Smith ignored the taunt; the group was too busy to care.
Soon they were gigging almost nightly, and even when their schedule did allow them a night off, they were visible, hanging out at CBGBs, watching whatever was unfolding on the stage that evening; or heading elsewhere after their own show to see and be seen. And so, four nights co-headlining CBGBs with Television, Feb. 13-16, were followed by a reception for the Blue Öyster Cult, whose latest album included one of Smith’s lyrics, “Fire Of Unknown Origin,” while Smith won another accolade, as Bruce Springsteen stumbled up to announce that he’d fallen in love with her from her picture in Creem.
Reviewed by Dave Thompson.
by Stephen M.H. Braitman — It’s been estimated that between 1900 and 1910, there were 25,000 songs — with sheet music — being published annually. For collectors, there’s an almost infinite well to draw upon. Although the heyday of sheet-music production was before World War II and before records became the preferred method of listening to music, there has been constant publication of sheet music up to the present day. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to The Sex Pistols has had sheet music published.
Christie’s latest Pop Culture Auction is a watershed moment for punk and grunge collectibles.
Loaded with Beatles collectibles, including a Ringo Starr RIAA Gold Record Award for “Rubber Soul,” The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction hosted by Backstage Auctions will feature items from the collection of radio and television industry veteran Denny Somach. Other highlights include a rare Sex Pistols single and several thousand promo sings.
Aussie metal upstarts in the 1970s, the long-running hard-rock combo set about its own British invasion and left people wondering if they were punk, glam or something altogether different.
Farewell to Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes, country singer Molly Bee, jazz singer Blossom Dearie, punk rocker Lux Interior and steel guitarist Tom Brumley.
British disc jockey John Peel’s Dandelion label, plus a quartet of punk reissues and more treasures from the ’70s and ’80s.