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Mollie Marriott.. Every Picture Tells A Story

A highly underrated singer, at times redolent of Janis Joplin, the great Maggie Bell had been unable to secure a distinctive radiant career.  She first attracted notice when she jumped up on stage at a show in Glasgow to wail with Alex Harvey of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. ...
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Silent Rival And The Kindness Of Strangers

One of those beloved bands that never could get a break: the Los Angeles trio The Nerves, who were the talk of the West Coast club circuit during their brief lifespan (1974-78), but only recorded one four-song EP in that time, and were eclipsed by the burgeoning L.A. punk scene. Th ...
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The Attempt To End Tom Petty’s Life.. America’s Last Rock And Roll Star

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The shock of Tom Petty’s death had led the world into a cataclysmic downfall. Tom Petty was the last American rock star… Every day I hear or read that rock and roll is dead! Who’s left? I dunno? The outpour of feelings only got greater after the massacre in Las Vegas the night ...
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Neon Animal And The Streets of Los Angeles

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The Sunset Strip in Los Angeles quickly became the favorite hangout of glam metal groups. Exuberant hair styles, clothing and make-up with the provocative and licentious attitude to match.Teenagers would roam the streets of Hollywood – eating, drinking, smoking and of course fucking. Los Angeles h ...
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Its The Year Two Thousand Seventeen For The Schizophonics

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The first MC5 album, was recorded “live” at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom in the fall of 1968. The record came onto the scene like a virus… The band and selected compatriots had formed the White Panther Party to oppose the U.S. government and lend its support to ...
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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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