“This ain’t the 50′s no more” snarls the young man behind the drum set. He follows it up by spitting directly behind himself. The aggressive contempt of youth was on full display during the Reckless One’s set. A level of punk energy that it took me right back to my early twenties, crawling in andContinue reading “The Reckless Ones”
“A Season in Hell”, a spiritual and confessional autobiography. Arthur Rimbaud was a genius, his writings were a quest. A search for perfection, an attempt to find total freedom. At the age of nineteen, Arthur Rimbaud commited suicide, not of the flesh, but of the mind and the soul. It means he neverContinue reading “A Season In Hell………..”
February 3, 1959 was the snowy night when Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens took off in a small plane from Clear Lake, Iowa, after playing a gig at the Surf Ballroom. They were headed to the next stop on their Winter Dance Party tour, and Holly, sick of the miserableContinue reading “Feb. 3 marks the anniversary of “The Day The Music Died””
Johnny Cash struttin’ his stuff, jammin’ on his Martin guitar, CA. 1959. Now Johnny Cash’s life wasn’t exactly a cakewalk back in the day. Cash was touring like a banshee — the marriage was crumbling — they (he and first wife Vivian) had 4 baby girls to take care of — he was partyingContinue reading “Give ’em Hell, Johnny!”
1. Patsy Cline, 1963. Patsy may have had a premonition that she was going to die – according to June Carter Cash and Loretta Lynn, Patsy told them that something didn’t feel right and she didn’t think she was going to be around much longer. That was in 1962, and in 1963, the plane takingContinue reading “The sky belongs to the stars……….”
A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.