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Before Motown..There Was John Dolphin’s Of Hollywood

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More than 70 years ago, John Dolphin, a music promoter earning a living as a used-car salesman back in Detroit moved to L.A.. Dolphin was quick to establish himself by opening the first 24-hour record store in the South Central Los Angeles back 1948. Also known as, Lovin’ John. He ...
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BUDDERSIDE- The “Zen” of “Spiritual Violence”

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The beauty of progressive metal is that it combines the steppingstones of progressive rock and heavy metal to create a genre that is as innovative as it is exciting. Prog metal started in the 1970’s in the UK before shooting into prominence in the states circa 1980’s. British bands Queen, Uriah ...
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British Pop Punk Band…A Few Too Many

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Go ahead, call the Orange County (OC) skate punk scene a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kinds of labels never cease to amuse me. Things that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music–the one- ...
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Dino, Desi & Billy… I’m A Fool

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The remains of Dean Paul Martin, the oldest son of the entertainer Dean Martin and another flier were found by rescue workers in the San Bernardino Mountains just east of Los Angeles.. where their F4-C Phantom jet  fighter plane was lost on March 21, 1987 . They were traveling at a ...
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The Band Plays On–Crawling Spider Tribute Album

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It's funny how 70’s rock band, Back Street Crawler seemed to adhere to the "decade" of great rock and roll. Led by former Free guitarist, Paul Kossoff  it was thought that a fresh start would give Kossoff some stability. So rather than recruiting new musicians he ...
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Voodoo Six… Liar and a Thief

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The early 70’s was an interesting period for rock music. The Beatles had dominated the scene like no one before or since; even after the split up to pursue solo careers added up to a lesser value. It seemed to open the ears of the listening public to other artists who had hovered in the background ...
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Greta Van Fleet Is Back With “My Way, Soon”

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How many times do we love a new band whose debut music resonates? This be said, there’s a “coming of spirits”.. It’s happened to me many times... It’s like being surrounded by the God's! I'd call my school friends and ask can you come to my house and hear this band I found. Fuck homework.. ...
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South of Salem–No Plague Like Home

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The Salem Village witch trials in Massachusetts’ began during the spring of 1692; after a group of young woman claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused them of witchcraft. As the wave of hysteria from a unexplained illness  spread throughout colonial Massachusett. A special court convened ...
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I Love That Dirty Water..The Standells

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We are going back in time to write about one of the most influential bands from the mid-sixties here in Los Angeles… The Standells. While the British invasion was in full force it was Los Angeles where American rock and roll was burgeoning. Other L.A. bands .. The Seeds, Music Mac ...
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The Return of L.A. Punk Band… X

Punk rock converged at the same time that Southern California's archetype suburbia was collapsing.Young families were getting divorced and their kids would join neighborhood gangs. Doing drugs  was the de rigueur of the times. And there were all these  kids who were into skateboarding, surfing and ...
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