The more I listen to Jackie DeShannon’s records the more in awe of her I am. Even if she had never done anything more than writing this one song, her place in music history would be assured.
A couple of years ago I wrote about a chance meeting with Donovan. He was in Boston last month for a show that Denro and I attended. Donovan’s singing voice may not be what it was, but the groovy vibe is the same as 50 years ago.
Lia Pamina’s presence on this blog goes way back, almost to its start ten years ago. I find myself supressing a sniffle or two at how proud I am of our retro 60’s girl, for sticking to her dream of presenting a lovely and sweet style of singing inspired by Margo Guryan and Claudine Longet.
Lia’s first album, “Love is Enough” is available for order in America at this link. To borrow Lia’s favorite expression, “So cool!”
I haven’t yet seen Ron Howard’s documentary, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years,” but I have the Blu-ray on pre-order from Amazon. I was intrigued upon hearing there’s a shot in the movie of teenager Sigourney Weaver attending one of the Hollywood Bowl concerts.
Dick Cavett, who I once met, managed to turn the topic of conversation over to himself before taking a break in this excerpt of an interview with Janis Joplin from 7/18/1969 — just one month before Woodstock. No mention is made of Linda Ronstadt, who would soon take the mantle of “leading lady of Rock.” Cavett asks Joplin, “Are there any male groupies?” To which Janis replies, “Not near enough.”