Posts From Jeff Tamarkin

‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Doc: Review

His frankness and honesty drive the documentary, one of the most intimate portraits of a major rock star ever committed to film.

Read More

Chatting with Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds: 5 Decades of the Blues

Says the British blues legend, “Blues music appealed to me early on because of its honesty. The showbiz element was secondary.”

Read More

‘The Band’s With Me’: A Former Groupie Lays It All Down

The memoir is a vivid, raucous, hilarious snapshot of a side of of the rock world once ubiquitous. Romano makes no excuses for any of it, nor should she.

Read More

Linda Ronstadt—A Rare Interview

It’s been a decade since one of our greatest singers retired, having lost her gift to Parkinson’s. Here she discusses highlights of her career.

Read More

Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

Read More

‘In the Year 2525’: The Gloomiest #1?

It was, to be sure, one of the bleakest songs ever to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. And then Zager and Evans never charted again.

Read More

Cream: Rock’s Short-Lived First Supergroup

Formed by blues fanatics in 1966 and gone by ’68, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker redefined what a rock band was capable of doing.

Read More

When Jefferson Airplane Sang From a NYC Rooftop

When the French filmmaker Godard needed a band for his new film on radical culture in 1968, he invited San Francisco’s finest. They responded by waking up New York City.

Read More

10 Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

There were roughly 200 albums recorded at the Fillmore (West and East). It wasn’t easy but we happily choose 10 that really stand out for us. Who’s #1?

Read More

12 ‘Lost’ British Invasion Hits of the ’60s

It wasn’t all about the Beatles, Stones, Who and Kinks. We look back at a dozen other great British Invasion hits that you may have forgotten.

Read More