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The World Mourns A Prince

Paris Harlem. LA Minneapolis. New York. Throw on your purple. Prince lives in the path of the stars. In The Purple Rain Nebula To hear PURPLE RAIN, please go to this URL


Prince’s first show was at the Minneapolis’ Capri Theater on January 5, 1979. Throughout his long career the rock star performed his music at 1,332 concerts. I was lucky enough to catch his Palladium gig in December 1981. Richie Boy, my coke connection, and I was walking down West 14th Street and the concert hall’s […]

DAZED BY ZEPPELIN by Peter Nolan Smith

Everyone in the world has a phone. I can call Fenway’s mom in Thailand and Mam will pick up the phone on the other side of the world. This advancement is a miracle, considering only twenty years ago phone service to foreign countries was a costly and timely expenditure. Now international connections are linked by […]

Led Zeppelin Newport Jazz Festival 1969

On July 6, 1969 my older brother and I drove from the South Shore to Newport to see the Sunday show of George Wein’s Jazz Festival. It was a sunny day and we arrived around 10. Parking was touhg and I stuck our VW Beetle on the edge of a Little League field. Thousands of […]

BREAKING THE LAW by judas priest

My landlord’s wife read a book about Motley Crue. The mother of two was converted to heavy metal. AP her husband exposed her to Penelope Spheeris’ DECLINE AND FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION – THE METAL YEARS. For better or worse and I promised her a heavy tee-shirt as a belated Mother’s Day gift. “Black Sabbath […]