Dizzy Gillespie by Armand Lewis In the early 1950s, with the Cold War heating up to a fevered pitch, rhetoric on both the U.S. and Soviet sides ratcheted up the propaganda as well as the weaponry, with literally every aspect of life, culture and technology promoted as being superior to the other side’s. While most […]
From the Fantasy vaults comes the Record Store Day 1969 Archive Box celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival’s epic year by Stephen Phenow When we put our first garage cover band together, me and the gang wanted to cover a band, which everybody knew, could sing along with, and was easy to play. The answer, Creedence Clearwater […]
The Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship founder looks back while rocking on — with his new album, The Greatest Love by Harvey Kubernik Singer and songwriter Marty Balin the founder of Jefferson Airplane, hit maker of the Jefferson Starship group, and a well-received solo career, is readying a new album, The Greatest Love for February […]
Mary Wilson by Harvey Kubernik 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Supremes’ first number-one hit single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” the first of five such consecutive hit singles. In 2016, and always carrying the legacy for the Supremes, after the departure of founding members Florence Ballard and Diane (Diana) Ross, […]
THE MAN WHO SHOT THE ’70s Meet the mystery man who’s been one of rock music’s most prolific photographers — and has captured rock’s most famous faces from David Bowie to The Dead Boys by Sean Clifford Yes, his real name is Mick Rock. Well, to be precise, he was born Michael David Rock. But […]
THE SHOW, NEWPORT Richard Beers, Founder of T.H.E. Show Newport, sadly, passed away. I met Richard when he was starting T.H.E. Show Newport about seven years ago. His honesty, straightforwardness and generosity in business was refreshing and not all that common. Add to that a wicked sense of humor; fast wit with a trained speaking […]
Through the early and mid twentieth century, popular music may have become ubiquitous on radio and on 78rpm records, but there were few print publications that discussed music, the musicians who made it, or trends within genres of music itself. While Billboard magazine covered the music industry as a business the same way The Wall Street Journal covers the financial world, there were really no general interest publications that regularly included coverage of music written for the general public’s point of view.
Take a look at the high end turntable offerings on display at the midewest’s premier high end audio show By Gary Katayama Why would anyone leave the beautiful spring beach weather in Playa del Rey to go to cold and drizzly Rosemont Illinois? Answer: to go to Axpona, the premier high end audio show in […]