Tuesday, 23 July 2019 16:34

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) . Art was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in a musical family.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 15:11

The Music of the Vietnam War

By the time of the Vietnam/American War (1955 – 1975), music was used to help soldiers deal with the complexities of war whilst keeping them in touch with each other and the life they left, back home.

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 15:10

A Short Biog of The Walker Brothers

Scott Engel (1943 - 2019) came from Ohio and was a teen idol in the making in the late 50s, making several appearances on Eddie Fisher's TV series (Carrie Fisher’s father).

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Sounds & Vision' is the new podchat coming soon online hosted by the original Rolling Stones manager/impresario/producer Andrew Loog Oldham, hoping for more of the same as his past shows such as 'From The Road' or the popular SiriusXM programme he shared with E-Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt - 'Sounds & Vision' will be the man himself sitting down and chopping it up with an exciting line up of names from both the past & present. From the music industry to art, fashion and of course the on-line world - its shaping up as one not to miss.
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The Hollywood Bowl, California opened in 1922 and was designed as a modern amphitheatre to be used for public performances. The natural cavity upon which the structure was built is called “the bowl" and was a traditional Cahuenga Indian ceremonial ground. Prior to the present building the site had been a natural amphitheatre formerly known as the Daisy Del.
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Monday, 06 November 2017 16:37

The Conflation of Music and Drugs

Music & narcotics have went hand in hand since the days of blues singers such as Harlem Hamfats with their partiality towards the occasional jazz cigarette.
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Monday, 17 July 2017 17:31

My Obsession, A-ni-TA

Queens, New York, June 13th, 2017, 3:30pm After experiencing not a single day of hot weather topping 80 degrees in two years,
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:56

The Devil– Does He Have All The Best Tunes ?

“The Devil Should Not Have All The Best Tunes” – The Reverend Rowland Hill, Pastor Of Surrey Chapel, London, 1884
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:55

The Rolling Stones Exhibition

The exhibition of the greatest Rock and Roll band ever, ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones, is these days at the Saatchi gallery from 5th April to 4th September 2016.
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The seemingly ravenous Pilcher would score again with a raid on jazz musician Tubby Hayes in the summer of 1968.
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