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James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 Melbourne, Florida-July 3, 1971 Paris, France) For nearly half a century I’ve conducted numerous interviews with keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer/percussionist John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors along with intimate associates of the band for published magazine articles since 1974 and in my books this century. I’ve discussed poet/singer/lyricist Jim Morrison with friends, writers, deejays and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees about the Doors’ enduring catalog, live performances and their legacy. My focus on the Doors has always been on the recordings and music and the sonic mission of the […]

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“If it were not for Dylan and his manager Albert Grossman I might not be here. I worked for them for 10 days in January of 1963. I met the Rolling Stones in late April of the same year. The first 20 minutes in their hotel room and I wanted in. The magic between them, it was a working marriage that informed me and let me know what might be possible.” –Andrew Loog Oldham, record producer, author, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. There are aspects about Bob Dylan’s journey, and career machinations that I’ve found intriguing, informative, daring, […]

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The life and music of Sam Cooke, soul’s first superstar, are examined in the critically lauded Sam Cooke: Legend, the Grammy award-winning feature documentary from ABKCO Films. The 66-minute film examines the extraordinary career and tells the real story of his life through first-person accounts from family, childhood friends, musical collaborators and business associates along with Sam Cooke himself.   Originally released in 2003, it has long been out of print; it will be reissued on DVD April 30. With the success of the film One Night In Miami…, directed by Regina King, focus on the life of Cooke, portrayed in the film by […]

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On April 18, 1971, the Doors released L.A. Woman recorded during December 1970-January 1971 in Los Angeles at the Doors’ Workshop studio at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. produced by Bruce Botnick. The Doors (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger) employed bassist Jerry Scheff and rhythm guitarist Marc Benno on the sessions. Just before the album L.A. Woman formally began, the Doors’ longtime producer Paul Rothchild left the project. He was dissatisfied with the material the band presented after hearing several songs in a pre-production meeting. In 2008 I interviewed keyboardist Ray Manzarek about Rothchild’s departure and the […]

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When Fleetwood Mac released its first live album in December 1980, it captured the legendary band’s most iconic lineup on stage demonstrating the full scope of their collective, creative powers. Recorded mostly during the world tour for Tusk, Fleetwood Mac Live delivered a double-album’s worth of performances that included massive hits like “Dreams” and “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon,” and “Don’t Stop.” Rhino gives the band’s live debut a much-deserved encore with a new 3-CD/2-LP collection that features a remastered version of the original release on both 180-gram vinyl and CD, plus more than an hour of unreleased live music recorded between 1977 […]

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Singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen’s third studio album Songs of Love and Hate produced by Bob Johnston was released by Columbia Records (now Sony Music) on March 19, 1971. Johnston’s sparse production displays Cohen’s voice and guitar guiding his stories augmented by a slew of top notch musicians including Charlie Daniels, Ron Cornelius, Elkin “Bubba” Fowler and vocalists Corlynn Hanney and Susan Mussmano. Paul Buckmaster supplied the string and horn arrangements. The 2007 retail CD reissue includes outtake of “Dress Rehearsal Rag” from his 1968 LP Songs From a Room along with several Cohen fan favorites “Joan of Arc,” “Dress […]

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On April 30, 2021, Marianne Faithfull, with composer and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, will release She Walks in Beauty, one of the most distinctive albums of her long, extraordinary life and career. Recorded around the earliest days of the COVID-19 lockdown — during which the singer herself became infected and almost died of the disease — She Walks in Beauty fulfills Faithfull’s long-held ambition to record a full album of poetry with music, and features musical friends Nick Cave, Brian Eno, cellist Vincent Ségal and producer-engineer Head (PJ Harvey, Thom Yorke). She Walks in Beauty finds Faithfull drawing deep on the works of Shelley, […]

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By the time The Band was ready to record their third album, Stage Fright, in 1970, they were riding high from having released back-to-back albums that solidified them as one of the most exciting and revolutionary groups of the late 1960s. Seemingly coming from nowhere and everywhere in ‘68, their landmark debut album, Music From Big Pink, drew from the American roots music panoply of country, blues, R&B, gospel, soul, rockabilly, the honking tenor sax tradition, hymns, funeral dirges, brass band music, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll to forge a timeless new style that forever changed the course of popular music. When they released their seminal […]

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Mary Wilson, a co-founder of Motown’s female trio the Supremes passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home in Henderson, Nevada. Her death was announced by her publicist Jay Schwartz. The cause of death was not revealed. Wilson was 76. In a statement to the media, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. said, “I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes. The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’  Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown […]

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Sony Music Entertainment and the Janis Joplin Estate are commemorating the 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s Pearl, her final studio album. Originally released on January 11, 1971–three months after Joplin’s passing on October 4, 1970, and eight days before what would have been her 28th birthday on January 19—Pearl debuted Janis’ last completed studio recordings as well as intimations of what the influential American country-soul-blues-rock singer was capable of delivering. In celebration of Pearl, janisjoplin.com will be releasing an exclusive capsule collection which includes a fine art collaboration with the estate of Barry Feinstein, the acclaimed celebrity photographer who lensed the iconic […]

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