Can't Get It Outta My Head








                A Baby Boomer


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Starting Hall Over Again

It’s October, so it’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination time again. The RRHF announced its 2019 nominees a couple weeks ago, and once again I find myself wondering: What? Who? Why? And aren’t they already in the Hall? Those eligible for induction into the Cleveland-headquartered, museum-cum-theme park are: Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, the Zombies and Todd Rundgren. If some of those names sound familiar — and not just because you hear them a lot on Classic Rock stations — it’s because they should be. The She Jackson and Kraftwork were nominees in

My Favorite Concerts, Part II

This week’s blog completes the Top 10 of the rock concerts I have attended. Appended after the Top 6 are the notes, listed in chronological order, I wrote about the shows that didn’t make the cut. No. 6 Yes Nov. 13, 1974 Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wis. This was the third stop on the Relayer tour, the concert occurring about a month before the album of that name was released in the U.S, and shortly after its U.K. debut; only six months earlier, Rick Wakeman — the band’s keyboardist on the three preceding albums — had quit Yes. The setlist included all three cuts from Relayer, including the side-long epic “The Gates of Delirium” — stuff that I was unfamiliar with at that time, and remain s

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