Legacy Reader Digest: July Edition
July 26, 2016
Every month, team Legacy will curate the essential online pieces for you to read, watch and listen to.
This July, we bring you a November 1976 Rolling Stone cover story on Janis Joplin;
A love letter in The Quietus to Tapestry and Carole King’s performance in Hyde Park;
A trip down the 60s wormhole with a Jon Savage BBC Arena documentary on the Year the Decade Exploded, 1966 – plus a beautiful gallery of the 60s Pop Scene, through the lens of photographer Stanley Bielecki;
And after the their recent mammoth, essential boxset, The Guardian and Rock’s Backpages present a 1976 Phonograph Record interview with one of the 70s wildest acts: The Isley Brothers.
“Joplin belonged to that select group of pop figures who mattered as much for themselves as for their music; among American rock performers she was second only to Bob Dylan in importance as a creator/recorder/embodiment of her generation’s history and mythology. She was also the only woman to achieve that kind of stature in what was basically a male club, the only Sixties culture hero to make visible and public women’s experience of the quest for individual liberation, which was very different from men’s.”
“Ernie Isley lives with his mother in a sleepy ranch house, tucked off a winding Teaneck back road… also home to brother-in-law Chris Jasper and the youngest Isley, Marvin. The three, none of whom is over 24, joined their celebrated older brothers, Ronald, Rudolph and Kelly in 1969 and it’s not a coincidence that the transfusion of fresh, young talent paralleled the emergence of the Isley Brothers as a vital force in black music…”
“I cried at ‘Home Again’, four songs in, and I did well to make it that far. I held out longer than most. Home. Again. I cried for a vanished family household where ‘Tapestry’ turned on the record deck more weeks than not. Everybody cried, for love and loss and passing time, tears brought up from the well of memory… ‘Tapestry’ is locked into that many lives, in that remarkable way.”
A new exhibition in London celebrates the cultural boom of the 60s, as captured by photographer Stanley Bielecki.
Ozzy in the USSR, The Clash’s live London debut, many happy returns to David Crosby, the legendary Woodstock festival and more. It’s the week in rock as it happened…Read more
Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…Read more
Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…Read more
Undoubtedly one of the great summer anthems.Read more
On July 3, 2016 legendary singer/songwriter Carole King delivered a peerless performance of her zeitgeist-shifting seminal album ‘Tapestry’ before 65,000 rapturous fans in Hyde Park. Now this landmark set is available as a 2CD/DVD set, complete with unique recollections from Carole herself…Read more
We’re proud to announce the fulfillment of a dream – ‘Power of Peace’, a new studio collaboration from Santana and The Isley Brothers – is out now.Read more
With festival season fast approaching, it’s entirely apposite that we get right into the mood and look ahead to the summer and what better video than this?Read more
Sony Legacy are proud to be completing the catalogue of one of America’s finest songwriters and composers, the inimitable Carole KingRead More...
A round up of the best from to read and watch on the web from SeptemberRead more
Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!Read more
Carole King has written quite a few hits. Discover the new collection…Read more
Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.Read more
- Bye, bye babyJanis Joplin
- Raise your hand - LiveJanis Joplin
- Make overJanis Joplin
- Women is losersJanis Joplin
- Little girl blueJanis Joplin
- and lots more!...
- Child of mineCarole King
- So far awayCarole King
- It's too lateCarole King
- You've got a friendCarole King
- Sweet seasonsCarole King
- and lots more!!...
In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, just about 44 years agoRead more
Find out where to watch the new film directed by Amy Berg…Read more
In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, exactly 32 years ago…Read more
Here are 4 rare and amazing performances from our Artist of the MonthRead more
Discover more about the Original Soundtrack…Read more
An intro to Janis Joplin’s biggest track and an insight into the 60’s with these 2 ultimate playlistsRead more
Our friends at Legacy France sat down for a chat with Academy Award Nominee Amy Berg, the director of ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’.Read more
To celebrate the release of the film ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’, Janis Joplin is our Artist of the Month for February.Read more
“There’s nothing as fervent, pure or huge as the teenage imagination. It deserved a soundtrack to match.”Read more
THE CLASH, PUNK ROCK, AND BRITAIN IN THE 1970SRead more
The Isley Brothers are the legendary purveyors of some of the most original R&B grooves the world has ever seen…Read more