Star-Spangled Salutes

Star-Spangled Salutes

It’s that time of year again…the time to gather with friends and family and barbecue meat, drink (American) beer and randomly engage in loud chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, preferably in the most unorthodox of locations. The word ‘spangled’ may not be used very much everyday conversations anymore, it was around when the people in charge […]

Harpsichord Mania!

Harpsichord Mania!

The harpsichord was the Humphrey Bogart of baroque instruments, until 18th century innovation produced the piano and brought its near-death. It lay dormant in basements and opera halls, until the 20th century when its tone bashfully attempted to fill in empty spaces in pop, vocal, and jazz tracks. When the dark and melodramatic step-sister of […]

Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2

Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2

Photos by Frank Buddenbrock; all rights reserved RCM: Do you consider yourself more of a business manager, a personal manager or both? PA: I was a personal manager yes, ‘cause the two are very much interwoven. Suddenly when James was having drug difficulties and stuff, inevitably you get involved. You try and help them sort […]

Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

Photography by Frank Buddenbrock From his musical days with Peter & Gordon through his careers as a Grammy-award winning producer, artist manager, Apple A&R man, and record company executive, Peter Asher has witnessed and participated in the entire spectrum of the record-making industry. Rock Cellar Magazine sat down with this artistic legend in an informal […]

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