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Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is Maryland’s largest general-circulation daily newspaper and provides coverage of local and regional news.

33 articles

Sly & The Family Stone: Sly Stone: An Obnoxious Great Musician

Report and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 20 December 1970

SLY STONE mumbles. This is not unique; many big-name rock stars mumble and are incoherent. ...

Eric Burdon, War: Burdon Back With Black Band

Profile by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 24 January 1971

ERIC BURDON and the Animals, along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, was one of the most impressive of the early British rock groups. ...

John Lennon, Iggy Pop: Sounds Of The Seventies: Portrait Of A Naked Iggy

Report and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 1971

ONE DAY late last December I came home and found this message on the tape recorder that answers my telephone when I'm not home: "This is ...

Sounds Of The Seventies: Characters Find Oldies Shop

Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 27 June 1971

GO INTO YOUR average record store — the one with the Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Tom Jones covers all over the walls — and ...

Goldie & The Gingerbreads, Genya Ravan, Ten Wheel Drive: Genya Ravan: Goldie Zelkovich Breaks Loose

Profile and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 17 October 1971

COLUMBIA RECORDS just bought Goldie Zelkovich away from Polydor Records, which makes Goldie very happy. ...

Bo Diddley: Sounds of the Seventies: A Bo Diddley Revival

Profile and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 28 November 1971

LAST SUMMER at a Creedence Clearwater Revival concert there was an unannounced special, a warm-up band. Its leader was a middle-aged black man carrying a ...

Dawn, Tony Orlando: Tony Orlando: Plague of False Dawns

Report and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 23 January 1972

LIFE USED to be simple for Tony Orlando. Then he became a rock star, sold 12 million records and started losing money. ...

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Elvis Presley: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Rock's Debt to Crudup

Report by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 20 February 1972

BLUES SINGER Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup has spent most of his 67 years staring at bad crops, worse bills, garbage trucks and empty promises. He ...

Merry Clayton: The Spotlight's on Merry

Profile and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 5 March 1972

MICK JAGGER, the satin-pants Satan, is o-o-o-ing ominously through 'Gimme Shelter'. He is doing all right, rocking the boat but not overturning it. But behind ...

Dr. John: Voodoo to Rock Roots

Profile and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 7 May 1972

DR. JOHN inspires weirdness in those around him. Witness the press bio released by Atlantic Records: "...open a door into SHOOW HEEEH's lamblam another consciousness ...

Sounds of the Seventies: Graham is *#! mad again

Report and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 28 May 1972

BILL GRAHAM stood with his hands behind his back, watching a man from Twentieth Century Fox tell a press conference how Graham and the company ...

David Bowie: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 15 October 1972

One more freak show ...

Dave Van Ronk: Lament for the Village

Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 21 January 1973

"THIS WAS our last resort," Dave Van Ronk says, referring to Greenwich Village. "It was the only place we could live in, and it's been ...

Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick: Grace Slick: Dreams of Spain and More Children

Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 16 September 1973

NEW YORK — "I would like lo be a Spanish loose woman." Grace Slick says. This is not easy for her, as she is an ...

T-Bone Burnett, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Clyde McPhatter, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley: Rock Returns to Holy Rolling

Essay by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 14 June 1981

ON SATURDAY nights in 1956, transistor radios in the hands of eager teenagers all over America shuddered with the sensual sound of Elvis Presley's 'Hound ...

Earth, Wind & Fire, Funkadelic, Prince: Whites Are Missing Good Rock By Blacks

Overview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 15 November 1981

IF YOU LISTEN to Baltimore's album-oriented rock (AOR) radio stations or any of dozens of similar stations around the country, you're unlikely to hear any ...

The Temptations: Temptations Reunited and on the Road Again

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 6 June 1982

IN THE MINDS of many, the greatest soul record ever made was the Temptations' performance of Smokey Robinson's 'My Girl' on Motown's Gordy Records in ...

Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band: Tucker Band Keeps Southern Rock Alive

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 27 June 1982

SPARTANBURG IS a mill town of 50,000 nestled in the hills of western South Carolina. All six members of the Marshall Tucker Band grew up ...

Rickie Lee Jones: Songs From a Bohemian Past

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 10 August 1982

RICKIE LEE Jones appeared out of nowhere in 1979 with a stunning self-titled debut album. The mysterious bohemian blonde — who comes to the Merriweather ...

Talking Heads: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Baltimore MA

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 25 August 1982

Talking Heads at last bring mind, body together ...

The Clash: Still Scruffy, But Now Rock Heroes

Profile by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 5 September 1982

NEW YORK — Four musicians sauntered onto New York's Pier 84 Tuesday. Tall, gangly, ragtag and scarred, they looked like the scruffy street fighters they ...

The Beat: For English Beat, Dance Music is the Medium for Tolerance

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 20 November 1982

ANDY COX, a young British lad with thick, wavy hair, plays a choppy guitar riff that's part slam-bang punk and part chinka-chinka reggae. Dave Wakeling, ...

Luther Vandross: Vandross adds '60s Emotion to '80s Technology

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 17 December 1982

ANY REASONABLE list of this year's best soul albums has to include Cheryl Lynn's Instant Love (Columbia), Aretha Franklin's Jump To It (Arista), and Luther ...

Laurie Anderson: Anderson Brings Everyday Life And Humor To Performance Art

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 27 March 1983

IT WAS a strange kind of love song. The singer wore a shiny black jacket over a black shirt and black tie. Her blond hair ...

Ray Charles: Charles Sticks With Tune That Hyped His Career

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 6 May 1983

RAY CHARLES will no doubt finish his show at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tonight the same way he finishes every concert: with a wildly improvised ...

Labelle, Patti LaBelle: Labelle: Girl Group to Gospel

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 1983

THE 18 CHORUS members of Your Arms Too Short to Box With God were assembled like a church choir in their red and white gowns ...

Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger: Seeger and Guthrie: A Tradition Continues

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 22 July 1983

WHEN ARLO Guthrie and Pete Seeger performed together at Wolf Trap three summers ago, they managed to convince the sell-out crowd that they weren't really ...

Culture Club: Soft Rock Beats Beneath Culture Club's Wild Image

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 30 August 1983

NEW YORK — The cover of Culture Club's first album, Kissing to Be Clever, featured lead singer Boy George in all his glory: glistening red ...

Apollonia, Prince: First Avenue is New 2nd Family, Apollonia Says

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 5 August 1984

MOST OF Purple Rain takes place in an actual nightclub in downtown Minneapolis. In the film, the First Avenue club becomes a self-contained world, a ...

Michael Jackson, The Jacksons: The Jacksons: RFK Stadium, Washington DC

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 22 September 1984

Michael shines through audio troubles, theatrics ...

Talking Heads Film Combines Rock Show With Light Show

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 27 January 1985

"THE PROBLEM with the rock concert films I've seen," argues David Byrne of Talking Heads, "is they have no beginning, middle and end. But neither ...

Bruce Springsteen: Tougher Than Most: Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love tour

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 24 March 1988

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S 'Tougher Than the Rest' is a sombre, unforgiving song typical of his recent Tunnel of Love album. It describes love not as an ...

Sublime: Second-hand Smoke

Review by J.D. Considine, Baltimore Sun, 8 January 1998

Sublime's Second-hand shows the promise that went up in smoke ...

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