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August 1993-Truly one of the greatest honors I have ever received was to have James Taylor sing a song to me . Like millions of others , I came of age at the time that James debuted on U.S.radio with the stunning “Fire and Rain” in 1970, but this gem from the earliest JT canon actually pre-dates his breakthrough by about 18 months .
James Taylor hits 70 Monday, with the operative word there “hits”.
Part one of my interviews with the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career.
In February 1973 Alice Cooper‘s sixth album Billion Dollar Babies was released, eventually going to the #1 sales perch in both the US and UK. Forty-five years ago, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame’s impact on society. We laughed then, […]
When you are as talented, top-heavy with songwriters, and as hard working as Journey was from 1978 to 1983, a lot can happen in five years. You see, it was only five years time after their fourth album, Infinity, broke the band until the deepest part of Winter, February 1983, when the San Francisco-based American […]
And in band co-founder Gregg Rolie, “Journey already had a lead singer,” Steve Perry emphasizes.” I wasn’t brought in to replace anyone.”
When the subject of rock star excess and decadence is broached, the last band that could possibly come to mind would be Birmingham England’s Moody Blues. After all singer/ lead guitarist Justin Hayward, bass guitarist/ singer John Lodge, keyboardist Mike Pinder, the late flautist/ singer Ray Thomas, and drummer Graeme Edge spent their first seven albums […]
This is a legendary Hall of Fame band, Journey, with an All-American story of struggle, perserverance and flat out hard work. Their breakthrough album forty years ago, Infinity, came after three attempts failed to gain a toehold on US radio. Journey co-founders Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, both ex-Santana members from the San Francisco Bay Area, […]
Phil Collins is keenly aware that there is a basic tenet of physics that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and without a doubt that immutable law applies to popular music as well. It happened to Elton John, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Sting, and most recently U2: […]