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Newsday

Newsday is an American daily newspaper, first published in 1940, that primarily serves Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York City borough of Queens on Long Island, although it is sold throughout the New York metropolitan area. It is also available online.

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John Lennon, Yoko Ono: Yoko Ono: Going it alone

Interview by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 28 October 1973

SHE IS — the late Bruce Lee aside — the most famous Oriental entertainer in the western hemisphere, half of the most notorious show-biz couple ...

Joni Mitchell: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Newsday, August 1974

Big time now ...

David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, Jobriath, Bette Midler, New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Twisted Sister: Glitter Rock's Lingering Shadow

Report by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 3 November 1974

I like sex, because sex is not dangerous. Violence is dangerous, that's why I leave my violence on stage. But we've never been into glitter. ...

Rory Gallagher, If, Rush: Rory Gallagher, Rush, If: Beacon Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 6 November 1974

Rock in a gilded cage ...

Charlie Rich: Felt Forum, New York NY

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 17 December 1974

Not as Rich any more ...

Roxy Music: Decadent, But What Is That?

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 23 February 1975

THE BRITISH rock band had been up all night, doing to their midwestern hotel what British rock bands are famous for doing. In the morning, ...

Patti Smith: Very special sound

Profile by Dave Marsh, Newsday, April 1975

THE BEST new rock music in the area is taking place this weekend (Thursday to Sunday) and next (April 17-20) at a scruffy Bowery bar ...

Patti Smith: A Rocker Determined To Do It All

Interview by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 20 April 1975

PATTI SMITH, the reformed poet, playwright and songwriter, learned to sing sometime last year. Now, her connections of Motown soul sounds and Paris in the ...

The Ramones, Talking Heads, Television: Punk Rock: Its Day Will Come

Report by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 25 January 1976

IF YOU thought Jefferson Airplane was a weird name, let some of these drop off your tongue. Talking Heads. Tuff Darts. Ramones. Planets. Heartbreakers. Shirts. ...

Aerosmith Flies, After a Long Takeoff

Profile by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 2 May 1976

IN JANUARY, 1973, Columbia Records released the first album by Aerosmith, a Boston-based hard rock band. Six months later, that album, Aerosmith, had sold a ...

Steely Dan: Say it with words

Profile and Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 20 June 1976

SOME BANDS get you with their charismatic stagecraft. Others, with musicianship that drives and dazzles. But it is the songs that make Steely Dan the ...

Elton John, Bernie Taupin: He Puts Words Into Elton John's Mouth

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 8 August 1976

WHEN ELTON John takes the stage of Madison Square Garden Tuesday night in the first of an unprecedented seven shows there (long ago sold out), ...

Peter Frampton: Frampton hits the middle

Report by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 3 October 1976

After 10 years on the fringes of popularity, Peter Frampton is suddenly on top. ...

Elvis Costello, The Damned, Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, The Rumour, Sean Tyla: Around the bend on Stiff Records

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 24 April 1977

WHAT KIND of record company would use as its motto the phrase "reversing into tomorrow"? Which record company would define its purpose, on its first ...

Olivia Newton-John: She's as serene as her repertoire

Profile and Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 8 May 1977

OLIVIA NEWTON-John is gorgeous — so attractive with her fluffy blonde hair, ice-blue eyes and sleek figure that she could pass for Farrah Fawcett-Major's sister. ...

Average White Band, Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye, Average White Band: Radio City Music Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 17 September 1977

Body and soul singer ...

Talking Heads: Making heady music out of school

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 9 October 1977

IT IS only three years since three friends from the Rhode Island School of Design moved to New York, bent on developing their careers as ...

David Bowie: Bowie locks away an old life-style

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 27 November 1977

FIVE YEARS ago, David Bowie created "Ziggy Stardust." Ziggy was the prototypical glitter rock star: Rich, beautiful, stylishly pansexual. The 1972 album The Rise and ...

Sex Pistols: The Sex Pistols: Great SouthEast Music Hall, Atlanta GA

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 7 January 1978

More heat than raunch in Sex Pistols debut ...

Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson: Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings: Outlaws offer new kind of country

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 22 January 1978

IF YOU think the Super Bowl was rough on the Denver Broncos, you should have seen Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson the next afternoon. The ...

Joni Mitchell: Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (Asylum)

Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 26 January 1978

Mitchell evolves ...

Earth, Wind & Fire, Pockets, Deniece Williams: Earth, Wind and Fire, Deniece Williams, Pockets: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 22 February 1978

Earth, Wind and Fire puts on a flashy show ...

Pere Ubu, Hedy West, Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon: Rained out of his home

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 3 March 1978

THIS WINTER has done more than dump masses of snow on the East. It's also made a lie out of Albert Hammond's song 'It Never ...

