Rolling Stone's 2000 feature on the Band's co-founder
Fifty years ago, the saxophonist staked out a radical new future for jazz. Miles Davis thought he was crazy, Jerry Garcia worshipped him — and half a century later, America still hasn't caught up
The Man with the greatest voice in popular music gave up his fame (and his women, and his cocaine) to serve the lord twenty-three years ago. He spends most of his time preaching in a Memphis church. Will he ever make another great soul record?