When Led Zeppelin Met Elvis: Robert Plant Tells All

When Led Zeppelin Met Elvis: Robert Plant Tells All

Remembering “The King”  at The Close of  “Elvis Week” In 1974, a promoter who repped the era’s two biggest rock acts, Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley, arranged for them to meet, following Elvis’ performance at the Forum in Los Angeles. The back story and details of...

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Long Awaited & Anticipated:  McCartney III

Long Awaited & Anticipated: McCartney III

In the music world, 1964 starred the Beatles, and although they disbanded a mere 6-years later (1970), just a blip on the pop culture time-line, their impact, influence, legacy and fan base is current, on-going and growing, aided in part by the supernaturally talented...

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The Ladies of Rock Tell All

The Ladies of Rock Tell All

When noted music journalist Lisa Robinson began her career 50+ years ago there wasn't any Twitter or  #metoo movement to shine a light on the sexual and emotional abuse of women in the music business, which are covered, but not the focus of, "Nobody Ever Asked Me...

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Tower Records: Boomers, Radio, and Rock n’ roll  

Tower Records: Boomers, Radio, and Rock n’ roll  

"Know Music, Know Life" Russ Solomon founded Tower Records 60-years ago, built it into a powerhouse, than watched it vaporize.  The sole extant Tower is in Tokyo, and it's thriving. For millions of Boomers, Tower was the go-to for a new album the day it came out and...

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Leftovers, Football, and a Movie

Leftovers, Football, and a Movie

Choices Abound for Excellent Music Documentaries: Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You (Apple TV)  Clive Davis - The Soundtrack of Our Lives (Netflix) Keith Richards - Under The Influence (Netflix) Quincy - Quincy Jones (Netflix) David Foster - Off The Record (Netflix...

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Sunday Night’s American Music Awards:  Lots & LOTS of Talent

Sunday Night’s American Music Awards: Lots & LOTS of Talent

Award season is in full swing, and these organizations have already made their presentations:  MTV, Emmy, Academy of Country Music, Billboard, and the Country Music Association. The next scheduled gala is the American Music Awards, this Sunday night on ABC (7 pm/East...

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Roy Head and the Enduring “Treat Her Right”

Roy Head and the Enduring “Treat Her Right”

It's been month of loss in the music world: Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals, Helen Reddy, Mac Davis, Eddie Van Halen. Each song and performance left an indelible mark on our collective musical consciousness. While he wasn't as famous as the above artists, Roy...

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