Classic rock icon Joe Cocker passed away this afternoon at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. Cocker’s rough-and-tumble, gospel-inspired version of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” is arguably more well known than the original, and his performance at the original Woodstock in 1969 is the stuff of legend. Though he scored hits later in his career — most notable with Jennifer Warnes on “Up Where We Belong” in 1983 — it is for his early, blues-derived work for which he will undoubtedly be best remembered.
By J. Edward Keyes on 01.24.12 in Spotlights
The first HUGE new release day of 2012, so strap in and get ready for a pretty comprehensive rundown! Dave Sumner's got your jazz picks, and I've got the rest. Here we go! Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory: ALBUM OF TH...
By Lenny Kaye on 02.25.10 in Spotlights
Robert Charles Guidry was leaving a diner in his native Louisiana when he heard the words that would forever make him Bobby Charles. "See you later, alligator," the 17-year-old jive-talked to a friend, only to hear, like...
By Marc Hogan on 02.27.15 in News
The music will keep playing without commercial interruption. For now. On Thursday, the U.S. telecom watchdog voted to adopt tougher rules that would treat broadband internet service as a public utility, like landline...
By J. Edward Keyes on 02.26.15 in Features
When we launched Wondering Sound in March of last year, I wrote that the site's purpose was to be "a place where smart, opinionated writers can craft rich, detailed pieces for curious readers." As mission statements go,...