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Big Brother and the Holding Company (music group)

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  • SXSW 2013: Clive Davis and how the talent scout who knew 'nothing' got famous

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Clive Davis is always selling something, it seems. At the South by Southwest Music Conference on Thursday, it was his autobiography that was being flogged, and as he sat to talk about it with Billboard journalist Bill Werde, he immediately began talking about chart position. The book was apparently No. 2 on the latest best-seller list.
  • Local record stores jump on the Black Friday bandwagon

    Local record stores jump on the Black Friday bandwagon
    Record Store Day is a promotional event that happens in the spring, but not to be left out of all the Black Friday-Small Business Saturday hubbub, independent music shops are getting in on the holiday shopping rush. "Ah, Black Friday," reads a post on...

    'Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents' by Mikal Gilmore

    'Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents' by Mikal Gilmore
    The revolution -- the one that took place in the 1960s -- was in fact televised. The music, the antiwar movement, the drug culture and the social upheaval of the era became major benefactors of the first wave of saturation media coverage. To the...

    Dickie Peterson dies at 63; bassist and lead singer for the power trio Blue Cheer

    Dickie Peterson dies at 63; bassist and lead singer for the power trio Blue Cheer
    Dickie Peterson, the bassist and lead singer for Blue Cheer, the San Francisco power trio best known for its high- volume 1968 hit rendition of the rock 'n' roll classic "Summertime Blues," has died. He was 63. Peterson, who had prostate cancer that...

    Woodstock Rocker-Turned Public Defender Announces Retirement

    Woodstock Rocker-Turned Public Defender Announces Retirement
    WOODLAND - Barry Melton went from playing at Woodstock to representing the poor as the public defender in Woodland. Now he's a casualty of the poor economy, taking early retirement to spare younger attorneys from being laid off in Yolo County, west of...