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NAMM: The Return of the Mega Musical Playground

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by John M. Borack                 The NAMM Show, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants, took center stage at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center in late January, with musicians, music industry employees, and buyers and sellers of instruments and/or …

Top 25 Albums of 2015

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by John M. Borack As Frank Sinatra once crooned, “It was a very good year.” Lots of great releases in 2015, some by old favorites, some by new upstarts, and a few that flew in straight out of left field. And …

CD Review: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18”

by John M. Borack Various Artists: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18” Pop Geek Heaven (PGH-37) Grade: ***1/2 The International Pop Overthrow CD collection – which for the past several years has included a whopping 65+ tracks on three discs – …

Ringo Starr premiere: Peace & Love Tribute

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Goldmine presents the video premiere of the January 2014 concert held in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the music of Ringo Starr, who was presented with the Lifetime of Peace & Love Award by director David Lynch.

Remembering John Lennon…and John F. Borack

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by John M. Borack The following is an edited and re-written version of a piece that was originally included in my book, John Lennon: Life is What Happens (Krause Publications, 2010). It was a typical Monday evening in December which quickly …

Strange Magic – Jeff Lynne’s ELO in Concert

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by John M. Borack “I love their ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ Almost my favorite is ‘Turn to Stone’ And how ’bout ‘Telephone Line’? I love that E.L.O.” – Randy Newman, “The Story of a Rock and Roll Band”   Some artists …