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More Than A Baker’s Dozen!

A roundup of 2020 releases you may have missed during quarantine By Gillian G. Gaar Finally, thankfully, 2020 has to end. And aren’t we all glad about that! The year nonetheless saw some stellar releases, indeed, so many that...
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Hendrix in (mostly) 1970

New releases, books and documentaries detail the guitarist’s life and career By Gillian G. Gaar 1970 was a busy year for Jimi Hendrix. On January 1, he played the second of a two night stand at the Fillmore East in New Yo...
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Another Side of Little Richard

After his 1950’s heyday, the rock pioneer enjoyed a varied and hit-filled career By Gillian G. Gaar Where do you go from up? That was the dilemma facing the post-1950s Little Richard. The flamboyant performer had become a...
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Attacking the Music Backlog

The record releases keep piling up during the lockdown By Gillian G. Gaar Since publication of RCN was suspended for a time, releases have really piled up at home. So this column will be devoted to attacking the backlog. Return...
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Out of Traction, Back in Action

Let’s preview some Record Store Day releases By Gillian G. Gaar As vinyl aficionados will know, April’s Record Store Day was postponed due to the pandemic. And as stores begin to open up over the coming months, RSD has ...
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Cherry Picking

A record label in England is compiling less obvious collector’s sets BY GILLIAN G. GAAR BOX SETS ARE THE BIG TICKEt item of the music industry. And 2019 saw the release of a lot of lavish sets by the likes of the Beatles,...
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Wrapping Up 2019

A year-end potpourri of records and books from the past year BY GILLIAN G. GAAR IT’S THE END OF another year, meaning it’s time for another year-end roundup, my chance to cover a potpourri of releases that came out in 2019:...
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Elvis, Hawaiian Style

In search of The King in Oahu, Hawaii BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ALOHA! THOUGH A SOUTHERN boy through and through, Elvis Presley also has a lot of connections with Hawaii. His first concerts in Honolulu were on November 9, 1957, and h...
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Maggie Herron: All That Jazz

BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ONE OF THE PLACES I MOST like to visit in Waikiki is the hotel Halekulani, which translates to “House Befitting Heaven.” There’s nothing better than cocktail seating at House Without a Key, a restauran...
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