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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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Jackie McLean

Jackie McLean

SUGAR FREE By Armand Lewis There was a time when jazz musicians learned their instruments and developed their styles relatively informally. Family members and neighbors, private teachers, grade school and high school music clas...
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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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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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TheTurtles

Shell Shocked

Howard Kaylan Of The Turtles, Flo and Eddie and The Mothers of Invention, Shares Memories Of A Storied Life In Rock Music In His New Autobiography By Harvey Kubernik n his just published memoir, Shell Shocked: My Life with the ...
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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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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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