Entries by Red Beard

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Paul McCartney- Back in the US pt 1

… from Paul McCartney to The Pope, we couldn’t help but both comment on the remarkable similarities in response that millions of attendees display at those two seemingly disparate gatherings. But as McCartney pulls into Dallas/ Ft.Worth this week to close yet another stadium erected by captains of industry to worship the twin towers of competition and capitalism, who dares try to convince the pilgrims filing in, ages eight to eighty with stars in their eyes and a song ( okay, three hundred songs ) in their hearts, that this isn’t a religious experience?

Don Henley- The End of the Innocence 30th Anniversary 6-24

Five years after sudden solo success with Building the Perfect Beast ,  Eagles prodigal Don Henley had another monster of a masterpiece on his hands with The End of the Innocence . Henley sits down with me In the Studio  on the old A & M lot where Charlie Chaplin made cinematic history a century ago for […]

Tommy 50th, pt2- Pete Townshend 5-27

Though released within weeks of each other in 1969, The Who‘s Tommy  was among the last great iconic albums of the Sixties decade while Chicago Transit Authority  may have been, in effect, the first major album of the Seventies. From this distant vantage point fifty years on, it is difficult for me to imagine Tommy […]