When drummer John Densmore joined a band with Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, he mostly hoped to earn enough money to make rent. What he got was a place in rock and roll history and permanent suffix to his name: Of The Doors.
Chris Hillman reminisces about joining The Byrds as its bassist (even though he couldn’t play bass at the time), working with David Crosby (and later kicking him out of the band) and why a Byrds reunion is unlikely.
Goldmine’s secret shopper — known only as Dr. Disc — travels extensively and loves to visit record shops. Up this time: Strictly Discs in Madison, Wis.
You might think 15 years is a long time to wait for a new Eric Carmen pop song, but that’s nothing compared with the wait you’d have to hear him try his hand at prog rock.
World-class songwriting skills, an ear for experimenting and feral stage presence: Just imagine how Eddie Cochran would’ve shaped music had he lived longer.
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. So what is the exchange rate behind the the raw emotion of Blind Willie Johnson’s performance of ‘Dark Was the Night — Cold Was The Ground’ (Columbia 14303-D).
Rosanne Cash’s latest solo effort, ‘The River & The Thread’ sews up her place in country music history while bringing her musical past, present and future together.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Dr. Disc is shopping his way through independent record shops. This time, he visits Fantasyland Records in Atlanta.
It feels as though someone has turned the clock back to the mid-’80s, then flipped reality to “reverse,” as music lovers are dump CDs in favor of vinyl LPs.
In the ’60s, RCA was unsure how country music’s mostly white audience would receive singer Charley Pride. So they sent out his first single without a publicity photo. Pride’s music spoke for itself on the record, and the singer’s charisma did the rest when he went out on tour.