“Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter,” “Who Is Harry Nilsson and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him” and “The RCA Albums Collection” revisit his legacy.
When keyboardist Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag) and singer-guitarist Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash) first got together to collaborate, they had visions of making a modern-day version of 1968’s “Super Session” album, the stars of which were Stills, Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper (with Goldberg among the supporting cast). But everything came together when acclaimed blues guitarist and singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd became the third member of the band now known as The Rides.
His life was filled with drugs, guns and hard time. Before it fell apart, Larry Williams wrote and recorded hits that shaped the future of rock and roll.
If Market Watch were ‘Sesame Street,’ this roundup would be sponsored by the letter B: Beatles, Bowie, Billy Ward, Bo Street Runners, box lots and big bucks.
King’s X bassist and vocalist Dug Pinnick followed his solo album with the debut LP of Pinnick Gales Pridgen, the first release from his blues-metal project featuring guitarist Eric Gales and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen.
The Tubes had a hard time bridging the gap between its success on the road and on the charts. The tide began to turn with 1979’s ‘Remote Control’ album.
A limited-edition print showing a nude John Lennon embracing a clothed Yoko Ono that was taken hours before Lennon’s death is one of the lots featured in Sotheby’s upcoming Photographs auction. The photograph by Annie Leibovitz, was meant to be used to promote the couple’s “Double Fantasy” album.
Starting with tracks recorded for Bob Dylan’s 1962 eponymous debut on Columbia, the set features his full official discography, including 35 studio albums.
Amid the sea of new vinyl, one record label has caught the imagination like no other: Drastic Plastic of Omaha, Neb., which operates in a record shop.
“Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help,” Mahalia Jackson once remarked. And if anyone can relate to that remark, it’s Beth Hart. She was an up-and-coming vocalist before drugs, alcohol and numerous trips to the psych ward derailed her career.