Star-studded tribute album includes recordings by Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, The Black Keys and others
Johnny Rivers gave Rock & Roll’s best oldies new life and introduced the world to the songwriting genius of Jimmy Webb in a long, hit-filled career
by John M. Borack Apple Jam Off the Beatle Track Roseta Productions (884501189064) Grade: ****1/2 Off the Beatle Track showcases authentic and affectionate Merseybeat re-creations of 14 tracks that John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned during the Beatles’ early years …
The New Jersey-bred band has experienced many significant moments along the way to reaching its 30th anniversary this year.
Concert gear the Doors used on their last tour in 1970. One side of an acetate featuring The Beatles’ “Anna.” All kinds of Buddy Holly memorabilia from the collection of Holly’s wife.
These and a host of other items will go up for bidding in Heritage Auctions’ 2010 April Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, scheduled for April 9-10.
It’s hard to say whether posters will become highly collectible, but history doesn’t seem to be on their side.
Bobby Vee And The Shadows were playing gigs in the Midwest as the 1959 Winter Dance Party headed for the region. Bobby Vee was a sophomore in high school and looking forward to seeing the first big package tour to come through his area. In Part 2, Vee recalls hearing the news about the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, and what happened afterwards.
The legendary artist shares his memories about his career, "the day the music died," and the making of some of his greatest records.
Growing up in New Jersey during the 1960s and 1970s, Pat DiNizio was familiar with Holly through the New York radio stations that aired his hits as well as The Beatles’ faithful rendition of Holly’s “Words of Love.”
Music historian Bill Griggs is quick to recall his initial Byddy Holly experience. “It was July 1957,” Griggs says. “In Hartford, Conn., where I was born … my partner Pat and I danced the bop, and we did it to ‘That’ll Be the Day.’”