Tambourine Man." The Byrds probably would have never happened without him.2.
Elektra was home of several of the 1960s most important folk singer-songwriters and folk-rockers, including Judy Collins, Love, Tim Buckley, and Phil Ochs.7.
Lou Adler: Co-founder of Dunhill Records and, as producer for the Mamas & the Papas and Barry Mc Guire, the visionary behind folk-rock at its most commercial.
” I was born and raised in Toronto by my parents who were also raised in Toronto, so I was just as westernized as these guys were.
When I received messages from other people of colour, they didn’t even mention anything about the fact that I was Asian.
Also the co-producer, with the Mamas & the Papas' John Phillips, of the Monterey Pop Festival.9.
Sis Cunningham & Gordon Freisen: The husband-and-wife team that co-founded Broadside, the magazine that helped give major 1960s songwriters -- and future folk-rockers -- Bob Dylan, Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, Eric Andersen, the Fugs, Phil Ochs, and Richard Farina their start by printing their songs and in some instances making some of their early recordings.12. Simon & Garfunkel: "The Sound of Silence." Not just Paul Simon's first great song, but the most canny realization of how a good acoustic folk song could be made over into an electric folk-rock hit, in this case through the literal overdubbing of electric instruments onto an acoustic recording.10. The song that, as the critical phrase went, rocked the Bible and got away with it.4.I love him for who he is, not for the colour of his skin. if you liked this post, you might like this post on awkward phases I had as a Toronto kid.And I definitely don’t see him as a white guy – I just see him as my guy. He later did the same thing, this time resulting in a #1 hit, for Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence." Also the producer for Dion's overlooked folk-rockish recordings of the mid-1960s.4.