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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...

I wrote a story about JIMMY BUFFETT the other day, and it brought back a memory that I didn't include in the story: The first thing Jimmy Buffett said to me when I picked him up was, "Do you know where I can find TOWNES VAN ZANDT?" I told him that I had no idea, becaus...

GERRY RAFFERTY, was a Scottish singer-songwriter, who had a major world-wide hit in 1978 with his song, BAKER STREET, which featured the great playing of Saxophonist, Raphael Ravenscroft. Gerry's big hit came fairly late in his career, he had been in the Folk Pop group...

It was great working for a label that had artists the stature of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, known as STEELY DAN. Their music was considered some of the most tasty of the 70's, a fusion of Jazz, R&B and Funk that gave them a distinctive sound. The former students a...

And then there was JIMMY BUFFETT, whom I first met in 1975. When I picked him up, it was just Jimmy and his guitar, I don't remember if he had his Hush Puppies on, but he had his first hit, Come Monday, the year before. Although that was a great record, it hadn'...

Every once in a while someone will ask me about JOHN DENVER, (born: Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.) who had a string of hits in the Folk/Rock genre in the 70's, including ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH, and TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS, among others. I did meet John once when we happ...

As I write these posts and do research I start to realize things I'd never paid much attention to before. For instance, how many Canadian artists had great careers during the Golden Days of Rock. Neil Young, members of The Band, Joni Mitchell and many others, including...

JAMES TAYLOR's and CARLY SIMON's marriage always seemed kind of strange to me; everyone knew James was (allegedly) a junkie (It's truly a miracle that he is still alive, healthy and productive) and Carly was a Man-Magnet, (and this guy was "so vain") but it happened an...

Scott told me that SHARON JONES passed away at the Toronto Film Festival where her a Documentary of her life was being screened on Election Night 2016. Who was she? Sharon was often called the "Female James Brown." She and her band THE DAP KINGS, got credit for bringin...

Back in the '90s I had the great honor of speaking at the International Broadcast Conference in Montreux, Switzerland.It was sweet; Business Class on British Air, stayed in the same Chalet as top performers at Montreux Jazz Festival, and met a lot of wonderful people....

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