Posts From Jeff Tamarkin

John Zacherle, TV’s Cool Ghoul and Rock DJ, Dies

A beloved TV and radio figure of the ’60s/’70s, who went from presenting horror films in character to hosting rock radio shows, has died at age 98.

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Michael Nesmith of The Monkees: A Brief Q&A

The musician, actor and songwriter will receive a prestigious award for his pioneering work in the music video field. We chat with Papa Nez

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Steve Miller Explores His Roots in Special NYC Show

In a concert at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Steve Miller reached back to his blues, jazz and classic pop influences.

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Donnie Fritts, Muscle Shoals Songwriter & Musician, Dead at 76

The longtime Kris Kristofferson sideman was also a prolific tunesmith whose songs were covered by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and many others.

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Paul Krassner, ’60s Counterculture Figure, Dies at 87

Along with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, Krassner co-founded the Yippies, who ran a pig for president, demanding Secret Service protection for the animal.

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Mike Wilhelm, of Charlatans & Flamin’ Groovies, Dies

The Charlatans are considered one of the major forces in the development of what became known as the San Francisco sound.

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Tom Goodkind, of Washington Squares Folk Group, Dies

The group, which dressed in an exaggerated version of the beatnik-style clothing favored by the folk groups that inspired them, recorded two albums.

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‘Bleecker Bob,’ NYC Record Store Icon, Dies at 75

His Greenwich Village shop was a mecca for collectors of rare and used vinyl, particularly those who sought out the punk and new wave sounds

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Tom Rapp, Pearls Before Swine Leader, Dead at 70

Although they never sold large quantities of records, the band was favored by fans of psychedelic/avant-garde music in the late ’60s and ’70s.

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John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist, Dies

The co-writer of numerous songs sung by Bob Weir since the early ’70s, he was also an Internet pioneer, rancher, writer, activist and more.

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