Archive for February, 2013

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The Greatest Meets The Greatest

February 18, 2013

When the Beatles came over to America in 1964 for a tour and two appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, the band, in Miami for their second Sullivan appearance, spent some time with Cassisu Clay, soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, where the champ was training. The meeting was significant in that both The Beatles and Clay (Ali) were on the verge of conquering their respective ‘worlds’ of music and boxing. These photos were taken at the historic meeting on February 18, 1964.

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Marc On TV

February 18, 2013

In 1977 Granada TV began producing and airing the MARC TV show starring Marc Bolan of T.Rex fame. The shows aired on British television and also featured such up & coming punk & new wave bands like Boomtown Rats, The Jam, Generation X as well as Hawkwind and Bolan’s good friend, David Bowie. Unfortunately the show only ran six weeks as Bolan was killed in a car wreck on September 16, 1977.

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Beatles ‘Stuff’

February 18, 2013

 

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Now Serving Tea & Crumpets

February 10, 2013

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Mott The Hoople Gets The Word Out Pt. 1

February 10, 2013

A brief look at some of the print advertising used to promote various Mott The Hoople albums back in the 1970’s.

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Playing Tunes

February 10, 2013

Back in the day everyone, and we mean everyone, had a record player. And they got quite a work-out.

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Great (Jane) Scott!

February 6, 2013

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Shown here are some photos of legendary rock music journalist Jane Scott interviewing T.Rex’s Marc Bolan in 1972. T.Rex appeared in Cleveland twice that year, on February 25 at the Yorktown Theatre and on September 28 at the Allen Theatre (which I attended).

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Jane Scott, along with Gloria Stavers, was one of the first women to cover rock music. She was the country’s first music critic for a major daily newspaper (Cleveland Plain Dealer), a gig she held for nearly 50 years. From the Beatles to Duran Duran, she saw and interviewed them all.

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Jane Scott, who retired at age 82, passed away on July 4, 2011 at the age of 92. On July 5, 2012 the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum unveiled a life-size bronze statue of Jane. Her papers, files and memorabilia were donated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.

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