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opinions about the stories about beach boys album covers

“BACK THROUGH THE OPERA GLASS” is the title of three lengthy ar­ti­cles that re­view most of the Beach Boys album covers re­leased on major la­bels in the US. It is sub­ti­tled “The Sto­ries Be­hind the Album Covers” and was written by Mal­colm Searles. This mas­sive project covers every im­por­tant album from 1962 through the present. [Continue reading]

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an addendum to “the sounds of silence” article

WHILE RESEARCHING THE ARTICLE that I just pub­lished, I amassed al­most 5,000 words of in­for­ma­tion and more than three dozen im­ages. I deleted al­most one-third of those words and im­ages and ti­tled the com­pleted ar­ticle “Is It The Sounds Of Si­lence or The Sound Of Si­lence?” What was left behind—the flotsam and jetsam—is what you will find below: an ad­dendum to the orig­inal article! [Continue reading]

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does jackie deshannon belong in the rock & roll hall of fame?

DOES JACKIE De­SHANNON be­long in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Making an ar­gu­ment for her or any artist is not easy for two rea­sons. First, the Hall does not have any set of cri­teria by which fans can as­sess po­ten­tial can­di­dates. Each year each vote ap­pears to be a re­flec­tion of the mood of the nom­i­na­tors and voters of that year. [Continue reading]

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I hear thunder boom every time jackie deshannon walks in the room