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Take Five: David Bowie’s Pin Ups

By late 1973 David Bowie was at the top of his game. Riding high on the success of a string of albums – 1971’s Hunky Dory, 1972’s The Rise and […]

Take 5: David Bowie Guest Appearances

David Bowie’s sixth album, Aladdin Sane, was released 50 years ago; it’s a highly regarded record, but that quality is shared by nearly every one of his releases. Over the […]

Adrian Belew and ‘Celebrating David Bowie’

David Bowie was one of popular music’s most groundbreaking artists. He was the Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, the Low-era Man Who Fell to Earth, the plastic […]

John Lennon: Five Sessions Outside the Beatles

More of my “Take Five”… John Lennon is rarely thought of as a session musician; nearly all of his work was within the context of The Beatles, with wife Yoko […]

Five Unforced Errors and Musical Missteps

More from my “Take 5” series… Even rock’s biggest names occasionally release a dud. These five albums threatened to derail careers. And in some cases they did. Emerson Lake & […]

March Through Time: David Bowie

This month, I’m hitting pause on coverage of new artists and releases, focusing instead for a bit on the bodies of work from some of my favorite artists. — bk […]

Book Review: Laurence Myers — Hunky Dory: Who Knew?

When you get right down to it, everybody has a story to tell. Some tales have almost universal appeal, while others are possessed of niche quality. And there’s not really […]

30 Days Out, March 2020 #2: Sister Ivy, Graham Nash, Wham Bam Bowie Band, Eilen Jewell

UPDATE March 17: It looks as if all live shows are canceled for the foreseeable future. Please support these and other artists by buying their music online, viewing (and paying […]

A Conversation with Laura Davis-Chanin, Author of ‘The Girl in the Back’ (Part Two)

Continued from Part One… I thought that your citing the Rashomon effect was really effective. Since the book has come out, have you heard — either directly or indirectly —from […]

A Conversation with Laura Davis-Chanin, Author of ‘The Girl in the Back’ (Part One)

Laura Davis-Chanin is in a unique position to write a personal chronicle of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s New York rock scene. As the drummer in the Student Teachers, […]