enjoyed this write up.
Linda wouldn't have had any way to know this, but she became a "star-in-waiting" with 'Different Drum'. For those of us who were paying attention then - and who had their ears to the ground, she was welcomed with open arms. It was never a matter, for the listening public, that she'd end up being a 'one hit wonder'; she had already walked through the door. It wasn't a matter of 'if, it was a matter of 'when'. All it would take was another 'successful' 45, and in 1970, with 'Long Long Time', she came closer. Then, everybody knows what happened in late 1974 with 'Heart Like A Wheel' and 'You're No Good'. But the point is, she already had a seat at the table in 1967; it was just a matter of time. I'm so happy that she stuck with her career. All of us are the richer for that decision.
Terry Lee most likely had heard Peter, Paul & Mary's 'A Soalin' before adapting some of it for 'Flight Thirteen'. PP&M were huge during this period. Their 'In Concert' LP, from 1964, got to #4 on Billboard.
Here's their version from that LP: https://youtu.be/hDlG4TS6wFA
'Don't Blow Your Mind' is a damn good record! Thinking back, it's amazing how relatively open local radio playlists were then - and how completely wired teenagers were to AM radio. FM was just for "serious" music like Classical, Jazz and "Easy Listening".
Thanks, also, for the local history about Copper State Studio. Looking at that address on 'Street View', the building to the right of #211, with the sunburst grills on the windows, sure looks as though it could've been a recording studio once. Is this the same building or was the original torn down to put up 'The Cadence' apartments? Anybody know?
Not only the coolest thing to ever belong to the KISS family (sorry Gene, you've become really pathetic, especially when you open your mouth) but also the reason I started believing rock and roll rules.
Major props! DC
P.S. Thanks to Brett Callwood also. I am envious of you for getting to do this. Fucker! (I hope you realize that part was jest.)
Can't believe this place is already closing. They'll be missed!
flippin so cool /i raise a glass to Shep
Young ladies who can rock and are easy on the eyes.
Who could ask for more?
Underrated drummer from an underrated band... thank goodness Ian Hunter is still going strong.
All of the Jefferson Airplane's albums were very good - and Kantner was their leader. Check out his demo of "We Can Be Together" which is on You Tube. Thanks for your essay Mr. Hopkins - Ray Bonis, Richmond, VA.
Russ Tollman?? Gee there's a name from my past. Howe on my fellow Montrealer is perfect. Cuz really, Howe was my Leonard in a way that Westerberg was my generation's Dylan. Howe you wrote the song Astonished (among many more), its right up there in Cohenville. Thanks for that, and this. Cheers.
The "1999" single was released on September 24, 1982.
The 1999 LP was released on October 27, 1982.
I knew when I read that you remembered these songs from 1981 that the information was incorrect. Although I have been off by a year or two myself when recalling these things (especially considering that you are not all that much younger than I am), I would never have an article published without double checking this information before it went to print.
Fact checking, especially with online technology, is really easy these days.
Just out of sheer curiosity, I have explored online and I can't find any credible evidence of that Roseanne Christmas album ANYWHERE. It seems to only exist in articles such as this one. At this time, I am convinced it is a hoax. I would at least be able to find evidence of it on Amazon or Discogs, since those sites list even the rarest of things whether they currently have copies available or not. eBay doesn't even have any history of this item ever being offered and Wikipedia doesn't have this album listed in Roseanne's discography.
One thing which I did find interesting is that it is listed on a Spanish language website which also includes the "Gene and Richard Simmons Holiday Duets" album...which I know is complete bullshit. Maybe you needed to do more research before including it in an article as if it is the real deal, or maybe you're aware it's phony-baloney and you're having a hearty laugh at my attempts to investigate it. If I overlooked something, please enlighten me. I like it when someone can actually take the time to prove me wrong and have something besides a link to a teabagger website to back their information up.
I'll be checking back here occasionally for a return response. DC
I got to see a show in the Phoenix area back in the day that had the Eagles opening, followed by Jackson Browne and headlined by Linda Ronstadt!
That is among the most moving elegies/eulogies I have ever read, brother. A big NC salute.
Acho would have been proud with what you wrote. We miss him a lot.
I like "Ain't No Cure For Love," sax intro and all.
I still find it hard to believe that Leonard's finally gone home to where it's better than before. Goodbye, old poet. We miss you.
Howe is Leonard cohen with a squirt of orange zest.
I don't think Song For You was Leon's first record at all. There were Asylum Choir and Leon and Marc Benno albums before Leon went solo. Just letting you know.
Thank you Mark for highlighting the love he spread through the joy of music. He was a great brother and a huge part of the Nogales community. I miss my little brother so much. Whenever I hear his favorite songs it brings back precious memories.
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