Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends (Live at Woodstock)

The world lost one its most distinct voices today with the passing of Joe Cocker. The 70-year-old Sheffield, England native was known for his raspy, bluesy style. His breakthrough came with a cover of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” where he re-imagined the beloved track as a soul anthem, complete with backup singers. His Woodstock performances is evidence both his passion …

Schoolhouse Rock!: The Shot Heard ‘Round The World

Schoolhouse Rock!, Dolly at Glastonbury, a Bobby Womack tribute and more in this week's look at music

Airing 200 years after America signed the Declaration of Independence, on educational television program Schoolhouse Rock!, “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World” taught young ones—and likely a fair amount of adults—about how the United States gained its liberty from Great Britain in one catchy song, backed by a correlating cartoon. As Americans celebrate their independence on the 4th of July, it’s important for the entire …

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Schoolhouse Rock!, Dolly at Glastonbury, a Bobby Womack tribute and more in this week's look at music

Bobby Womack: That’s The Way I Feel About ‘Cha Born in Cleveland in 1944, soul singer Bobby Womack got his start like many from his generation: singing gospel with his family in the church choir. With his exceptional voice and talent on the guitar, it wasn’t long until Sam Cooke took notice, and Womack’s ensuing multi-decade career led him to influence a wide range of …