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Rock & Roll Library: My 2020 Summer Reading List

While my life suddenly got deconstructed during the ongoing pandemic, I tried to ignore the madness of the outside world by finally finding the time to read a stack of rock & roll books that I had on…

1970: The Saga of the Festival Express

It was on June 27, 1970, that the Transcontinental Pop Festival began its journey in Toronto, Canada. This festival was part of a series of concerts in Canada that became known as The Festival Express which is also the…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1970

The 1970’s – Beginning of Commercial Rock

'When Bill Graham closed the Fillmore in 1971, artist David Singer was charged with creating its final poster. The piece was toned down as opposed to being something extravagant, which didn’t…

1960's Swinging London: A Moment In Time

Today's blog post is about Swinging London; a moment in time that reconfigured the music, fashion, movies and books of the youth culture.

There came a moment when London first shook off the coils of hidebound British

Rock & Roll 1975

 

Lester Bangs

In a June 1975 article in Creem magazine, Lester Bangs, while writing about how the impact of the breakup of the Beatles, captured some of the angst that existed in rock & roll…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1965

 

British Invasion Concerts NYC

 

The Dave Clark Five Harry Deal & THe Galaxies, The Six Keys The Knaves Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC

 

Rolling Stones Dave Berry …

How Radio Lost Its Groove

HOW RADIO LOST ITS GROOVE

 

In recent years, it has become obvious that radio, at least as the entity that I grew up with in my teenage and young adult years, has lost its groove.  These days,…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1969

 

Rolling Stones Grateful Dead, CSNY, Jefferson Airplane Flying Burrito Bros and Santana Altamont Raceway  Livermore, CA

 

 

Crosby Stills Nash & Young Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking and …