Aretha Franklin - Aretha - With The Ray Bryant Combo 1961

Aretha Franklin’s earliest reviews from the ’60s

Just 18 years old, Aretha Franklin moves flawlessly in her vocals -- from spiritual, to blues to jazz and to pop; and her ability as a pianist is something more to reckon with. Aretha is the girl to watch!

Green Day’s 1995 benefit concert

A May 27, 1995 benefit concert in Oakland for four Bay Area homeless aid organizations marked the band's first home base concert since selling 7 million copies of Dookie.

Janis Joplin changes the blues (1968)

Nothing stays the same for very long -- not the world, not the blues, not love, not a petite young Texas girl who had “such a pretty voice,” according to her mother.