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Actors Who Want To Be Rock Stars – Why?

Over the years I have been amazed at how many top-notch celebrity actors there are who want to be rock stars, as if the acting and celebrity is not enough to totally fulfill them. Is the power of the music from the 60’s, the artists it spawned, and/or the subsequent education about our original great … Continue reading Actors Who Want To Be Rock Stars – Why?

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Dr. Feelgood All Through The Night

Having Some Fun at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Expense

For anyone who ever watched 60 Minutes, think of this as the “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” bit at the end of each show.  Kind of fitting as this is my year-end blog. Who the heck are the voters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame??  Try as they do, they never seem … Continue reading Having Some Fun at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Expense

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The Wrecking Crew music documentary

The Hidden Secret Musicians of Our Legendary Hits

I just finished watching Standing In The Shadows Of Motown and it blew my mind!  I’m late to the party on this one as the film came out in 2002, but the story about how all those fabulous hit records were made is priceless, timeless, and it’s a movie that you want to watch over … Continue reading The Hidden Secret Musicians of Our Legendary Hits

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The Rolling Stones in a promo image for the Steel Wheels tour

The Rolling Stones On Tour Again! – Some Fun Personal Insights & Stories!

As many would agree, the Rolling Stones are the last group that anyone thought would still be alive, much less touring and still playing great.  Yet, here they are in 2018 re-releasing “Ruby Tuesday” in its original mono version and touring Europe this summer.  All I can say is, God bless them.  They will probably … Continue reading The Rolling Stones On Tour Again! – Some Fun Personal Insights & Stories!

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Eric Clapton Life in 12 Bars

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars – A Great Documentary!

God giveth and God taketh away.  Never has that phrase been so apt when talking about the life of Eric Clapton. Many of us loosely know about his life, his music, his triumphs and failures, and mostly about the pain he’s endured through most of it, but this documentary really gets down to the particulars … Continue reading Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars – A Great Documentary!

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Paul Simon

Iconic Artists “Retiring” – Doesn’t Sound Right + Funny Paul Simon and Frank Zappa Stories

I recently read in our good ol’ CDJ about the retirement plans of Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Elton John, and Ozzy Osbourne.  The strangest feeling came over me—it just didn’t sound right. I actually am finding it hard to cope with the thought.  Although I am getting older myself and in semi-retirement mode for the … Continue reading Iconic Artists “Retiring” – Doesn’t Sound Right + Funny Paul Simon and Frank Zappa Stories

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