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  • 'Love, Janis'

    'Love, Janis'
    Watching footage of Janis Joplin at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, you can see why Mama Cass, sitting in the crowd, keeps shaking her head. There's Janis, decked out in full gold lamé and tiny mules, shaking and snarling her way through...
  • With Betty Buckley

    With Betty Buckley
    FILM, TV and Broadway star Betty Buckley moved back to the ranch in Texas nearly five years ago. She appears in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening." She has recently released two CDs, including an archival recording, "1967," which was engineered by T...
  • Overlooked attractions in the West

    When pondering the West -- that unwieldy stretch of U.S. soil from Texas to the Pacific Northwest -- travelers tend to flash on archetypes -- the Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Hollywood, Monument Valley, Vegas, the Alamo,...
  • Jypsi: A family band's breakthrough plans

    Jypsi: A family band's breakthrough plans
    THE STAR-MAKING machine in Nashville does a lot of things well, but nurturing musicians who work outside the box isn't one of them. In the 1950s, Buddy Holly was rebuffed when he first recorded there, and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings spent most of...
  • At last, closure for the Gits

    At last, closure for the Gits
    In the summer of 1993, everything seemed to be going the Gits' way. Bypassed in the initial wave of interest in Seattle's grunge bands, the punk quartet was close to signing with a major label and had begun recording its second album. But on July 7, after...
  • Billy Joel will be last Shea show

    The razing of Shea Stadium later this year marks the end of an era for baseball fans, but it's also closing the door on a chapter of pop music history that began in 1965 when the Beatles became the first pop group to play a concert at a U.S. sports...
  • The soul of Ike & Tina Turner

    The soul of Ike  &   Tina Turner
    The pop world has focused for so long on the remarkably sensual energy and excitement of Ike & Tina Turner's old live show that it is often easy to forget the duo also made some dynamic records. But even if you have wanted to go back and check up on the...
  • Robert Hilburn's memoir: John Lennon remaking himself, then gone

    Robert Hilburn's memoir: John Lennon remaking himself, then gone
    Hilburn, former pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times, is author of "Corn Flakes With John Lennon (and Other Tales From a Rock 'n' Roll Life)." An excerpt in Sunday Calendar recalled his relationship with Lennon after the Beatles' breakup. In today's...
  • 'Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture' by Alice Echols

    'Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture' by Alice Echols
    Hot Stuff Disco and the Remaking of American Culture Alice Echols W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95 Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...
  • Tom Wilkes dies at 69; Grammy Award-winning art director and album cover designer

    Tom Wilkes dies at 69; Grammy Award-winning art director and album cover designer
    Tom Wilkes, a Grammy Award-winning art director and album cover designer whose work included albums for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Neil Young and other music legends, has died. He was 69. Wilkes, who was diagnosed with a form of amyotrophic...
  • San Francisco's flower power days

    San Francisco's flower power days
    It's a bittersweet experience, chasing down hippie history in San Francisco. But at least the geography is simple. You begin with Haight-Ashbury, the neighborhood just east of Golden Gate Park that was a focal point when rebellious young people...