Thursday, June 21, 2018
Movements that had been building along the primary fault lines of the 1960s—the Vietnam War, the Cold War, civil rights, human rights, youth culture—exploded with force in 1968.
The aftershocks registered both in America and abroad for decades afterward
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The 1995 death of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia was a shock to me, but no surprise. He was 53 and made a good run, I thought back then, considering his hard living.
Dying at 53 is not a good run. Whether heart attack or heroin, that’s a bad run.
Garcia went early. Now with Prince, Petty, Bowie, Allman and more, final appearances by Classic Rock’s once-large midnight gang are speeding up. Their peers see the Facebook tributes; let’s not talk falsely now, they know the hour’s getting late.
Steven Hyden’s reflective Twilight of the Gods considers the end of Classic Rock’s artists in their human, living representation. In maybe 25 years, he writes, the legends will likely have departed—the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Garcia’s bandmates. Their live concerts will end much sooner.
In 2015, the Grateful Dead gave their fans a definitive send-off, the five-show concert series “Fare Thee Well.” Goodbye on their terms, 20 years after the end of the Dead’s Garcia-era version.
As Joel Selvin with Pamela Turley explores in Fare Thee Well, Garcia’s death left the Dead’s survivors—Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh—to confront a future without Garcia for their satellites to orbit. For the next 20 years, they dealt with confusion, betrayals, and reconciliations—the ups and downs that being alive requires.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Let's face it, any proper list of the top Super Bowl halftime performances is going to be dominated by classic rock acts. If any g...
For ‘American Pie’ star Don McLean, there’s no age limit to success, even if much of the world would like to set one. Spea...
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As the 21st Century dawned, medical experts in Australia noticed an alarming trend – a disturbing increase in chronic health problems, alco...
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