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Goldmine

Goldmine, established in September 1974, is an American magazine that focuses on the collectors' market for records, tapes, CDs, and music-related memorabilia. It is now also available online.

Modern-ists: The Bihari Brothers

Retrospective by Pete Grendysa, Goldmine, May 1979

TWO FACTORS combined to make the years of the Second World War uniquely fertile for Rhythm and Blues. One, strangely enough, was the shortage of ...

J. Geils Band: Exclusive Interview with Peter Wolf

Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, October 1983

1967 has gone down in history as the Summer of Love, not as the year for great white R&B bands forming. But it was during ...

The Animals

Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, October 1983

Goldmine: What was the impetus behind this reunion album and tour? The last time the original group was together was for the 1977 album, Before ...

Roy Hall: Tracks of 'The Hound'

Profile by Martin Hawkins, Goldmine, March 1984

IF YOU think Commander Cody invented the country-boogie piano solo as a filler for his albums, then you never heard Roy Hall. This man was ...

John Prine: Another Diamond In The Rough

Profile by Martin Hawkins, Goldmine, April 1984

IT SEEMED strange to be tracking down John Prine recently to find out why there hasn't been a John Prine album release in four years. ...

Faye Adams

Retrospective by Pete Grendysa, Goldmine, October 1987

SHE HAS A TRANSLUCENT, flawless complexion, and her facial features are doll-like, suffused with an inner glow. Barely over five-feet tall, she holds herself oddly ...

Jack Nitzsche, Phil Spector: Phil Spector: Jack Nitzsche remembers the Wall of Sound

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Goldmine, June 1988

NOW IN HIS 30th year in the music industry, Jack Nitzsche is one of the great composers and arrangers of our time. In this decade ...

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: Hank Ballard & The Royals

Retrospective by Pete Grendysa, Goldmine, August 1988

THE ROYALS HAD a brief but important part to play in the development of rock 'n' roll. They were door-openers much like the Chords and ...

Bill Justis: Raunchy By Choice

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, June 1990

THE ONSLAUGHT of rock 'n' roll and its impact on the music scene brought forth some strange new converts. Few stranger than Bill Justis. Few ...

Dick Clark: The Beat Goes On

Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, December 1990

THE MOST AMAZING thing about Dick Clark is not that "America's Oldest Living Teenager" still fits that role at age 61. It's not that he's ...

The Clovers

Retrospective by Pete Grendysa, Goldmine, February 1991

"WE PAID OUR dues, singing on corners, at parties, driving all over the country, sleeping in cubbyholes where we had to take turns. ...

Pat Boone: Boone In The USA

Profile and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, February 1991

LET'S PLAY the numbers game. According to Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1986, Pat Boone is the fifth highest-ranking artist in the history of the ...

Bill Haley & His Comets: The Decca Years And More

Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, April 1991

TO A CONTEMPORARY listener already mystified by '50s rock 'n' roll. Bill Haley might be the greatest mystery of all. Elvis's success is easy to ...

Bill Haley: Indisputably The First

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, April 1991

It was, as writer Nick Tosches observed, "one of the first instances of a white boy really getting down to the art of hep." ...

Gene Clark's Last Stand

Memoir by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, June 1991

GENE CLARK'S last performance took place about a mile or so from the spot where the Byrds took off from 27 years ago – Ciro's ...

The Band: Life Is A Carnival

Essay by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, July 1991

THE QUINTET KNOWN as the Band never did get back together in that same, familiar aggregation. To this day, however, there is a band called ...

The Damned

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, February 1992

NO ONE could ever have predicted it, but the Damned are the great survivors of punk. ...

The Del Vikings

Retrospective by Pete Grendysa, Goldmine, February 1992

THE GOLDEN DREAM of rock 'n' roll goes like this: a few guys or girls get together, work out some songs, are discovered and recorded, ...

Kim Fowley: Living and Dying in L.A.

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, November 1993

IT'S A NAME (and yes, it's a man's name) that's been popping up around the music scene for roughly the past 35 years. And every ...

