Posts From Jeff Tamarkin

J. Geils Band’s ‘Live—Blow Your Face Out’ Revisited

It wasn’t their first live album, but ‘Blow Your Face Out’ took the band’s manic rock ‘n’ soul energy to another level entirely.

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13 Times When Glen Campbell Rocked

Think of Glen Campbell and your mind goes first to those big country/pop hits. But the guy could rock like crazy too. Here are some of our favorites.

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Ralph J. Gleason Book Explores the Life & Legacy of a Pioneering Music Critic: Author Interview

As the longtime music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and a co-founder of Rolling Stone, Gleason had a unique perspective.

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Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, New Orleans R&B Mainstay, Dies at 87

His hit songs have been used in numerous films, including ‘Diner’ and ‘Forrest Gump.’

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Hollies Singer Allan Clarke Reflects on the Hits and More

“We never thought we would appear on TV and become famous. So when it actually did start happening, it was a bit frightening.”—Allan Clarke

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Hugh Masekela, Jazz Trumpet Great: Unlikely Pop Star

The “Father of South African jazz” appeared at Monterey Pop, recorded with the Byrds, scored a #1 pop single and toured with Paul Simon

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17 #1 Hits Worse Than ‘We Built This City’

That mid-’80s Starship hit perennially tops lists of the worst chart-toppers ever. It’s bad, we agree, but we’ve found others that are even worse

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13 More ‘Lost’ British Invasion Hits of the ’60s

Not all of the big British Invasion hits were by legends like the Beatles and the Stones. We look back at other great tunes you may (or may not) remember.

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John Sinclair—Activist, Writer, Manager of MC5, Subject of Lennon Song—Dead at 82

The counterculture hero was the subject of a song written and recorded by John Lennon

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Leon Russell Talks His Career and Collaborations

In our extensive 2014 interview, the musician talks about the genius of Brian Wilson, and his work with Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Elton John and others

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