Ken Sharp – Miniatures (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)
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Ken Sharp – Miniatures (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

Ken Sharp – Miniatures (Jet Fighter) Miniatures couldn’t be a more apt title for the latest album by singer/songwriter power pop artist Ken Sharp. None of these 32 (count ‘em, 32!) songs clocks in at even two minutes long, and the shortest is the album-closing title track which clocks in at 37 seconds. However, just … Continue reading

Blackmore’s Night – Nature’s Light (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)
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Blackmore’s Night – Nature’s Light (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

Blackmore’s Night – Nature’s Light (earMusic) Although guitarist and songwriter Ritchie Blackmore is undoubtedly best known as an original member of classic rock staples Deep Purple and as the leader of the early metal band Rainbow, he has been in this band – together with his wife, singer Candice Night – longer than he was … Continue reading

Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again
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Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again

Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again by Brad Balfour Back when I was a rebel-rock whippersnapper, the British/UK scene – and by association, that meant Ireland and Scotland as well – were considered pop culture highlands that one wanted to visit and climb. Going to England was the idea; to … Continue reading

Jaan Uhelszki – Creem Rising to the Top
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Jaan Uhelszki – Creem Rising to the Top

Jaan Uhelszki Creem Rising to the Top By Jay S. Jacobs “America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine.” That’s a pretty brash statement. A little defiant. Perhaps even a touch naïve. That’s why the catchphrase fit the legendary rock mag Creem – the magazine was proudly all of those things. Born in Detroit in the late … Continue reading

Suzi Quatro – Looking at a Rock ‘n’ Roll Life with Little Suzi from Detroit
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Suzi Quatro – Looking at a Rock ‘n’ Roll Life with Little Suzi from Detroit

Suzi Quatro Looking at a Rock ‘n’ Roll Life with Little Suzi from Detroit By Jay S. Jacobs Suzi Quatro kicked open the door for women in rock and roll. But do her a favor, though, don’t think of her as a woman rocker. She is just a rocker, full stop. “I never thought of … Continue reading

Russ Giguere of The Association – Words He Uses to Describe…
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Russ Giguere of The Association – Words He Uses to Describe…

Russ Giguere of The Association Words He Uses to Describe… by Jay S. Jacobs In the introduction to his new autobiography Along Comes the Association, long-time band member Russ Giguere good-naturedly explains to the reader who exactly he is and why he felt the need to write about his life in The Association. It is … Continue reading

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND Featuring Robbie Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, Dominique Robertson, Jonathan Taplin, John Simon, Elliott Landy, David Geffen, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Martin Scorsese, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Jann Wenner, George Semkiw, Grant Smith, John Hammond, Jimmy Vivino, Bill Scheele, John Scheele, Larry Campbell and archival footage of … Continue reading

Squeeze – The Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE – February 22, 2020 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Squeeze – The Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE – February 22, 2020 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Squeeze – The Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE – February 22, 2020 Squeeze touched down in Wilmington for only the second show of their “Songbook 2020” US Tour, but they already felt like a well-oiled machine. And what a songbook it is – Squeeze head honchos, singers and songwriters (and the only original members … Continue reading

Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom
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Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom

by Brad Balfour Thanks to director Dexter Fletcher, Elton John’s successes and travails are transformed into the mega-pop star’s redemption song through the film Rocketman. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947, Elton went from being a shy child prodigy to outrageous stardom and survived. This English singer / songwriter / pianist / composer … Continue reading