Bands and musicians

Bios and stories about the artists we feature

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: 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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FTV: Gigs in the Round

      You read that right:  “Gigs in the Round”, not “Getting Around to Gigs”.  Transportation to and from gigs is a different chapter.  This one will discuss gigs where the band is not on a traditional stage but literally surrounded by the crowd they are playing for.  The name more than likely is a play […]

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FTV: JB and the One – Part 2

      James Brown lived by “The One”.  He learned his rhythmic chops from drummers who learned them from the African traditions of their ancestors.  The emphasis on what Brown referred to as “hitting the one” gave him his unique brand of music.  Whether it was called “soul” or “funk”, it was a pulsing, drum propelled […]

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Puddles is back at PMJ

Our old buddy Puddles Pity Party has a new posting at Post Modern Jukebox.  The site has many of the newer posts besides Puddles so enjoy!  This link will take you directly to Puddles take on Blink 182 .

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