Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight…
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“Hotel California” by The Eagles… impressive combination of cinematic vision, songcraft, and high tech production seemed to be coming from a place in the near future to which the rest of rock would have to catch up…
Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died. The band confirmed the news on Monday (Jan. 18) with a statement on its website.”Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia,” read the statement. “Words can neither describe […]
“You can check out, But you can never leave…” So sang Don Henley and the Eagles on the title song to Hotel California forty years ago ( okay, it was actually forty-one, but don’t bug Mr. Henley ). That lyric line crossed my mind this morning when opening the New York Times online when […]
With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John “J.” Geils, it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the ’70s. Music writers loved this Boston-based jump blues band for several reasons, not least of which […]
With the Allman Brothers Band forming in Daytona Beach and Lynyrd Skynyrd from the wrong side of Jacksonville, the state of Florida was Southern Rock Central in the mid-1970s, so any Stetson-wearing guitar-picking long-haired rock band in those parts was graded on a mighty steep curve. Such was the case for the Outlaws from Tampa […]
By the mid-1980s Hollywood concluded three decades of awkwardly getting it all wrong finally by releasing a series of popular mainstream blockbusters with subject matter and/ or cornerstone scenes built around rock and roll, including Purple Rain, La Bamba, The Buddy Holly Story, Rock and Roll High School, The Blues Brothers, and Almost Famous which easily come to […]
Doobie Brothers took up residence on Toulouse Street musically speaking in July 1972.
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In memoriam: the echoes of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire of YES, & Chris Cornell. Hour one.