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July 15, 2019

Of all the artists I’ve worked with Doug Sahm is one of the most memorable, he was a crazy character filled with music.  His close friends included Bob Dylan, who has said that Doug had one of his favorite bands. I usually called him, ‘Sir Doug,’ a moniker put on him b...

November 1, 2016

One of the cool things for me doing The Don Rocks is learning new stuff. And so it was when Captain Video reminded me of this great song: CHUCK JACKSON doing ANY DAY NOW.

I'm pretty familiar with Chuck and "Any Day Now" because I had the privilege of emceeing one of his...

October 14, 2016

Often when I mention the name, JOE WALSH, folks will either smile or laugh; he is probably one of the most Talented and Funniest guys in Rock and Roll. After THE JAMES GANG, Joe went to Asylum Records as a Solo Artist. In 1978 he cut what would be his Biggest Hit as an...

October 13, 2016

So your FRANK SINATRA'S daughter, your brother spends his life imitating your dad and you have a recording contract with Reprise Records, on which your father is known as the Chairman of the Board, and they're about to drop you. But NANCY SINATRA then comes salvation i...

October 7, 2016

I've been scatting around the mid-60's lately, partially because I was a Rock Jock at the time, and also because it was a very interesting time in music, with a lot of experimentation. One great example of that came from a group called, PROCOL HARUM. They had a huge si...

September 30, 2016

Who would have guessed then that two of the Wilson boys would die young, and Brian would struggle with emotional problems; not to mention Law Suits flying between cousin Mike Love and Brian, over rights to songs and stuff.

September 28, 2016

One more Flash Back to the Acid Music days: I had to add the STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK, and their big hit in 1967, INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS. That's a lot of sugar, but the tune was a huge hit and made #1 on The Hot 100, going Gold.

There was an interesting story about...

September 26, 2016

So people would ask, What's "IN A GADDA DA VIDA" mean? Having a group named, IRON BUTTERFLY, was one thing, but a song with unintelligible lyrics was almost too much. You have to understand, it was 1968 and the Psychedelic Influenced Rock was in full bloom. The Butterf...

September 23, 2016

Their first release: YOU'VE REALLY GO A HOLD ON ME, was DAVE'S attempt to produce a song in the same vein as LOUIE LOUIE, and he pulled it off beautifully, forecasting the Garage Band Hard Rock Sound.

September 21, 2016

You may not know that before she became one of the biggest female songsters in the country, lovely LINDA RONSTADT, was in a band with a hit record; THE STONE PONEYS and a great song written by MIKE NESMITH called, DIFFERENT DRUM. The first time I heard it I knew that L...

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