Category Archives: music

Dan Hicks RIP

Dan Hicks passed from this earth the other day. in 1967 the songwriter/guitarist/vocalist formed Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with David LaFlamme later of It’s A Beautiful Day, two female back-up singers and another guitarist to steady the bassline. Sherry Snow and Christine Gancher doubled on percussion. I loved this band and especially their […]

AX IN HAND by Peter Nolan Smith

My mother had spent her honeymoon on Bermuda. Every winter my parents had vacationed in the Caribbean and each July my father rented a Harwichport cottage for a week. My mother loved the ocean. On summer weekends they loaded his six children into the Ford Station wagon for a drive to the beach. Massachusetts had […]

The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

Few better songs from the Rolling Stones SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

Bowie and Cher 1975

David Bowie’s career has seen ups and downs. The worst period was in the early 70s. The English glam rocker succumbed to heroin. His best friend was Iggy. Money went faster than it came and his financial commitments required his appearing on the CHER SHOW. Their duet covered YOUNG AMERICANS and several pop classics. Their […]

David Bowie and Cher meet Sha Na Na

My friend Keith and I share mutual musical tastes and this week he posted a Youtube video of David Bowie singing with Cher. Keith had actually seen the Ziggy Stardust tour. I missed it for a stupid reason. My girlfriend at the time was 26. Linda was a junior exec in my father’s office. A […]