Elmer Valentine and The Whisky a Go Go
The iconic LA club, Whisky a Go Go, was ground zero for not just dancers in white boots, but for the burgeoning 60s rock scene.
“MacArthur Park”: The Greatest or The Worst Song Ever?
It’s an epic slice of musical cheese (with sweet green icing flowing down), but it’s been enticing enough to be covered nearly 200 times.
Turning Rock Tragedy Into Rock Triumph
From childhood injuries to car accidents, some of rock’s central figures have had to overcome awful obstacles to keep playing. And they did.
Risque Rock N Roll: Naughty Numbers
Rock musicians don’t have the corner of risque songs; their jazz forbears had the corner on that. But they took plenty of inspiration.
Don Randi of The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew had plenty of stories about backing the biggest acts in music. Keyboardist Don Randi has more than his share.