Some songs seem as if they were written just for you. The lyrics resonate as if they were penned by your own personal biographer. Judy Collins gets that feeling every time she hears the song Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by legendary folk trio Crosby, Stills and Nash. But then, that song really was written just for Collins. “Suite: […]
Bob Daisley On Ozzy & Sharon, Randy Rhoads, and The ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ – ‘Diary of a Madman’ Controversy
Vincent Price, in that unmistakable velvety tone, once said: “A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” This year marks (what would have been) Vincent Price’s 100th birthday, and though he is no longer alive to celebrate, his legacy as one of the most enduring icons of 20th century horror cinema lives on. His […]
Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy Sainte-Marie to Bob Dylan – challenged the status quo by singing about civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions. […]
Edgar Winter / Photos © Mark Walton (all rights reserved) With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during multi-instrumental, high-energy performances like his timeless hit Frankenstein. Having recently returned from an extensive tour […]
Jesse Ventura’s wrestling persona — known as “The Body” — exuded a rock star image with his rippling physique, bleached-blond hair, berets, and his ability to make feathered boas seem macho. When his wrestling career drew to a close, Ventura garnered even more fame — some would call it infamy — by becoming governor of […]
For nearly 40 years, hardcore fans of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath have sought recordings of the infamous “Black Zeppelin” jam session rumored to have happened between the two 1970s rock giants. 2,316
An interview with Jen Chapin about her father Harry Chapin’s songs and legacy.