April 19: Levon Helm died three years ago, Rest In Peace

April 19: Levon Helm died three years ago, Rest In Peace Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm , was an American rock multi-instrumentalist and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of The Band’s recordings, such as “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Ophelia” and “The …

April 13: Bob Dylan: Sydney, Australia – 1966

Dylan’s 66 world tour is the best tour ever… by anyone. I know you all agree. By the time we did the Australia and Europe tours we had discovered whatever this thing was. It was not light, it was not folky. It was very dynamic, very explosive and very violent. ~Robbie Robertson By this point, Dylan, Robertson, and Co. knew instinctively that …

Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio)

Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio): All photos taken by Chris Bradford:   “I am a high school English teacher, but have also taught French and. Photography. My passion for    many years, besides photography and music, has been baseball. I coached at the same high school for    35  years and have …

April 03: The late Richard Manuel was born in 1943

“I play patterns. I’ll make up a pattern and just play it.” ~Richard Manuel     “Well, let’s see: I started [in music] at nine and quit. Then got back to it when I was twelve. Then I became a party star. In fact, I became a party!” ~Richard Manuel April 03: The late Richard Manuel was born in 1943 …

Feb 13: Bob Dylan & The Band @ Inglewood, LA 1974

Dylan & The Band’s first of three concerts at The Forum in Inglewood in 1974. These shows were the last of the 1974 tour. Three (and parts of a fourth) songs from this concert were later chosen for the live album “Before The Flood“. The Forum Inglewood Los Angeles, California 13 February 1974 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, harmonica) Robbie Robertson …

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