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The Who’s TOMMY at 50

Photo by Jim Summaria – Contact us/Photo submission, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5574716 This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Who’s pioneering rock opera, Tommy. The Who were a re-working of an earlier band, the Detours. With their classic lineup in place and a new name, The Who — Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith [...]

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Traffic at 50

I’m very excited to take my wife to go see a preview for The Disaster Artist next week — we both love The Room and she read the book the film is based on. I’m a Franco fan and he looks like he looks great in the trailers. I also like the use of Traffic’s [...]

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Cool as Cale

Back in May I wrote a bunch of posts about the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground’s debut album. Here’s another Velvety post, celebrating the great John Cale. Here’s the word from a recent Rolling Stone interview celebrating the anniversary… The way John Cale tells it, he had a revelation one day in the mid-Sixties. [...]

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Whisky Doors

Earlier today I saw a tweet about the 50th anniversary of The Doors first gig at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. Of course I immediately thought “Oh, perfect — I can blog about that.” Turns out it’s the 51st anniversary of The Doors debut at the club, and while it’s not an [...]

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Velvet Reunion

This weekend we opened the Pikes Project 1 exhibition at Red Arrow gallery in Nashville, capping-off about 5 months of work and organizing with a great opening reception. I recently told a reporter I hoped the show of photography, paintings and video art focusing on Nashville’s historic roadways and the communities they connect would make [...]

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VU 50

Driving home from a carnival today I caught the first bit of a public radio show shouting out the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground’s debut album. These cats were arguing that the record is the most influential album in the history of rock. For me that’s a stretch, but there’s no doubt that the [...]

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Panthers 50

The Black Panther Party officially celebrated their 50th anniversary last October. With that remembrance in mind this Black History Month wouldn’t be complete without a look back at one of the most important civil rights organizations to ever take the streets. Here’s the word about an amazing PBS Independent Lens documentary about the power and [...]

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Heavy Meddle

The blog’s been on a kick this year, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Pink Floyd. This weekend my girlfriend picked up a copy of The Wall on DVD and we watched the Roger Waters commentary last night — totally hilarious! When I saw this video in my YouTube suggestions I immediately checked it out… Between [...]

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Floyd 50

Pink Floyd celebrated half a century over the weekend when Nick Mason and Roger Waters returned to the schoolyard where the band first came buzzing to life. Here’s Consequence of Sound with the details… 50 years ago, while students at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright formed Pink Floyd. On [...]

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The Kinks at 50

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Kinks debut album and we’re not the only ones. The band themselves have announced a major reissue project to celebrate their five decade birthday, and given the group’s famous inability to get along this news is like getting a gift you never even hoped for. Here’s [...]

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