Live Music: YUSUF or CAT STEVENS? at London’s Eventim Apollo

By Ella Leya (iRoM’s European Correspondent) London, Engand.  Both names illuminated Eventim Apollo, formerly the Hammersmith Apollo, one of the UK’s largest and best-preserved original Art Deco theaters – a venue that played host to many legendary acts of the past – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley. As well as to Steven Demetre… Read More Live Music: YUSUF or CAT STEVENS? at London’s Eventim Apollo

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CD Review: “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” (Purple Box Set)

 The Wind Cries Jimi The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Purple Box Set) (Legacy Records) By Brian Arsenault The four disc Jimi Hendrix Experience “purple box set” is being released today for the first time in over a decade, with some previously unreleased tunes as well. If you’ve any room on your credit card or have some… Read More CD Review: “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” (Purple Box Set)

Short Takes: Of Beatlemania, Christian Zealots, No Sex in the Sixties and Beauty’s Wounds

An Occasional Column by Brian Arsenault The Beatles Their Golden Age I thought only Queen Elizabeth I had a Golden Age.  This curious little DVD by Les Krantz , known mostly for sports reporting, is primarily a bunch of old newsreels (an ancient form of media), movie previews (now called trailers, I believe) and photos… Read More Short Takes: Of Beatlemania, Christian Zealots, No Sex in the Sixties and Beauty’s Wounds

Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)

 Jeff Beck Group Jeff Beck Group (Audio Fidelity in Vinyl)  by Brian Arsenault Rod (“Where’s my next blond?”) Stewart was gone.  Ronnie (“I’ll be a Face of the Stones someday”) Woods was gone.  The bluesier Bob Tench was brought in to sing and the late Cozy Powell showed why he was maybe the best of… Read More Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)