All posts by Jack Brenn
How To Celebrate National Bourbon Day
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,232 Bourbon & Beyond Celebrate National Bourbon Day At The Big Bourbon Bar Bourbon & Beyond, the world’s largest bourbon festival, once again proves it will celebrate America’s native spirit in a way never seen...
- Posted August 9, 2018
Backstory: Billy Joel. We Didn’t Start the Fire
ARTICLE VIEWS: 371 Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 40 Years of World History in under 5 Minutes “We Didn’t Start the Fire” is Billy Joel’s 1990 number one hit referencing more than 100 headline-making events...
- Posted July 7, 2018
Neil Diamond’s “America”
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,349 “ America ” came out on The Jazz Singer soundtrack in 1980 as a tribute to American Immigration. It starred Neil Diamond as a young Jewish man who must defy his father to follow...
- Posted July 4, 2018
Ray Charles, “What’d I Say” Backstory
ARTICLE VIEWS: 561 “What’d I Say” is Ray Charles’s first Top 10 pop single and the greatest improvised song in rock & roll history. After playing every song he knew and still having 12 minutes to fill,...
- Posted June 24, 2018
Breaking The Band w/ Van Halen
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,239 The Reelz Channel has a new series out and this Sunday it profiles Van Halen. Check your local channel listings and set your DVRs. About Breaking the Band Sold out tours, chart-topping hits, and runaway...
- Posted June 15, 2018
Elvis Presley, NYE Traditions.
ARTICLE VIEWS: 543 There are few patterns in how Elvis celebrated the coming of each new year. Only three times did Elvis perform on New Year’s Eve—once at the start of his career and twice at the...
- Posted December 30, 2017
John Lennon and The Number 9
ARTICLE VIEWS: 2,694 Mysteries related to the Beatles and John Lennon’s use of the number 9 Before discovering numerology, John Lennon had been aware of the strong presence of the number 9 in his life but hindsight...
- Posted October 20, 2017
CHARLES BRADLEY Soul of America
ARTICLE VIEWS: 10,343 Feed Your Soul w/ Charles Bradley On this 4th of July weekend, instead of watching Tom Cruise battling in Vietnam or battling mummies, try Soul of America, a documentary by Poull Brien charting the extraordinary...
- Posted July 3, 2017
Billy Squier’s Career Killing Video
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,052 Billy Squier spent the early ’80s playing big arenas and burning up the Billboard charts. He released two multi-platinum Top 5 albums (1981’s Don’t Say No and 1982’s Emotions in Motion) during a two-year...
- Posted June 18, 2017
Legendary Comic Don Rickles Dies at 90.
ARTICLE VIEWS: 59 #RIP Don Rickles Dies at 90. Don Rickles was an equal opportunity comic offender. He became famous for his politically incorrect jokes, and for insulting his audience. The New Yorker described him as a tough...
- Posted April 6, 2017