Woodstock

Joe Cocker, Woodstock Icon Best Known for Singular Style, Dies

Joe Cocker, who went from and English pub singer to international fame after his moving performance at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in 1969, has died from lung cancer, according to his agent. He was 70. Cocker sang a Beatles cover, “With A Little Help From My Friends” at the music event. His performance became an anthem for Woodstock and the counter-culture generation. His other mega-hits included “You Are So Beautiful,” and a moving duet with Jennifer Warnes on the song “Up Where We Belong.”...

Johnny Winter, Blues-Rock Icon, Famed Guitarist, Dead at 70

Johnny Winter, known as much for has albino looks as his furious guitar playing, a pioneer of blues-infused rock in the 1960s and a Woodstock veteran, has died, according to his representative. He was 70. Johnny’s biggest hit, “Frankenstein,” which he recorded with The Edgar Winter Group in 1973, is considered one of the best blues-rock instrumentals of all time. ...

Graham Nash Writes the Book on 60’s Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n Roll

Graham Nash founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Hollies delivers a no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and his music that helped defined a generation in his new autobiography. “Entitled Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life,” the legendary singer-songwriter, now 71, goes behind the scenes on a career that spans nearly 50 years of rock and roll....

Alvin Lee, '60s Guitar Virtuoso of Woodstock, Ten Years After, Dies

Alvin Lee, who was a guitar virtuoso by the age of 13 and rode the British invasion during the 1960s with the band Ten Years After, has died from complications arising from surgery. He was 68. Lee may not have been as popular as contemporaries like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, but his skill on the guitar ranks him among the era’s guitar gods....

Carlos Santana's Classic Style Endures Since Woodstock

Carlos Santana first broke into the big time at Woodstock in 1969. I wasn't there, but I marveled at his prowess even back then. I'm also struck by how he and his music have remained relevant to this day. To tell you how much of a fan I am, I still have never been able to completely grasp the fact that the song “Black Magic Woman,” was written in 1968 by Peter Green, then a mainstay of Fleetwood Mac. But Santana made it a worldwide hit in 1970....