The Kinks - It's a Hit!
Episode date - October 20, 2017
I realize that our series on the Kinks got off to a slow start, due mainly to the fact that both Ray and Dave Davies have extensive autobiographies that cover their early years in amusing detail.
The Flying Burrito Bros. - The Gilded Palace of Sin
Album #60 - February 1969
Episode date - October 18, 2017
Looking back, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time when country music was not an integral part of rock and roll music, but in 1969, the two styles of music represented ideologies that w
The Kinks: The Road to Fame
Episode date - October 13, 2017
It would be very easy to convey the Kinks story by starting with their first hit, “You Really Got Me”, as if it suddenly appeared from nowhere, but that would be less than truthful.
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
Album #67 - February 1969
Episode date - October 11, 2017
Considering just how ‘rough and ready’ this album is, I am surprised to see that it did well enough commercially to reach Billboard’s Top 40 list.
The Kinks - Early Life at Home
Episode date - October 6, 2017
In the ‘60s, America never really seemed to get a handle on the Kinks.
Tribute to Tom Petty
October 4, 2017
Episode date - October 4, 2017
Okay, 2017 has been one hell of a year for music fans, but this past week has been just too much for anybody.
Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (1)
Album #66 - January 1969
Episode date - September 27, 2017
In January 1969, Led Zeppelin raised the ante on what the Doors had done eighteen months earlier in America.
The Gershwins: A Sudden End
Episode date - September 29, 2017
Our series dedicated to the music of George and Ira Gershwin comes to a startling end with the premature and sudden death of George.
The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess and Beyond
Episode date - September 22, 2017
After completing the rather astonishing opera “Porgy and Bess”, the Gershwins returned to doing what their audience loved them for – writing songs that accompanied stories.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country
Album #65 - January 1969
Episode date - September 20, 2017
In January 1969, the music scene was changing quite rapidly. People’s perceptions of what ‘popular music’ ought to be were shifting.