Boyd Elder's 'El Chingadero Show' poster by Rick Griffin

‘Artlaw’ Boyd Elder’s ‘Chingadero Show,’ Venice, 4-2-72

Notorious Texas "artlaw" and Laurel Canyon-Troubadour fixture Boyd Elder displayed large-format acrylic pieces and other recent works at an exhibit in Venice, California, he...
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‘John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band’ Book Celebrates Albums’ 50th Anniversary

December 11, 2020, marked the 50th anniversary of "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" and "Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band," John and Yoko's first studio solo albums,...
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Harry Nilsson: Remembering John Lennon (December 1980)

It's an honor to share this feature about singer and songwriter Harry Nilsson and his friendship with John Lennon written by Grammy-nominated music journalist...
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John Lennon: 40 for 40 Years, and Still a Voice for Peace

If it seems like a lifetime since musician and peace activist John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980, that's because it has been....

Producer Jack Douglas: Flashback to ‘Double Fantasy,’ John Lennon Murder

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” in November and December 2020, this is a slight update of a...
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Lennon ‘Double Fantasy’: Producer Jack Douglas Flashback, Pt. 1

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album in November 2020, this is a slight update of the first...
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Henry Diltz: Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Honoree

"Surprised and honored to learn I am receiving the International Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award," legendary lensman Henry Diltz noted on his...
Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples about Heartattack and Vine at Zoetrope

Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples, 9-4-80

With the appointment made to conduct a Tom Waits interview on the Zoetrope Studios lot in Hollywood on September 4, 1980, I listened to...

‘Starting Over’ by Ken Sharp Recaps Lennon-Ono ‘Double Fantasy’ Sessions

This is a slight update of a feature I wrote about Ken Sharp's 2010 book, "Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko...
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A Lennon Birthday Celebration with John, Yoko & Sean

Not just one Lennon birthday, but two on October 9 make it a doubly special day for John Lennon's family, and everyone who cares...
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