Nicky Hopkins was one of the most in demand session players of his generation and featured on one of Rolling Stones Records’ first releases, ‘Jamming With Edward’.
Quicksilver swiftly built up a following as part of the San Francisco acid rock scene with the likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead during the late 1960s.
The Monterey Pop Festival was the epitome of the Summer Of Love. A festival at which reputations were made and there was nothing but peace and love…
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
On 14 April 1951, the great bluesman hit the Billboard R&B chart with the song that he later said was his absolute favourite among all his recordings.
The San Francisco band's second release was a live album, taken from performances at the famed Fillmore East and Fillmore West
The album would continue the San Francisco band's run of four US top 30 placings in a row.
For some 1967’s Summer of Love had its origins on at this historic counter-culture event, the Human Be-In at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.
Drivin' N' Cryin's acclaimed third album Mystery Road is set for an expanded reissue with additional demos produced by R.E.M's Peter Buck
'OK, The Allman Brothers Band,' was the simple introduction on 12 March 1971 at the Fillmore East. Our tribute to what may be the greatest live rock album.
The rise of Classic Rock in the 60s was nurtured with bands travelling across the Atlantic to play for crowds who saw music as something more than just pop.
The Stones Live at Leeds is arguably the best unreleased concert from the band…but not for much longer.
Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.
From the Beach Boys to blink 182 via folk-pop, psychedelia, country rock, hair metal & hip-hop, music has been a key part of the state's cultural identity.