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.
It’s a tricky one, this. Seven days ago, staring at these three new releases, it would have been easy to rank them among the year’s finest, and heap praise upon the genius souls who decreed the dog days of the …
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.
Here are reviews of albums doing serious time on the CD player lately — yes, I’m old school — including Bobbleheads, Marshall Holland, Dwight Twilley, Pugwash, Marti Jones, Rob Bonfiglio, Shaen Faubert, Robert Crenshaw, Gail George, Dave Caruso, The New Trocaderos, The Connection, Edward O’Connell, The Hangabouts, Joe Sullivan, Jamie Hoover, The Jigsaw Seen, The Solicitors, Kylie Hughes, Aerial, Secret Powers and Dana Countryman.
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.