Forty-one years ago, on this very day—April 26—Stephen Stills was at a recording session for his then girlfriend, singer Judy Collins. Stills and Collins, as is well known, had an on-and-off relationship during the 1960s, with Stills having played back-up guitar on at least one of Collins’ albums (1968’s Who Knows Where The Time Goes). Read more
Just ahead of the April 28 release of his new album, Together Through Life, Bob Dylan put up one song, Beyond Here Lies Nothin’, from the new album on his website for a free download, only for 24 hours. The song was available on Dylan’s website from the midnight of March 30th to the midnight of March 31st.
I don’t remember when I last bought an album by a new band from a store. A few weeks back on a stroll through a Gurgaon mall, I browsed the CD shelves in a bookstore and picked up a copy of Radiohead’s In Rainbows. That doesn’t count because I’d already got the album, having downloaded it when the band put up all the tracks on the Internet in October 2007, letting down-loaders decide what they’d like to pay for it. Read more
What’s common between Dudley Moore, The Jam, The Cure and Nirvana? Moore, many of us will remember, was the British actor and comedian who starred in the 1979 film, 10, with (and many of us are more likely to remember her) the stunning Bo Derek. Read more