Posts From Jeff Tamarkin

David Sanborn, Saxophonist Who Spanned Multiple Genres, Dies at 78

Sanborn racked up numerous gold and platinum albums during his five-plus-decade career.

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The Summer of Love and That Song About ‘San Francisco’

It was a song of its time, inviting “gentle people” to wear flowers in their hair and migrate to California. Many thousands took Scott McKenzie’s advice

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Procol Harum and ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’: That Melody!

To this day, fans still debate the meaning of the song. But more than half a century after its release, it remains one of the most popular of all-time.

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Donovan Interview: His Greatest Hits

The Scottish singer-songwriter and Rock Hall inductee examines some of his biggest songs including “Season of the Witch” and “There is a Mountain”

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John Barbata, Drummer for Turtles, CSN&Y, Airplane/Starship, Dead at 79

The musician had a long list of credits with some of the biggest acts of the late ’60s and well into the ’70s

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The Vaults: An Interview with Twang Guitar Innovator Duane Eddy

“I got tired of hearing those rock ’n’ roll licks on the high strings. It was always the same thing,” said Eddy, and so he invented a new style.

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Judy Collins Then, Judy Collins Now: Interview

We spoke with the remarkable singer about her long, amazing career.

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Rock Hall Omissions Part 2: Digging Deeper

Part One listed 100 artists that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has neglected to induct. We only scratched the surface, so here are 100 more

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With the deaths of Don Everly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, we wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are alive? Here are 5 who made the music what it was

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Joan Baez ‘Diamonds & Rust’—Reflections on Her Friend Bob

Dylan asked her who her new song was about. She told him it was about her ex-husband. It wasn’t, of course. It was about Bob Dylan.

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