this was a time when it would benefit an artist to stand up

JethroTull Devonshire1970 1500 crop

I WAS ONE OF THOSE TEENS who prided them­selves in having a re­ally cool record col­lec­tion, brag­ging about al­bums and sin­gles few of my clue­less high school peers had ever heard of. So, of course, I was a big fan of Warner/Reprise Records in the late ’60s. Aside from cham­pi­oning my beloved Kinks (and Grom­mett save them!), by 1970 they had signed one of my he­roes, the all-but-unknown Neil Young, and the group that was fast be­coming my new ob­ses­sion, the Beach Boys. READ MORE