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The Beatles: How the Frenzied, Furry Beatles Took Over England

Profile by Maureen Cleave, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 February 1964

'We Are Our Friends, Pals And Buddies' ...

The Chipmunks: He Is Those Chipmunks

Interview by Maureen Cleave, The San Francisco Examiner, 29 November 1964

Ross Bagdasarian's Electronic Creatures Are Vastly Real ...

Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 August 1965

THE ADDERLEY Brothers, Nat and Cannonball, returned Tuesday night to the scene of their earliest triumphs, and it sounds like the Jazz Workshop has a ...

Judy Garland: Circle Star Theater, San Carlos CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 September 1965

Judy's Electric, but Searching Evening ...

John Coltrane, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner: The John Coltrane Quartet: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 15 September 1965

Coltrane, Jones Explode Together ...

The Beau Brummels, The Byrds, Glen Campbell, Roy Head, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Lovin' Spoonful, Sonny & Cher, The Toys: Sonny & Cher, Beau Brummels, The Byrds, Glen Campbell et al: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 October 1965

Rock-and-Roll Party Bedlam ...

The Lovin' Spoonful, Sergio Mendes: Sergio Mendes' Brasil '65: El Matador; The Lovin' Spoonful: hungry I, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 October 1965

Some Bright New Music ...

Les McCann: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 January 1966

Jazz Pianist Les McCann: Moving Ballads — By a Blues Man ...

John Coltrane, Milford Graves, Thelonious Monk, Archie Shepp: The New Jazz Gets With It (That Means With Contemporary Art)

Comment by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 January 1966

  SO YOU say you're a jazz fan and you've never heard of Roswell Rudd, Pharaoh Sanders, Sun Ra, or Archie Shepp? You're in the vast ...

Is Trips Festival Really Necessary?

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 January 1966

AFTER THREE weekend nights of ear-splitting, head-aching, eye-straining audio-visual bedlam in the Longshoremen's Hall, a collective patronage of 10,000 kicks-seekers should be wondering by now, ...

Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp: The Archie Shepp-Roswell Rudd Quartet: Both/And Club, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 27 January 1966

Exciting New Wave Jazz From N.Y. Blows Into Town ...

The Electric Train, Jefferson Airplane: The Jefferson Airplane: Fillmore Auditorium; The Electric Train: California Hall, , San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 5 February 1966

New Sounds Fill the Night Air ...

Herb Alpert, Jimmie Rodgers (pop): Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Jimmie Rodgers: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 February 1966

Slick, Simple Tijuana Brass ...

Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody: Dizzy Gillespie: Basin Street West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1966

Dizzy Strikes Mood Change ...

Horace Silver: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 March 1966

Silver Keeps His Memorable Style ...

Bill Evans: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, May 1966

A Masterful Jazzman ...

Ornette Coleman: At the Golden Circle, parts 1 & 2 (Blue Note 4224-5); Chicago — The Blues Today! parts 1-3 (Vanguard 79216-7-8)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 May 1966

It's Coleman At His Best ...

Big Mama Thornton: Big Mama Thornton In Europe (Arhoolie 1028)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1966

WILLIE MAE "Big Mama" Thornton, certainly the finest woman blues singer you'll hear these days, finally has a good recording on the market. Big Mama ...

Miles Davis Quintet: Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 23 May 1966

The Best, by Miles Davis ...

The Mothers Of Invention, Nico, The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground, Nico, the Mothers of Invention: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 May 1966

Gimmicky 'Explosion' ...

Chet Baker: The Chet Baker Quintet: Smokin' (Prestige 7449)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 June 1966

Baker Rides High On Flugelhorn ...

Richard and Mimi Fariña, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service: Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Mimi Farina: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 18 August 1966

Some Real Flying In the Fillmore ...

Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Elvin Jones: Joe Henderson-Elvin Jones Quartet: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 August 1966

Both/And: New Jazz Fireworks ...

The Beatles: Candlestick Park, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 August 1966

Beatles Strike Out at Ball Park ...

Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters: The Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 September 1966

Blues-Rock Spectacular ...

