Posts From Greg Brodsky

‘Devil With a Blue Dress On’: The Ultimate Party Song

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels teamed with Four Seasons producer Bob Crewe for the 1966 hit recording, coupled with a Little Richard classic

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10 (More) Great 1960s Instrumental Hits

During the swinging decade, these classics from Herb Alpert, the Surfaris, Hugo Montenegro and more were essential tracks on the AM radio dial

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Danny ‘Kootch’ on Recording With Carole, James, Jackson, & Don

Our interview with Danny Kortchmar about his “new” band and of his phenomenal legacy as a session musician, songwriter and producer

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Henry Diltz on the Early ‘70s Los Angeles Music Scene

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures including Linda, Joni, Jackson and the Eagles

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The Ed Sullivan Show: Pop Music Showcase

The Sunday night variety show presented scores of up-and-coming pop stars during the ’60s. Here are some favorites and some unique anecdotes about each one

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Waddy Wachtel Talks About Linda, James, and His Career as a Session Ace

Our conversation with the guitarist who has been a “first-call” player for decades, recording and touring with such stars as Ronstadt, Taylor and Carole King

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

“And the winner is…” often leads to a lot of head shaking. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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The #1 Singles of 1973: Each One Has a Story

We continue our series of looking at the most popular music for a given year. The topic, as you know by the headline, is singles and while we have done stories on the biggest hits of the year, this series

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‘John Lennon is Forever’: Yoko Ono at USPS Event

At the event honoring her late husband, Yoko said: “When John died, I said there will be no funeral. John is going to be forever”

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Henry Diltz: Eyewitness to Laurel Canyon’s ‘60s Music Legends

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures like Mama Cass, CS&N, and the Monkees

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