Category Archives: Music History

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Foo Fighters

When one is looking for obvious artists to be inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, there are few artists who seem more obvious or more inevitable on that list than Dave Grohl. After the death of … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Carole King

Technically speaking, Carole King is already in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of a songwriting team, but as a performer she is not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The question here is whether … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking On The Moon

Walking On The Moon:  The Untold Story Of The Police, by Chris Campion Like many people, I have enjoyed the music of the Police as well as Sting’s solo career [1].  This is by no means rare, as for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Time And A Word: The Yes Story

Time And A Word:  The Yes Story, by Martin Popoff This book is an interesting one on several levels, but in order to get very much out of it you either have to be a fan of music history in … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Jumping Waterfalls

The lyrics to the opening verse of “Waterfalls” by Paul McCartney go as follows: “Don’t go jumping waterfalls / Please, keep to the lake. / People who jump waterfalls /Sometimes can make mistakes.” If these lyrics sound familiar to those … Continue reading

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Too Much Rain

On the face of it, it seems highly unusual that a solo Beatle would feel himself qualified to tell others how to live a happy and peaceful life. Anyone who knows anything about the Beatles and their solo careers knows … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Melissa Etheridge

A while ago, I was doing some searching online about acts neglected by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (an occupational hazard when one writes about them as often as I do), and I came across a website whose … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Never Give Me Your Money

This book has the makings of a Greek tragedy. One of the foremost elements of a Greek tragedy as opposed to other tragic traditions is that in a Greek tragedy the tragic fate is known ahead of time and yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Still The Greatest

Still The Greatest: The Essential Songs Of The Beatles’ Solo Careers This book is conducted on an unusual but compelling premise, and that is seeking to create a solid compilation of the solo Beatles recordings that follows the same rules … Continue reading

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Book Review: And In The End

And In The End: The Last Days Of The Beatles, by Ken McNab The last days of the Beatles make for sobering reading. Between 1969 and 1970, the Beatles entirely fell apart as a group and did so in a … Continue reading

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