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Los Angeles’ Impresario – Conductor.. Larry “Fuzzy” Knight

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There has never been any doubt that Los Angeles is the music capital of the world! Included are those that are part of this city’s great musical heritage. One name that is apt to be overlooked is Larry “Fuzzy” Knight. The history of his contributions would leave the average ...
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Mungomania and The Money-Go-Round

The British rock scene in the early 70’s was bombastic to say the least.  Bands like Black Sabbath, Cream and Led Zeppelin were starting  out and receiving  blanket  radio airplay on both sides of the Atlantic. Out of nowhere ...
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Jon Byrne Beneath the Stains of Time

Jon Byrne Beneath the Stains of Time

British songwriter/performer Jon Byrne proves that marching to one’s own beat proves that genius and insanity are much the same. Reminiscent of The Kinks Ray Davies had done during his more productive years he would write about social injustices of Great Britain under the auspices of humor and sar ...
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The Electric Prunes WaS vs. Is

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Los Angeles in 1966 was the epicenter of everything regarding pop culture. The scene was festooned with peace and love while Hollywood’s glitz was its show piece.  Bands would play and regardless of their genre audiences were receptive.  One such band that epitomized the Psychedelia movement wer ...
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Them Summertime Blues with Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran, the man behind the immortal hits "Summertime Blues" and "C'mon Everybody," was killed on April 17th 1960 when the taxi carrying him, his fiance'e Sheron Shelly and fellow rocker Gene Vincent  from a show in Bristol, England. The car crashed while driving to the a ...
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Marc Bolan-Glams Metal Guru

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Part teen idol and part rock star…. Marc Bolan was glam’s answer to Beatlemania. He had the swagger that rock stars only dream about and the presence of a young movie star. His life was unexpectedly cut short due to an auto accident in September of 1977 while driving home from a night of frolic ...
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Ghosts on the Highway-Jeffrey Lee Pierce

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The legacies of rock stars are predicated by their death more than their body of work. Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin, Lennon and Cobain, to name a few, became greater folklore after their deaths. Their demise is what added to their fame. I’m not sure if it’s human nature to respect their untimely de ...
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Sky-Sunlight-Saxon

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Richard Marsh moved to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City to start a band and become a rock star. In doing so he first changed his name to Sky Saxon.  After his move he looked in the newspaper and saw an ad from a keyboardist named Daryl Hooper. Hooper was the first person ever to wear his hair in a ...
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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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