Full-time freelance writer based in Glasgow, Scotland… author of 17 books, three of which are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Permanent Collection… former news editor at TeamRock.com… former band manager, drummer and keyboardist… TV and radio presenter… real ale fan.
Canned Heat Bassist Larry Taylor Dead at 77
He also worked with the Monkees, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
Revisiting the ‘Forgotten Woodstock’ of 1989
How 30,000 people staged a word-of-mouth anniversary celebration at Bethel, and almost no one else noticed.
Woodstock Drifters Warned Against Visiting Festival Site
Those without tickets or travel passes will be allowed 30-minute stay via shuttle bus during 50th-anniversary weekend.
Couple on Woodstock Album Cover Is Still Together
Subjects of iconic 1969 photo didn’t know it had been taken until they saw it on LP sleeve the following year.
What the Beatles Did After ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Shoot
Roadie’s diary reveals how bandmates went their separate ways when they found themselves with three hours to spare.
Why Jimmy Page Knew He Had to Re-Record ‘When the Levee Breaks’
He says Led Zeppelin began a “sonic journey” after they finished tracking the song.
John Fogerty Is First Artist to Quit Woodstock 50
No previously announced musician is contractually obliged to appear at festival in new location.
Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Video Hits One Billion YouTube Views
The 1975 clip is only one from before the ‘90s to pass milestone - with a third of views coming since the release of Freddie Mercury biopic.
When ‘Two Young Kids’ Took Charge of the Beatles’ Live Broadcast to the World
Fab Four engineer Geoff Emerick recalls the ‘Our World’ TV special, watched by 400 million people.
New Doobie Brothers Music to Be Released in 2020
Five-track EP co-written with producer John Shanks features “modern edge,” says Tom Johnston.