Posts tagged "psychedelic soul"

Today in Music History: Jimi Hendrix

On this date forty-four years ago, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire for the first time at the Finnsbury Park Astoria in north London.  He was billed below the Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, and Engelbert Humperdinck (!) and this got him some desired attention.  He doesn’t set his guitar on fire in this clip, but... Read more »

Today in Music History: Sly Stone

On this date sixty-eight years ago, Sylvester Stewart is born in Denton, Texas.  Before he was a star, he was a Bay Area D.J. and the house producer at local label Autumn Records.  Here is an interesting version of ithe final hit for Sly and the Family:      

Today in Music History: Temptations

On this date sixteen years ago, Temptations bass singer dies at age fifty-two of a brain seizure.  Otis Williams and Melvin were the only two Temptations that never left the group.  On this cool acapella version of the ’70 hit, you can hear his deep voice intoning “And the band played on”:        

Today in Music History: Sly and the Family Stone

On this date forty-three years ago, Sly and the Family Stone debuted on the charts with Dance to the Music.  It would peak at eight.  Here the song is performed the next year in Harlem:      
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