The 1960s was a remarkable time for music.
The British invasion brought to the United States enduring bands like The Beatles, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.
Then the California sound emerged with The Beach Boys, The Doors, Janis Joplin, and a host of other bands.
Other artists emerged quickly, namely, Cream (Eric Clapton), Led Zeppelin, and the inimitable Jimi Hendrix.
Then you had Bob Dylan who inspired many of these artists and vice versa.
What’s incredible to me about this time period is that virtually all of the above named musicians met each other, hung out together from time to time, listened to one another with adoration, and respected each other.
They would also play informally with one another at certain times. And even more encouraging, they inspired one another.
I’ve watched so many interviews with so many of these artists and marveled at how each of them would praise the others. Not just from afar, but because they took the time to get to know one another.
Each time, I’ve had two reactions.[Continue Reading…]