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Sunny Afternoon will use the music of the Kinks to bring Ray Davies‘ early life story to the stage
A new musical based on the music of legendary rock band the Kinks is bound for the London stage next year. Sunny Afternoon, named for the band’s 1966 hit, will use the Kinks’ music to tell the story of Ray Davies’ early life and how he came to form the group… Read More
Thunderous live clip of the almighty Who performing “Christmas” from 1969 rock opera Tommy
Could there ever be a more rocking holiday song than “Christmas” off The Who’s Tommy? Analog video interference aside, we are absolutely loving this clip of The Who playing the song live at Tanglewood in 1970. Daltrey is at his… Read More
Understated jazz guitar genius passes away quietly at home in Greenwich Village
Master jazz guitarist Jim Hall has passed away at the age of 83. One of the leading jazz players of the modern era, Hall went quietly in his sleep at home at his apartment in Greenwich Village, according to his wife.
GSTV’s continental correspondent sounds off on Belfast blues rockers The Answer and three other bands you need to hear
By the Mad Dog
The Mad Dog was in Paris recently to see Belfast blues rockers, The Answer, on the penultimate night of their European tour. Formed in 2000 and touted on their recording debut in 2005 as “the best new UK band since Led Zeppelin,” The Answer are the real deal sporting the purists’ line-up… Read More
Christmas with Johnny Cash features Christmas songs recorded by the Man in Black between 1962 and 1980
Johnny Cash recorded many Christmas songs throughout his 50+ year career in the music business. Many of the best of them are included in this excellent Christmas compilation from Sony Legacy.
Although the songs on Christmas with Johnny Cash were all recorded between 1962 and 1980, the album was actually released around… Read More