John Sebastian with Stephen Stills – Mobile Line & Bullfrog Blues Celebration at Big Sur, September 13, 1969 …
The Captain releases a studio album on September 11, 1991. It’s Stills and Stills alone … just him and either his acoustic or electric guitar. The cover is shot by the legendary Henry Diltz. Ray LaMontagne says “TreeTop Flyer” inspired him to follow a career in music.
August 19, 1969 ~ Mere hours after the epic festival, Crosby, Stills and Nash appear on the Dick Cavett Show, giving a first-hand account of the Woodstock festival that took place over the weekend. Joni Mitchell, who skipped the festival to make sure she could keep her appearance on the show, performs a song she wrote about it called “Woodstock” and also “Chelsea Morning.” The Jefferson Airplane appear, too, and Grace more than a few times calls Dick Cavette “Jim.” Finally, Cavette responds, “You’ve got to learn my name, Miss, Joplin!”
Recently, “Ohio” was thoughtfully reimagined by Leon Bridges, Gary Clark, Jr., and Jon Batiste, as part of a playlist curated by Spotify called “Echoes of Vietnam,” inspired by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s* new PBS documentary series about the era.
June 30, 1971 ~ The Captain releases his second solo album. A few noteables stop by to lend a hand: Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Nils Lofgren, Dr. John, David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. Hell, famed rock photog Henry Diltz even does some backing vocals work.
CSN release their seventh on June 21, 1982 …
The Captain’s “comeback album” is released April 12, 1972 ~ the debut album from Stephen Stills and Manassas.