Category Archives: ’60s Rock

The Yardbirds Still Got It Live If You Want It!

Coming out of the suburbs of London in 1963, the quintessentially English Yardbirds had one of the more interesting career trajectories of bands in terms of sound. They hatched as a mostly hardcore blues-based group, specializing in covers like “Good … Continue reading

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Graham Nash Has Some Wild Tales to Tell

One of my all-time favorite interview subjects over the years has been Graham Nash. Engaging, open, wry, and blunt, it’s no wonder he’s long been the glue that holds the sometimes-fractious CSN (and sometimes Y) together. Here is my most … Continue reading

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The Zombie Invasion Continues with Colin Blunstone!

2015 turned out to be pretty good year for the Zombies. They released a well-received album of new material (Still Got That Hunger). And they embarked on a tour that saw surviving original former members Chris White and Hugh Grundy – … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, John Sebastian!

“Houston had a special message for me as a young musician, and it came directly through Lightnin’ Hopkins,” John Sebastian says from his home in New York. But the former frontman of the ‘60s band The Lovin’ Spoonful and solo … Continue reading

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Former YES-man Jon Anderson on His Roundabout Prog-Rock Career

Classic rock fans might not see the connection between intricate, musically adventurous Progressive Rock and all-you-can-eat shrimp and shuffleboard tournaments. But increasingly, fans of this genre – or Southern Rock, or blues, or country, and even Rick Springfield or KISS … Continue reading

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Give the Drummer Some! Docs on Ginger Baker & Levon Helm

                While lead singers get the attention, guitar heroes are worshipped by players, and bassists tend to be the strong, silent types, it is drummers who are sometimes classic rock’s most eccentric band … Continue reading

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Life is Just Beachy for Brian Wilson & Al Jardine

I recently had the opportunity to talk to not one, but two Beach Boys in my capacity as a music writer for The Houston Press. Well, technically Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are ex-Beach Boys, as Mike Love owns the … Continue reading

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