Al Kooper, Blood Sweat & Tears: Al Kooper: The Adventures Of Kooperman

Retrospective and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, February 1994

THE COVER of Rekooperation, Al Kooper's new album, his first in 12 years, is divided into 16 postage stamp-sized photographic portraits of the artist as ...

Darlene Love, The Righteous Brothers: Bill Medley and Darlene Love: Righteous Brother and Sister

Retrospective and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, March 1994

THERE'S A point during Darlene Love's one-woman show, Portrait Of A Singer, where she's talking about singing background vocals on the Righteous Brothers' 1966 #1 ...

Morrissey, The Smiths: Morrissey and The Smiths: There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, March 1994

IN JUNE 1984, Rolling Stone journalist James Henke asked Britain's latest rising superstar, Smiths vocalist Morrissey, for his opinions on the British Prime Minister, Margaret ...

Lulu: Back For More

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, April 1994

SHE DOESN'T do it deliberately, she says, but you can set your watch by Lulu, and the most surprising thing is, she still takes everyone ...

B.B. King: The Fortunate Son

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, April 1994

B.B. KING'S misfortune is that we too often take him for granted. He has been there as long as most of us can remember, and ...

Depeche Mode: Faith And Devotion

Discography by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, May 1994

DEPECHE MODE emerged from within one of the most confused periods British pop has ever undergone, a period during which punk's predatory napalm was still ...

Tim Hardin: Poet Of The Interior

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, June 1994

THERE'S BEEN a miniature Tim Hardin revival lately. Rod Stewart did 'Reason To Believe' on his Unplugged set, Robert Plant did 'If I Were A ...

Aretha Franklin: The Columbia Years

Discography by David Nathan, Goldmine, July 1994

IN AN EFFORT to glorify the outstanding work that she did at Atlantic Records (1967-1979), musicologists and music industry pundits frequently refer to Aretha Franklin's ...

Ian and Sylvia: Northern Journey

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, July 1994

IF YOU came through the '60s intact, you remember at least one Ian and Sylvia song, 'Four Strong Winds', even if you don't remember it ...

Sonic Youth: Way Downtown Way Kool

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, September 1994

THERE ARE four of them, and they're definitely fab, but nobody (to our knowledge, anyway) has ever compared Sonic Youth to the Beatles. ...

The Beatles in Hamburg

Retrospective and Interview by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, November 1994

ON DECEMBER 27, 1960, the Beatles appeared at the Litherland Town Hall Ballroom in Liverpool in a performance widely regarded as being a turning point ...

Willie Nelson: Funny How Time Slips Away

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, January 1995

WITH HIS beatific smile and twinkling bright eyes, Willie Nelson looks like the most serene and centered man on the planet. When he's wearing a ...

Berry Gordy: A Conversation With Mr Motown

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Goldmine, March 1995

DIANA ROSS and the Supremes. Stevie Wonder. Marvin Gaye. The Temptations. The Four Tops. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The Marvelettes. Michael Jackson and the ...

Blues Traveler: Road Warriors

Profile and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, March 1995

IT'S AN unseasonably warm Halloween weekend outside the Hollywood Palladium, as tens of thousands slowly stream by in a typical Friday night procession of Sunset ...

Candi Staton: Journey From Sensuality to Salvation

Discography by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, March 1995

When you get that old yearningTo come around knocking on my doorYou know I'm gonna let you inBaby just as sure as sin, as sure ...

Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll: Brian Auger: Back From Oblivion

Discography by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, April 1995

BRING UP the subject of jazz-rock fusion, and for sure Brian Auger will be one of the first names you think of. Over the past ...

Mary Hopkin: 'She's A Joan Baez Type, But We'll Soon Alter That'

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, April 1995

MARY HOPKIN is surprised and flattered to learn that she is something of a mythical figure in America. In the States, general knowledge of Hopkin ...

The Zombies: Time Of The Zombies

Retrospective and Interview by Robin Platts, Goldmine, April 1995

IT WAS JUST for fun, really. They weren't planning on becoming pop stars, yet the Zombies came close to reaching the top of the American ...

