Category Archives: Music History

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

On his entertaining video for his ten least favorite songs of 1987, You Tube video blogger Todd In The Shadows, who I am particularly fond of [1], put at #1 Kenny G’s top ten hit “Songbird,” with some expletive-loaded commentary … Continue reading

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

On the face of it, Carly Simon would appear to be an obvious choice for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  She was an immensely successful singer-songwriter who wrote her own songs, won numerous awards and has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me:  What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About The Meaning Of Life, by Steven Hyden Although I don’t consider myself someone who participates in a great many feuds, I must admit that I am clearly very … Continue reading

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On Every Corner You Turn There’s A Heartache

This morning I woke up while it was still dark with the sound of a windstorm racing through the neighborhood.  Every once in a while the lonely sound of sirens [1] would sound through the early morning as some emergency … Continue reading

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Album Review: In The Meantime

In The Meantime, by Christine McVie Instead of going on tour with Fleetwood Mac in 2003 in support of an album that had taken several years of acrimonious struggle to create, Christine McVie did something that she has rarely done … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Legendary Christine Perfect Album

The Legendary Christine Perfect Album, by Christine McVie There are several ironies about this album from the title alone.  For one, Christine Perfect (her maiden name) would not be the name by which she would become legendary, which was Christine … Continue reading

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Album Review: Christine McVie

During 1984, there was a break between Fleetwood Mac albums Mirage (1982) and Tango In The Night (1987) where several of the members of the band tried their hand at solo albums.  The efforts of Stevie Nicks were the most … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History: Updated Edition

Clapton:  The Ultimate Illustrated History:  Updated Edition, by Chris Welch I happen to admit that this is a very good book, although the author generally puts the best foot forward about Clapton.  Let us take one minor example.  In 1998, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Onstage Offstage

Onstage Offstage, by Michael Bublè, photography by Dean Freeman On a lark, I picked this book up from the library and found it to be a very excellent one and one that gave me a very personal and honest view … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad is a band full of intriguing conundrums when it comes to their place in the history of rock & roll music.  A lengthy successful series of albums must be balanced against a small number of familiar hit … Continue reading

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