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ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?

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Clarence Clemons
Who Do I Think I Am?
MVD/Virgil Films
2019

Everyone probably has their favourite Clarence Clemons saxophone solo. Take that fiery blast at the close of Bruce Springsteen's “Thunder Road," for example, where Clemons blows a divine howl like some avenging angel. Clemons's life is documented in this ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road And The End of The Beatles

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Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road And The End of the Beatles
Kenneth Womack
288 Pages
ISBN: #978-1501746857
Cornell University Press
2019

Reverberating with all manner of interpretations, Solid State is a magnificently ironic title for a book purporting to tell The Story of Abbey Road and The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at Pier 17

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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band
Pier 17
New York, NY
August 18, 2019

They say “It Don't Come Easy" but Richard Starkey has a way of making it look easy. Especially when Starkey, aka Ringo Starr, has a little help from his friends, The All Starr Band, who are ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper at 50

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper at 50

Fifty years ago today, Capitol Records released the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandin the U.S. Two months later, my Aunt Mary gave me the album for my birthday. Astonishingly, nothing from the album was released as a single for AM radio. At 11, I was a big Beatles fan, but I couldn't figure out ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Colin Hay at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture

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Colin Hay
Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture
New York, NY
March 18, 2017

Had Colin Hay not made his mark as a musician with Men At Work and as a solo performer, he'd surely have gained fame as a stand-up comedian. Hay has a wickedly ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Last Waltz 40 Tour at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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The Last Waltz 40 Tour
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
February 3, 2017

On November 25, 1976 (Thanksgiving), the Canadian-American rock group the Band gave its farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. The concert was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into the documentary, The Last Waltz. The ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

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The Beatles
Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (2 DVD Deluxe Edition)
Universal Music Group
2016

Even with an almost immediately coincidental announcement of home video release in the early fall of 2016, Ron Howard's Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years elicited a response so great on its initially limited ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Duane Allman at 70: A Reflection

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The actor James Dean once said, “If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live after he's died, then maybe he was a great man." James Dean is perhaps the charter member of a modern subset of such individuals who, due to modern technology, live on in the consciousness of ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

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In casual talk and conversation now some half a century since the explosion of their popularity, the Beatles can seem a quaint phenomenon from the Sixties. But such a notion disappears when their music is playing as is the case with The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl.

A companion piece to Eight Days ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Anton Fig: Behind The Bandstand, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2

The last chord has been played, the lights have been dimmed, and the iconic NYC skyline (in miniature) behind Dave's desk has been disassembled and stored. The airing of the finale of “The Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday May 20th and the accompanying performance by The CBS ...