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Flashback, Spring 1969: McDonald’s Mania & High School Senioritis

Just found a paycheck stub from spring 1969 from my second McDonald's job in the Los Angeles area, and it sparked a tsunami of...
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Ronstadt, Wexler on Unreleased 1981 Album ‘Keeping Out of Mischief’

The well-received September 2019 theatrically released film documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" altogether skipped "Keeping Out of Mischief," the unreleased album...
Stephen K. Peeples interviews ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Nov. 29, 1975.

ZZ Top: 1975 Flashback with That Li’l Ol’ Band from Texas

ZZ Top kicked off their 50th-anniversary tour of the States in summer 2019, prompting me to revisit the feature I wrote about the "Li'l...
Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock, Aug. 17, 1969. Photo: Henry Diltz. Used with permission.

Woodstock 50: A 1969 Flashback with Michael Lang, Henry Diltz

Fifty years ago this weekend, on Friday, Aug. 15, 1969, the three-day Woodstock Music & Art Fair finally got underway on farmer Max Yazgur's...
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Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Editions Out Sept. 27

London – As widely anticipated by Beatles fans worldwide, special 50th-anniversary editions of the band's "Abbey Road" album, newly mixed by Giles Martin and...
Author Barry Alfonso will guest at a launch party for his new Backbeat book, 'A Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen,' at Book Soup on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on Tuesday, July 16.

Rod McKuen Bio Author Gets ‘Warm’ at Book Soup Signing July 16

Noted pop culture journalist, hit songwriter and Grammy-nominated liner notes writer Barry Alfonso will celebrate the publication of his new book, "A Voice of...
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Bennett Scholarships Awarded to Canyon, West Ranch Seniors

Graduating seniors Christine Nguyen of Canyon High School and Daniel Bisla of West Ranch High School were each awarded a 2019 Rod Bennett Memorial...
Life Magazine, "Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam," mugshots of the 242 guys killed in Vietnam this week in 1969, published in the mag's Aug. 22, 1969 edition.

Life’s ‘Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam’

Life Magazine's "Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week's Toll" photo feature gathered portraits of the 242 guys killed in Vietnam during...
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Mick Jagger Moves Like Mick Jagger, Even After Heart Surgery

Early to rise: Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger posted a little clip of his post-heart surgery workout early the morning of May 15,...
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Artlaw Boyd Elder ‘No AMF Tour’ Rocks Justine’s in Austin

Austin, Texas resident Shaula Elder, on behalf of older sister Flaunn Elder-Jamieson of Kona, Hawai'i, honored their departed father, Texas artlaw Boyd Elder, aka "El...
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