Leiber and Stoller: A Yakety Yak

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Goldmine, April 1995

IF THEY'D only written, say, 'Hound Dog', 'Kansas City' and 'Stand By Me', they would already deserve their place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame ...

Meat Puppets: Swimming In A Lake Of Fire

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, April 1995

"Where do bad folks go when they die?They don't go to heaven where the angels flyThey go down to the lake of fire and fry ...

Warren Zevon: Left Jabs and Roundhouse Rights

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, August 1995

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE a romantic. These might be the words of wisdom for those who have ever counted themselves fans of singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, especially the ...

Bobby Darin: Beyond the Sea...Beyond the Music

Retrospective by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, October 1995

HE WAS born a year after Elvis, and died four years before Presley breathed his last. ...

Andrew Loog Oldham, The Rolling Stones: Andrew Loog Oldham: The Rolling Stones' First Manager And Producer

Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, November 1995

THERE ARE only a handful of rock managers who truly deserve the epithet great, those whose reputations have lived on long after the sell-by date ...

Jefferson Airplane's Joey Covington

Retrospective and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, December 1995

BORN IN EAST Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, Covington moved to Los Angeles, where he played in a band called Tsong before meeting the Airplane's male lead singer, ...

Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks: Discover Van Dyke Parks

Interview by Robin Platts, Goldmine, February 1996

AFTER 30 YEARS in the music business, Van Dyke Parks is not a household name. ...

Dave Mason: We Just Disagree: The Story Of Dave Mason

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, February 1996

IN ROCK 'N' ROLL, the road may go on forever, but the shoulders are littered with carcasses. To be a survivor, a rock musician has ...

Bad Company: 'Till The Day I Die'

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, March 1996

THE '90S REUNION of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, resulting so far in an album and a tour, is no doubt an invigorating development for ...

Jimmy Witherspoon: 'Ain't Nobody's Business': The No Rollin' Blues of Jimmy Witherspoon

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, May 1996

"I'D RATHER open up a show than to close it," Jimmy Witherspoon said emphatically. "'Cause I know whoever follows me is gonna have to sing." ...

Emmylou Harris: The Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, August 1996

SERENDIPITY, WHAT Webster loosely defines as "dumb luck," is an important concept for Emmylou Harris. ...

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt: Linda Ronstadt on Emmylou: And Then There Were Two…

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, August 1996

CHRIS HILLMAN, who'd introduced Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, played matchmaker another time: Backstage at a concert in Texas, he put the newcomer together with ...

Mavis Staples, Pop Staples, The Staple Singers: The Staple Singers: God's Greatest Hitmakers

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, August 1996

THERE'S NO question about it. Forget the Winans or the Hawkins Family, the Staple Singers are the most widely known, best-selling gospel group of all ...

Kirsty MacColl: They Don't Know (Yet)

Discography by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, September 1996

SHE'S BEEN AROUND for such a long time now, she admits she's a part of the furniture, "part of the rock 'n' roll consciousness." ...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers: A Conversation with Anthony Kiedis

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, November 1996

THERE'S A PARTICULAR high school campus in Los Angeles, in a section of that sprawling city where the California 5 freeway cuts through an area ...

Mother Earth, Tracy Nelson: Down So Low: Tracy Nelson's Long Hard Climb Into Obscurity

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, 1997

EVERYTHING ONE should do to get a big name in showbiz seems to be the opposite of what Tracy Nelson does. No fancy duds to ...

Foo Fighters, Nirvana: Verse Chorus Verse: The Recording History of Nirvana

Special Feature by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, February 1997

NEARLY THREE years after Kurt Cobain's death in April 1994, interest in his group, Nirvana, remains strong. ...

Bo Diddley: Still Rockin'

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, February 1997

ELLAS BATES McDaniel, a.k.a. Bo Diddley, has lived the life of a rural squire in North Florida since 1983, when a dentist, making small talk, ...

