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Remembering Moondog, the Man Who Inadvertently Gave Us Rock and Roll

Let’s go back to the early 1950s when a fast-talking Cleveland DJ named Alan Freed started causing havoc by playing “race records”–what they called R&B records back then–on the radio for a huge audience of white kids. Freed referred to himself as “King of the Moondoggers” and promoter concert events he called “Moondog Balls.” Things [&helli.. more


The Kurt Cobain Documentary, Montage of Heck: The First Full Review

I can’t wait to see this thing which was screened this weekend at Sundance. From The Hollywood Reporter: Arguably the biggest rock star of the 1990s is given the authorized-biographical-documentary treatment for the first time in Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, from writer-director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, the Rolling Stones doc [&hellip.. more

Johnny Ramone guitar signature

The Ramones Auction

RR Auction was charged with selling one of Johnny Ramone’s (d. September 2004) stage-used guitar. It was a red Mosrite 1965 (probably worth less than $200 brand new back then) signed by Johnny on May 22, 1990.   It was expected to sell for somewhere around $5,000. The final price was $71,875. Rolling Stone has [&hellip.. more

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Comparing Music Purchases from Today to 10 Years Ago

This analysis comes from Bobby Owsinski’s Music 3.0 Blog. In 2004, the largest demo of CD buyers was age 36 to 50 at 25% (and it’s 26% in 2014). In 2014, the largest demographic of CD buyers were age 50+ at almost 35%. In 2004, ages 13 to 17 purchased the most digital downloads at [&hellip.. more

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