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The Holidays are coming, so I think I'll sprinkle in some of the great music associated with it, Rocking. What better way to start than with the great MISS DARLENE LOVE's rendition of "Christmas Baby Please Come Home," on the Letterman Show.

The tune was originally prod...

The Band HEART, has a special place in my heart going back to a meeting with the head of Vancouver's Mushroom Records, SHELLY SIEGEL. I was at an event in Pittsburgh, probably 1977-78, and met this young man with whom I had a couple of drinks, and he confided in me tha...

There's not much to say about ELTON JOHN (Reginald Dwight), It's like his music been around forever and won every award up to becoming SIR Elton John, when he received his CBE from the Queen of England. He and his writing partner, the extremely talented and somewhat re...

I don't know about you, but when I think about ROBERT PLANT, I remember the bare-chested, curly-haired, Lyricist and Singer in the legendary band, LED ZEPPELIN. But that was a long time ago, he joined the Zepp in 1968 at 20 years of age. But he's 68 now, and although h...

The Metal Heads are really after me to play more of their stuff and there is one group that has to be included, BLACK SABBATH. Founded in 1968 in the Industrial Town of Birmingham, England, the original Group consisted of Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Ozzy...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Leonard Cohen went to Rock and Roll Heaven on November 10, 2016. He was 82. The Don Rocks staff extends our deepest condolences to his family. This post originally appeared on Facebook a few weeks prior to Mr. Cohen's death. -jacqui

One of the most intere...

The Don Rocks salutes, BOB DYLAN, for being awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature. There are dissenting voices of course who would prefer an author of books; but Mr. Dylan has been the voice of a generation, and if you take away the music, a lot of his lyrics are poetr...

DAN HICKS was an eclectic musician who combined several kinds of music to get his distinctive sound: Jazz, pop, folk, country, etc... HICKS was very involved in the San Francisco psychedelic movement in the late 60's, and played all the popular venues, including the Fi...

March 25, 2016

As the sole Gen X'er on staff, I've tried to stay true to the vision while also bringing a bit of the MTV Generation perspective to the blog. While MTV today is a lifestyle channel (Palladia handles the music), there are still some music video gems that pop up here and...

January 12, 2016

Steely Dan was one of my favorite acts whose music I promoted. The Dan's  mix of Jazz, Pop and Rock was more sophisticated than most of the other music of the day and very hip. Because they were a Studio Band at the time, there aren't many videos of them perfoming, but...

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