jeff beck

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    Aug 18
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    Aug 21
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donovan - open road

donovan's best album: 1970's "open road." donovan open road

check a track of cosmic inspiration here: donovan.

and catch most of that inspired spirituality, and a tight little band, on my show thursday night at 8, and sunday morning at 8.

  • Thu
    Apr 19
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    Apr 22
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1968 - The best pop, and the best underground (indie and edgy)

1968 was a schizophrenic year, featuring at once, the best and catchiest pop music (which is still being imitated wildly today), heard on AM radio, such as The Hollies [left], Mary holliesHopkin, The Turtles, The Mamas and Papas, and The Rascals,grace slick

and

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in the same year, the most experimental, edgy, and creative music (which smashed lots of musical boundaries forever), on FM radio, featuring an extended jam by Canned Heat, a forgotten hit by Frank Zappa, a psychological and psychedelic profile by Jefferson Airplane [right], and a song by the female singer who has influenced many, many, many of the young female singers today, namely Janis Joplin.

The songs.

  • Thu
    Mar 01
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  • Sun
    Mar 04
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Young Guitarists of 1968

Where have all the young guitarists gone? And by that I mean: there don't seem to be very many good young guitarists these days--why the hell not?john cippolina

clapton's guitar

So many of the guitar- ists who are still playing today and are still considered to be great, were just dusting off their guitar cases back in 1968 (the year that I've been reviewing for several months, and which was one of the most remarkable years for music ever).

On this week's show, I'm going to show you the music of the young guns of 1968--in reverse chronological order: I start with the oldest guys like Jimi Hendrix (age 25), John Cippolina (24, above right), and finish with the youngest of the young: Ted Nugent, who was 19! Inbetween, I'll play creative and unique guitar work of Jeff Beck (23), Ritchie Blackmore (23), Eric Clapton (23, whose 1968 guitar is shown above), Peter Green (21), and Todd Rundgren (20). Read more