Backtracks: Steve Miller Band – Book Of Dreams

Backtracks: Steve Miller Band – Book Of Dreams

In the Steve Miller book of dreams there may be a chapter about his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame being placed at the world-famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, right in front of the iconic Capitol Records building. As a youngster growing up in Milwaukee, Miller took a liking to music due to his mother, Bertha, a talented, jazz-influenced singer. His father was a physician and […]

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Houses of the Holy: Six Famous Rock Music Venues

Houses of the Holy: Six Famous Rock Music Venues

  In the basement of Apple Corps Ltd. headquarters in London, Alan Parsons manned two eight-track recorders. Six floors above him, on the roof, cables and lights and cameras were strung everywhere. When Billy Preston and The Beatles began playing, people on the sidewalks heard the music and a crowd began to assemble. The final Beatles public performance lasted just over 40 minutes and it took place on […]

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Backtracks: Robin Trower – Bridge of Sighs

Backtracks: Robin Trower – Bridge of Sighs

We are not sure how Robin feels about it, but throughout his musical travels he has been tagged as ‘the white Jimi Hendrix’, and most rock followers would agree that his talent and style make him deserving of the comparison. His early years growing up in London uncovered his musical talents, and at age 17 he started playing with a band – The Paramounts. The history of […]

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Mother Nature’s Playlist

Mother Nature’s Playlist

Mother Nature can rock our world without warning, but the old lady digs bands that embrace the Earthly things she provides. And her playlist is wild! It has some rare assorted rock outfits from peaceful small rivers to dominating mountains, and vast, pristine prairies. She invented ‘eco-friendly’ and her music choices keep it natural. Back in the ‘hippie’ days of the mid-sixties, the groove was […]

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Backtracks: Pat Travers Band – Crash and Burn

Backtracks: Pat Travers Band – Crash and Burn

Pat Travers first picked up the guitar at age 12 after he attended a local concert that included Jimi Hendrix. Rock guitarist, keyboardist, and singer from Toronto, Travers started playing in bands early in his teens; his first bands were the Music Machine, Red Hot, and Merge, which all spent time in clubs in and around Quebec area. In no time at all, Travers was carefully […]

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Backtracks: INXS – Kick

Backtracks: INXS – Kick

The idea came from Gary Morris, the manager of Midnight Oil. He suggested that the Farris Brothers change the name of their band to INXS, making them somewhat ‘inaccessible’, a mix inspired by the British band XTC and Australian jam makers IXL. The two bands were touring together in 1978, making the rounds on the Oz pub and club circuit. The three Farris brothers, Jon, Tim, […]

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Jury Decree: Led Zep Has No Spirit

Jury Decree: Led Zep Has No Spirit

A few hours after the verdict became public, In the Evening, Poor Tom was down by The Ocean, partying like a Fool in the Rain. His elation was obvious, although slightly saddened because his wife was not there to share the moment with him. She was now Ten Years Gone, and he recalled how she told him “Since I’ve Been Loving You, I have found […]

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Baby Boomer Music Hits II

Baby Boomer Music Hits II

  One Hit Wonders Get A Second Look Our initial excursion into the realm of one-hit wonderfulness made us dizzy, mostly due to the sheer quantity of potential candidates for the ‘King of the Hill’ spot on a mountain of ‘here and then gone’ tunes. With an extensive list of baby boomer music hits by bands and artists from all over the place, let’s take […]

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Backtracks: Supertramp – Crime of the Century

Backtracks: Supertramp – Crime of the Century

The Adventures of a Super-Tramp In Swindon, England, Richard Davies gravitated towards music at an early age. When he was eight his parents presented him with a radiogram, a combination radio and record player, which included records from drumming legend Gene Krupa. Soon Davies was an aspiring drummer, listening to military marching songs to develop a technique. In due course Richard began taking drumming lessons and […]

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Road Trip Rock

Road Trip Rock

Takin’ It To The Streets When it comes to a road trip there should be some type of planning involved. Folks need to know where they are going, how to get there, and have an idea of what they need to take with them. Our concern here is the road trip rock CD or playlist for the trip. We like road songs, so here are […]

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