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Rock & Roll Sunday Funnies

 

When I was a kid I always looked forward to Sunday and the cartoons in the Sunday Newspaper.  The other day while I was daydreaming, I thought to myself  "Hey what if the Sunday

The Persistence of Memory: Becoming Sgt. Pepper

 

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startles out wonder

as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

 

Over the…

When Concert Posters were an Art Form 1970

 

WHEN CONCERT POSTERS WERE AN ART FORM

By the 1970's, many rock posters began to abandon the LSD-inspired San Francisco look.  Some of the poster artists began to use more realism and stylized imagery in the posters…

Rock & Roll Sunday Funnies Part 2

When I was a kid I always looked forward to Sunday and the cartoons in the Sunday Newspaper.  The other day, while I was daydreaming, I thought to myself  "Hey what if the Sunday Funnies were

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1970

The 1970’s – Beginning of Commercial Rock

'When Bill Graham closed the Fillmore in 1971, artist David Singer was charged with creating its final poster. The piece was toned down as opposed to being something extravagant, which didn’t…

1960's Swinging London: A Moment In Time

Today's blog post is about Swinging London; a moment in time that reconfigured the music, fashion, movies and books of the youth culture.

There came a moment when London first shook off the coils of hidebound British

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1965

 

British Invasion Concerts NYC

 

The Dave Clark Five Harry Deal & THe Galaxies, The Six Keys The Knaves Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC

 

Rolling Stones Dave Berry …

Rock & Roll Sunday Funnies

When I was a kid I always looked forward to Sunday and the cartoons in the Sunday Newspaper.

The other day while I was daydreaming, I thought to myself

"Hey what if the Sunday Funnies were all about…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1969

 

Rolling Stones Grateful Dead, CSNY, Jefferson Airplane Flying Burrito Bros and Santana Altamont Raceway  Livermore, CA

 

 

Crosby Stills Nash & Young Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking and …

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form: 1968

From the Famous Rock Posters site: "Concert poster art is usually defined by the bold and graphical psychedelic rock posters from the 1960's.  In the history of rock poster production, these posters were considered just advertising for the…

Rock & Roll: Why The 80's Pretty Much Sucked

 

As I remember it, the 1980s was a decade in which the genre known as basic meat & potatoes rock & roll began to be undergo a myriad of changes.  The punk rock revolution was underway but…

The Stories Behind 10 Rock Band Logos

Back in the early 1960’s, rock band logos were never quite as important as they are today in this age of branding.  Over the years, official logos became an essential item that every band needed to have in order…

Faces in the Crowd: D.A. Pennebaker

This past Sunday, I woke up to the news that D.A. Pennebaker had passed away at the age of 94.  While Pennebaker was a well known film maker to many folks, I thought it would be worthwhile to…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form: 1976 - 1980

By the mid-70's, punk rock had emerged and had a definitive impact on the artistic style of concert posters. The artists creating the music, fashion and visual art adhered to a style based in minimalism that reflected the angst…

When Concert Posters Were an Art Form: 1970 – 1975

By the 1970's, many rock posters began to abandon the LSD-inspired San Francisco look.  Some of the poster artists began to use more realism and stylized imagery in the posters being used to promote live shows.  In the late…