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The Shadows of Charles Mingus

Bebop and Beyond By Armand Lewis In the 1930s and ’40s the film industry was totally controlled by the major studios. These companies (including MGM and Paramount) controlled not only production and distribution, but also alm...
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Prog-Rock Anniversary

The 40th Anniversary edition of the concert film Yessongs revisits the band’s 1972 performance at London’s Rainbow Theater By Harvey Kubernik Based in the U.K., Screenbound emerged from various U.K. distribution, pr...
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The Doors Live At The Hollywood Bowl 68

The Doors Live At the Bowl

Doors Film/DVD by Harvey Kubernik Doors live 1968 concert from the Hollywood Bowl, Live at the Bowl ‘68,  is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital Video from Eagle Rock Entertainment. A CD, Digital Audio, and double LP from...
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Freddie Mercury of the band Quee Photographs by Neal Preston © Queen Productions Ltd.

A Visit and 1975 Interview with Queen’s Freddie Mercury

BY HARVEY KUBERNIK Actor Rami Malek is the 2019 Academy Award-winning recipient in the Best Leading Actor category for his portrayal of the late singer/songwriter Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which has ...
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T.A.M.I. Show Ticket

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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All Things Must Pass

For almost 50 years, Russ Solomon’s Tower Records chain, founded in Sacramento, reigned as one of the world’s premiere music retailers. In his new documentary, All Things Must Pass, filmmaker Colin Hanks examines the rise a...
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L-R: The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts

Photo: Claude Gassian

The Rolling Stones 3 Ways: Mono, Live & Brand New

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the gang prove that they are forever relevant with a new release of classics, The Rolling Stones in Mono; two unforgettable shows at Desert Trip in Coachella; and a brand new album due in Decembe...
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Revolver Turns 50

The Beatles remain evergreen with this month’s celebration of the album Revolver on its 50th anniversary; Eight Days a Week, Ron Howard’s new documentary about the band’s touring years; and a new CD release: T...
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Doc Pomus

Doc Doc Rocks

AKA DOC POMUS, SHEDS LIGHT ON THE AMERICAN SONGWRITER WHO WROTE “PERFECT” SONGS By Michael Sigman If you love music, you may be vaguely familiar with the name Doc Pomus. But chances are at least one or two of the 1,...
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