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Music Review: The Woodstock Experience – Sly & the Family Stone

Formed in 1966, Sly & the Family Stone released their first album, A Whole New Thing in October, 1967. Despite much critical praise the album failed to make an impact on the charts. When CBS Records executive David Kapralik suggested that Sly actively try to write a hit record, Stone reluctantly penned “Dance to the …

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DVD Review: John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band – Live in Toronto ’69

Shout Factory | 1969 | 56 mins. | Not Rated In 1969, concert promoter John Brower convinced John Lennon to play a short set the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival Festival. Though Lennon’s performance lasts a mere thirty-five minutes (the last twelve of which are Yoko’s caterwauling), the impact was lasting. Thankfully, D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey …

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Ragged Road’s Online Premiere

More than 750 people auditioned for the premiere season of the Ragged Road web series, but only five were chosen to take the ride of a lifetime. The group will travel over 5,000 miles around the country meeting music industry innovators as they make their own path towards achieving their goals.

Music Review: Peggy Lee – Make It With You/Where Did They Go

By the time 1970 rolled around, Peggy Lee had been making records for nearly thirty years, been nominated for an Academy Award, and several Grammy Awards. She took home a Grammy in 1969, for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female for “Is That All There Is?” Having accomplished so much and with musical tastes changing so …

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