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REVIEW: “BORN TO RUN,” THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Bruce Springsteen’s long and lyrical autobiography, seven years in the writing, is unsurprisingly titled “Born to Run,” after his career-making 1975 album and perennial signature song. That makes sense, artistically and certainly commercially. Reading it, though, a different song kept … Continue reading

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TALKING WITH ART GARFUNKEL

Art Garfunkel is among the legendary artists who gave us the soundtrack of the 1960s. His angelic tenor lead on “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is as iconic and indelible as Paul McCartney’s “Let It Be” or Bob Dylan’s “Like a … Continue reading

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JUDY COLLINS AND “THE GREAT FOLK SCARE” OF THE ’60’S

In her 2012 memoir, “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music,” Judy Collins whimsically refers to the era of her emergence as “the great folk scare.” In the 1960s, on the heels of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The … Continue reading

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PHIL EVERLY – 1939-2014

From my January 16, 2014 “Live in the Valley” column: Phil Everly would have been 75 years old this Sunday. That seems impossible, the images of the handsome and very young superstar brothers, Don and Phil, burned permanently into the … Continue reading

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THE ARLO GUTHRIE INTERVIEW – ARLO ON WOODY

  A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk with Arlo Guthrie about the life and work of his father. This generated a feature story in the Napa Valley Register. Here is an extended excerpt from that interview: … Continue reading

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SPRINGSTEEN IN ST. PAUL – THINGS HAVE CHANGED

I was at the San Jose Bruce Springsteen show in April, the first full month of his year-long Wrecking Ball tour and, for whatever reason, didn’t feel the impact of how much had changed since his 2010 tour. But not … Continue reading

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BOB DYLAN LIVE: WHO’S THERE?

I think I’ve got Dylan cred. From 1962 through 1975, from his self-titled debut album through Blood On The Tracks, Bob Dylan dominated my turntable. I knew every lyric and could play every chord of every song on my Martin … Continue reading

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MARK KNOPFLER: THE GRACEFUL AGING OF A ROCK STAR

My review of Mark Knopfler and “the lads” in concert at the Greek Theater in Berkeley – MARK KNOPFLER:  THE GRACEFUL AGING OF A ROCK STAR It’s been over two decades since a long-haired, bandana-wearing, rail-thin Mark Knopfler was filling … Continue reading

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