Ed Ward returns to talk with host Nate Wilcox about his book The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock. This week they cover rock & roll's second miracle year when America responded to the Beatles by blending folk and blues with rock & roll. They discuss how Michael Bloomfield electrified Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys making Pet Sounds, Stax hitting its stride, James Brown getting funky, the Beatles dropping acid and the beginnings of the San Francisco scene.
Today Ed Ward returns to begin a series of discussions on the second volume of his History of Rock & Roll: The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock This episode focuses on The British Invasion and rise of Motown in 1964 and America’s folk-rock and soul music responses in 1965.
As we get ready to start discussing volume 2 of Ed Ward's History of Rock & Roll, Nate Wilcox and guest Yuri Campbell look back on the first volume and the Let It Roll series covering it. We talk about Ward's cultural scholarship and what lessons we can learn from his method of studying music history.
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.