Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Old People's Trivia - Joe Cocker
Well said and very important to remember.
While most music artists have gotten screwed by their management or record companies, black artists REALLY got screwed.
If one follows the history of blues/rock, it parallels the unfortunate racism that is still so prevelent in the U.S.
I have always felt that Racism of all kinds has been the "achilles" heel of the U.S. and as a citizen and someone who cares deeply about this country, it is important to discuss and be aware of.
I do feel a debt of gratitute for the "British Invasion" artists from The Beatles, to Alvin Lee to The Rolling Stones, Clapton, etc, etc, etc who listened, understood what they were hearing, covered all those songs, added another dimension to that great "American Form" and most importantly, gave credit to and helped promote the artists who inspired them.
Sadly the Brits and Europeans were more exposed to the great American artists than white Americans were.
PS: Is anyone interested in the trivia question answer ?????