Category Archives: Music History

Book Review: Meet Yourself In The Pslams

Meet Yourself In The Psalms, by Warren W. Wiersbe From time to time I enjoy reading and writing about the psalms [1], and this is definitely a book that I found to be interesting.  It is a short book and … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow may not be the coolest musician ever, and his coming out as gay was about the least surprising admission since Nathan Lane came out, but when it comes to influence and sustained success as a musician, one cannot … Continue reading

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Olympic Athletes From Russia

If you are as fond of looking at the medal table for the Olympics as I am [1], you will notice a strange country appearing there:  Olympic Athletes From Russia.  You may ask yourself why Russia appears this way.  We … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Last night I had the chance to watch the direct-to-video 1999 film version of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Throughout the film, which was fast-paced and filled nonstop with a wide variety of generally very catchy music, I was … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Golden Earring

On my list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs [1], a few people suggested that I add Golden Earring to the list.  At first, I pondered to myself that I had never heard of them and had no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing The Record

Writing The Record:  The Village Voice And The Birth Of Rock Criticism, by Devon Powers Reading this book was a very ambivalent experience for me, because it found me once again in a place where I found much to appreciate … Continue reading

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

Like many people, I suppose, I am familiar with the Zombies because of two 60’s classics:  “She’s Not There” and “Time Of The Season,” which are both excellent songs that have aged well and continue to be well-known and well-recognized.  … Continue reading

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Because The Night

How does a one-hit wonder who is not named Jimi Hendrix get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  I give Laura Nyro a lot of grief because it is unbelievable that she could be inducted into the Rock … Continue reading

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Look What You Made Me Do

From time to time I have commented on the career of Taylor Swift [1] and on the fact that I tend to view myself as being somewhat like her in writing personally and even confessionally as she has throughout her … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Paul Revere And The Raiders

If most people remember Paul Revere And The Raiders at all, it is for their #1 hit “Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian).”  Admittedly, the band did not write the song, and was in fact the third … Continue reading

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