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Never a Dull Moment: 1971 – The Year That Rock Exploded By David Hepworth 307 pp. $30 Henry Holt Just look at this list of albums that came out in 1971 and are still staples yours (or your parents’) listening list: Led Zeppelin IV, Who’s Next, Tap...
4 days ago | Stuff You Should Know About
Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy By Mike Love with James S. Hirsch 448 p. $28 Blue Rider Press One of the Beach Boys’ more interesting tunes is “Heroes and Villains.” And to many a casual fan (and lots of music journos), singer Mike Love wa...
4 days ago | Books
Algren: A Life By Mark Wisniewski 384 pp. $30 Chicago Review Press Nelson Algren really wanted to be a professional writer. Really. Sure, he had graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in journalism and a card he could show to potent...
11 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Of all the artists who came to prominence during the time of Flower Power, perhaps no one evoked the era, spirit, and outlook more than Donovan. The Scottish troubadour began his musical journey as an earnest folkie in the Woody Guthrie mode ...
15 days ago | Inquiring Minds
The Billboard 200 album chart for the end of June 1997 certainly cut a wide swath of musical performers and styles: The Spice Girls, Hanson, the Wallflowers, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, No Doubt, Jewel and the Notorious B.I.G. all made the Top ...
25 days ago | Books
Tragedy: The Ballad of the Bee Gees By Jeff Apter Jawbone Press, 272 pp., $19.95 Really, did any act in the rock era have a bigger comeback than the Bee Gees? The mere mention of the band’s name, of course, instantly conjures up the all ...