Posts From Jeff Tamarkin

Woodstock Performers: Where Are They Now?

Many are still creating brilliant music. Here is a brief guide to the status of most of the artists who performed at the legendary 1969 festival

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The Woodstock 50 Artist Lineup: What to Make of It

No one attending Woodstock 50 will like every scheduled performer. But there’s plenty worth checking out, among both younger and older artists.

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The Ides of March and the Story of ‘Vehicle’

They took their band name from a Shakespeare classic, their biggest hit from a real-life incident, and they drove their way up the charts in the year 1970.

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Jesse Colin Young Q&A: The Solo Years Then & Now

Although he’s battled a debilitating illness for many years, the former Youngbloods leader is back on track, with one of his strongest albums ever.

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When Frank Sinatra Joined the Fifth Dimension

Frank Sinatra did not love rock music, but for his 1968 TV special he sang along with soul-pop hitmakers the Fifth Dimension and fit right in.

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Jim Gordon: From A-List Drummer to Convicted Killer

He’s played on hundreds of hits but you won’t find any gold records on his wall: Since the ’80s he’s been locked away for murder.

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When Neil Young Found a Neil Young Bootleg

What happened way back in 1971 when a rock star went record shopping and found a bootleg of his own music? It wasn’t pretty, but it’s fascinating.

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Jesse Colin Young Talks Youngbloods

The singer-songwriter discusses his early folk days and the history of the Youngbloods, from ‘Get Together’ to ‘Elephant Mountain’ and beyond.

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‘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.

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The Doors Strange Days: We Want the World…

On their second album, Jim Morrison and the band moved into uncharted territory lyrically and instrumentally. When the music’s over, turn out the lights…

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