Category Archives: Classic Rock

Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron on His Bullfrog Buddy

An excerpt from my interview with former Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron for The Houston Press. Read Part I and Part II. “JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG!” That odd, simple and urgent declarative sentence from Three Dog Night’s “Joy to … Continue reading

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Classic Rock Treasures from Faraway Lands at Nearby Locations

Two of my favorite places in the world (other than a live concert venue) are used book stores and used record stores. So here in Houston, Texas I spend a lot of time poring over the shelves and bins at … Continue reading

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A Classic Rock Happy Father’s Day!

It is every generation’s right to detest the music of their parents and…then later…detest the music of their children even more! However, more than any other genre, classic rock seems to bridge this sonic divide. And no group is a … Continue reading

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The Turtles’ Howard Kaylan on “Happy Together”

If Turtles are supposed to move slow – especially as they get older – than nobody told that to Howard Kaylan, lead vocalist for the ’60s band of the same name who had a string of hits with pop rock … Continue reading

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Rush and Heart Lead Classic Rock Charge in Hall of Fame Ceremony

I finally had the chance to catch HBO’s highlight show from the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Now, I don’t need to raise my blood pressure by pondering why Donna Summer got in before Deep Purple, … Continue reading

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Ray Manzarek – R.I.P.

A quick note about the passing this week of Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for The Doors at age 74 from the just awful-sounding ailment of bile duct cancer. For most Jim Morrison was and is the face/spirit/manifestation of the group with … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Hall of…Shame?

I have not yet had the chance to watch HBO’s two-hour highlight show of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy, and Randy Newman, so that will be a separate … Continue reading

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