“In some ways, Woodstock was just a large-scale, Jewish Catskills pop-up, where the entertainment was rock ‘n’ roll instead of klezmer.”
Their first manager was Jewish. They first played with a Jewish blues guitarist. They even used Yiddish in a Top 40 hit.
In 1972, the fictional private detective worked the Diamond District in “Shaft Among the Jews.”
The origins of the “Star Is Born” go back to a 1932 drama called “What Price Hollywood?” that starred Constance Bennett.
John Lennon said, ‘Show business is an extension of the Jewish religion.’ But Paul McCartney lived it.
Dylan is far from the only Jewish thing in Martin Scorsese’s documentary about the seminal 1975 tour.
Bob Dylan didn’t exactly grow up to be Shlomo Carlebach. But he never strayed too far from his roots, nor did he deny them, writes Seth Rogovoy.
Fun fact: Doris Day turned down the role of Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate.”
Here are 9 takes on ‘My Yiddishe Mame’ that you have to listen to.
“Rock Around the Clock” was credited to two Philadelphia-born Jewish songwriters, each the son of immigrants.