Category Archives: Music

ELTON JOHN: Midsummer Fantastical!

10 Things You Need to Know About Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy By the Editor@EltonJohn.com Before there was Google there was Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy. To explain… For many an Elton fan in 1975, listening … Continue reading

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JIMI HENDRIX: An Ectoplasm of Sound — R.A.H.

‘An ectoplasm of sound’: Jimi Hendrix’s Royal Albert Hall history Posted on Wednesday 24 February 2016 by Lydia Smith – From The Archive Music Guitar hero Jimi Hendrix has a special association with the Royal Albert Hall, with the venue … Continue reading

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PRINCE and 3rdEyeGirl | Music | The Guardian

3RDEYEGIRL on Prince, ping pong and women in music who ‘treat their bodies like meat’ The purple one’s all-female band on his legendary work ethic, life at Paisley Park and why you should always look like a star… 3rdEyeGirl (left to … Continue reading

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GRACE SLICK presents Monterey and Woodstock | Limelight Agency

~ Grace Slick Presents Monterey Pop ~ 1. Unknown (Drug Dealer) 2. Marty Balin (*JA singer) 3. Jorma Kaukonen 4. Janis Joplin 5. Ghandi 6. Jack Casady (*JA Bass) 7. Otis Redding 8. (Mama) Cass Elliot 9. Pete Townshend 10. … Continue reading

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LAURA!

“WHEN YOU ROLL THE DICE THERE’S A LESSON LEARNT – IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, WELL YOU’RE GONNA GET BURNT!” –  ‘Irate’ song lyrics/music Copyright © Laura Wilde/Brian Canham. “Music in the Blood” – New Short Essay “Sold My Soul” – Updated Album Review … Continue reading

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VINYL: History of the 45 rpm Record

A History of the Gramophone Record The first records were on cylinders, the earliest of which were made by the inventor of the first ‘Phonograph’, Thomas Alva Edison in 1877. Attempts had been made of ‘recording’ sound much earlier than … Continue reading

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DAVID BOWIE: “Blackstar” review – a spellbinding break with his past | Music | The Guardian

Eyes front … the perpetually forward looking David Bowie As he reaches his 69th birthday, David Bowie finds himself in a rarefied position, even by the standards of the rock aristocracy. He does not give interviews, make himself available to … Continue reading

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“FANTASTIC PLANET” (1973) | Weird Fiction Review

Knowing the Alien: René Laloux’s “Fantastic Planet” by Matthew Pridham A father and his daughter, while strolling through a field, come across a tiny orphaned creature. The poor thing’s mother has just been killed by a callous group of children and the girl takes … Continue reading

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ELVIS PRESLEY’S Guitars | Official Graceland Blog

Elvis Presley’s Guitars Posted by Elvis Presley’s Graceland on Dec 30, 2015 It’s hard to picture Elvis Presley without a guitar in his hand.From his iconic first album cover to his many movies, from the ’68 Special to “Aloha from … Continue reading

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‘SAM PHILLIPS: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll,’ by Peter Guralnick – The New York Times

Five hundred forty-one pages into Peter Guralnick’s 763-page biography of Sam Phillips, the impresario enshrined in the subtitle as “the man who invented rock ’n’ roll,” we get the moment when many people probably saw Phillips for the first time. … Continue reading

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