Sweet: The Sweet: As Sweet As It Was

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, February 1997

FEW BANDS ever led a life full of as many personalities as The Sweet. In their British homeland, they were as unfashionable as last year's ...

Dorothy Moore: Giving It Straight To You

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, March 1997

MISSISSIPPI HAS probably been trashed more than any other darn state in the union. It's been called the poorest state (which sho' ain't a crime, ...

Curtis Mayfield

Interview by Craig Werner, Goldmine, July 1997

CURTIS MAYFIELD’S voice sinks to a whisper as he recalls the lyrics from one of his greatest songs: "I’ve got my strength and it don’t ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty: John Fogerty

Interview by Craig Werner, Goldmine, July 1997

THE HISTORY of rock'n'roll bears witness to the power of the unmistakably individual voice bubbling up from subterranean reservoirs of the blues, gospel, and country ...

Inez & Charlie Foxx: Inez and Charlie Foxx: A Family Affair

Profile and Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, August 1997

A LOT of recording artists can say they've had hits, but few can say they've had a hit almost everyone knows the words to even ...

John Kay, Steppenwolf: The Long Road Of John Kay and Steppenwolf

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, August 1997

IT IS GETTING tougher and tougher to recall, much less try and relive, those days of the late 1960s when FM radio was new and ...

The Adverts: Bored Teenagers

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, September 1997

ANYONE PAYING attention to the British music scene in recent years cannot help but have noticed T.V. Smith. Across three superlative albums, 1991's RIP: Everything ...

The Small Faces: Steve Marriott: The Lost Interview

Profile and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, September 1997

(With the exception of the Peter Frampton quote, the following interviews were carried out in London in early 1982 for a projected biography of John's ...

Dr. John: Dr John: Black Or White - Dr John's Shady Past

Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, April 1998

DR. JOHN is as much identified with New Orleans as gumbo is. In a May '97 interview with FI magazine, Dr. John, "Mac" to his ...

Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzy Osbourne: The Godfather Of Metal Lands On The Good Foot

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, June 1998

Nearly 30 Years After Founding Black Sabbath, The Godfather Of Metal Lands On The Good Foot ...

John Fogerty

Interview by Craig Werner, Goldmine, July 1998

Just before he embarked on last summer's Blue Moon Swamp tour, John Fogerty told Goldmine that "the new John and the old John are the ...

Bernard Fowler, The Rolling Stones: On Stoney Ground with Bernard Fowler

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, July 1998

ROCKERS CAN be free spirits and generous souls, and many of them are – often surprisingly so. Nevertheless, they can also be susceptible to feelings ...

Crowded House, Neil Finn: Neil Finn: Former Crowded House Frontman

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, August 1998

THERE'S A lush, green exotic-ness to Neil Finn's songs, as if they were created in some kind of hothouse rain forest where only the most ...

The Band, Robbie Robertson: Robbie Robertson: The Underworld of Redboy

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, August 1998

TWENTY YEARS ago, a Martin Scorsese film called The Last Waltz was released in theaters. As rock fans easily recall, this star-studded musical event – ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company: Do What You Love

Review by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, September 1998

THIS IS an album that's been a mighty long time comin', and one which you may have to attend the band's live show to readily ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company, Janis Joplin: Big Brother & The Holding Company: Do What You Love

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, September 1998

"All of a sudden someone threw me in this rock 'n' roll band. They threw these musicians at me, man, and the sound was coming ...

J. D. Souther: J D Souther

Profile and Interview by Debbie Kruger, Goldmine, October 1998

John David Souther is a wary man. For most of his 30-year career the Los Angeles-based songwriter and performer, whose musical compeers include the Eagles, ...

Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye: Ed Townsend Remembers Marvin Gaye

Profile and Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, October 1998

MOTOWN'S MARVIN GAYE more so than any other male soul singer, represented the essence of the seventies. ...

Millie Jackson: Talk Talk

Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, October 1998

MILLIE JACKSON'S name means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Pioneer or profiteer? ...

