With Miller's musicality and experience, he might have done the same thing at Columbia, but refused to acknowledge rock 'n' roll as a bonafide art form and something that could have made Columbia millions. Instead, they stagnated in the rock world. Only John Hammond gave Columbia any place in the rock world by signing Bob Dylan, then just a folk singer who happened to develop into a rock legend. As a partial result of Miller's influence, Columbia didn't have any bonafide rock 'n' roll talents until Janis Joplin in the late '60s.
> Cary Ginell
Columbia Records (and RCA and Decca, all the more so) was rapidly losing ground to its West Coast counterparts in the '60s in terms of rock.
But to say there weren't any significantly talented rock acts on Columbia until Joplin's signing is overstatement. In those intervening years, Columbia released albums by the Byrds, Moby Grape, the United States of America, the Cyrkle, Simon & Garfunkel, Electric Flag, Sagittarius/Millenium and Leonard Cohen (alongside many other, more obscure artists with appeal to contemporary rock audiences).