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The Beatles “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”

The Beatles Christmas Time (is Here Again), a holiday classic from the Fab Four

Check out this GREAT Beatles holiday record from 1967 with a cool photo montage of the boys (with Spanish subtitles!) in the video below.


We love the photo of Paul with the left-handed Telecaster, and George with his EpiphoneRead More

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Kinks Musical Headed for London Stage

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

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Holiday Flashback: Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody”

Legendary British glam rockers produce a true Christmas rock classic


By Alex Baker


In the United States, British glitter rockers Slade were best known for producing stomping glam rock hits like “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and the original version of “Cum on Feel the Noize.”


However in Britain, where glam rock dominated the charts… Read More

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Holiday Playlist: The Who’s “Christmas” Live in 1970

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

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Jazz Guitar Master Jim Hall Dead at 83

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.


The Buffalo New York native began his career in the 1950s, playing… Read More

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Mad Dog Blog: The Answer begs the question . . .

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

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