All posts by Jack Brenn
Getting there wasn’t easy — but plenty of people showed up. Woodstock is celebrating 50 years as a musical institution and these images show the hopeful optimism of a fledgling cultural revolution. Fresh, young faces, splattered by...
- Posted August 15, 2019
Donny Hathaway — In The Ghetto
Donny Hathaway – LETHAL SOUL MUSIC It was the early 70’s – maybe 1972. I was about 12. My mom was in her late 40’s and my parents played the hell out of Donny Hathaway ’s album,...
- Posted January 18, 2019
Justin Timberlake races into Lexington
Justin Timberlake, “The Man of the Woods” Tour It’s been 11 years since Justin Timberlake toured to support the “FutureSex/LoveSounds” album and the crowd at Lexington’s Rupp Arena was happy the wait was over. They are a...
- Posted September 21, 2018
How To Celebrate National Bourbon Day
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 before with the...
- Posted August 9, 2018
Backstory: Billy Joel. We Didn’t Start the Fire
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 between 1949, the...
- Posted July 7, 2018
Neil Diamond’s “America”
“ 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 his dreams of...
- Posted July 4, 2018
Ray Charles, “What’d I Say” Backstory
“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, Ray Charles composed...
- Posted June 24, 2018
Breaking The Band w/ Van Halen
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 world domination can...
- Posted June 15, 2018
John Lennon and The Number 9
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 allows an examination...
- Posted October 20, 2017
CHARLES BRADLEY Soul of America
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 rise of then...
- Posted July 3, 2017