In what she calls “the fan story of last century,” sociologist and author Candy Leonard shares the stories of scores of first-generation Beatle-lovers on what it was like to be an original fan. You won’t find interviews with band members, lovers, former roadies or anyone even remotely associated with The Beatles in “Beatleness;” these are the words a 9-year-old watching Ed Sullivan on Feb. 9, 1964, a 7-year-old who dreamed of marrying George Harrison, and the pre-teen who refused to cut his hair.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Dr. Disc is shopping and telling. This edition of Record Store Recon: Kiss The Sky Records in Batavia, Ill.
Often referred to by album art — Trunk Cover or Butcher Cover — vs. title, The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday And Today’ values vary based on cover, state and audio variations.
The tour’s legendary three-hour-plus shows blended an electric-acoustic-electric set that have taken on an almost mythic standing in CSNY fan lore.
By the unwritten rules of rock and roll, Toto never should’ve had a hit single (let alone 14). And the band of gifted studio artists is still going strong.
From adapting his first six-string guitar into a four-stringer and using an unusual fret work technique, Mountain’s Leslie West has blazed his own trail.
With the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, Steve Winwood rode the first British Invasion into America’s music scene — and he never left.
Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes, Asia and GTR fame reflects on tour life and the last-minute recording rush that always seems to occur in the studio.
From his first chart smash with The Babys to his latest album, John Waite has, thankfully, never lived by the rules. (He even chose 11 LPs for this list!)
Subtitled “The Rock ’n’ Roll Life of Survivor’s Founding Member,” Jim Peterik’s autobiography details his rise from an aspiring musician in f Berwyn, Illinois, to that of a respected songwriter who has more than 1,000 published compositions and whose songs have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.