Monthly Archives: July 2017

FTV: Touring Report 1967

      It is the summer of 1967.   Herman’s Hermits and The Who are touring the United States.  Which band is the opener and which is the headliner?  This is a trick question because technically, the opening band was The Blues Magoos with The Who second on the bill and Peter Noones’ lightweight pop band Herman’s […]

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FTV: Waste not, want not

  Have you had a family grill out lately?  If you did, it was probably on a gas grill or a good old fashioned charcoal grill, which is my personal favorite.  Either way, we all owe a debt of thanks to Henry Ford for kick starting this little piece of Americana tradition.  When Ford’s Kingsford, Michigan […]

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FTV: Joan Baez

    Joan Baez was a big part of the 1960s and played a major role in defining the entire protest singer genre.  I didn’t like her.  I liked Donovan, Dylan and Arlo Guthrie, all artists who were supporting causes and writing songs very similar to Baez, but I could never quite get past her often prickly, […]

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