Thursday, 13 November 2003
Jerry Del Colliano
the period of time between 1967 and 1970 was nothing short of magic,
thanks to never before seen or heard creativity from artists like Jimi
Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Janice Joplin and
many others. The records made in this short, politically tumultuous
time in history musically defined the hopes and dreams of the Baby
Boomer generation as they became adults. We may never see a more
important few years of musical creativity in terms of pop-rock music.
For the music industry as a business, things were just starting to get
good. Despite the fact many of the best artists of the era didn’t live
past 1970, the music they and their predecessors created had incredible
commercial appeal. Even with Jimi, Janice and Jim Morrison gone, there
were more bands and artists coming onto the scene throughout the 1970s
who continued to define the sound of rock music in ...