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Walnut Creel Library, Walnut Creek CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 October 1966

Rich New Concepts In Brubeck's Jazz ...

Charlie Byrd, Charles Mingus, The Modern Jazz Quartet: Albums from Charles Mingus, the MJQ and Charlie Byrd

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 November 1966

Mingus, MJQ And Yule Classic ...

Grateful Dead, The Teddy Neeley Five, Otis Redding: Otis Redding, Grateful Dead: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 December 1966

Otis Redding — Rhythm and Blues Tidal Wave ...

The Monkees: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 23 January 1967

A Gleeful Time With the Monkees Spoofing, Chatter Thrill Youngsters ...

The Rolling Stones: Between the Buttons (London)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 31 January 1967

Stones' Latest LP Is a Smasher ...

Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams: Miles Davis: Davis Has His Best Jazz Unit

Profile by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 18 April 1967

THE MILES Davis Quintet which enters its last week at the Both/And tonight is an exhilarating and important jazz ensemble. ...

Ornette Coleman: Pauley Ballroom, University of California, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 29 May 1967

Coleman Gets a Poor Hearing ...

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Capitol SMAS 2653)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 3 June 1967

Last Respects to Beatles In an Album That Turns on ...

Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the New Salvation Army Banned: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 July 1967

The Biggest Show in Town ...

Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Bukka White: Bo Diddley, Bukka White: Avalon Ballroom; Muddy Waters: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 August 1967

Blues from City and Country ...

Betty Carter, Jimmy Smith: Jimmy Smith: the Jazz Workshop; Betty Carter: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 October 1967

Jimmy Smith Draws Crowd At Workshop ...

H.P. Lovecraft, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum: Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, H.P. Lovecraft: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 November 1967

There's Little Dancing At Dance-Concerts ...

The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (Capitol)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 December 1967

Beatles' Astonishing Tour — Old Sound Gone in New Album ...

Roy Ayers, Herbie Mann, Sonny Sharrock, Miroslav Vitous: Herbie Mann: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 December 1967

Exciting Quintet in Town ...

Cream, Big Black: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 1 March 1968

Cream Whips Up a Storm ...

Tim Buckley, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Sunshine Company, Brenton Wood: Tim Buckley, the Sunshine Company, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Brenton Wood: The Circle Star, San Carlos CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 March 1968

"Rock and Roll '68" — Good Panorama of the Pop Scene ...

Buck Owens: Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 11 March 1968

Exhilarating Time With Buck Owens ...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Roland Kirk: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 3 April 1968

Kirk Brightens New Workshop ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Doors, Electric Flag, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Taj Mahal, Steve Miller: 16 Hours of Rock in Dismal Surroundings

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 May 1968

SIXTEEN HOURS of the same thing gets to be an enervating experience even if one is a super-rock fan and many of the nation's outstanding ...

It's a Beautiful Day, Cecil Taylor, The Yardbirds: The Yardbirds, Cecil Taylor, It's a Beautiful Day: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 May 1968

A Wide Range of New Sounds at the Fillmore ...

Booker T & The MGs, B.B. King, The Mothers Of Invention: Mothers of Invention, B.B. King, Booker T. & the MGs: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 June 1968

America's Musical Soul Shines Through ...

Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead: Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 8 June 1968

Ballroom Is No Place for A Concert ...

It's a Beautiful Day: New New Sounds

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1968

BRIGHTEST AND most compelling of the newer local modern music groups, and certainly the one with the most intriguing sounds and name is violinist David ...

Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs: Flatt & Scruggs: hungry i, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 July 1968

Fine Flatt-Scruggs Sextet ...

Electric Flag, Buddy Guy, Freddie King: Electric Flag; Freddie King; Buddy Guy: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1968

Lots of Room at Fillmore West ...

James Brown: Oakland Auditorium, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 July 1968

Music World's Soul Brother: James Brown Deserves Title ...

Freddie Hubbard Jazz Quintet: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 August 1968

Hubbard Jazz Quintet — The Best Anywhere ...

Ornette Coleman: Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 August 1968

Like a Scene Out of a Surrealist Film ...

