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Stop Lying About the Bee Gees
It happened again last week. We read an account of The Bee Gees’ career by a noted “music historian” that repeated the lie. The farther away we get from this time in music history, the…
Have You Got Your Tickets?
Shelley Fabares: The Reluctant Pop Star
One of the most unlikely of pop stars was Shelley Fabares, who parlayed her role on The Donna Reed Show into a #1 record! Shelley had been acting since she was 3 and made her…
The Story Behind the Song - "Landslide"
Stevie Nicks’ song “Landslide,” recorded by Fleetwood Mac, has been a fan favorite since it appeared on the band’s breakthrough album in 1975. But it had been written two years before. The first (and only)…
The Essential Boomer Album Collection - Part 3
"Sweet Baby James" (1970) James Taylor might be the first superstar to emerge in the 1970’s. His classic album, “Sweet Baby James” was released just two months into the new decade. In point of fact,…
The Story Behind the Song: “Beach Baby” (1974)
The revival of interest in the music of the late 1950s and early 1960s that occurred in the mid-1970s hit Great Britain even harder than it did America. Bands like The Rubettes, Showaddywaddy and Wizzard…