With Dylan’s endorsement and The Band’s influence, the country rock movement was primed for take off. Free of The Byrds, Gram Parsons recruited Chris Hillman on Mandolin, Chris Ethridge on bass and ‘Sneeky’ Pete Kleinow on pedal steel to form The Flying Burrito Brothers. Gram Parsons envisaged his new band as an expression of ‘Cosmic … Read moreThe Complete Guide to Country Rock Part 3: Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Grateful Dead
In 1966, instead of following the trend of acid rock, with its experimental sounds and studio trickery, Dylan hiked off to Nashville to record his groundbreaking double album, Blonde On Blonde. The musicians on the record were some of country music’s best session players, and Dylan was firing on all cylinders creatively. The result was … Read moreThe Complete Guide to Country Rock part 2: Bob Dylan, The Band and The Byrds
Sun recording artists Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash – dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet – at an impromptu jam session, Memphis, 1956. Country and rock have always been uneasy bedfellows, ever since Elvis Presley appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and offended country purists with his amalgamation of … Read moreThe Complete Guide to Country Rock
The next stage of Lindsay Lohans life is in a judges hands. The starlet is scheduled to appear Tuesday in a Beverly Hills, Calif., courtroom for a probation revocation hearing that could end with Lohan either headed for jail or her next movie role. The hearing is the culmination of several missteps by the 24-year-old … Read moreIs Lindsay Lohan going to jail?