James Taylor

On stage with Stephen Stills (L), Graham Nash (C), and David Crosby (R) (Getty Images/Robert Vos/AFP)

Rock Flashback: The Stephen Stills-Graham Nash-Rita Coolidge Triangle

If you need a Christmas gift for a music fan or want to put something cool on Santa’s list for yourself, we strongly recommend David Browne’s book Fire and Rain: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the Beatles[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Simon […]

12/13/2011

J. D. Souther (Getty Images/Rick Diamond)

Rock Flashback: J. D. Souther

Singer/songwriter [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]J. D. Souther[/lastfm] celebrates his 66th birthday last week. If you don’t know his name, you probably know some of his work.

11/08/2011

Best Sellers From The ’70s: Neil Young’s Harvest

Love and death, set to country rhythms and steel guitars. So it was with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Young[/lastfm]’s most popular record, Harvest.

07/29/2011

Rock Flashback: Carly Simon And James Taylor

Legend has it that [lastfm link_type=””]Carly Simon[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]James Taylor[/lastfm] first met 40 years ago this week, following her performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. About 18 months later, they would get married, […]

04/08/2011

The Top Ten Songs This Week In 1978

Winners of the twentieth annual Grammy Awards for 1977 are announced this week, and the Southern California music scene is well represented. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Eagles[/lastfm] win for Best Record of the Year; “Hotel California” and […]

02/19/2011

Five Things About . . . Outrageous Box Sets

Fascinating facts, pivotal events, odd connections … what you don’t know about the people who make the music may surprise you! Each week, J.A. Bartlett of The Hits Just Keep on Comin’ digs up Five […]

02/17/2011

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Top Five Songs About Rain

It’s day six of non-stop rain in Los Angeles with no signs of stopping. While some people are getting the rainy day blues because of all the rainfall (which is up to 7 inches in some places), we […]

12/21/2010

James Taylor Offers Guitar Lessons On His Website

Folk singer, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]James Taylor[/lastfm], is renonwned for his guitar stylings and now he is offering advice on how to play your guitar (or harden your nails) via his website.

12/16/2010

The Top Ten This Week — 1971

The [lastfm]Bee Gees[/lastfm] made TWO big comebacks on the national charts.  After their first hit, “New York Mining Disaster, 1941″ in 1967, they faded off the Top 20 in 1969 and 1970.

08/07/2010

Top 5 Apple Records’ Albums That Aren’t The Beatles

With its creation in 1968,  the Beatles’ Apple Records was the first record label created and run collectively by a rock band. Even though it only lasted till 1973, Apple Records released some of the […]

07/21/2010

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