Of course the blues have influenced rock ’n’ roll, well,… ever since there’s been rock ’n’ roll! But, you may not know that many of the songs you know and love were actually initially recorded back in the 1930’s. In fact, some songs on the list may date back hundreds of years! Here’s a good starter list … Continue reading 11 Classic Rock Hits That Are Actually Blues Songs
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!!
Iconic ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Original Artwork on Display in Most Valuable Rock Art Collection Ever Assembled
The original artwork for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is considered to be the single most valuable piece of art in rock history. This iconic image, valued at an unspecified multi-million-dollar figure, will be exhibited and available for purchase at the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) gallery from September 15 to October 20, … Continue reading Iconic ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Original Artwork on Display in Most Valuable Rock Art Collection Ever Assembled
With the passing of Sir George Martin I feel compelled to write about something that I often talk about with colleagues—why the music of yesterday somehow seems to be more meaningful and has more staying power than a lot of the music made today. Let’s first talk about the artists and their process and then … Continue reading Editorial—Music, Yesterday vs. Today