Ike & Tina Turner: Basin Street West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 15 August 1968

Like Old Days in Harlem: A Roaring Good Show ...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Roland Kirk's Expanding World

Profile and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 September 1968

MUCH OF Roland Kirk's life has been a dogmatic and frustrating crusade to make his listeners realize that the reason he plays two or three ...

Eire Apparent, Jimi Hendrix, Vanilla Fudge: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 September 1968

Hendrix Experience Was Complete Haze ...

The Collectors, Cream, It's a Beautiful Day: Cream, It's a Beautiful Day, the Collectors: Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 5 October 1968

Cream's Farewell Had Beautiful Support ...

Our Famed Fillmore Goes East — With a Difference

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 27 October 1968

  DURING THE past two and a half years the San Francisco Fillmore has become internationally famous as the principal shrine of rock 'n' roll concerts ...

Santana: Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 November 1968

Santana Band Up Close ...

The Beatles: The Beatles (Apple)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 November 1968

Beatles' Latest-in a Plain Wrapper ...

Larry Coryell: The Trident, Sausalito CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 November 1968

3 Old Friends Bust Loose At the Trident ...

Sun Ra & the Myth-Science Solar Arkestra: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 December 1968

Lift Missing in Space Music ...

George Duke, The Third Wave: The Third Wave, George Duke: Trident, Sausalito CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 December 1968

5 Little Girls And Mr. Duke ...

The Grass Roots, Pacific Gas & Electric, Santana: Grass Roots, Santana, Pacific Gas & Electric: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 December 1968

OCCASIONALLY IN the frenetic world of electronic pop music with its turned-on super stars, gold-disc heroes and ultra in-crowd fans it's quite refreshing to stroll ...

Country Joe & the Fish, Led Zeppelin: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 11 January 1969

Impressive New Rock Group ...

Sarah Vaughan: Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 January 1969

Sarah Vaughan Still in Style ...

The Fourth Way, Charles Lloyd, Gabór Szábo: Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo, the Fourth Way: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 10 February 1969

Long Shot Tops Jazz Stars ...

Joni Mitchell: Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 February 1969

Joni Mitchell Does It Right ...

Horace Silver: Jazz Workshop, San Francicso CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 February 1969

Silver Grows Dull With Long Exposure ...

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: Mr. D's, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 March 1969

The Soul Shows Through ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jethro Tull, Sanpaku: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 March 1969

Creedence Playing Better Than Ever ...

Richard Pryor, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band: Richard Pryor, the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: Basin Street, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 31 March 1969

Opening Night Crowd Cheers Watts Band ...

Albert King, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp: Sonny Rollins, Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln, Archie Shepp, Albert King: U.C. Jazz Festival, Hearst Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, April 1969

Solo Jazz Stars Warm Up Chilly Night at UC ...

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band: Watts 103rd Street Band: Band May Be Wattless, but Powerful

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 8 April 1969

WHAT'S THE magic ingredient that makes popular hit records? If anyone knew for sure he'd have a billion dollar industry rotating around him, at 45 ...

The Congress of Wonders, It's a Beautiful Day: It's a Beautiful Day, the Congress of Wonders: Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 April 1969

Wild Choruses 'Lift' a Rock Group ...

Ace of Cups, The Band, The Sons of Champlin: The Band, Sons of Champlin, Ace of Cups: Winterland, San Francisco SF

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 18 April 1969

The Band — Too Little, Too Late ...

Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin, Brian Auger & the Trinity: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 April 1969

Overblown Zeppelin Takes Off ...

Herbie Hancock: the Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 1 May 1969

Hancock Probing New Areas ...

Gladys Knight and the Pips: Gladys Knight & the Pips: Mr D's, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 May 1969

Gladys Knight Show Solid, Exhilarating ...

John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker: Mandrake's, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 May 1969

Great Blues in the Night ...

Bill Evans: The Bill Evans Trio: the Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 27 June 1969

Jazz Pianist Mystery ...

Tony Bennett: Mr. D's, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 July 1969

Tony's Lasting Spell ...

