“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans. So it’s natural that there would be huge hits about waiting: Waiting for a girl, waiting for a boy, waiting for a friend or in… Continue reading Top 11 Waiting Songs
February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video (Paperback Writer/Rain), invented the concept album (Sgt. Pepper) and created Apple, their own record label. But the Beatles’ most important contribution may be the inspiration… Continue reading Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
In August of 1981, a new revolution took over the airwaves: music cable channel MTV.Music television? Ridiculed and pilloried by the press and rampant naysayers, MTV seemed doomed to fail – but how wrong they were! With the launch of MTV, viewers never looked at music the same way again. The original gang of MTV VJ’s… Continue reading Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn
There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But are there other lesser-known sites that still hold some compelling Fab Four history? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Here are a dozen of them. Toronto Rock and… Continue reading Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh is the rock ’n’ roll art director’s art director. In addition to the Beatles he has designed albums for the Rolling Stones, The Who, the… Continue reading Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
Beatles producer George Martin discusses his lengthy career – and the rewarding challenges of working with the Fab Four.
In this edition of Turn Me On, RCM will focus on two artists whose music has found inspiration in the Fab Four. One who continues to create new music and marry the uplifting vibe with modern beats, and another from the past with a similar sound who newer generations can discover. But the fact remains… Continue reading Turn Me On #2: Kishi Bashi, Emitt Rhodes
[Editor’s Note: Our Every Picture Tells a Story column is normally made up of lots of pretty pictures with very little text. Once in a while we like to talk to the people who make these pretty pictures. Rock Cellar Magazine roving reporter Ed Rampell caught up with celebrated photographer Albert Watson at his latest… Continue reading Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer
In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising number of them included 1966’s Revolver. Link HERE Well coincidentally (or not?), just this month a brand spankin’ new Beatles book hit the shelves and… Continue reading Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)
Only a handful of individuals in music are known by a single name, and a few are legends. The artist simply known as “Donovan” certainly is one of those. His career took off like a folk-psychedelic skyrocket in the mid-1960s as he generated hit after hit after hit including Sunshine Superman, Catch the Wind, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Atlantis, Jennifer Juniper, Mellow… Continue reading Donovan is BACK!