Ken Sharp – Beauty in the Backseat (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)
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Ken Sharp – Beauty in the Backseat (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

Ken Sharp – Beauty in the Backseat (Jet Fighter) Power Pop Heroes is not just the name of rock journalist and musician Ken Sharp’s recent multi-volume book series – an oral history of the critically-beloved musical style interviewing some of its biggest stars – it also is an accurate description of Sharp and his band. … Continue reading

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, California – September 11, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, California – September 11, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, California – September 11, 2016 Back in 2001, Jeff Lynne was slated to tour with a new version of ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) in support of his then new album, Zoom. Unfortunately, despite a few warm-up shows, which included an episode of VH1 Storytellers, those dates never … Continue reading

Ken Sharp – New Mourning (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)
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Ken Sharp – New Mourning (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

Ken Sharp – New Mourning (Jet Fighter Records) The power pop underground keeps on keeping on although the musical style has never captured the audience that its most rabid fans feel it deserves.  A delirious mixture of rock crunch and bubble gum beats that has flirted with mainstream success since the 70s, the style has … Continue reading

The Who – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA – May 25, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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The Who – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA – May 25, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

The Who – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA – May 25, 2016 With media prognosticators ranting that rock music is no longer a force, The Who’s appearance at a SRO Staples Center in Los Angeles proved the naysayers to be wildly off base and nullified that assumption… loudly. As Pete Townshend wrote, “Rock is … 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

Graham Nash – Life Used To Be So Hard, But Now Everything Is Easy
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Graham Nash – Life Used To Be So Hard, But Now Everything Is Easy

Graham Nash – Life Used To Be So Hard, But Now Everything Is Easy by Ken Sharp Two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash knows a thing or two about chemistry. As a founding member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN)/ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) or … Continue reading

Kill Your Darlings (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Kill Your Darlings (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

KILL YOUR DARLINGS (2013) Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Cross, Elizabeth Olsen, John Cullum, Brenda Wehle, Erin Darke, Craig Chester, Lenore Harris, Mark Ethan and Zach Appelman. Screenplay by John Krokidas and Austin Bunn. Directed by John Krokidas. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.  103 … Continue reading

The Citizen (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Citizen (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE CITIZEN (2013) Starring Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, Rizwan Manji, William Atherton, Cary Elwes, Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, Ho-Sung Pak and Rachael Adams. Screenplay by Samir Younis and Jazmen Brown. Directed by Sam Kadi. Distributed by Monterey Media.  105 minutes.  Rated PG-13. The Citizen takes a look back at the most horrific events in American history.  Yet far from being … Continue reading

Well Worth the Waite: An Interview With John Waite
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Well Worth the Waite: An Interview With John Waite

Well Worth the Waite: An Interview With John Waite by Ken Sharp The music scene is littered with loads of good rock and roll singers, but singularly distinctive, world class vocalists are few and far between. John Waite is one of those singers. With over three decades of music making, Waite has carved up massive … Continue reading

The Turtles – Turtle Talk with Mark Volman
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The Turtles – Turtle Talk with Mark Volman

The Turtles – Turtle Talk with Mark Volman by Ken Sharp “Happy Together”… ”She’d Rather Be with Me”… ”Elenore”… ”Kicks”… ”Good Time”… ”Indian Reservation”… ”Just Like Me”… ”Hungry”… ”This Diamond Ring”… ”Everybody’s a Clown”… ”Young Girl”… ”Lady Willpower… ”One”… “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)”… “Joy to the World.” These are among the classic ‘60s … Continue reading