Janis, live at Monterey, 1967

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Oct 102010

I just came across this video clip of Janis Joplin, out front of Big Brother and the Holding Company, doing Ball and Chain, at the Monterey Pop Festival 1967.

I have the CD of the concert, with lots of other artists as well. It’s good to be able to see the artists performing though.


How did I miss that?

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Oct 062010

Monday last, October 4, was the anniversary of the passing of Janis Joplin.

Sadly, I wasn’t aware of this until the following morning. Otherwise, I would have played some of Janis’s music during my show on that date.

I do feel quite bad about missing this; perhaps I need to add a calendar of important blues dates to this site?

Sydney Blues Festival

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Sep 192010

Title: Sydney Blues Festival
Location: Windsor, NSW
Link out: Click here
Description: 2010 will be the second year for this event.

The 2009 launch of the Sydney Blues Festival was a great success, with artists and patrons enjoying a weekend full of great music in great venues.

I will be there again this year. Come and join me in a weekend celebrating the art form that is the blues.
Start Date: 2010-10-29
End Date: 2010-10-31

This is the Blues Gorilla

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Sep 142010

Welcome to the Blues Gorilla website.

I’m Gary Stark, also known (amongst other things) as the Blues Gorilla. I’m a presenter at Sydney’s 2RDJ-FM radio station, broadcasting from Burwood into Sydney’s inner west, where I host a Monday evening blues show.

I’m also a bass player, and I often wander down to the Bald Faced Stag in Leichhardt to join in the Wednesday night jam.

Within this blog I’ll be discussing various elements of the blues world, from artists, through gigs, music, and festivals. If I happen to find something that I think might be new, I will try to pass that information on to you through these pages.

I will also post my show’s playlists here.