Legacy Reader Digest: June edition
June 14, 2016
Every month, team Legacy will curate the essential online pieces for you to read, watch and listen to.
This June, we bring you a short essay on Bob Dylan’s imperial phase of 1965-66;
a time portal into the Second Summer of Love with a classic Simon Reynolds interview with the Stone Roses;
six lifelong punks look back on their wild heyday;
a 1996 interview with the Manics in the build up to Everything Must Go
and a dip into the BBC Archive, with a chaotic Hendrix performance on the Lulu Show, and Carole King performing “A Natural Woman”.
“Dylan was exploding with things to say and sing. As he later acknowledged, it was as if he were taking dictation from somewhere, from somebody…
“I couldn’t go on doing what I had been,” he said later. “I was pretty wound up before that accident happened. … I probably would have died if I had kept on going as I had been.”
“Punk had a purpose. Every gig would benefit something: a rape crisis centre, a donkey sanctuary, an old people’s home. It was positive. We wanted a nice world to live in. Only, this time, we weren’t asking – we were telling…”
“We’re all anti-royalist, anti-patriarch. Cos it’s 1989. Time to get real. When the ravens leave the Tower of London, England shall fall, they say. We want to be there shooting the ravens. ”
“You can’t really fault Nicky, James and Sean for wanting to change their situation – choosing bouts of normality over chaos, plugging for optimism rather than self-immolation. Behind them lies an awful, unanswered lyric: “from despair to where?” Part of their job now is to respond to that poser….”
The Stone Roses’ era-defining eponymous debut is 30 years old today.Read more
The legendary 1975 leg of Bob Dylan’s mythic Rolling Thunder Revue has been collected into a comprehensive new 14 disc collection, featuring 100 previously unreleased recordings, due for release on June 7.Read more
We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of our most exciting artist’s most groundbreaking records; The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’. Out now.Read more
Bob Dylan is one of the world’s most influential and ground-breaking artists and in 2016 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’.Read more
The latest in the award winning Bob Dylan bootleg series is ‘More Blood, More Tracks’ celebrating the 1975 masterpiece. Here’s what the press are saying…Read more
We’re thrilled to announce an eagerly anticipated new chapter in the acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series, out now.Read more
With the release of ‘More Blood, More Tracks’ – a celebration of his 1975 masterpiece ‘Blood On The Tracks’ – the incomparable Bob Dylan is our Artist of the Month for November.Read more
As rock’s first Nobel Laureate tours Japan and Asia this summer, we’re pleased to announce a new collection of live recordings from the peerless Bob Dylan.Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, the new Jimi Hendrix album ‘Both Sides of the Sky’, featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks, is out now.Read more
As ‘Girl From The North Country’ – the critically-acclaimed new play in which the action is interwoven with Bob Dylan’s extraordinary songbook – continues to wow West End audiences, we’re pleased to announce ‘The Music Which Inspired Girl From The North Country’, out now.Read more
2017 has produced some of the most exciting reissues, limited edition and original vinyl albums of recent years, resulting in some ‘must-have’ records. Here are our Top Five picks, which should belong in the collection of any vinyl lover in your life, or of course, your own.Read more
On March 9 we’ll be releasing a brand new Jimi Hendrix album, ‘Both Sides of the Sky’, featuring ten previously unreleased tracks. Yes, we’re a bit excited.Read more
The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series is out now.Read more
We’re proud to announce that the original cast recording of ‘Girl From The North Country’, the critically acclaimed new play from Conor McPherson featuring the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan, is out now.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 giving you the chance to win one of our CD Book Sets – take your pick from Bob Dylan’s The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991, Elvis Presley’s Platinum A Life In Music or AC/DC’s Black Tracks.Read more
Legendary Nashville road band, Old Crow Medicine Show today release their live version of Bob Dylan’s seminal double album, ‘Blonde On Blonde’.Read more
Oh, what’s to say about this? It’s the opening track to that evergreen eponymous debut album. It’s the sound of pioneers.Read more
In his first ever three-disc release, voice of a generation and nobel laureate Bob Dylan today releases ‘Triplicate’, 30 classic American tunes, reimagined with Dylan’s inimitable talents as vocalist, arranger and bandleader.Read more
Collecting 30 brand new recordings from the nobel laureate, ‘Triplicate’ will be the first three-disc release from Bob Dylan.Read more
On Sunday Bob Dylan became the first musician to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. Read his humbling acceptance speech (delivered by the United States Ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji) here…Read The Speech...
Sony Legacy are proud to be completing the catalogue of one of America’s finest songwriters and composers, the inimitable Carole KingRead More...
For the first time, the Real Royal Albert Hall concert, originally recorded for a live album in 1966, has finally been released…Read More...
As one of the most original, influential and culturally fascinating artists to have emerged in the 20th century, the man born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota in 1941 has also proved to be one of its most divisive…Read More...
It’s one of the most ambitious box set projects in history – every single known recording of Bob Dylan’s legendary 1966 live shows across the US, UK, Europe and Australia collected in a huge 36 CD box set.Read More...
Sony Legacy is proud to support Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 25th.Read More...
The boundary between pop lyricism and poetry or literature has long been a cause of debate, and never more so than in the recent decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize For Literature. The Quietus’ Luke Turner explores the frontier.Read More...
Bob Dylan has become the first musician in history to win the Nobel Prize For Literature.Read More...
One of the most ambitious box set projects in history comes to fruition on Friday, November 11th.Read More...
A round up of the best from to read and watch on the web from SeptemberRead more
Find out more about the latest release!Read 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
We spoke to Liz Powner to discuss her wonderful Woolly Rockers collection and her favourite music…Read more
Pretty Green announce new clothing line inspired by the guitar legend…Read more
Legendary albums are available for a special price on iTunes…Read more
Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.Read more
Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!Read more
- All along the watchtowerJimi Hendrix
- Purple hazeJimi Hendrix
- FireJimi Hendrix
- Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
- Little WingJimi Hendrix
- 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!!...
- Blowin' in the windBob Dylan
- The times they are a-changin'Bob Dylan
- Mr Tambourine manBob Dylan
- Like a rolling stoneBob Dylan
- Subterranean Homesick BluesBob Dylan
- 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
In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, exactly 32 years ago…Read more
‘Forever Young’ on The X Factor: have you heard this song before?Read more
“There’s nothing as fervent, pure or huge as the teenage imagination. It deserved a soundtrack to match.”Read more
Listen to 3 tracks from the forthcoming Bootleg series now!Read more
Bob Dylan’s 5th album “Bringing It All Back Home” was released in 1965 and was half acoustic half electric. What’s the story behind this artwork?Read more
‘Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol 12’ is a deluxe 6CD anthology that will be released on November 6th.Read more
THE CLASH, PUNK ROCK, AND BRITAIN IN THE 1970SRead more
It’s been 45 years since Jimi Hendrix left us…Read more
We are giving you the chance to own Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary Collection 1963Read more
Some of our favourite tracks and albums are currently available for a very special price…Read more
Take a look at what we released this Record Store Day.Read more