Category 1966

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 Tammy Wynette Part One

The Talented Tammy Wynette Part One

Tammy Wynette (born Virginia Wynette Pugh; May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music’s best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers.
Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette in 1975
Background information
Birth name
Virginia Wynette Pugh
Born
May 5, 1942
Tremont, Mississippi
Died
April 6, 1998 (aged 55)
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres
Country, Nashville sound
Occupations
Singer, songwriter
Instruments
Vocals, guitar
Years active
1966 – 1998
Labels
Epic, MCA Nashville
Associated acts
George Jones, Georgette Jones, David Houston, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton
Website
tammywynette.com
Wynette was called the “First Lady of Country Music”, and her best-known song, “Stand by Your Man”, is one of the best...

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