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Celebrating Record Stores

A Chat with the Creators of The Record Store Book By Mike Spitz (photographer) Q: Did you know right away you wanted to use film vs. digital photos? A: Film definitely was my first choice because the theme was nostalgic, about ...
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Who Did It First?

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Overall Review 4 / 5 - Very Good
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Elton John Bernie Taupin 1971

Tin Pan Alley: The Rise of Elton John

AUTHOR KEITH HAYWARD REVISITS DENMARK STREET, LONDON’S TIN PAN ALLEY, WHERE ELTON JOHN MET BERNIE TAUPIN AND A ROCK MUSIC LEGEND WAS BORN By Harvey Kubernik Soundcheck Books has just published the wonderful and educationa...
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Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

KELLY JOHNSON – IN HER OWN WORDS…AND THEN SOME A posthumous new autobiography from the late Girlschool guitarist and female musical pioneer, depicts life on the road — and on the skids n the last years of her life...
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Snakes! Guillotines!

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Overall Review 4.5 / 5 - Excellent
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We Got Power

We Still Got Power!

WE STILL GOT POWER!  1980s L.A. punkzine revived in new book by Michael Layne Heath David Markey is all kinds of Punk Rock on a West Coast OG level. His career as an independent filmmaker is a classic implementing of one of t...
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Rick-Nelson

Rick Nelson

AT THE END OF THE 1950’s, RICKY NELSON WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TEEN IDOLS IN THE WORLD by Neal Skok~ Born in 1940, Nelson debuted at age eight on the family radio sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. By 1952, the s...
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The Runaways

The First Queens of Rock

AUTHOR EVELYN McDONNELL SORTS THE MUSIC FROM THE MYTHS TO TELL THE “REAL STORY OF THE RUNAWAYS” By Suzanne Rush The band that spawned one of rock’s most durable female icons was born in a suburban rec room in grea...
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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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