Perfect 9@9: Growing Up Rock and Roll

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When Joel Gilmore was our guest host for Perfect 9@9, he talked about growing up with rock and roll. Here he is talking about two great artists he saw live.

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[photogallerylink id=65876 align=right][lastfm link_type="artist_info"]James Brown[/lastfm] (1933-2006), called “The Godfather of Soul,” influenced artists such as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sly and the Family Stone[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Booker T and the MG’s[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Temptations[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Edwin Starr[/lastfm] and a rising child star named [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm].

When Joel saw James Brown live, he may have seen something like this, Brown’s performance at Paris’ Olympia Music Hall in 1966.


[photogallerylink id=65853 align=right][lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm], (1942-1970), gained popularity after traveling to England in 1966, where he form [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Jimi Hendrix Experience[/lastfm] with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Noel Redding[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mitch Mitchell[/lastfm]. Even then, his name was not as well know in the U.S. until they played at The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. After that one performance, they became one of the most popular bands of that era.

Maybe Hendrix did this song when Joel saw him live – “Hey Joe”


When Joel learned to dance by watching American Bandstand, he might have seen this episode:


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