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Remembering Woodstock On Its 50 Year Anniversary

50 years ago today, The Woodstock Festival took place in White Lake, NY.  It was an event that transformed the youth culture and established the Music Festival template that continues to this very day. 

Woodstock: The Event …

My First Rock Concert

"Say, what was the first rock concert you went to?"  Hmmm...let me think about that for a minute or two...no, wait!  I remember now!  It happened on a beautiful summer day on August 13, 1967.  I had just returned…

Faces in the Crowd: D.A. Pennebaker

This past Sunday, I woke up to the news that D.A. Pennebaker had passed away at the age of 94.  While Pennebaker was a well known film maker to many folks, I thought it would be worthwhile to…

Rock & Roll 1978

“In 1978, rock music resembled a combat zone more than a community. The divisions had been visible for most of the decade, with the fraying of any notion that the factions of rock fans could peacefully coexist, but in…

Faces in the Crowd: Alan Freed - The King of Rock n' Roll

"Let's Face it...rock n' roll is bigger than all of us." - Alan Freed 

 

“Ahwoooooo!”  Across the Midwestern night, the airwaves carry the rowdy voice of disc jockey Alan Freed on the “Moondog Rock n’ Roll Party”…

Hot Platters: Bongo Joe

Track List: 

1.      I Wish I Could SIng 

2.      Innocent Little Doggie 

3.      Cool It 

4.      Listen At That Bull 

5.      Transistor Radio 

6.      Eloise 

7.      Dog Eat Dog

A couple of…