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Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates…

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at…

Top 11 Songs With Advice You Ought to Take

Top 11 Songs With Advice You Ought to Take

“Never tell your problems to anyone … 20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” – Lou Holtz “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. When…

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Half a century ago, San Francisco musicians provided the soundtrack to 1967’s Summer of Love. Bands like Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Quicksilver Messenger…

Musicians Reveal Their Favorite Beatles Songs — And Why

Musicians Reveal Their Favorite Beatles Songs — And Why

In less than a decade, the Beatles recorded more than 200 songs. More than 50 years after their first single “Love Me Do” was released in the U.S. in 1962,…

Bobby Whitlock on Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos … and Why He Hates the Piano Coda of ‘Layla’ (Q&A)

Bobby Whitlock on Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos … and Why He Hates the Piano Coda of ‘Layla’ (Q&A)

Keyboardist, guitarist and singer Bobby Whitlock has performed on some of rock’s best-loved albums since his early days with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The Memphis native, mentored at Stax…

Top 11 Songs About Booze

Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt…

Top 11 Wah-Wah Songs

Top 11 Wah-Wah Songs

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.” – Mark Twain “In the Presence of the Lord” by Blind…

50 Years Ago: Moby Grape Releases ‘Psychedelic Masterpiece’ of a Debut Album

50 Years Ago: Moby Grape Releases ‘Psychedelic Masterpiece’ of a Debut Album

Jerry Miller and Don Stevenson Recall the Grape’s Early Days and Censored LP Cover During San Francisco’s Summer of Love bands like Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and Big Brother…

Sneak Peek: Can You Guess These Musicians’ Favorite Beatles Songs?

Sneak Peek: Can You Guess These Musicians’ Favorite Beatles Songs?

It took the Beatles less than 10 years to record their iconic catalog of more than 200 songs. The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr…

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