Category: rock n roll

Vintage music posters designed by Globe Poster…

Vintage music posters designed by Globe Poster Company, Baltimore, MD.

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“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” ~ David Bowie (1947 – 2016)

Female rockabilly star Sparkle Moore from Omah…

Female rockabilly star Sparkle Moore from Omaha, Nebraska, c. 1950s.

“Once I got into the guitar, everything …

“Once I got into the guitar, everything went by the wayside. I was really, really into the guitar. I had actually wanted to play the guitar ever since I was little. I was probably 6 or 7 when I got some records as a gift, little children’s records, all cowboy songs. The records were made of cardboard with pictures printed on them and then a clear acetate overlay with grooves on top of that. They were like 7-inch 78s, little, small 78s. And they were all cowboy songs. My parents’ record collection was all classical music. I’d listened to their classical records for a long time, so I thought I knew all the instruments. But here was this instrument I’d never heard before. I said, ‘What’s that?’ And my mother says, ‘That’s a guitar,’ and she points at this little picture on the front of the record. It’s a cartoon of a cowboy sitting on a horse, and he’s got a guitar across his knee. There’s a moon in the sky and he’s serenading these sleeping cows. I said, ‘That’s what I want to do when I grow up.’ Well, she laughed, I think because she thought I wanted to be a cowboy. But I wanted to be a guitar player, too." 

~ Mike Wilhelm (1942 – 2019)

We were saddened to learn today of the passing of Mike Wilhelm of the Charlatans, who Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead considered the best guitarist of the 1960s San Francisco music scene. [Photo of Wilhelm by Herb Greene.]

Photos from the Altamont rock festival taken b…

Photos from the Altamont rock festival taken by Bill Owens, 1969. 

(Via the New York Times)

How a Small-Town Navy Vet Created Rock’s…

How a Small-Town Navy Vet Created Rock’s Most Iconic Surrealist Posters

“I make my guitar scream with pain or pl…

“I make my guitar scream with pain or pleasure or sensuality. It makes people move their feet and shake their bodies. That’s what music does.”

~ Dick Dale (1937 – 2019)

Rebellion and rock ‘n’ roll: The Sunset Strip …

Rebellion and rock ‘n’ roll: The Sunset Strip in the ’60s

Giving Thanks: Jefferson Airplane Guitarist Sh…

Giving Thanks: Jefferson Airplane Guitarist Sheds the Rock-Star Mask to Tell His Truth

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene

“There was a period after acid when cocaine, methedrine, and all this crap heroin came in,” Balin says. “I wasn’t into that, but it changed everything. It for sure changed my band. When I used to walk out onto the stage, I’d look at the back of the amps and see a pile of cocaine, methedrine, and I don’t even know what. And I’d say to myself, ‘Oh, so this is how we’re going to play tonight,’ and sure enough you could predict how a show would go according to the drugs lined up on the back of the amps. That stuff made everybody crazy.”
~ RIP Marty Balin (1942 – 2018).