So many variables determine what makes an artist or band “essential” — longevity, impact, influence, history. On-air and online, we celebrate the musicians who have shaped our cultural soundtrack for the past fifty years. Let’s love these FUV Essential artists while they’re here, and honor those who have departed too soon.
For FUV Throwback Thursday 1989, evening host Eric Holland writes about Lou Reed's New York, an album that perfectly captured
Lou Reed's New York (1989 New York City photo by Sérgio Valle Duarte via Wikidata [CC BY 3.0])
For FUV Throwback Thursday 1979, afternoon host Dennis Elsas writes about The Clash's London Calling, an album that is still a
The Clash's London Calling (Safety pins wallpaper courtesy of Pixelscrapper.)
On this FUV Throwback Thursday 1969, Darren DeVivo writes about Santana, one of many albums that made a significant impact tha
Santana's debut album (background art courtesy of Wallpaperplay.com)
Jerry Garcia passed away nearly 24 years ago, on August 9, 1995, but his legacy continues to jam in the afterlife. He would have turned 77 on August 1, 2019 had the fates been kinder (and his appetite for self-destructive habits quelled), you could easily imagine him still on tour with the Grateful Dead. We're remembering his music, with and without the Grateful Dead, as one of our FUV Essentials.
Jerry Garcia (Original photo via Wikipedia by Mark L. Knowles, CC BY-SA 3.0)