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ARETHA FRANKLIN GRAVELY ILL

Sad to hear the condition of Aretha Franklin is now reported by a close family friend to be grave. She is in a Detroit hospital surrounded by family and people close to her. May her journey be a peaceful one… Read More »

THE FIRST REIMAGINED ELVIS TRACK THAT WORKS

I’m pretty worn out on the idea of putting new backgrounds with old vocals, so when I read about the “new’ Elvis album “Where No One Stands Alone” using that concept, it didn’t move me much. Then I heard the initial sample from the album and for the first time I really got excited – vocals from the ’68 special ... Read More »

WHERE DID CROSBY STILLS AND NASH FIRST SING TOGETHER?

It happened 30 years ago this month…of that they’re all in agreement. But the location where they first sang together is a point of contention. Graham Nash and David Crosby remember one location, but Stephen Stills (who’s coming to MIM in Scottsdale with Judy Collins on September 11) has a different memory. I spoke with Graham about it in 2012 ... Read More »

MY INTERVIEW WITH JOHNNY RIVERS

Johnny Rivers is in town tonight for one show only at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. With 17 top 40 singles to his credit, including 9 top 10 hits,there’s plenty of material choose from. Hits like Memphis, Slow Dancing (Swaying To The Music), Secret Agent Man, Mountain Of Love, Poor Side Of Town, Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, ... Read More »

GOOD GRIEF – ANOTHER ELVIS DOCUMENTARY

His story has been told over and over and over in some very good (and some not so good) specials and films. What else could there possible be to add? Well, in a nutshell, nothing…except for a different perspective on how Elvis’ life ties in with the changing life of America. According to the publicity for the film the movie ... Read More »