Author Archives: Lee Zimmerman

Where Are They Now: Banana of the Youngbloods

Publicity photo of Lowell "Banana" Levinger of the Youngbloods

Youngblood Lowell “Banana” Levinger’s solo album “Get Together — Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics” offers due homage to a band whose unassuming demeanor made them as much a forewarner of essential Americana as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield or any California contemporary.

George Martin remembered through his recordings

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The late Sir George Martin is best known for steering The Beatles in the right creative direction in the studio. But he took on remarkably varied projects with other artists. Here is a list of some of Martin’s most memorable recordings.

Behind Who’s eyes

Pete Towshend and Roger Daltrey at the rehearsal studio with their musical director, Frank Simes. Photo courtesy of Frank Simes.

Musical Director Frank Simes is behind the scenes for now, but his superstar connections — such as The Who — promise to raise his personal profile quickly