Elvin Bishop, The Doors, Lonnie Mack: The Doors, Lonnie Mack, Elvin Bishop: Cow Palace, Daly City SF

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 26 July 1969

Morrison Closes Doors on Fans ...

Ike & Tina Turner Revue: Basin Street West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 September 1969

Turning On With Tina ...

Sonny Rollins: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 5 September 1969

Chance to Hear Great Jazz Sax ...

The Modern Jazz Quartet, Sly & the Family Stone, Tony Williams: Sly & the Family Stone, Tony Williams Lifetime, Modern Jazz Quartet et al: 12th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, County Fairgrounds, Monterey CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 September 1969

Sound Troubles: Monterey Opens Weirdly ...

Isaac Hayes, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin, Wolfgang, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Isaac Hayes: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 November 1969

Led Zeppelin Has a Rare Magic ...

John Fahey, Jesse Fuller, Peter Grant: Giannini School, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 8 November 1969

Strange and Memorable Triple-Bill Folk Concert ...

B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Ike & Tina Turner: The Rolling Stones, Ike & Tina Turner, B.B. King: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 10 November 1969

Rolling Stones End With an Uproar ...

Danny Cox, The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground, Danny Cox: the Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 November 1969

Underground Competition ...

Cold Blood, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joy of Cooking: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joy of Cooking, Cold Blood, Lamb: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 November 1969

In Style and Skill CSN&Y Riding High ...

Jethro Tull, MC5: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 November 1969

Good Music and Giggling Foolishness ...

The Temptations: Mr. D's, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 26 November 1969

The Temptations Get a Soul Transplant ...

Bobby "Blue" Bland, Maxayn: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Paulette Parker: Basin Street West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 3 December 1969

Bobby 'Blue' Bland Is Right On ...

Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones: Still Hope for the Stones

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 3 December 1969

THE ROLLING Stones are still hoping to perform in a gigantic free show in the San Francisco area on Saturday afternoon. ...

The Incredible String Band: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 11 December 1969

A Wonder of the Pop Music World ...

Commander Cody: Cody's Airmen On the Way Up

Profile and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1969

THE NATIONAL pop music compass needle has been pointing toward Nashville for over a year and now it is digging into the past of country-and-western ...

Cold Blood: Cold Blood (San Francisco Records)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 December 1969

THE FIRST issue of San Francisco records, produced for the Fillmore Corporation by David Rubinson, is a recorded introduction to the soul-rock band, Cold Blood. ...

Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air (Columbia 7315)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 December 1969

THE WONDERFUL San Franciscan with the strange sounds, Terry Riley, has a second LP out, A Rainbow in Curved Air (Columbia 7315). ...

Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead: Live/Dead (Warner Bros. 1830)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 December 1969

The Dead Show New Life on Latest Album ...

Rev. James Cleveland, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy: The Edwin Hawkins Singers, James Cleveland, the Mighty Clouds of Joy: Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 5 January 1970

A Bright Light in Oakland ...

Steel Mill, Jonathan Goodlife: Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 January 1970

A Memorable Wet Night With The Steel Mill ...

Bill Graham Plans Winterland Move

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 January 1970

ROCK CONCERT-dance impresario Bill Graham, threatened with eviction from his Fillmore West location at Market and Van Ness sometime this year, has made long-range agreements ...

Jimmy Smith: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 23 January 1970

Jazz Organist in Fine Fettle ...

Laura Nyro: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 26 January 1970

Poetess at the Piano Comes Back on Top ...

The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival: The Band: Community Theater, Berkeley; Creedence Clearwater Revival: Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 February 1970

A Sold-Out Night for Fine Pop ...

Area Code 615, Country Joe & The Fish, The Sons of Champlin: Sons of Champlin, Country Joe & the Fish, Area Code 615: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 February 1970

Strong Debut by Nashville 9 ...

Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie, Golden Earring, The New York Rock & Roll Ensemble: New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, Delaney and Bonnie & Friends, Golden Earring: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 February 1970

Rock, Roll Show Not Up to Par ...

