Tag Archives: music

This Day in Rock History

On this day in rock history: 1961 – Bob Dylan made his concert debut at Carnegie Hall. 58 people attended (mostly Bob’s personal friends). Bob’s take of the box office was $20 1965 – Paul McCartney’s “Scrambled Eggs” (also known … Continue reading

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The Queen of Soul

Titles and accolades are often little more than hype. Not hers. I was honored to meet Aretha Franklin decades ago when my band did an ABC special with her. Like many artists, she was an introvert, with a shy smile … Continue reading

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Be a Falsetto!

No, I’m not referring to the old HBO crime drama. I’m referring to the vocal technique epitomized by Mickey Mouse (originally voiced by Walt Disney himself), produced by using the soft outer edges of the vocal chords. It’s a natural, … Continue reading

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Behold I had the song “Dancing Queen” stuck in my head I wept I repented of all that had brought me to this piteous place Verily, did I gnash my teeth and pray for deliverance Yet naught would avail me Finally, … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatle

It seems so silly now, but as a kid growing up in sunny SoCal I had a dogged loyalty to our locally grown Beach Boys that required me to “hate” The Beatles, those foreigners with goofy haircuts. I was also absurdly … Continue reading

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