I was just thinking about these guys the other night. need a listen.
Josie Cotton - He Could Be The One
It was many years before I learned that “Johnny Are You Queer” was originally known as “Fetch Me One More Beer.”
he could be the one is my favorite josie cotton song
Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton photographed in 1963.
this makes me want to chop my locks
(via Tomboy Style)
Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten has been covered by Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, and Taj Majal. She played in the home of Senator John F. Kennedy. She’s a Grammy winner. The Smithsonian Institute recognized her as a “living treasure”. But more impressive than all of that, at just 11 years old, Cotten went door-to-door looking for work to save up the $3.75 required to purchase a Stella guitar from a local dry-goods store in North Carolina. Eventually after making less that $1 per month as a house helper, the guitar was hers. She taught herself how to play a right-handed strung guitar upside down with her left hand, which produced a singular and inimitable style later known affectionately as “Cotten picking”. Cotten wrote the seminal hit Freight Train before she was a teenager, but didn’t find recognition until many decades later. Her legend certainly lives on as she is today considered a beacon of folk music history. For more on Cotten, check out this video of one of her last (if not the last) recorded performances and interviews.
If you want to see a picture of Creedence Clearwater Revival dining at Taco Bell in 1969, here you go. –EH
I guess I’m going to hell
at least you’ll have a plate full of goodies
Relevant to my fashion choices
(Source: gimt, via yankfiction)
Phil Spector & hairy friends