Classic Albums: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)
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Classic Albums: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)

CLASSIC ALBUMS – THE BEACH BOYS: PET SOUNDS (2016) Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Tony Asher, Karl Engemann, Mark Linett, Hal Blaine, Don Randi, Bruce Botnick, Helen Shapiro, Keith Altham, David WIld, Lucy O’Brien and archival footage of Dennis Wilson. Directed by Martin R. Smith and Matthew Longfellow. Distributed … Continue reading

Love & Mercy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Love & Mercy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

LOVE & MERCY (2015) Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Brett Davern, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Graham Rogers, Bill Camp, Erin Darke, Diana Maria Riva, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Max Schneider, Jeff Meacham, Johnny Sneed and Brian Wilson. Screenplay by Oren Moverman and Michael A. Lerner. Directed by Bill Pohlad. Distributed by … Continue reading

Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi – Building Up the Wrecking Crew
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Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi – Building Up the Wrecking Crew

Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi Building Up the Wrecking Crew by Jay S. Jacobs The Wrecking Crew was the house band for an entire generation.  But chances are, you’ve never heard of them. The Wrecking Crew was a loose collective of studio musicians who played on many of the biggest hits of the … Continue reading

The Wrecking Crew (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Wrecking Crew (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE WRECKING CREW (2015) Featuring Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Tommy Tedesco, Hal Blaine, Don Randi, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborn, Earl Palmer, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Herb Alpert, Roger McGuinn, Dick Clark, Jimmy Webb, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Bones Howe, Lou Adler, H.B. Barnum, Al Casey, Snuff Garrett, Larry Knechtel, Larry Levine, Lew McCreary, Bill … Continue reading

Matthew Sweet-20 Years With His Girlfriend
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Matthew Sweet-20 Years With His Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet – 20 Years With His Girlfriend by Jay S. Jacobs http://www.popentertainment.com/matthewsweet.htm Pop singer Matthew Sweet’s album Girlfriend is pretty widely considered one of the definitive albums of the Nineties.  The record, a wonderfully eclectic mix of rock, pop and country, still feels amazingly fresh today. Therefore, it’s rather shocking to hear that Sweet … Continue reading

Bee Gees – In Our Own Time (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)
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Bee Gees – In Our Own Time (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)

BEE GEES – IN OUR OWN TIME (2010) Featuring Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb (archival footage) & Andy Gibb (archival footage). Directed by Skot Bright. Distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment.  116 minutes.  Not Rated. Over thirty years on from their blindingly bright supernova of stardom, in which the Bee Gees rivaled the Beatles for … Continue reading

Burt Bacharach – What the World Needs Now…
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Burt Bacharach – What the World Needs Now…

Burt Bacharach – What the World Needs Now… by Ken Sharp Originally posted on July 24, 2006. “Burt Bacharach’s musical contribution was very beautiful, wonderful, warm music that everybody liked and admired,” raves Brian Wilson. “His uniqueness lay in his chord patterns. The chords in ‘Walk On By,’ ‘Here I Am’ and ‘Do You Know The Way To San … Continue reading

Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)
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Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)

BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS SMiLE  (2005) Starring Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, George Martin, Elvis Costello, Roger Daltrey, Rob Reiner, Jeff Bridges, Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye, Michael Vosse and Paul McCartney. Written by David Leaf. Directed by David Leaf. Distributed by Rhino Home Video.  240 minutes.  Not Rated. The word “genius” is thrown around so often … Continue reading

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Mayor of the Sunset Strip (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP (2004) Featuring Rodney Bingenheimer, David Bowie, Gwen Stefani, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Courtney Love, Oasis, Brian Wilson, The Doors, Ray Manzarek, Danny Sugarman, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Mick Jagger, Brooke Shields, Kim Fowley, Cherie Currie, Chris Carter, Tori Amos, Beck, Sonny Bono, Alice Cooper, Michael Des Barres, Pamela Des Barres, Debbie Harry, … Continue reading