Music – 1982 – Willie Nelson – Georgia On My Mind + All of Me + Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Willie Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist….whose critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973)….when combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978)….made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country….which was a sub-genre of…

Music – 1978 – The Band – The Weight + Old Time Religion + The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group including Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals, fiddle), Garth Hudson (keyboards, accordion, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, drums, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals) and Levon Helm (drums, vocals, mandolin, guitar). The members of the Band first came together as rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins’s Toronto, Ontario-based backing group, The Hawks, which they joined one by one between 1958 and 1963. In 1964, they separated from Hawkins…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio Live – Hard Traveling + I Wanna Go Home + Takes A Worried Man + MTA

This 1978 performance of The Kingston Trio features a wonderful medley of their most popular songs ….including “I’ve Been Doing Some Hard Travelin’”, “I Wanna Go Home”, “The Worried Man Blues” and “M.T.A.” ….which all bring back wonderful memories of music in the late 1950’s and 1960’s to anyone who grew up with the music of The Kingston Trio .…

Music – 1978 – Neil Diamond – Dry Your Eyes Plus Joanie Mitchel – Coyote

Neil Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor….who has 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts…..as Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide….making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time….who has had ten # 1 singles to include….“Cracklin’ Rosie”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Longfellow Serenade”, “I’ve Been This…

Music – 1978 – The Grateful Dead – If I Get My Way + Keep on Trucking

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California….with a group ranging from quintet to septet….as the band is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, modal jazz, reggae, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”. “ “Their music”, writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1982 – Paul Simon – American Tune + The Boxer + Sound Of Silence – Live In Concert Part 2

Paul Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor….whose musical career has spanned seven decades….with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel (originally known as Tom & Jerry)…..that was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs including three that reached #…

Music – 1982 – Folk Music Special – Lindsey Buckingham + The Kingston Trio + Peter Paul + Mary

Lindsey Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and producer….best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the music group Fleetwood Mac from 1975–1987 and 1997–2018.  In addition to his tenure with Fleetwood Mac….Buckingham has released six solo albums….and three live albums.  In his early days, he was heavily influenced by The Kingston Trio, especially…

Music – 1979 – Art Garfunkel – I Love You And Thats All I Know + Scarborough Fair

Art Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, math teacher and actor….who is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two…

Music – 1979 – The Grateful Dead – The Rain Falling Down

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California…..which ranged mostly from quintet to septet….and is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, reggae, jazz, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”.  Writer Lenny Kaye said of The Dead that “Their music touches on ground that most other groups…