Category Archives: Music
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 23, 2013
If Jim Morrison was the voice of The Doors, then Ray Manzarek was its sound. Ray’s riffs on the organ made the group’s sound unique and instantly recognizable. Manzarek was my fave Door. Check out this performance (minus the Lizard King) with Manzarek on vocals.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 12, 2013
Does anyone remember sealed 45s? They were popular in the early to mid-1980s. I recall going into stores like Woolworth’s, K-mark or Bradlees and finding them there. They’d either be organized in alphabetical order or according to that week’s Top Ten list. There would also be a section of “Golden Oldies” – records from the [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 8, 2013
Here’s a classic design featuring Pete Townsend with his Rickenbacker guitar and The Who logo. The original 1964 design was used to promote The Who’s weekly performances at the Marquee Club in London. The band played there on Thursday nights for seven weeks. Posters were black and white with the tag line “Maximum R&B”. The [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 21, 2013
Certain artists convey a particular season for me. When I hear the music of 1960s Scottish singer-songerwriter Donovan, I think of spring. I suppose it’s the “flowery” messages, arrangements and clothing! Enjoy these two classic Donovan tunes from 1966 and ’67.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 11, 2013
Here’s a vintage tribute to Ireland’s independence! The Irish fought the British from 1916 to 1921. This sheet music was published in 1921, the last year of war. Eddie Cantor was one of the song’s co-writers. Cantor wasn’t Irish, but the song conjured up the feelings many Irish immigrants had as a war was being [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 1, 2013
We remember the Man in Black. This past week Johnny Cash would have celebrated his 81st birthday. My Vintage Video pays tribute to one of his most historic recordings/concerts. In 1969 Cash performed for inmates of San Quentin Prison. Here’s a clip from that performance.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 15, 2013
When the movie ‘The Harder They Come’ was released 40 years ago this month, it introduced Jamaican music and culture to a U.S. audience. The film’s soundtrack put reggae on the map. The music featured an array of little-known reggae artists at the time, including Toots and the Maytals and Jimmy Cliff. Here’s the title [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 22, 2013
The Cavern Club was the ultimate place for Liverpool beat groups and their fans to hang out. In the early 1960s one could hear The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers and numerous other bands. This magazine tells the story of the legendary club. It was originally published in 1964, at the height of [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 6, 2012
We “Take Five” and pay tribute to jazz pianist Dave Brubeck who died yesterday, just one day shy of his 92nd birthday.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 21, 2012
To my ears, the music of The Band is perfect music for the harvest season. It conjures up falling leaves, wood stove fires and oversize sweaters. And even though most of the band members were Canadian it’s fitting they played their last show on Thanksgiving Day. The date was November 25, 1976. Six years prior [...]