Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

Paul Simon: Reunion with Art Garfunkel ‘Out of the Question’, Says Pair ‘Don’t Even Talk’

Paul Simon: Reunion with Art Garfunkel ‘Out of the Question’, Says Pair ‘Don’t Even Talk’

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, singer/songwriter Paul Simon said some pointed things regarding the chances of a reunion between himself and longtime collaborator Art Garfunkel (whom we have spoken with in the past). Simply put, it won’t be happening anytime soon, as Simon made quite clear in his interview. When asked if a reunion was […]

Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean (A Conversation)

Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean (A Conversation)

With high school friend Jan Berry, Dean Torrence formed the vocal group Jan and Dean in Los Angeles in 1959. Their first Top 10 hit, Baby Talk, only hinted at what was to come. The duo’s tight harmonies would evolve into a sound that was synonymous with the Southern California lifestyle of hot rods and surfing. […]

Top 11 Flower Power Songs

Top 11 Flower Power Songs

“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power, the hippie movement of the ‘60s that incorporated psychedelic music, Day-Glo posters and mind-bending drugs. During the Summer of Love, shirts, dresses and VW Bugs were […]

The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts

The Bangles:  Still Rock’s Sweethearts

Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based trio will be performing at the U.S.A. Festival in Allen, Texas on June 30. With their catchy, bright melodies, Beatles-esque hooks and jangling guitar riffs, […]