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Rock & Roll Library: My 2020 Summer Reading List

While my life suddenly got deconstructed during the ongoing pandemic, I tried to ignore the madness of the outside world by finally finding the time to read a stack of rock & roll books that I had on…

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

Rock & Roll 1975

 

Lester Bangs

In a June 1975 article in Creem magazine, Lester Bangs, while writing about how the impact of the breakup of the Beatles, captured some of the angst that existed in rock & roll…

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 …

How Radio Lost Its Groove

HOW RADIO LOST ITS GROOVE

 

In recent years, it has become obvious that radio, at least as the entity that I grew up with in my teenage and young adult years, has lost its groove.  These days,…

Faces in the Crowd: Jimmy Miller (Producer)

“One thing that producers and engineers tend to have in common is their undeniable love of music, and it is the highs they experience in the recording studio--those exhilarating moments when the blending of artistic effort, musical material, and…

The History of Glam Rock

Glam Rock was a rock & roll music genre which proceeded the punk music movement in the early 70's.  Along with the music which parlayed rock music in a much more flamboyant manner, Glam Rock also had a significant…

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…

Remembering Woodstock On Its 50 Year Anniversary

50 years ago today, The Woodstock Festival took place in White Lake, NY.  It was an event that transformed the youth culture and established the Music Festival template that continues to this very day. 

Woodstock: The Event …

My First Rock Concert

"Say, what was the first rock concert you went to?"  Hmmm...let me think about that for a minute or two...no, wait!  I remember now!  It happened on a beautiful summer day on August 13, 1967.  I had just returned…

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…

Rock & Roll 1978

“In 1978, rock music resembled a combat zone more than a community. The divisions had been visible for most of the decade, with the fraying of any notion that the factions of rock fans could peacefully coexist, but in…