Paul Cotton 2

My blog on former Poco songwriter and guitarist Paul Cotton is one of my most popular writings. Paul has a lot of fans. After leaving Poco in 2010, Paul enjoyed life in Key West and fronted his own band. In recent years, Paul has been living in Oregon, mostly out of the public eye, but … More Paul Cotton 2

Les Dudek: The Best Guitarist You Don’t Know

Les Dudek has traveled a lot of miles in his musical career.  From obscurity to mainstream music biz, back to relative obscurity. A ramblin’ man of sorts. Dudek was positioned on the road to success in the 1970s, but for some reason, it did not happen.  Talent, connections, big record company contract – somehow the … More Les Dudek: The Best Guitarist You Don’t Know

Psychedelic Furs 2020

They are back, with new music. The late 1970s band with numerous hits in the 1980s, like “Pretty in Pink” and “Love My Way”, never stopped touring but has been silent on new product since 1991.     It’s a wonder any band releases new music because there is no record industry, except for the … More Psychedelic Furs 2020

Ultimate Rock Band

Another reader suggested topic. Form a fantasy band, picking by position. Ready, set, go. Lead singer: Roger Daltrey. There are many fine vocalists, but Roger is hands-down the one. More iconic vocalists? Jagger, Bowie, Lennon come to mind, but Roger has the range, the swagger and the chops.  Roger just looks like the prototype 1970s … More Ultimate Rock Band

America: Holiday (1974)

The fourth album by the folk-rock group, America.  Holiday followed the uninspiring and commercially weak, Hat Trick. The album featured the songs “Tin Man” and “Lonely People”, both top five hits, and the album rose to number three on the Billboard chart.  Holiday was the first of the group’s albums to be produced by George … More America: Holiday (1974)