Sandy Bull, Victoria: Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 26 February 1970

Talented Sandy Bull Back In His Old Musical Niche ...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young, John Sebastian: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Déjà Vu (Atlantic); John Sebastian: John B. Sebastian (Reprise)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 16 March 1970

Compatible Pair of LPs By Sebastian and CSN&Y ...

Boz Scaggs: Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 March 1970

The Heaviest Group in Town ...

Bill Evans, Bobby Hutcherson: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 March 1970

Sailing Along With Jazzman ...

Miles Davis, Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead, Miles Davis: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 10 April 1970

Miles' Marvelous Montage ...

Pharoah Sanders: Pharaoh Sanders: Both/And Club, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 April 1970

Pharaoh Sanders Projects Freedom ...

Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, Leon Russell, The Stonemans: Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Van Morrison, the Stonemans: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 April 1970

Cocker's Classy Collection of Rock Freaks ...

Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Roberta Flack, Charles Mingus: Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Roberta Flack: UC Jazz Festival, Hearst Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 April 1970

Miles Davis Stirs Up New Sounds ...

Miles Davis: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 May 1970

Miles Undeniably Great ...

Pentangle, James Taylor: James Taylor, Pentangle: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 May 1970

Pentangle holds up its half of show ...

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 1 June 1970

Musical Trips With Hendrix ...

Margie Evans, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis, Big Joe Turner, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson: The Johnny Otis Show feat. Big Joe Turner, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson et al: Basin Street West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 15 August 1970

An Old-Timer Hangs Loose ...

Arlo Guthrie, Linda Ronstadt: Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 August 1970

Singers Survive Frightful Sound ...

Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage: The Grateful Dead, the New Riders of the Purple Sage: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 August 1970

Jerry Garcia Keeps Family Together ...

B.B. King: Basin Street West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 August 1970

The King's Long Journey ...

Mose Allison, Chet Baker, Ramsey Lewis: Ramsey Lewis: Basin Street; Chet Baker: El Matador; Mose Allison: Jazz Workshop, all San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 September 1970

Cool Times On Broadway ...

Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 October 1970

Rock Triumvirate Thrills 6000 Fans ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company, Janis Joplin: The Frustrations of Janis Joplin

Obituary by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 October 1970

FIDGETING NERVOUSLY, singer Janis Joplin edged toward the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival mike, squinted up at a slim break in the fog overhead, reared back ...

Pacific Gas & Electric, Sly & the Family Stone: Sly & the Family Stone, Pacific Gas & Electric: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 December 1970

Sly — Master of Rock-Theater ...

Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders: Dead Leader Who Is Very Much Alive

Report and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 11 January 1971

JERRY GARCIA is the principal power plant and instrumental, as well as inspirational, leader of San Francisco's oldest continuing rock band, the Grateful Dead. ...

Thelonious Monk: Mandrake's, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 January 1971

Thelonious Monk Plays A Cozy Club ...

John Hammond, Neil Young: Neil Young, John Hammond Jr.: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 1 February 1971

Neil Young Great As A Solo ...

Curtis Mayfield: Harding Theater, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 February 1971

Curtis Mayfield Warms The Harding Theater ...

Aretha Franklin, King Curtis & the Kingpins: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 March 1971

Aretha Commands RESPECT ...

The Fourth Way, Santana: Santana, the Fourth Way: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 27 March 1971

'Black Sheep' Band Simple, Funky, Loose ...

Rita Coolidge, Van Morrison: Van Morrison: Lion's Share, San Anselmo CA; Rita Coolidge: Keystone Korner, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 27 April 1971

Big Talents on Small Club Circuit ...

Jackie DeShannon, Randy Edelman: Jackie DeShannon: Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 May 1971

Jackie Jolts Walls ...

Roberta Flack: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 June 1971

Roberta Knocks Them Out ...

Fillmore West Going — Police Blamed

Report and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 11 June 1971

THE FILLMORE West rock-dance operation at Market and Van Ness will close down permanently at the end of June, an exhausted and bitter Bill Graham ...

The Carpenters, Mac Davis: Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 8 July 1971

An Off Night For the Carpenters ...

