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T.A.M.I. and the Big T.N.T.

The T.A.M.I. Show (1965) and The Big T.N.T. Show (1966) — two concert films that captured dozens of the 1960s’ most popular musical performers from Ray Charles to The Rolling Stones — have been released on Blu-ray dis...
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Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

Visits the Era Again By Harvey Kubernik The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles presents Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, May 7-October 11, 2015, the first comprehensive major exhibition retrospective about...
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Coltrane: An Appreciation

With the release of a new record that pairs jazz giant John Coltrane with Thelonious Monk, RCN examines his lasting musical influence    By Harvey Kubernik Saxophonist John Coltrane died on July 17, 1967 in Long Island, NY af...
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The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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Divine Revelation

THE ORACLE TURNTABLE UPGRADE By David Thomson ~ Last night, I heard an album that I’ve been listening to for years, for the very first time. Sure, I thought that I had heard it, but there it was, in all its finery, with all i...
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How to Clean Your Vinyl Records

FIVE EASY PIECES OF VINYL CLEANING ADVICE T.H.E. SHOW NEWPORT BEACH MAY 29 – 31 The greatest HI-FI event of the year is upon us. T.H.E. Show Newport Beach has moved to the luxurious Hotel Irvine where you have the opportu...
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Star Shots

Photographer Guy Webster’s iconic photos of Los Angeles’ film and music stars from the 1960s By Harvey Kubernik Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons (Insight Editions / $75.00 / October 2014) is an unparalleled, defi...
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Wounds to Bind

Jerry Burgan, guitarist for the ‘60 group, We Five has written a memoir about his life in the folk rock revolution By Ric Menck Best known for their cover of Ian & Sylvia’s “You Were On My Mind,” We Five were one of...
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The Velvet Underground

AT THE TIME OF IT’S RELEASE, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND DIDN’T EVEN CRACK THE TOP 200 — 45 years later it’s being honored with a six-disc super-deluxe edition by Richie Unterberger~ Of the four studio albums the Vel...
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