Rock and Roll

2:47pm

Tue February 17, 2015
Arts & Culture

Remembering Sam Andrew: lead guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company

Robert Fried at leiros202 through Creative Commons at Flickr

One of the men who helped make Janis Joplin a household name died Thursday. Sam Andrew was a founder and guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company. The San Francisco band gained fame in the mid-1960s as part of the city’s psychedelic rock scene.

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4:51pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Former Grateful Dead manager shares his "High Notes"

Attending a Grateful Dead concert during the 1970s was a powerful and positive experience for many fans, but what was it like for those who worked with the band backstage? 

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12:53pm

Wed May 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Greatest Songwriter You've Never Heard of

Although his name is little remembered today, Bert Berns worked alongside Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, Burt Bacharach, Phil Spector, Gerry Goffin and Carole King – anyone who was anyone in the New York rhythm and blues world of the early ‘60s. In seven quick years, he went from nobody to the top of the pops – producer of monumental r&b classics, songwriter of “Twist and Shout,” “My Girl Sloopy” and others.

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6:44pm

Thu April 24, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt 4/26/2014

Johnny Harper And Carnival play the music of The Band

Johnny Harper & Carnival

Johnny Harper And Carnival perform music of The Band live in the KALW studio this Saturday afternoon at 5pm here on 91.7 KALW San Francisco.

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5:54pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Jews in the golden age of Rock and Roll

If you look back at the origins of rock music, or Rock and Roll, as it was known in the 1950s, you hear that the new sound borrowed elements from gospel, rhythm & blues, and country.

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