The Sound of the City by Charlie Gillett (Outerbridge & Dienstfrey, $2.50paperback, $6.50 hard cover)

Book Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 July 1971

A Fine Text on the Rise of Rock ...

Burt Bacharach, Orange Colored Sky: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 July 1971

An Evening With Bacharach Pop Format-Artistry Gets to Be Repetitious ...

The Commodores, Yvonne Fair, The Jackson 5: The Jackson 5, Yvonne Fair, the Commodores: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 23 August 1971

An Exciting Show by the Jackson 5 ...

Led Zeppelin: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 15 September 1971

Musical Joke — But Fans Love Led Zeppelin ...

Allman Brothers Band, Elvin Bishop: The Allman Brothers Band, Elvin Bishop: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 9 October 1971

Driving Blues Into Your Soul ...

Lynn Anderson, Charley Pride: Charley Pride, Lynn Anderson: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 October 1971

Perplexing Popularity Of Pride ...

Clifton Chenier, The Wackers: Clifton Chenier: St. Mark's church hall, Richmond CA; The Wackers: New Orleans House, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 November 1971

Down Home Boogie Band ...

The Band: Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 29 November 1971

Happy Night As The Band Plays On ...

Larry Coryell: Keystone Korner, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 1 December 1971

Larry Coryell Zips By ...

The Who: Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 December 1971

Greatest Rock Show On Earth ...

There is Chaos at the Concert

Comment by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 December 1971

AUDIENCE BEHAVIOR at rock concerts has deteriorated in recent months. Near anarchy exists in many portions of the concert halls. ...

Herbie Hancock: Both/And Club, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 February 1972

Hancock Carves Out New Sounds ...

Labelle, Laura Nyro: Laura Nyro, Labelle: Community Theatre, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 28 February 1972

Laura Nyro's Murky Depths ...

Curtis Mayfield, Dionne Warwick: Dionne Warwicke, Curtis Mayfield: Circle Star, San Carlos CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1972

Dionne Warwicke Sings to the Rescue ...

Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway: Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 May 1972

Soulful, Powerful Show ...

The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder: Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 June 1972

Rolling, Rocking Stones Gather No Moss ...

Al Green, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Whispers: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Al Green, the Whispers: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 June 1972

Smokey Fans Spoil Farewell ...

Cheech & Chong, Mahavishnu Orchestra: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 June 1972

Two Hours of Non-Stop Music By Mahavishnu ...

Honey Cone, The Temptations: The Temptations, The Honey Cone: Circle Star, San Carlos CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 June 1972

Temptations Have Never Been Better ...

Grateful Dead: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 August 1972

Grateful Crowd on Its Feet 'Dead' Freaks Unite ...

The Staple Singers, Tower Of Power, Bobby Womack: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 26 September 1972

Strenuous Evening At the Cow Palace ...

David Bowie, Flo & Eddie, Sylvester: David Bowie & the Spiders from Mars, Phlorescent Leech and Eddie, Sylvester: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 28 October 1972

Bowie Band Fails To Arouse Crowd ...

Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Mahavishnu Orchestra: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 10 November 1972

Mahavishnu Plays More Jazz-Rock Than Raga ...

Elvis Presley, the Sweet Inspirations: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 November 1972

Elvis' Groove May Be Wearing Into a Rut ...

Ray Charles, B.B. King: B.B. King, Ray Charles: Circle Star, San Carlos CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 1 December 1972

Let's Call Him King of the B-B-Blues ...

Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald, the Count Basie Orchestra: Circle Star, San Carlos CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 December 1972

Ella, Basie Bring Back Swing ...

The Mothers of Invention, Weather Report, Copperhead: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 16 December 1972

Unique Blend Of Styles at Winterland Show ...

Clover, Sunnyland Slim: Long Branch Saloon, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 December 1972

Clover Now a Great Sextet ...

Bill Withers: A Star Now, Shocked By the Shallowness

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 27 December 1972

THE HUGELY successful singer Bill Withers is a big guy. When he comes through the doorway, he fills it; when he shakes hands, he really ...

