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Kim Fowley the Sultan of Rock

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There are two kinds of people in the world.. Those that know and those that want to know. Kim Fowley happens to be the one that “knows”; his detractors who claim he is a swindler, a Charlton, a two-bit hustler, a snake in the grass, a misanthrope are part of the latter group of “wannaknows”. ...
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Viva Le Chicano Punk Rock

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Growing up in Los Angeles the punk music scene in 1997 was thwarted by the wall of the L.A. River. Chicano Punk bands weren’t able to get gigs in venues like the Whisky, The Troubadour, The Starwood or even the hard core club The Masque. Even Ester Wong who's club Madame Wong's had trepidation to ...
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Brian Jones- The Misunderstood Stone

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It’s understood that Brian Jones formed the Rolling Stones. He chose its members, picked their name and because of heavy drug use he blew it all away. His hold of the band slowly swayed to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' camp due to them being better songwriters and the urging of manager, Andr ...
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Lee Michaels’- Blue Eyed Psychedelia

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Lee Michaels was part of the “second-division”  of the California  psychedelic movement. Unlike any of his counterparts he was one of the most soulful singers and keyboard players. While on the Hammond  B3 organ he would absolutely wail and create the most unbelievable sounds.He sang with suc ...
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Jon Lord – A Child in Time

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Learning of the death of Deep Purple founder, Jon Lord, due to pancreatic cancer at age 71, caused me to think that he was the mastermind of the greatest hard rock album ever. That album was entitled “Deep Purple In Rock” and it was of major influence to many bands there after. Metallica, Queen ...
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L.A. Rhythm and Blues Godfather Dies

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The death of L.A. Rhythm and Blues master, Johnny Otis, ends a chapter of Los Angeles music history passed on January17th at the age of 90. In 1947 he opened a club in Watts called the Barrelhouse Club where patrons could see all the new talent he founded. He was credited for discovering many artist ...
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Cowboy Psychedelia

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Born in rural Oklahoma in 1929, Lee Hazlewood mapped out a genre of music that was termed “Cowboy Psychedelia”. It sounds almost like an oxymoron; but when you learn more about Hazelwood you will feel completely comfortable with the etymology.While being a D.J. in Arizona he hooked up with Rocka ...
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The SPIRIT of TOPANGA CANYON

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Laurel Canyon has the musical history that books and movies are made of. Writer, Harvey Kubernic, has written a wonderful book titled “Canyon” which talks about the musical heritage of Laurel Canyon, nestled in the Hollywood hills.However, in a city as large as Los Angeles there was another cany ...
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