All posts by Jack Brenn

  • Woodstock 1969

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 459 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...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • Donny Hathaway — In The Ghetto

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 563 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...

    • Posted January 18, 2019
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  • Justin Timberlake races into Lexington

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 8,416 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....

    • Posted September 21, 2018
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  • How To Celebrate National Bourbon Day

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,354 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
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  • Backstory: Billy Joel. We Didn’t Start the Fire

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,424 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
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  • Neil Diamond’s “America”

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 2,415 “ 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
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  • Ray Charles, “What’d I Say” Backstory

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 795 “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
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  • Breaking The Band w/ Van Halen

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,565 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
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  • Elvis Presley, NYE Traditions.

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 889 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
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  • John Lennon and The Number 9

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 3,725 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
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