The '60s were mind-blowingly swingin', even if you don't remember being there.
One of the high points, as discovered by The Redundant Variety Hour, is this Shindig clip of Hungarian actress/socialite/yenta Zsa Zsa Gabor singing about her high-heeled sneakers, "and vearing that vig hat on my head."
Not songs to be sung at weddings--I'm not here to write about "Color My World," thank you--but songs about weddings.
Here are my all-time faves:
(8) "Wedding Bell Blues"--sung by the Fifth Dimension
The raw urgency and desperation of this one always amuses me.
As she sings it, Marilyn Mc ... More >>
by Andrew Hamlin
Alan HamlinAfter singing lead on so many Phil Spector -produced standards--"He's A Rebel," "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),""He's Sure The Boy I Love"--Darlene Love was recognized for her stellar pipes last month, when she was granted a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of ... More >>
The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Monday, March 14
Better Than: Whatever was happening at Death by Audio tonight that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up to, for whatever reason.
First off, let's tell you what you want to hear: Tom Waits stole the show ... More >>
Christmas cheer thankfully trumps the show's . . . intimacy. Pics by Chris, more below.Twin Sister/Blair/John K.
Friday, December 17
Live With Animals Gallery
Better Than: Taking Back Sunday's Extremely Emo Hanukkah
Join us as ethereal indie-rock crew Twin Sister hosts the best really aweso ... More >>
The Stooges, who patiently rocked behind Iggy while beer bottles flew at the Michigan Theater in the late 60s and early 70s, have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rendering the honor bittersweet is guitarist Ron Asheton's death earlier this year, and music in general.
Also ... More >>
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration
Madison Square Garden
Thursday, October 29
The first half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's two-night benefit concert and 25th-anniversary celebration lasted six hours, ended at 1:30 a.m. and featuring star-studded sets by curators Bruce S ... More >>