On this day in 1971, Boston native James Taylor made his primetime television debut on the Johnny Cash Show with a performance of “Sweet Baby James,” plus a rendition of the classic folk song “Oh! Susanna.”
On this day in 1971, Aretha Franklin began recording her classic single “Spanish Harlem.” two years later, she performed the song as part of a sold-out concert at the Nassau Coliseum in New York.
In the summer of 1971, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized the Concert for Bangla Desh to benefit refugees in the newly-independent country of Bangla Desh (formerly East Pakistan), which was ravaged by war and […]
By 1971, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sly and the Family Stone[/lastfm] — multi-racial, multi-gender, and multi-format, blending rock, soul, and funk — appealed to both people on the dance floor and stoners in the throng at Woodstock. The […]
When deciding not merely on the greatest [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] singles, but on the greatest singles by anybody, “Brown Sugar” has to at least be in the semi-finals. Forty years ago this week, it hit […]