Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame announces its 21st set of 10 inductees, ranging from Wilson Pickett to Cheap Trick and The Dave Clark Five to Anne Murray and Joni Mitchell
If you were a British musical act trying to make it in America, you didn’t have a prayer until The Beatles broke. Here are some of the memorable picture sleeves of the eras.
Longtime reader Bob Russell of of New Jersey has been part of Goldmine’s collecting family since the 1980s. He collects everything from guitars and amps to old discs — and he’ll even give you a sneak peek with his video tour.
The Monkees received plenty of support for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Six British Invasion groups not yet inducted deserve Rock Hall of Fame consideration
This week ABKCO releases “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, from the 1968 film, with the bonus soundtrack from 1966’s “Hold On!
Bob Crewe’s accomplishments rank right up there with the best Rock and Roll writers and producers
During the initial onslaught of the British Invasion, as The Beatles and The Dave Clark Five slugged it out for the devotion of America’s masses, a cuddly quintet, Herman’s Hermits, practically usurped them both. Neither as adept nor as savvy as their competition, they were assured continuing chart success via the astute guidance of producer Mickey Most and a reliable arsenal of songwriting support.
Here’s the thing about stardom: You cannot predict when, or if, it will ever happen.
So, if really, really good fortune does come your way, you can’t say, “No, thank you. I’ll wait for the next bus to come along.” You’ve got to grab the golden ring while you can.
The five-DVD set features:
• “Dusty Springfield — Once Upon a Time 1964-1969″
• “Small Faces — All or Nothing 1965-1968″
• “Herman’s Hermits — Listen People 1964-1969″
• “Gerry andthe Pacemakers — It’s Gonna Be All Right 1963-1965″
• A bonus disc featuring more than an hour of bonus performances by Dusty Springfield and Herman’s Hermits plus an hour and a half of bonus interviews