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Bob Dylan - Times They Are a Changin

Bob Dylan

The Times They Are A-Changin'

In great art one finds an outward, cosmic sort of elegance; an unforced natural beauty, wholly noticeable, it’s the majesty of an oak tree – ineffable but logical, it is beyond re-creation and imitation, bordering on perfection. When searching for …

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JAN 1964
Please Please Me

The Beatles

Please Please Me

‘One, two, three – FOUR! Well she was just seventeen’… Something in the delivery of that ‘FOUR!’ foretold the greatness of the four men from Liverpool who would—from the humble beginnings of this album—go on to change rock & roll …

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MAR 1963
Lightnin Hopkins - Blues in My Bottle

Lightnin' Hopkins

Blues In My Bottle

The blues is a brand of music that leaves no middle road as far as listeners go. Regardless of the ground it broke musically in terms of the progression of other genres like jazz and rock, you either love it …

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NOV 1961
Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Reviewing a Buddy Holly record in 2013 is an exercise in drawing foregone conclusions. To analyze the quality of the music would be a moot point. Decades of acclaim, record sales, and widely accepted mythology have lent all of Holly’s …

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1958
Nat King Cole

Nat "King" Cole

Dear Lonely Hearts

In every musician’s career there comes a point when, if they don’t develop their sound in some way, no matter how talented they are their work starts becoming redundant. Albums need to evolve,because if they don’t, they have no chance …

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Dec 1962

Interviews


The Bealtes

The Beatles interview on Radio Clatterbridge

MONTY:It's a very great pleasure for us this evening

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan interview with Cynthia Gooding

Listen to the complete interview or read the transcript

Bob Dylan 1961

Billy James interviews Bob Dylan

Interview with Bill James for of Columbia Records -

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley arrives home from Germany

Elvis, if I may ask you just a few

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley & the US Army Departing for Germany

Here at the Brooklyn P.O.E. where Elvis Presley, Private

Articles


Neil Young

50 Years on stage for Neil Young

As of a few days ago, 01 Feb to

Charlie Watts

Charlie Joins The Band

On January 12 1963, Charlie Watts played his first

New Orleans

New Orleans – Part 1

The big guy and I were hoping not to

Robert Zimmerman

From Zimmerman to Dylan

On this day 50 years ago Robert Allen Zimmerman

The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones First Concert

50 years ago the Rollin' Stones (initial band name)

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Bob Dylan - Times They Are a Changin
Record Reviews
Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin'

In great art one finds an outward, cosmic sort of elegance; an unforced natural beauty, wholly noticeable, it's the majesty of an oak tree - ineffable but logical, it is...Read More

Please Please Me
Record Reviews
The Beatles
Please Please Me

'One, two, three - FOUR! Well she was just seventeen'... Something in the delivery of that 'FOUR!' foretold the greatness of the four men from Liverpool who would---from the humble...Read More

Etta James - Fools Rush In
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Etta James
Fools Rush In

A minor hit for Etta James on the Billboard charts, 'Fools Rush In' became a pop standard for many during the early 60's: Ricky Nelson, Brooke Benton. Elvis later went on...Read More

Neil Young
Articles
50 Years on stage for Neil Young
1st February 1963

As of a few days ago, 01 Feb to be exact, Neil Young has been playing shows for 50 years! Under the guises of Buffalo Springfield, C.S.N.Y, and as the front...Read More

Dr Feelgood
Tracks
Doctor Feelgood
Doctor Feel-Good

'Hey all of you women don't come around, unless you weigh around four hundred pounds.' Doctor Feelgood lays his unique tastes on the table in the first line of this track....Read More

Chuck Jackson
Tracks
Chuck Jackson
Any Day Now

The dinky keyboard pattern in the intro is a little disconcerting-- you could be forgiven for thinking that a novelty tune might just ensue. Thankfully though, once Chuck Jackson starts...Read More

Lightnin Hopkins - Blues in My Bottle
Record Reviews
Lightnin' Hopkins
Blues In My Bottle Blues In My Bottle

The blues is a brand of music that leaves no middle road as far as listeners go. Regardless of the ground it broke musically in terms of the progression of...Read More

The Shadows - Dance On
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The Shadows
Dance On!

I see myself driving a 50's chevvy convertible in front of a green screen projection of the Californian coast road when I listen to this tune. 'Dance on!' moves in...Read More

Peter Paul & Mary
Tracks
Peter, Paul & Mary
If I Had A Hammer

The iconic/infamous folk trio give us a good, harmony-heavy rendition of this folk traditional originally penned by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. The reason I write: 'iconic/infamous' really goes to the...Read More


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