What can you say about The Doors? They were intense and self-indulgent, provocative and lyrical. These oppositions only begin to describe their candle, which burned at both ends and in the middle, too.
Despite our American fixation on originality, once in a blue moon it happens that two major artists are creatively joined at the hip. An older artist creates a body of work so rich and provocative that a younger artist comes along and uses it in a new way.
When released it was hailed by critics as a triumph, and the fans agreed. Oh Mercy gave Dylan his best chart showing in years, reaching No. 30 on the Billboard charts in the United States and No. 6 in the UK.
Writer/producer Ken Bowser talks to The Morton Report about his American Masters documentary, "Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune," which takes an unflinching look at the singer's life, art, and the tumultuous era of the '60s in which he lived.
Since the 1980s, Susan lacy has been the prime mover behind the "American Masters" series, responsible for two of most notable episodes in the history of this distinguished treasure trove of American culture,
You could say that it started with Hank Williams. The patron saint of country music was writing his own songs, singing them and accompanying himself on the guitar at a time when Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and other pop stars...