Weather Report: Keystone Korner, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 February 1973

Hot and Cool — Weather Report Casts Spell ...

Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield's Better Days: Paul Butterfield's Better Days, the Elvin Bishop Group, Mike Bloomfield: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 February 1973

3 Bs' Rock Blues Jam Exciting ...

Tim Buckley: Boarding House, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 March 1973

Stupendous Show by Tim Buckley ...

Bruce Springsteen: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 3 March 1973

Electric Guitarist a Blast ...

America, J. D. Souther: America, J.D. Souther: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 March 1973

Worn-Out America's A Sellout in Berkeley ...

Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young: Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt: Winterland, Sand Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1973

Neil Young: A Reminder of Mellower Days ...

Freddie Hart, Loretta Lynn, Nat Stuckey, Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty, Lorette Lynn, Nat Stuckey, Freddie Hart: San Jose Municipal Auditorium, San Jose CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 April 1973

Country Music Show a Natural ...

John Hammond, Tom Waits: John Hammond Jr. and Tom Waits: Folk-Blues — Two Times And Places

Profile by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 May 1973

POPULAR MUSIC generations are particularly short in recent years — styles change, young artists establish new norms, a huge maturing audience sets new standards twice ...

The Stylistics, The Temptations: The Temptations, the Stylistics: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 16 June 1973

Night Was Right, Thrill Wasn't There ...

New York Dolls, The Tubes: The New York Dolls, the Tubes: the Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 5 September 1973

THE REMARKABLE thing about the rock group called the New York Dolls, who began a three night engagement last night at the new Matrix (once ...

Elton John, Sutherland Brothers and Quiver: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 11 September 1973

Magnificent Ham and a Musical Genius ...

The Wailers: the Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 October 1973

Reggae — active and complex ...

Bobby "Blue" Bland: Bobby Bland: Ruthie's Berkeley; Club Long Island, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 November 1973

Bobby Bland and his brilliant band ...

The Band, Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan & the Band: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 February 1974

The memory, if not much melody, lingers on ...

The Jackson 5: The J5½ at work and play

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 May 1974

THE JACKSON Five are reaching out, consciously trying to relate their music to an older crowd. ...

Ann Peebles: Soul Train Club, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 August 1974

Ann Peebles — a major soul talent in S.F. debut ...

Jobriath, Pamela Polland: Jobriath, Melba Rounds: Boarding House, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 August 1974

Boarding House turnout turned on ...

Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 26 September 1974

Browne-Raitt concert lifts the usual to new heights ...

Duke Ellington: Harry Carney, an appreciation: A great sax man

Obituary by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 October 1974

JAZZ SAXOPHONIST Harry Carney died at age 64 a few days ago in New York City. ...

Sun Ra: Space Is The Place (Dir. John Coney)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 November 1974

A timeless — also plotless — film of Sun Ra ...

Charlie Daniels Band: Rural electrification hits S.F.

Report and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 23 December 1974

BIG CHARLIE Daniels brought his roaring good Tennessee mountain-rock 'n' roll band through Winterland over the weekend. ...

Roger McGuinn, Linda Ronstadt: Linda Ronstadt, Roger McGuinn: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 February 1975

Linda returns as a superstar ...

Roy Buchanan: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 5 April 1975

Buchanan show, was it sabotage? ...

Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters, Passport: Herbie Hancock, Headhunters, Passport: Zellerbach Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 29 April 1975

Herbie Hancock's marathon ...

Kraftwerk: Keystone, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 May 1975

German robots of sound ...

Ralph J. Gleason: Yesterday, we were all losers

Obituary by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 June 1975

EARLY MORNING phono calls are the bad ones. A year ago I was jangled awake and plunged into gloom on hearing "Duke died." ...

Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur: Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur: The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 18 November 1975

Can't get enough of 'em ...

George Benson, Grover Washington Jr: George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr.: Paramount Theatre, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 January 1976

A concert of funk and syncopation ...

Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 27 February 1976

Fine Art Ensemble concert ...

