Video Moment for the Ages

From The Beatles VEVO channel, a cool video set to the Fab Four's Live at the BBC version of Buddy Holly's 'Words of Love,' complete with a Buddy cameo.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Meaning of Folk-Rock

'The Meaning of Folk-Rock,' an excerpt from CHRISTOPHER HILL's essential 'INTO THE MYSTIC: THE VISIONARY and ECSTATIC ROOTS OF 1960S ROCK AND ROLL'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Cleotha Staples, 78, Is Called Home

Remembering CLEOTHA STAPLES, Pops Staples' firstborn child and a vital element in the Staple Singers' success. Afflicted with Alzheimer's, Ms. Staples died in her Chicago home on Feb. 21.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Updike at Easter, 2021

Updated for Year II of the pandemic, 'Seven Voices on Seven Stanzas' presents a septet of viewpoints on the meaning and import of JOHN UPDIKE's provocative poem, 'Seven Stanzas at Easter.' Featuring Easter-themed videos by DOLL...
by David McGee
 

 

 

News & Notes

VoteVets.org takes issues with Mitt Romney's 'women in binders'; Lee Roy honored by ICM for inspirational song; John Fogerty rocks Canada, returns to studio to complete new album
by David McGee
 

 
 

The End of the ’60s? Where Do I Begin…

In this installment of his forthcoming memoirs, contributing editor MICHAEL SIGMAN lands a full-time job at RECORD WORLD right out of college, at the very moment sure signals of the '60s' end could not be ignored.
by David McGee
 

 

 

You Live On, Chet

Legendary music journalist/editor and country music authority CHET FLIPPO passed away on Wednesday in Nashville. David McGee offers a personal tribute.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Remembering Mr. Earl: They Often Called Him Speedo…

REMEMBERING EARL 'SPEEDO' CARROLL and MICKEY BAKER--Earl Carroll and Mickey Baker had but one big hit each, but both are major early rock 'n' roll hits. As a singer and showman, Carroll's influence extended into the dawn of sou...
by David McGee
 

 

 

A Tribute to B.B. King

Remembering B.B.: The making of the King of the Blues's 1981 Grammy winning album THERE MUST BE A BETTER WORLD SOMEWHERE with songs by DOC POMUS and DR. JOHN
by David McGee
 

 
 

Seven Voices on ‘Seven Stanzas’ (2016 Edition)

Continuing a tradition dating back to our April 2011 issue, we present seven new voices commenting and reflecting on the import of JOHN UPDIKE's powerful poem, 'Seven Stanzas at Easter.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Chris Morris Writes the Book on a Great American Band

LOS LOBOS is a vitally important American band, and now it has a biography to suit its stature. MICHAEL SIGMAN gets the story behind CHRIS MORRIS's LOS LOBOS: DREAM IN BLUE.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Breaking News: Chubby Checker Says Penis Measuring App Damages His Reputation. Question: What Reputation?

Chubby's riled up about the Chubby Checker App. He should be thankful for the publicity.
by David McGee