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M. Rivers’ Champion Of A Spiritual Revolution

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Rock and roll died at some indeterminate point brought during the aughts of the new millennium. No one saw the body or heard a shot; but it had been in bad health for quite some time. Once the talk centered around the medium and not the material. The moneymaking suits moved in on the creative proces ...
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Truth Be Told About Bad Touch And Long John Baldry

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In the mid 60’s American music was in an endemic rife. The land that invented rock and roll was in the dark ages compared to England.. There was no FM radio at this time so AM Top 40 twas king! if it weren’t for the psyche/folk  scenes in Los Angeles and San Francisco there would’ve been no B ...
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Lucy LaForge and Honey, Put Your Weapons Down

The music scene in L.A. is the “Ellis Island” of the West. Artists come here to fulfill their dreams and promises to become stars. In the mid to late 60’s and through most of the 70’s Laurel Canyon was the epicenter for so much music. The role of women songwriters became ...
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Lonesome Dave Peverett….Two Centuries of Boogie

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Foghat were in that select group of Brit bands that had many hits in the U.S. yet never any success at home. Their defining moment came with this mid-70s single about  the rock'n'roll mainstay SEX..With their signature song, “Slow Ride”. The rhythm was a John Lee Hooker riff that was the heart ...
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Greta Van Fleet…..The Song Remains The Same

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In Through The Out Door... can swing both ways; especially in music. The most influential band in rock and roll, Led Zeppelin has inspired countless copycats during the past decades – some of whom have taken their Zep worship to brazen (borderline plagiarism) extr ...
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Livin’ the blues… Papermoon Gypsys Style

Ain't it the truth. If you've ever been down, sad, miserable or otherwise out of sorts, then you've had the blues. Getting rid of the blues can be as simple as listening to the blues, one of the oldest American song forms and musical styles around. The blues has its own language. It’s a musical ...
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Wasn’t Born To Follow.. CALICO —the Band

In a world rife with the epidemic of over consumption and commodification, CALICO-the band’s music provides a well needed retreat. To those suffering from feelings of emptiness in the urban metropolis of Los Angeles their discerning lyrics offer much hope. In what is their second ...
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Starcrawler … Shock In Awe

Starcrawler are the best fuckin’ rock and roll band in Los Angeles! Okay… I said it! I wasn’t able to relate to the early L.A. punk scene. It just wasn’t part of my tribe.…I related to the ethos but not the style.. What encapsulated L.A. punk was three-chord songs that wer ...
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Clarence White.. The Forgotten Byrd

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L.A. rock band, The Byrds were the “most important” American music group. I would be foolish not to give mention to The Doors, The Beach Boys, Van Halen and Guns n’ Roses…but I’ll stick to my guns as far as being the most important… They were first to steal Bob Dylan’s songs in the ear ...
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50th Anniversary Of Their Satanic Majesties Request.. The Rolling Stones

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The summer of 1967 was all about exploring brave new sounds. It was the summer of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s.. Are You Experienced and Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. E ...
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