shows have been released as a box set of CDs and DVDs.

Fare Thee Well at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Dead & Company

In the fall of 2015...

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The Grateful Dead Part Two

The Grateful Dead Part Two

Career (1967–1995)

The Mantra-Rock Dance promotional poster featuring the Grateful Dead
One of the group’s earliest major performances in 1967 was the Mantra-Rock Dance—a musical event held on January 29, 1967, at the Avalon Ballroom by the San Francisco Hare Krishna temple. The Grateful Dead performed at the event along with the Hare Krishna founder Bhaktivedanta Swami, poet Allen Ginsberg, bands Moby Grape and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, donating proceeds to the Krishna temple. The band’s first LP, The Grateful Dead, was released on Warner Brothers in 1967.
Classically trained trumpeter Phil Lesh performed on bass guitar. Bob Weir, the youngest original member of the group, played rhythm guitar...

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