The Band: A big-time goodbye for The Band

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 30 April 1978

THERE WAS nothing small-time about The Last Waltz. It was a concert held in San Francisco a year ago last Thanksgiving to mark the final ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rossington Collins Band, The Who: Lynyrd Skynyrd: "Still healing"

Report and Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 17 September 1978

THE EFFECTS of last October's plane crash that ended the career of Lynyrd Skynyrd, America's most talented Southern-grown hard rock band, are still being felt ...

Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious: Sid Vicious Dies of Overdose

Report by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 3 February 1979

NEW YORK — Sid Vicious joined his girlfriend Nancy in death yesterday. ...

Cheap Trick's conquest of Japan

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 20 May 1979

THE TRADITION of American musicians and artists going to Britain or the European continent in search of more responsive audiences is a venerable one. Spirits ...

Grateful Dead is very much alive

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 16 March 1980

HAIGHT-ASHBURY. The diggers. Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Owsley's acid. Family Dog, Acid Tests. The summer of love, San Francisco, wear flowers in your ...

Blue Angel: My Father's Place, Roslyn NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 15 November 1980

Forgotten Era Of Rock ...

The Beatles, Murray the K: Murray the K Dies; "Fifth Beatle" Was 60

Obituary by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 23 February 1982

SUBMARINE RACE watchers walked hand-in-hand listening to golden gassers on the Swingin' Soiree. Teens jabbered in a peculiar language, taunting parents and teachers by inserting ...

Joni Mitchell: Jones Beach Theater, New York

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 26 July 1983

DURING THE COURSE of her unpredictable but resilient career, Joni Mitchell has been the dewy-eyed sophomore, the slit-eyed hipster, the clear-eyed visionary. Her songs of ...

John Travolta: Practice Makes Perfect

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 2 June 1985

John Travolta has gone from the disco hunk of Saturday Night Fever to the Rolling Stone reporter of his new movie. In between, he says, ...

Bruce Springsteen: Into the Future

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 4 April 1988

THE "TUNNEL OF LOVE" tour is not rock-and-roll business as usual, or even Springsteen business as usual. This, after all, is a show that for ...

U2 Reborn in the USA

Report and Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 23 October 1988

FOR HOURS, the same shot repeats over and over on a massive screen in a high-ceilinged editing room in Studio City, just a traffic jam ...

Lou Reed: Saga Of A City

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 29 January 1989

FIVE-YEAR-OLDS take guns to school, 10-year-olds sell crack. Homelessness, Howard Beach, Joel and Hedda, Tompkins Square, Tawana, AIDS. Lou Reed didn't make this world, but ...

Barry Manilow: A Barry Manilow for The '90s

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 16 April 1989

He's been up, he's been down, now he's trying to get the feeling again. A humbled but hopeful Barry Manilow opens on Broadway. ...

David Bowie: Sound + Vision

Review by Deborah Frost, Newsday, 1 November 1989

Golden Years ...

Aretha Franklin: Westbury Music Fair, Westbury NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 24 June 1991

ARETHA FRANKLIN is so far beyond having anything to prove that it would be easy to excuse her if she just wanted to go through ...

Caetano Veloso: Town Hall, New York City

Live Review by Richard Gehr, Newsday, 8 August 1991

Brazil's most respected singer-songwriter is a velvet-voiced visionary with a surreal sense of humor. Richard Gehr at Town Hall, Saturday night. ...

Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia: An Interview with Jerry Garcia

Interview by Richard Gehr, Newsday, 9 September 1991

IT WAS THE first thing that happened to the Grateful Dead when they arrived in New York City on June 1, 1967, and Jerry Garcia ...

Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

Comment by Tim Page, Newsday, 20 November 1991

THERE'S NOTHING particularly mysterious about writing a piece of "classical music," especially when one commands the power and influence of a Paul McCartney. ...

Grateful Dead: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY

Live Review by Richard Gehr, Newsday, 12 March 1992

ICY WINDS RIPPED ACROSS Long Island Wednesday night as the Grateful Dead launched the first of three sold-out Uniondale evenings with the meteorologically inspired 'Cold ...

Genesis: Giants Stadium, New Jersey

Live Review by Deborah Frost, Newsday, 4 June 1992

"DRUMMER SENSITIVE to acoustic music" read the want ad Genesis once placed in an English music paper. Its ironieshave never been more apparent or more ...

Little Richard: AWOP-BOP-ALOO-MOP-ALOP-BAM-BOOM!

Profile by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 18 June 1992

THERE'S NO QUESTION that some rock icons learned how to do what they do by watching and hearing Little Richard, from the cascading "whooo's!" on ...

