All posts by Jack Brenn
Elvis Presley, NYE Traditions.
ARTICLE VIEWS: 452 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: 2,509 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: 10,262 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: 669 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: 52 #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
CHRIS STAPLETON ’S ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW
ARTICLE VIEWS: 585 CHRIS STAPLETON ADDS SEVEN NEW DATES, ON SALE FRIDAY Chris Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, will be released May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for...
- Posted April 6, 2017
Chuck Barris Final Curtain Call RIP
ARTICLE VIEWS: 65 Chuck Barris, the producer and host of The Gong Show took his final curtain call this week. Chuck Barris was born on June 3, 1929, in Philadelphia. Having previously worked as an assistant to...
- Posted March 22, 2017
Black Mirror Soundtrack: Irma Thomas
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,049 Black Mirror is Charlie Brooker’s disturbing British science fiction anthology series about a dark, narcissistic, and dystopian world in the near future. The plots focus on technology and require the audience to consider whether...
- Posted February 23, 2017
Gordon Lightfoot Backstory: If You Could Read My Mind
ARTICLE VIEWS: 871 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind Feb 20 1971 Gordon Lightfoot was an established name in Canada by the late 60’s, but “If You Could Read My Mind” made Lightfoot a staple...
- Posted February 20, 2017
Gone But Not Forgotten: Nick Drake, Pink Moon
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,363 45 years ago, Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” was released. It’s the third and final studio album by the English folk musician Nick Drake. Released in the UK by Island Records on February 25th, 1972,...
- Posted February 17, 2017