The Beach Boys: Record Producer Nik Venet: 1936-1998

Obituary by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, Spring 1998

NIK VENET, an East Coast friend and mid-Fifties music scene contemporary of Bobby Darin who came to Los Angeles to become one of the key ...

Gene Vincent: A Record Collector's Guide To Gene Vincent

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 1999

IT WAS IAN DURY, himself the creator of some of the greatest records of his era, who hit the nail on the head, in one ...

The 5th Dimension, Jimmy Webb: Up Up and Away Jimmy Webb and The 5th Dimension

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, September 1999

ONE OF the most respected songwriters of the modern era, Jimmy Webb was just 18 years old when he struck up a friendship with Marc ...

Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt: The Everly Sisters: Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, September 1999

IT TOOK more than 25 years, two divergent careers and plenty of false starts, near-misses and might-have-beens, but Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris have finally ...

Stevie Wonder: Singing in the Key of Life

Overview by Craig Werner, Goldmine, October 1999

IT WAS THE fall of 1974 and signs of confusion were everywhere. President Richard Nixon had fled from office in disgrace, only to receive a ...

Chad and Jeremy: The Chad and Jeremy Story

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2000

WHEN CHAD AND JEREMY were first invited to re-group, back in 1986 for the following year's British Invasion II tour, their first response was, "Hmmm, ...

Chicago: 34 years and Counting

Profile and Interview by Debbie Kruger, Goldmine, June 2000

"With this album, we dedicate ourselves, our futures and our energies to the people of the revolution... And the revolution in all of its forms."So ...

Johnny Warman

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2001

ANYONE ABSORBING the Australian airwaves back in 1981 will have encountered any number of strange and wonderful things. Few, however, have stood the test ...

Andrew Loog Oldham… And The Salty Tale Of Sandy Beach

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2002

POP STARDOM is about creating myths and sticking to them. ...

Flo & Eddie, Frank Zappa, T. Rex: Flo and Eddie and Marc, Frank and More

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2002

THEY WERE THE VOICE of the American 1960s, sainted providers of the angelic harmonies and grooved-out choruses that served up the most innocent psychedelia your ...

Flo & Eddie, Frank Zappa: Zappa And The Mothers – The Flo And Eddie Years

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2002

BETWEEN MID-1970 and the end of 1971, Frank Zappa was at his peak as rock’s premier satirist and spokesman, an 18-month period during which he ...

Larry Wallis, Motorhead, The Pink Fairies: Larry Wallis: The Importance Of Being Stiff

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, July 2002

IF YOU KNOW anything about Stiff Records, the first great maverick Indy label of the punk-era British 1970s, you’ll know Larry Wallis. Author of ...

Steve Ashley Passes The Test Of Time

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2003

AMID THE MYRIAD names thrown up by the English Folk-Rock boom of the early 1970s, the era most succinctly summarised by the legendary Electric Muse ...

The Jook's On You

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2003

MENTION THE NAME of the Jook a decade or so ago, and chances are, you'd be met with a blank gaze from anybody outside of ...

Linda Ronstadt: Home At Last: The Journey of Linda Ronstadt

Profile and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, February 2003

THERE ARE many things about her career that Linda Ronstadt wishes she'd done differently. Still, the most successful female singer of the rock 'n' roll ...

Velvet Underground: The Last Days of the Velvet Underground

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2004

ON AUGUST 23, 1970, Lou Reed played his last ever show with the Velvet Underground, the band he had led since its formation as psychotic ...

Elvis Presley: 2nd To None

Review by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, January 2004

THE UNDERLYING theme of 2nd To None, the 'sequel' to 2002's wildly successful 30 #1 Hits, is a bit hard to pin down. #1 Hits ...

Elvis Presley: How 1968 Bought Elvis a King Sized Comeback

Retrospective and Interview by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, January 2004

AS 1968 BEGAN, Elvis Presley's career was in trouble, the result of too many formulaic films and equally uninspired soundtracks. But by the year's end, ...

Spencer Davis Group: The Spencer Davis Group

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, April 2004

ALTHOUGH THE Spencer Davis Group are best remembered for propelling the young Stevie Winwood to prominence, paving the way for Traffic, Blind Faith and, of ...

Medicine Head: John Fiddler Recalls… Medicine Head

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, July 2004

IT’S ONE OF THE modern collector’s last remaining joys, compiling long and bitter lists of the albums we’d most like to see released on CD, ...

Fleetwood Mac: What Happened Before All That Happened Later On…

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, February 2005

THEY ARE Fleetwood Mac's forgotten years. Mick Fleetwood's Fleetwood autobiography dedicates just thirty pages to them, Peter Lewry's The Complete Recording Sessions turns ...

999: Footnote Archives: 999

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, May 2006

THE ODD thing about the history of punk is, it's very easy to forget some of its best progenitors. ...

Earth Wind and Fire: Earth, Wind and Fire: The Way of the World

Profile and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, July 2006

WITHOUT MAURICE WHITE, the 1970s wouldn't have been nearly as interesting. ...

Roogalator: Footnote Archives: Roogalator

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, September 2006

IT'S EARLY morning on regional breakfast television, and the morning's entertainment includes a local performer who, with close to 40 years of experience behind him, ...

Asia

Discography by Steven Rosen, Goldmine, October 2006

ASIA WAS the hybrid formed when ELP and Yes both imploded and sent members scurrying about in search of a new band. ...

Tommy James & the Shondells: Tommy James

Interview by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, March 2007

TOMMY JAMES' first job in show business was as child model, when he appeared in an ad in Life magazine in 1951, dressed as a ...

XTC: Andy Partridge

Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, May 2007

OF ALL THE bands thrown up by the Punk insurgency of 1977 (30 years ago today, folks! Get your Sergeant Leper facemasks here!), XTC were ...

Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, July 2007

IT WAS ONE of the most memorable hit singles of the late 1960s, an hypnotic, walking bass led swirl through an unreleased Bob Dylan song, ...

Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds: Led Zeppelin: Pre-Flyte

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, July 2007

THE YARDBIRDS were no more. After five years, four guitarists, and more legends than you could stuff inside a shoe shop, the band had finally ...

The Doors In 1967: From Zeroes To Heroes In Six Months Flat

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, August 2007

"I've always been attracted to ideas that were about revolt against authority. When you make your peace with authority, you become an authority. I like ...

Blue Oyster Cult: Don't Fear the Blue Oyster Cult

Retrospective and Interview by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, September 2007

IN THE SUMMER of 1977, Blue Oyster Cult found themselves in one of the trickiest situations for a rock band: recording the follow-up to a ...

The Doors, Ray Manzarek: Ray Manzarek on the Doors' 1970 Boston concerts

Report and Interview by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, December 2007

ON FRIDAY, April 10, 1970, The Doors were scheduled for two shows at the Boston Arena. The 7 p.m. show was respectable enough, beginning with ...

Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll: Whatever happened to the Driscoll-Auger Trinity?

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, April 2008

IN AN AGE awash with supergroups, the 1960s combination of singer Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and his Trinity was poised to become the most ...

The Beach Boys: Friends: The Beach Boys' Feel-good Record

Retrospective by Various Writers, Goldmine, July 2008

IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – during the summer of 1968 – Brian Wilson created a song cycle out of love and inner peace with the Friends ...

Pink Floyd: See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, August 2008

THE STATISTICS, as Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason puts it, "make staggering reading." ...

Buffalo Springfield: R.I.P. Buffalo Springfield's Dewey Martin

Obituary by Kirk Silsbee, Goldmine, March 2009

68 YEAR-OLD Dewey Martin, the steady percussive hand behind the drums in Buffalo Springfield, one of the most legendary 1960s rock bands, died Feb. 1 ...

Mike Oldfield: An Interview

Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, June 2013

HE IS, OF COURSE, Mr. Tubular Bells and, regular as clockwork, the 40th anniversary of the release of his greatest hit delivers what a lot ...

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