Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the ’80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin’s life built the backbone of his nickname, “The Fretless Monster.”
He was an international rock star. The problem was he was also bi-polar and eschewed treatment for acceptance of his condition. Thus, he lived to 35. But what he accomplished in that short time will never be duplicated again. “Jaco,” the movie, lays it all out.
Record Store Day is preparing for America’s annual shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday. Here is what is to be expected for this year’s event.