We were horrified by the slaughter of small children in Uvalde, Texas this week, then found out Don McLean was performing this weekend at an NRA concert in Texas! I loved Don McLean when I was ten and was profoundly saddened to hear this. Many fans let Don know they weren't happy about the concert, especially the timing, and we were very relieved when it was announced that Don had dropped out of the concert! (The concert itself was ultimately cancelled due to the outcry.)
Been doing a deep dive into the blues-rock of The Jeff Beck Group (circa 1967 feat Rod Stewart, Aynsley Dunbar and Ron Wood). I'd rather listen to this than many of today's tunes. Lots of interactions with these players and people like Ronnie Lane, Nicky Hopkins, Ian McLagan, and various members of The Small Faces, The Faces, The Who, The Stones, and Led Zeppelin.