Jimi Hendrix, perhaps the best guitarist in rock history became the definition of rock music. In 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience shocked the nation with their first album; Are You Experienced? Hendrix had a short life due to drugs. When he was only 27 years old, he died while choking on his own vomit on his way to a hospital. In a few years, rock and roll changed a great deal and Jimi was the sole influence.
Their original plan was to build a recording studio in Woodstock, a small town in the Catskill Mountains that had become a rock music Mecca when musician Bob Dylan and his rock group called the Band settled there. To get the word out, the four partners decided to hold a concert, which they called the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The group originally tried to have the festival in the town of Woodstock, but the citizens would not permit it. Then after much debate Michael Lang decided to move the concert to Wallkill, New York, where the people also protested, so finally he decided to move it about 70 miles away from the town of Woodstock to Max Yasgur’s dairy farm. Looking back on the sighting of the Bethel farm Lang remarked "It was magic, it was perfect.
After the Roosters were through with, Clapton landed himself a spot in the Yardbirds where he played with the two other major British guitar heroes of the 60s, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. The Yardbirds became very popular with their bluesy rock. While on the Yardbirds, he even earned himself the nickname of "Slowhand" because his forceful string bending often times led to his breaking a string onstage. He would replace it right there in front of the audience while they engaged in a slow hand-clapping. Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 because they were veering too far from the blues-style rock he really enjoyed playing.
Cocaine Early on in his career, Eric Clapton seemed to have a difficult time sticking to one band. He played with the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, and Cream. But throughout all the time he spent with each of those bands, no solo work was ever thought of until 1970. It was in 1970 that Clapton launched his solo career with his self-titled debut album. His first album had only one real hit, so to speak, with “After Midnight,” but is still regarded as one of his better works.
At first the festival was to be held in Wallkill, but the citizens did not agree with having thousands of drugged-out and naked h... ... middle of paper ... ...these musicians put into their lyrics is breath-taking. It makes me angry and sad that music does not have an effect on humans like it used to. Lang explains in the prologue, that when Jimi Hendrix arrived to Woodstock more than half a million people left. Jimi was the last performance, and about 40,000 stayed to see him play. First he started off with his most popular songs, like Purple Haze and Voodoo Child, but slowly slid into the Star Spangled Banner.
Woodstock History What is Woodstock? It is one of the most famous festivals in history due to the four young men John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artic Kohn, and Mike Lang. It was three days of peace and music. It took lots of planning most things didn’t even go right, for instance the location. They had planed to hold the event in Wallkill, New York but the town did not want to hold the festival there because all the violence due to Vietnam weeks before.
Altamont was the one day concert that ended the sixties and brought Rock n’ Roll to an end, due to some internal issues within the event. Woodstock was seen to be the high point in the counterculture era, Altamont being the lowest point, yet these two events were only four short months apart. Ultimately music festivals stopped happening due to the surprising unexpected bad experiences that occurred on december 6th 1969, at Altamont Music Festival. Woodstock was a very well organized event that took time to plan and even had a board specifically for organizing. On the other hand, Altamont was very unorganized, and was considered to be a “thrown together” festival.
At first he played an old acoustic guitar, and later a cheap Silvertone electric. Both of these guitars were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits. Jimi would have preferred to play a guitar that was made for lefty's but his parents wouldn't pay the extra money because they were extremely poor. As a teenager, young Jimi listened to typical fifties music such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presely and even a little Eddie Cochrane. He played in a few bands in high school, but then dropped out before his senior year.
By 1972, he was an ambitious blues guitarist with only one thing on his mind, his guitar. Stevie felt it was pointless to stay in school, when what he really wanted to do with his life had nothing to do with school. So by his junior year Stevie had dropped out of high school to play his guitar full-time in his band, "The Cobras". "The Cobras" consisted of five members; the drummer, John Turner, singer, Bruce Bowland, bassist, Tommy Shannon, keyboardist, Mike Kin... ... middle of paper ... ...blues artists across America. In 1990, when this great legend was tragically killed in a fatal helicopter accident, those who have come to know and love Stevie for his music and his genuine kindness, mourned his passing.
The purpose and intent of Black, Brown and Beige was to create a work in remembrance of the struggles of African Americans in the United States, because up until the 1940's music from the black community was not saved on a wide basis.1 Black, Brown and Beige was premiered at Carnegie Hall on January 23, 1943. It was not well received by critics, it was noted that most were ill-equipped to assess the complete Black, Brown and Beige after only one hearing. 2 The compilations of Black, Brown and Beige were considered the largest of his career as a musician. Over three hours long, Black, Brown and Beige was often not played in it's entirety. Duke Ellington said, "Next we play a very short sketch from Brown, which is the second section of Black, Brown and Beige.