Posts From Harvey Kubernik

George Harrison & Ravi Shankar on the ‘Bangladesh’ Concert, the Sitar, Their Friendship & More

In 1971, two friends got together to help millions in need. The result was a landmark concert. In this 1997 chat, they discuss ‘Bangla Desh’ & more.

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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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Tina Turner on Phil Spector, ‘Tommy,’ Touring With the Stones and Being a Sex Goddess

“As wild as I am, I know that I maintain my femininity. People have always told me that,” said the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in this classic chat.

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Billy Preston on His Career and Touring With the Stones

“It feels like I’ve been playing with them for years. We’re a family. All the guys are hanging out together.”–Billy Preston on touring with the Stones

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Happy 80th Birthday, Bob Dylan! Fellow Artists Pay Tribute to the Legend

Dylan has been one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the past century. Here, some of his disciples tell their favorite Dylan stories.

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Sam Cooke, By Those Who Knew Him

“Sam had a big influence on anybody,” said soul singer Bobby Womack. “To me, cancer would be good if Sam gave it out. I’m serious.”

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Merry Clayton on ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘Tapestry’ and Her New Release

The singer on the Stones’ classic: “They played me the song and asked if I could put somethin’ on it…I said, ‘Stop and tell me what all this stuff means.'”

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Leonard Cohen’s “Gloomy” ‘Songs of Love and Hate’ @50: 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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Doors Drummer John Densmore on His New Book, Spirituality & More

“I am still on that road. We all are; we have embarked on a journey of spirit in our human bodies as we proceed down our path,” says the drummer.

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Rock Hall Inductee Bobby Womack: R&B Legend, Friend of Rock Stars

His songs were recorded by the Stones, Janis and many others, and he counted them among his friends. And man, did he have some stories!

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