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Fifty years of The Concert for Bangladesh

My friend came to meWith sadness in his eyesHe told me that he wanted helpBefore his country dies. Although I couldn’t feel the painI knew I had to tryNow I’m asking all of youTo help us save some lives The lyrics tell the story. Ravi Shankar came to his friend, George Harrison, to tell him... Read more »

The legends of rock and roll tell what Charlie Watts meant to them

When Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts, died on Wednesday, it took only minutes before his friends and colleagues in the music world let us know how much Watts influenced them. Some of the words that were used frequently included elegant, dignified and class. Here are a few of the tributes: Paul McCartney: “So sad to... Read more »

Ringo Starr zooms in with a little help from his friends

When a legend calls asking for help, you ask how soon should I be there. So it’s no surprise that when Ringo Starr wants to record new music and asks his friends to join in, they’ll come running. Like so many musicians, the former Beatles drummer had plans to hit the road with another version... Read more »
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What do the Grammy's offer for baby boomers?

Taylor Swift, BTS, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Black Pumas, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Post Malone. Those are some of the biggest stars in the world of popular music. They’ll be the performers at tonight’s... Read more »

On the anniversary of his death, a look at the life of George Harrison

George as a young child.
From 1964 to 1970, he was one of the four most popular musicians in the world. He didn’t write or sing many of their songs, but you could hear his instrument on every single tune. He very rarely was out in front when on stage performing, but the band wouldn’t have been the same without... 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 »
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Why The Beatles Mean So Much To Me

Why The Beatles Mean So Much To Me
Hey kids! It’s Blogapolooz night. What?! You’re thinking didn’t you just do one yesterday? Well yeah, we did but this is the night time version. Just think of it like The Price Is Right, where they have a day and night show. They still do that don’t they? Anyway…tonight’s topic is “Pick a song (or songs)... Read more »

Did The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Get It Wrong Again?

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Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield.
Butter is in but why not Bloomfield?
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced it’s newest members. The group being inducted in 2015 is Ringo Starr, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Bill Withers and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Reed, Vaughn, Butterfield and Starr are no brainers. They probably should... 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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I Don't Want To Work...I Wanna Bang On The Drums All Day

I usually write about Parkinson’s issues during the week and music on the weekend. Sometimes the two meet and then watch out! I’ve written quite a few pieces about alternative therapy methods and a lot of them include music. In most cases it’s about being able to focus on a song or even part of... Read more »
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