1960s

Folk Music & Beyond: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan

Aug 19, 2016

What do Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and KALW have in common?  They're all turning 75 this year!  Tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond", an encore broadcast of an interview with biographer David Hajdu on his best-selling book "Positively 4th Street:  The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi & Richard Farina.  Hajdu talks about how the lives of these four musicians intersected during the 60's and how their friendships and rivalries inspired their artistic ambitions and creativity.

The Best of Out In The Bay: Chana Wilson

Oct 6, 2015

Chana

Wilson grew up in the 1950s with a suicidal mother. She learned in adulthood that her mother had been a closeted lesbian given psychiatric treatments - including electroshock - to “cure” her. Mother and daughter developed a deep bond when both came out as lesbians in the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 1960s and ’70s. There's much more to this touching, fascinating story in "Riding Fury Home," Chana’s memoir. Marilyn Pittman hosts.  Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Sarah Deragon/Miki Vargas

The film 20 Feet from Stardom, which just won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature this past weekend, shines a spotlight on the female singers who sang backup to the biggest soul and rock legends during the 1960s.