At the time of this album, Ron Wood was still in the Faces, although the band was coming apart as Rod Stewart was spending more time as a solo artist and bassist Ronnie Lane had quit. Wood was passing time hanging around The Rolling Stones as they began recording Its Only Rock and Roll, playing … More Ron Wood: I’ve Got My Own Album to Do (1974)
Spoiler alert: Sucking in the 70s was the name of a Rollings Stones album. The first half of the 1970s were owned by The Rolling Stones. Only Elton John and a few others were successful on this level. Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goat Head Soup and It’s Only Rock … More Rolling Stones: Sucking in the 70s
How time flies. If you were a kid then, you are a senior citizen today. A lot of life happened in-between. Congratulations on the journey, with or without magic mushrooms. By the way, Timothy Leary says hello. Musically, 1969 was a year of transition. It was the last great hurrah of a decade of huge … More It Was 50 Years Ago (1969)
Chances are, if you listened to songs by the Rolling Stones, The Who, the Jeff Beck Group, The Kinks, Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band, Donovan, Harry Nilsson, or other seminal groups of that era, the tinkling of piano notes on their music was supplied by Nicky Hopkins. If there was an English version of the … More Nicky Hopkins: Piano Player of the Gods
The most famous record producer of the classic rock era was George Martin but next in line was probably Jimmy Miller. Never heard of him? You’ve heard the music he produced. I’ll get that in a minute. Miller was an American but he had his greatest success with British artists. He was a singer and … More Who is Jimmy Miller?
You are on a desert island and find 10 albums. Which ones should be included? Live albums and greatest hits collections are fair game. My ten in no particular order. Abbey Road The Beatles at their finest. Not their best songs, although there are some gems, and the medley on side two is the Beatles … More My Desert Island 10 Albums
The five years that Mick Taylor played lead guitar for the Rolling Stones was their greatest musical period. The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band produced their best music and five classic albums. Mick Taylor joined the band in transition and when he left them after l, the band was again in transition. Young but … More The Mick Taylor Years