Joe Walsh & Friends’ Magical 1975 Show

Long ago (and far away), I came into possession of a videotape of Joe Walsh (and Friends, including some of the Eagles) recorded in 1975 for TV show Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. My copy was multi-generations removed from the original and was somewhat fuzzy and muffled. Still, it’s a magical performance and I used to…

The Disco Days (Daze?) of Rock

The other day, I stumbled upon an online article (including video clips) about a 1974 German TV appearance by rootsy rock band Dr. Hook. Dr. Hook is/was primarily known for their single “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” and their collaborations with sometime-children’s author Shel Silverstein.  In the early 70’s Dr. Hook seemed a pretty…

Firsts

Thinking of how we first experience and interact with music has me thinking of the first music I owned in the various formats of music that have existed in in my lifetime. The first record album I ever owned was John Denver’s “Windsong.” It was 1975 and I was a 7-year-old devoted watcher of Jacques…