SXSW happened last month … sure, but there were some interesting events to look back on. Goldmine’s Chris M. Junior was everywhere at once and remembers the highlights.
Going for $5,893, an authentic three-song Abbey Road recording reel was the star of Backstage Auction’s recent The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction. Received by auction consignor Denny Somach after the “Beatles At Abbey Road” exhibition July through September in 1983, the 10-inch reel (recorded at 7 1/2 IPS) is a dub made direct from the original masters and was made to be played at the exhibition.
Rick Nielsen and producer Jack Douglas reflect on Cheap Trick’s classic live album.
A Wizard, A True Star was such an abrupt about-face for Todd Rundgren after the 1972 pop classic Something/Anything? that some wondered if he was hell-bent on committing career hari-kari. More than three decades later, Rundgren is, once again, throwing the dogs off the scent with Arena.