Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

Ian Whitcomb: The Troubadour Of Lost Time

Kirk Silsbee, Arroyo Monthly, January 2009

POET HOLLY PRADO once observed: "A city either wants you or it doesn't." Ian Whitcomb was a history student at Dublin's Trinity College with a passion for pop music when he arrived in Los Angeles in 1965. As a lark, he had recorded a song that Tower Records picked up and made a national hit: 'You Turn Me On'. It was a piano-pounding rocker to blues changes that jumped out of transistor radios that summer.

Total word count of piece: 2706

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: