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Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention: You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here: Frank Zappa

Profile and Interview by David G. Walley, Rock Magazine, June 1970

"Always wondered whether I could make it in society because it's a drag when you're rejected..." ( Frank Zappa c. 1965) ...

Cat Stevens: Easy Does It: Cat Stevens

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Rock Magazine, May 1971

STEPHEN GIORGIO and Alun Davies sat in straight-backed chairs facing 2300 non-believers. From the Fillmore East balcony, Cat Stevens and partner looked hopelessly tiny. Just ...

Willie Dixon: It's Not the Singer, It's the Song

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, 1972

2013 NOTE: Hard to imagine today but even as late as 1972 the contributions of the old black blues masters were still not recognized by ...

Alice Cooper: Alice's New Snake – Yvonne Likes Her Work

Profile by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, July 1972

THERE ARE lots of rumors circulating the rock industry, especially about Alice Cooper. However, the one about Alice having to get rid of his old ...

Jo Jo Gunne: The Tour Goes On And On

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, October 1972

JAY FERGUSON stood in the lobby of the auditorium where Jo Jo Gunne were playing, beneath a huge neon-lit marquee that read "Hockey Game Tues ...

Savoy Brown and Them Changes

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, November 1972

2012 NOTE: I was young, probably a bit too much of a fan, and just looking to do a superficial, light-hearted story, but we now ...

Quicksilver Messenger Service: Quicksilver: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, November 1972

ACCORDING TO LEAD guitarist Gary Duncan Quicksilver is going through a "transitory period," mainly because of all the trouble they've been having with their label. ...

Poco: A Good Feeling To Know

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, December 1972

IT'S VIRTUALLY impossible to do anything even resembling country rock nowadays without being compared to Poco in some aspect or another, because if Poco didn't ...

Elf: Elf

Review by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, January 1973

2013 NOTE: I was into Deep Purple so when I noticed this debut album by a hitherto unknown group called Elf was produced by Roger ...

Ben Gansell, Freelance Piano Tuner

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock Magazine, May 1973

BEN GANSELL is a stocky, heavy-set man of medium height with a full head of bristly hair which he keeps conscientiously trimmed just a shade ...

The Who on the Beach

Report and Interview by Michael Gross, Rock Magazine, 1976

THE POOL AREA of The Doral Hotel on Miami Beach was virtually empty. A few children splashed in the water, a small group of double-knit ...

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