The 1960’s counter-culture icon Country Joe McDonald celebrates 82 today

In 1967 with West Coast Psychedelic Rock band Country Joe & the Fish, Joe McDonald released the controversial anti-war anthem “The “Fish” Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” that became emblematic of the 1960’s Woodstock generation as well as the Vietnam veterans of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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Joe Cocker’s cover of The Beatles “With a Little Help From My Friends” peaked to No.1 in 1969 with a little help from Jimmy Page

Now a Psychedelic Rock staple and classic, in 1969, when Cocker was still relatively unknown in the U.S, he dared to perform his Beatles cover “With a Little Help From My Friends” at the Woodstock Festival, in what end up being one of Woodstock’s most memorable performances ever

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The legendary Carlos Santana turns 76

Carlos Santana it’s one of the most eclectic and experimental musicians in Rock music. We look back at the beginning of his career and Santana’s 1969 debut album today that he turns 76

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Remembering the genius of Alan Wilson

The “Blind Owl” one of the most talented musicians, singers and songwriters of his generation and Canned Heat founder was born on this day in 1943, and between 1969 and 1971 he was the second notable rocker to die at age 27, just over a year after Brian Jones and one month before Jimi Hendrix

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Folk singer Melanie Safka turns 76

Melanie Safka was part of the American Folk music artists scene, however, unlike Joan Baez, Melanie failed initially to succeed in the U.S. From performing at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, she got inspiration to write her biggest hit “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)”. She turns 76 today

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