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James Taylor and Carole King in "Just Call Out My Name" is two hours of having a good time

More often than not, when superstar musicians perform together the results are disappointing. Maybe their styles don’t match, maybe they can’t put aside their egos, but whatever the reason, it usually leaves you shaking your head. However, when it does work, it’s thrilling and magical. That’s what you saw when James Taylor and Carole King... Read more »

Would "You've Got A Friend" still win Grammys for James Taylor and Carole King if the voting was held in 2021?

In the early 1970s, James Taylor was one of the biggest recording artists in the world. He was the first non-British artist signed to the Beatles’ Apple label. He had a major breakthrough with his second album “Sweet Baby James.” In 1971, his biggest single, “You’ve Got A Friend” reached number one on the charts.... Read more »

Fifty years of classic rock classics

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"Moondance" was Van Morrison's third album. Between this and t l he earlier "Astral Weeks", he moved far away from "Brown Eyed Girl." Fifty years later, Morrison has produced forty-one studio albums and is still going strong.
If you’re from my generation, classic rock is probably your go-to genre of music. Yeah, you may try to pretend that you’re cool and hip enough to love newer types of music, but we always seem to come back to the songs and records that we loved when we were young. 1970 was a big year... Read more »

A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign

A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign
The day was May 4, 1970. The United States was divided over the war in Vietnam. Protests were taking place on college campuses. Students against the Nixon administration. Students against the war. This day it was Kent State’s turn. The National Guard was sent in to try to keep the protest peaceful. They ended up shooting... Read more »

Labor Day is the end of the Summer concert season

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Steve Winwood opened the Summer season. He was the opening act for Steely Dan. I'm not a big fan of his band but his voice was better than it was a year ago. Winwood is still a legendary performer.
Happy Labor Day! Most people consider Labor Day the end of summer. Oh man, is winter right around the corner? It does signal the end of the Summer Concert Season. There are a couple more events but for the most part, concerts will move indoors. It was a very busy Summer of music. While most... Read more »

My Favorite Wrigley Field Concerts

7. Jimmy Buffett in 2005. He was the first performer to play at Wrigley and Jimmy gets credit for that. #22..is that Jimmy or Jason Heyward?
The summer concert season is underway. Since 2005, Wrigley Field has featured a few concerts each summer, when the Cubs are on road trips. I’ve been fairly critical of their choices of performers because they’ve been mostly bland, mainstream artists. For example, the Elton John/Billy Joel “Face to Face” tour not only made them seem... Read more »

Eagles of Death Metal are not The Eagles: Last week in music

Besides my friend and fellow blogger Michelle, how many of you knew about Eagles of Death Metal before Friday? Me neither. You may have even thought it was the Eagles in concert, in Paris? As sad and horrifying as the attack was, I wonder if it will now put this band on the map? Eagles of Death Metal are now mainstream? We'll see.
Lots of interesting things happened in the music world over the last few days. Here’s a look at some of them.   Here’s a story I wrote about Jackson Browne’s September concert at Ravinia. Plus here’s one more about Wrigley Field Concerts. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button.... Read more »
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