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Bob Dylan Rolling Thunder Revue

Reliving The Rolling Thunder Revue — More Bob Dylan Revealed

The Rolling Thunder Revue documentary by Martin Scorsese is a fabulous piece of music history as it captures a time when pure art was celebrated, when art was what the counter-culture musicians of the 60’s and 70’s were striving for.  And when that counter-culture found a mass audience in the Baby Boomer generation, even the … Continue reading Reliving The Rolling Thunder Revue — More Bob Dylan Revealed

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Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Rol

Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll – Now At The Met in New York! WOW!!

One of the coolest things that happened working closely with so many great musicians while I was at Columbia Records was talking music with them and especially talking guitar with all the great players I met. The most fascinating thing was the discovery that at the end of the day, after all the fame, all … Continue reading Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll – Now At The Met in New York! WOW!!

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David Gilmour with his Black Strat

David Gilmour Guitar Auction Reveals A Lot About The Man

The first time many of us heard about David Gilmour’s overly generous philanthropy was in 2002 when he sold his beautiful London home for approximately four million pounds and handed the cash straight to Crisis, a British charity supporting the homeless.  That blew a lot of people’s minds.  Turns out that David had been giving … Continue reading David Gilmour Guitar Auction Reveals A Lot About The Man

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Echo in the Canyon documentary

Echo In The Canyon – Mighty Big Echo!

This extraordinary film is a must see.  The trailer (you can watch it below) will immediately get you hooked. Laurel canyon, for those that don’t know, is a central thoroughfare that runs from the Sunset Strip up through the Hollywood Hills to Mulholland Drive and then down again, pouring out into the San Fernando Valley.  … Continue reading Echo In The Canyon – Mighty Big Echo!

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Nick Mason's Saucerful of Serets

Nick Mason, Saucerful Of Secrets – More Pink Floyd Is On The Way!!

Nick Mason’s Saucer Full Of Secrets tour will be coming to the U.S. next year.  The band, named after Pink Floyd’s second album, is an English psychedelic rock outfit formed in early 2018 by the legendary drummer, which celebrates the early music of Pink Floyd, before the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon. … Continue reading Nick Mason, Saucerful Of Secrets – More Pink Floyd Is On The Way!!

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Jim Rocky Del Balzo

Jim “Rocky” Del Balzo (September 30th 1955 – September 04, 2018) – A Best Friend, And One Of The Greatest Record Men Ever!

You’re going to want to read this, because while remembering my dear friend and colleague with whom I worked closely at Columbia Records for many years, you will also read about what could be the wildest and greatest promotion move ever in the history of rock radio promotion.  And because of this outrageous event, you … Continue reading Jim “Rocky” Del Balzo (September 30th 1955 – September 04, 2018) – A Best Friend, And One Of The Greatest Record Men Ever!

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