Joan Armatrading: Square the Circle (A&M)

Review by Deborah Frost, Newsday, 12 July 1992

WHEN BONO interrupted a recent arena performance to sing a few bars of Joan Armatrading's minor '70s hit, ‘Love & Affection’, he struck the one ...

Shabba Ranks: Dancehall Invasion

Report by Richard Gehr, Newsday, 27 August 1992

CURRENTLY MAKING impressive inroads into the American market, dancehall reggae may be the most challenging--and, many would say, irritating--style of popular music since rap, which ...

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party: Town Hall, NYC

Live Review by Richard Gehr, Newsday, 11 October 1992

SITTING CROSS-LEGGED on an Indian carpet, surrounded by his seven-man qawwali "party," rotund Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan may look like Jabba the Hut but he ...

Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert at Madison Square Gardens

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 17 October 1992

BOB DYLAN'S SONG catalogue is so varied and vital that Friday's four-hour concert at Madison Square Gardens barely got the key in the door of ...

Leonard Cohen: The Loneliness of the Long-Suffering Folkie: Leonard Cohen

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 22 November 1992

ON HIS NEW ALBUM The Future (Columbia), Leonard Cohen views history's changing currents with more than a little bit of wariness. "Give me back the ...

Rod Stewart

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 23 May 1993

THE PENINSULA Hotel's presidential suite is not your standard overnight business accommodation, even for Fifth Avenue. There are three bedrooms, a library, two living rooms, ...

Billy Joel Gets the Blues

Interview by Ira Robbins, Newsday, 10 August 1993

JOHN SEBASTIAN of the Lovin' Spoonful was all of 22 when he sang, "I think I've come to see myself at last." ...

Elvis Costello’s Brutal Truth

Interview by Ira Robbins, Newsday, 1994

Like an old flame breezing back through the door with no more than an indolent shrug and a sly wink, Elvis Costello has returned from ...

Anita Baker, Roberta Flack: Anita Baker: Rhythm Of Love, Roberta Flack: Roberta

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, September 1994

In a long list of thank you’s on her first new album in four years, Anita Baker cites Roberta Flack "for loving me anyway." Now ...

Faith Evans: Faith

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1995

TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Faith Evans was already a successful songwriter before mini-mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs signed her as a solo act to his Bad Boy label. This ...

Freddie Jackson: Private Party/Christopher Williams: Not a Perfect Man

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1995

FREDDIE JACKSON and Christopher Williams are mature, polished performers with superb voices. Both were signed to their respective labels at a time when each record ...

Funkmaster Flex

Profile and Interview by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1995

EASTER SUNDAY, 10:30 p.m. The police are manning barricades on West 27th Street to disperse an overflow crowd that has flocked to the Tunnel to ...

Green Day: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY

Live Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1995

BY MATCHING the cheeky insouciance of the early Beatles with the amphetamine hooks of the Ramones in the late ‘80s, Green Day graduated rock and ...

The Commodores: The Past Of Young America

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1995

The Commodores: Best Of The CommodoresVarious Artists: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown: A Tribute to Berry Gordy JUST WHEN we were sure ...

Warren G: Regulate…G Funk Era

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1995

IN THE early to mid ‘80s, two of the most successful rap records concerned vigilantism. The Rake’s 'Street Justice' and Kool Moe Dee’s 'Wild Wild ...

Tito Puente Live At SOB’s, New York: At The Top Of His Game

Live Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 14 June 1995

Raising his drumsticks like a doubled scepter over a gleaming set of timbales , Tito Puente announced to Monday night’s capacity crowd at S.O.B.’s, "Tonight ...

Bobby McFerrin

Profile and Interview by Tim Page, Newsday, 30 July 1995

CONDUCTING IS the most mysterious of musical talents. Who hasn't wondered what that person was really doing up there anyway, making those funny faces, testing ...

Bo Diddley: The Bo Diddley Beat Just Keeps Jangling Along

Live Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 19 December 1995

Bo Diddley: Chicago Blues, New York, NY ...

The Braxtons' Right Risks: So Many Ways

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1996

THE STORY goes that The Braxtons originally were a quartet. Producers L.A. and Babyface pulled Toni Braxton out of the bunch, because, at the time, ...

Maria Muldaur: A Multifaceted Muldaur

Profile and Interview by Carol Cooper, Newsday, April 1996

"IF YOU THINK about it," Maria Muldaur remarked during a recent showcase for her new blues album, Fanning the Flames, "a tarantella is really just ...

Iggy Pop: Roseland, New York, NY

Live Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 11 April 1996

In 1967, when The Doors released their first LP, a young ex-drummer named James Osterberg formed the Psychedelic Stooges to voice the primal urges of ...

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