Tag: Paul McCartney

Oldchella: A recap of two weekends at Desert Trip

Oldchella: A recap of two weekends at Desert Trip
It’s all over in Indio. Desert Trip, which is affectionately called Oldchella, which I called the music festival for old people ,has come to an end. Two weekends of music from the legends of the 1960’s and 70’s was …well legendary. In a year where the music business has lost a lot of it’s all... 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 »

A music festival for old people

While we’re starting to get over last weeks shocking death of Prince, we certainly aren’t dealing well with all the musical deaths in the first four months of 2016. I’m constantly hearing one of these two sentences…I’m glad I got to see him in concert before he died…or…..Now I’ll never get to see him. Summer... Read more »

A review of the summer concert season

Steely Dan. Although they are more comfortable as studio musicians, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have been hitting the road the last few years. The shows while being technically proficient lack the heart and soul you like to hear in live music.
We’re now past Labor Day and that signals the end of the Summer Concert season. It just about over for local festivals, music in the park, outdoor concert venues and the bigger summer events. So let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the boys and girls of summer.   Tomorrow I’ll preview... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2015: Day One Choices

St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
My favorite newer band. The soul of an Otis Redding with the horns sound of Memphis. These guys from Alabama already played a pre Lolla show last night and I look for them to be one of the biggest names in music within the next few years.
Lollapalooza 2015 hits Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend. Lots of music. Lots of sun. Lots of people with about 300, 000 expected! As Max Yasgur said at Woodstock “It’s three days of fun and music and nothing but fun and music.” There are fifty performers playing on opening day so here are recommendation with my... Read more »

Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Influence Of Sgt. Pepper's

Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Influence Of Sgt. Pepper's
The date is June 4, 1967. The place is the Saville Theater, in London. In the audience that night are Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles. This is what they saw…. The video is Jimi Hendrix playing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. That wouldn’t be so unusual except The Beatles recording of... Read more »

Top Ten List: David Letterman And His Music

Top Ten List: David Letterman And His Music
Tonight will be the final Late Show with David Letterman. I’ve been a huge Letterman fan since the opening NBC show in 1982. There was something about him that made you turn him on every night. It was so much different than anything that was on the air. Bill Murray was the first guest. Chris... Read more »

Happy Mother's Day: A Gallery In Pictures And Songs

My Mother, Lynn
Happy Mother’s Day 2015! It’s a holiday that brings up a wide range of emotions depending on your relationship with Mom. But whatever your feelings about Mom’s Day…here’s some music and pics. Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom…sorry your not here to enjoy it.   Last Father’s Day, I made a┬ásimilar Gallery for my Dad.... Read more »

Baby You Can Drive My Car

The date: June 18, 2012. I was going to a wake with a friend. She hurt her ankle and had trouble walking. I drove her home. It was the last time I drove a car…until last Friday. There are a few reasons I haven’t been driving. First, I live in an area of Chicago that’s... Read more »

10 Best Post Beatles Albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo

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10. McCartney-Paul's first solo album. He played all the instruments. A little uneven but a few excellent songs including Maybe I'm Amazed.
A friend recommended that I do a piece rating the Beatles albums…worst to best. That’s been done many times. But how about the best post-Beatles albums by The Fab Four? Here’s my Top 10. As always, suggestions, comments, criticisms are welcome.
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