Jimmy Reed: A Chicago blues great dead at 50

Obituary by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 31 August 1976

JIMMY REED, one of the great Chicago blues artists, died early yesterday morning in Oakland. He had been playing club engagements throughout Northern California in ...

Cab Calloway: Of Minnie the Moocher and a Cab with ciass

Profile and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 September 1976

CAB CALLOWAY, sharp, nimble, full of stories and laughs, moved through the noontime crowd at the Washington Square Bar and Grill and onto the sundrenched ...

John Handy: Jazzman's new direction

Profile by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 15 September 1976

"HARD WORK," that's what John Handy and his band chanted... Handy blew on the alto sax, the audience at Keystone Korner clapped along in a ...

Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Gibbons Band, Gary Wright: Fleetwood Mac, the Doobie Brothers, Gary Wright, Steve Gibbons: Day on the Green, Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 8 May 1977

Downpour fails to dampen Day on the Green spirits ...

Pat Metheny, Marlena Shaw : Marlena Shaw: The City, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 May 1977

A singer with everything ...

Sylvester: Old Waldorf, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 July 1977

Sylvester: A turn in the right direction ...

Emerson Lake & Palmer, Journey: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Journey: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 5 August 1977

Smoke, props and balanced sound ...

Bing Crosby: A legend takes up where he left off

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 11 August 1977

IT USED to be said that Bing Crosby's was the best-known voice in the world, and that his films and wartime appearances in the 1940s ...

Crystal Gayle: She's more than a little sister

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 September 1977

OVER THE last few years, as her own star has been rising high over the country music scene, singer Crystal Gayle has learned to live ...

Donny Osmond, The Osmonds: In the busy world of Donny Osmond

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 November 1977

"YOU'RE GOING to phone Donny Osmond?" A couple of my jazzfan friends stared in disbelief. It was as if I had announced that Duke Ellington ...

Behind the growth of punk rock

Comment by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 November 1977

THE UNPRECEDENTED attention being lavished on what is called "punk rock" by record companies, trade papers, publicity houses and international media is clear indication that ...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Obituary by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 December 1977

BLIND JAZZ multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk died of a stroke early Monday morning after finishing a performance at an Indianapolis club. He was 41. ...

Sex Pistols: The Sex Pistols: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 16 January 1978

Sex Pistols end U.S. offensive bored but richer ...

Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea: Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 3 February 1978

Hancock-Corea: A grand piano bust ...

The Bee Gees: Disco: They said the same things about the Tango

Comment by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 April 1978

"These new dances never lost their original reason for being — passion!" "If couples dancing these new steps could see themselves, especially from the rear, they ...

Mel Tormé: Tormé writes about a singer, but not himself

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 16 June 1978

YOUR ONLY contact with Mel Tormé has been while he was performing (singing, playing piano or drums, joking). So you've really only gotten a sample ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company, Canned Heat, Country Joe & The Fish: Chet Helms: Rockin' back to the 60s scene

Profile and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 29 September 1978

CHET HELMS was the great visionary of the innocent early days of San Francisco's rock music and hippie scene. ...

Sylvester: War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 March 1979

Disco at the Opera House ...

The Shaggs: They are so bad, they're popular

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 June 1980

I FIRST HEARD about the Rounder label LP called The Shaggs — Philosophy of the World via a shout of outrage from my 14-year-old son ...

Where are the Blacks on MTV?

Report by Michael Goldberg, The San Francisco Examiner, 8 March 1983

WHEN BLACK superstar Rick James, who has sold more than 10 million albums during the past four years, first heard about MTV, he was enthusiastic. ...

Bruce Springsteen: Secret of Springsteen's success is 'Born in the U.S.A.'

Profile by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 October 1984

SAN FRANCISCO'S local entertainment scene in the second week of January 1970 was in its typical, rainy, post-holiday doldrums. ...

Bob Dylan: A Map You Can Throw Away: Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind

Review by Greil Marcus, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 November 1997

THE CHALLENGE of Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind – his first collection of self-written songs since 1990 – is to take it at face ...

Estelle: Shine

Review by Amy Linden, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 May 2008

British singer/rapper Estelle makes sassy debut ...

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