Posts From Harvey Kubernik

Brian Wilson Remembers: An In-Depth Interview with the Beach Boys’ Resident Genius

“I didn’t know how big it would get. I didn’t think it would,” said Brian WIlson about the group that would become one of the most celebrated in rock.

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Leonard Cohen: New Doc & LP Shine a Light on the Origin of ‘Hallelujah’

“I said to Leonard, ‘This is the one. This is what we’ve been waiting for. This might be your best record.'”–Producer/songwriter/performer John Lissauer

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The Monterey International Pop Festival: Still Giving Back, 55 Years Later

More than a half century after it took place, the first major rock festival still proves the power of music and the way it is presented.

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Out of Time’: The Backstory

It started out as a throwaway track stuck on a contractual-obligation album, became a hit cover for someone else, and now the Stones are playing it live.

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A Chat with David Leaf, Author of a Classic Brian Wilson Bio, Now Updated

The author’s update of a book first published nearly 45 years ago includes many new revelations, as well as new photos and an intro by Paul McCartney.

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Dylan, Cash Producer Bob Johnston on the Nashville Sessions

“I was standing by the soundboard and I said to Dylan, ‘Listen, man, you ought to come to Nashville sometime.’ He just went, ‘Hmmm.'”–producer Bob Johnston

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’: Behind the Cover Art

The 1972 album cover was highly influential. Since, then, thousands of artists have used its “Ripping and Tearing” style and graffiti in their work.

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Reboot: Nancy Sinatra Remembers Her Unlikely But Brilliant Collaborator, Lee Hazlewood

“We used to call it Beauty and the Beast!” says Nancy Sinatra on her unlikely, but hugely successful, pairing with the producer, songwriter and arranger.

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‘Ziggy Stardust’ @ 50: An Interview with Engineer Ken Scott

“With ‘Ziggy,’ some of the sounds I got I have no idea how I got them. They blew me away. It was, “’Wow. How the hell did I do that?’”–Ken Scott

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Leonard Cohen’s “Gloomy” ‘Songs of Love and Hate’: A Look Back

“My tunes often deal with a moral crisis. I often feel myself a part of such a crisis and try to relate it in song,” Cohen once said in an interview

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