Continuing with Booker T & The MG’s on an old show from November 2008.
They had a number of hits in the 60’s.
Bassist Steinberg was replaced by Donald “Duck” Dunn in 1965.
The group had its first hit with Booker T playing his signature Hammond B-3 organ in 1967, and it was used in the movie, Barfly.
Now I saw that movie, but it was back when I was drinking myself.
To me, there was no story, it was like going down to my local bar, lol!
They could have just filmed it there!
The band had a successful tour in Europe, known as Hit The Road, Stax.
They played at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and were invited to Woodstock, but didn’t play because Al Jackson was afraid to ride in the helicopter that would bring them in!
Had another # 17 hit in 1968.
And Booker T & MG’s and the Beatles were a mutual admiration society.
I will play the results of that.
They were the house band at Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary, and also for Bob Dylan’s 30th in 1992.
Neil Young asked the group to back him on tour, and they played behind him on his album Are You Passionate?
Have you ever heard Booker T Jones SING?
Well, you will if you give this episode a listen.
I’ll close it all out with their 2nd-biggest hit, a song about something I am reminded of every week.
Hope you enjoy this one, as usual I did doing it!
Here are the links to listen, whilst I still relax and vacation, lol, at Mike Pell Rockollections: