The song is legendary, and Heart is spectacular. But the best part of this video is seeing the joy on the faces of John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
Once in a while you come across something so good and so fascinating that it grabs hold of you and won’t let go. That’s what happened when I tuned in to listen to Alec Baldwin interview Billy Joel, and I’m not a big fan of either. When I was in high school I convinced my [...]
I found a link to this BBC documentary about the Los Angeles music scene in the 70’s on the Bob Lefsetz site. Someone uploaded the entire documentary to YouTube where you’ll find all seven parts. There are so many parts that made me smile, but I’ll mention just one because it’s in such sharp contrast [...]
No matter how often my friends tried to push Billy Joel on me I just couldn’t get in to his music. Especially “Big Shot” which made me want to reach through the radio and punch Joel in the nose. One summer Joel toured through Salt Lake City, and I refused to go with two close [...]
I’m about halfway through the book, “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution”. It’s been a slow read because I often have to stop and catch my breath from laughter. I love reading about all the wheeling and dealing that took place between MTV and record executives. Like how MTV [...]
The mostly brick home I grew up in was built in the 1940s. My parents rented out basement until the second or third child arrived and more rooms were needed. With the renters gone, my parents decided to turn over one of the bedrooms to me. I took the one with shag carpet and was [...]
Like most kids, I grew up on pop music. My parents owned a stack of records I’d thumb through on occasion. The only album I remember is “It Ain’t Easy” from Three Dog Night. I’m sure there was some Beatles, Doors and maybe a little Rolling Stones in that stack, but I don’t recall which [...]