Monthly Archives: December 2012

On Stage and in the Basement with Dylan and The Band

One of the advantages of being a Bob Dylan fan is that you have your pick of Bobs to like over the course of his career. Do you prefer Folkie Bob to “Wild, Mercury-sounding” Bob? How about Country Bob and … Continue reading

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Classic Rockers Turn the Page

A lot of classic rockers got booked this past year. Except instead of facing a police camera for dabblings in heroin, underage groupies, or questionable artistic moves (who else wants to “go country?”), 2012 was the year that many put … Continue reading

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Damn Right Buddy Guy’s Got a Kennedy Center Honor

In addition to Led Zeppelin, the other classic rock-related recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor during last night’s telecast was blues legend Buddy Guy. Actually, to call him a “bluesman” (a term he himself doesn’t particularly like) is a bit … Continue reading

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Rainbow Connection: Led Zeppelin earns Kennedy Center Honors

When the first Led Zeppelin album was released in the U.S. on January 12, 1969, it would have been impossible to fathom that the group would be honored – much less occupy the same room – by then-outgoing President Lyndon … Continue reading

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