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The Ronettes. (General Artists Corporation-GAC / James Kriegsmann)

50 Years of The Ronnettes’ ‘Be My Baby’: An Oral History

In August 1963, Brian Wilson had to pull off the road because the song coming from his car radio overpowered his ability to drive. The same thing happened to America. That month, the sounds of […]

08/13/2013

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Al Pacino Yells A Lot In Trailer For HBO’s Phil Spector Biopic

“I’ve played this game a million times before! I know how the game is played!” Al Pacino bellows during a meltdown in the trailer for HBO’s upcoming Phil Spector biopic, in which he plays the […]

02/05/2013

The Wrecking Crew (Sandy Corcoran/KOOL FM

The Wrecking Crew Is The Most Famous Group You’ve Heard – But Won’t Recognize

It’s time that you became familiar with the names of Tommy Tedesco, Don Randi, Carol Kaye, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Plas Johnson, Glen Campbell (before he became a singer), Al Casey, and many others by […]

10/25/2012

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The Wrecking Crew Is The Most Famous Group You’ve Heard – But Won’t Recognize

Tuesday evening at the screening for The Wrecking Crew Movie at Skye in Peoria, Arizona, a sold out crowd became familiar with the names of  Tommy Tedesco, Don Randi, Carol Kaye, Hal Blaine,  Earl Palmer, […]

04/18/2012

Ronnie Spector in 2010 (Getty Images/Stephen Lovekin)

Rock Flashback: November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Critic and essayist Lance Morrow wrote of the assassination, “It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American […]

11/22/2011

Classic Recording Studios: Gold Star In The 1950s

One of the most famous studios in the history of pop music, Gold Star Recording Studios had a history of success that stretched across four decades. We start with a look at Gold Star the […]

03/10/2011

2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Profile: Darlene Love

Photos: Darlene Loveview gallery [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Darlene Love[/lastfm] (née Wright) was born on July 26, 1938 near LA.  Her career started when she joined a backing group called [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Blossoms[/lastfm] in 1958 while still in high […]

03/09/2011

John Lennon 1975 Interview About “Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Saturday, October 9 marks what would have been [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm]‘s 70th birthday, and in honor of the occasion, EMI today releases remastered versions of the entire John Lennon solo album catalog. (A highlight of these […]

10/05/2010

How’s Phil?

Not so good, if we’re talking about Phil Spector!  According to London’s Daily Mirror, Phil had his teeth knocked out in a prison fight!  According to a friend, “Phil mouthed off to a big guy, who […]

03/24/2010

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