Category: Music

Keith West | Book Coming Autumn 2020

"What I take the influence back to, was 'Excerpt from a Teenage Opera', a record in the late 60s, by Keith West that was episodic. That was really the one that was the biggest influence, and then lots of people started doing it. We'd do it a bit, prog-rock did it,…

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Bob Dylan and President John F. Kennedy

An excerpt from Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined by Harold Lepidus John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States, in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1961, during a snowstorm. Bob Dylan arrived in a snowbound New York four days later. Kennedy appeared in…

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The Bob Dylan – Neil Young Saga

An excerpt from Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined by Harold Lepidus: Bob Dylan and Neil Young are friends and mutual admirers. They have appeared on stage together numerous times, and have even referred to each other in their songs. Thrasher's Wheat is the premier Neil Young fan site.…

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Dana Gillespie Singer

Dana Gillespie’s Memoirs | Coming 2020

Dana is writing her memoirs! Yes, Dana Gillespie, the award-winning first lady of the Blues is hard at work chronicling her incredible life and career. As you would expect from Dana, it promises to be intelligent, insightful, outrageous, and funny. Detailing high points, low points and everything in-between, Dana's book…

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We Want The World: Jim Morrison, The Living Theatre and the FBI

A Glimpse of Paradise and Jim Morrison

This chapter 2 excerpt was from We Want The World by Daveth Milton. * In about the middle of December ‘68, down on Santa Monica Boulevard, Jim Morrison was slumped in a chair with his feet up, reading November’s edition of the west coast activist magazine Ramparts.  Life had been…

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