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News by Bob Wilson

  • Category: Exclusives

    A Tale Of Twisted Fate: Author Howard F. Weiner On How The Dead Revived Bob Dylan’s Career

    L4LM contributing writer Bob Wilson recently interviewed Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan author/mega-fan Howard F. Weiner to discuss his latest book Dylan & the Grateful Dead: A Tale of Twisted Fate. The book delves into how the Dead were responsible for reviving Dylan’s career in the 1980’s, a time when the icon’s career was in […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    Joan Baez Keeps Spirit Of The 60’s Alive And Well In Westbury

    Joan Baez came to Westbury town on the eve of Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dylan and Baez were the King and Queen of the folk scene in the early 1960’s, and will be linked together far into the future. A fit and trim Baez would take the stage at the […]

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  • Category: Features

    Songs Like These Are The Reason Bob Dylan Was Awarded The Nobel Prize

    Poet laureate of rock and roll is a term dropped on Bob Dylan like raindrops falling on the ocean, in which pond rock’s most colorful chameleon seemingly can stand upon. Since entering the scene when John F. Kennedy was reigning over Camelot with the promise of equality and peace in view, Dylan has managed to […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Takes Over Long Island

    Headlined by Cody Ray Slaughter and Shawn Klush as Elvis, both the earlier and later versions of the King had the official stamp of approval of Graceland. The Million Dollar Quartet had nothing on this ensemble, which included Elvis’ original drummer D.J. Fontana, and Estelle Brown of the original Sweet Inspirations. Estelle and Portia Griffin […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    The Fab Four Channel The Beatles For Stunning Tribute Performance

    The Fab Four came for the faithful, and serenaded the Paramount in Huntington, NY with a two set, 22 song multimedia production on February 20th. After an onscreen Beatles Quiz kept the fans guessing, the group took the stage and broke into “From Me To You.” Donning the style of suits that the Beatles made […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    Wild Child Pays Tribute To The Doors With Shattering Performance

    Dave Brock and Wild Child set the night on fire in a nineteen song set at the Paramount on January 7th. Truth was found in advertising, as the neon marquee lit the boulevard with ‘A Jim Morrison Celebration’. The unmistakable opening riff to “Roadhouse Blues” signaled the start of the party, and no one in […]

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  • Category: Features

    Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Writer Joseph McBride Discusses The Ramones’ Classic, New Memoir

    The Ramones were the archetype for most every punk rock band that came after, from The Sex Pistols to The Clash. In 1979, the group took the route of The Beatles and starred in a musical film: Roger Corman’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Corman was “The Pope of Pop Cinema,” intending for this new film to be a […]

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  • Category: Features

    John Lennon’s Bassist Gary Van Scyoc Discusses Life With John And Yoko

    After The Beatles broke up in 1970, John Lennon tried everything he could to separate himself from that part of his life. He had grown a beard and changed his appearance to look anything but ‘Beatley cute’, distancing himself from the shell shock of the group’s tremendous fame. He was also struggling to break the […]

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  • Category: Features

    Dave Brock On Performing As Jim Morrison For ‘Wild Child’ Tribute To The Doors

    Wild Child, the premiere Doors tribute band, will headline an upcoming Jim Morrison celebration at the Paramount in Huntington, NY on January 7th, at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on January 8th, and at The Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD on January 9th. The band is led by Dave Brock, who is by no means a newcomer to the Doors […]

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  • Category: Features

    Bob Dylan Biographer Andy Muir Discusses New ‘Bootleg Series’ Release

    Veteran biographer Andy Muir spoke to us extensively about the master folk legend Bob Dylan, a man he’s scholarly studied for forty years. With an official Bootleg series soon-to-be released from the Dylan archives, there’s plenty to discuss with the expert himself. Read on for L4LM writer Bob Wilson’s interview with Muir. L4LM: You are among the foremost experts on Bob […]

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