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Adele (pictured) triumphs at the BRITS, Neil Young renews his attack on Spotify, and Bill King’s book gets a rave review in LA. Also in the headlines are Hugh’s Room, Tanya Tagaq, the CD revival, Will Butler, Chalcedony, Royal City Studios, Warner Chappell, Travis Scott, Linda Lindas, Led Zeppelin, Caetano Veloso, Glastonbury, and Bob Dylan.
I occasionally recall our time in Los Angeles in the mid-’70s with amusement. A two-year stay inhabited with bizarre characters – equally unusual gig opportunities, eternal sunshine, tree-lined boulevards shadowed by stately palm trees, stucco homes, and the casual drift of street people roaming our property.
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is pleased to announce that Bill King is joining the SING!
Renaissance man Bill King’s latest book, Talk: Conversations in All Key, Vol.
We often reflect on the ‘60s, the unrest, the turmoil, and compare notes. By any stretch of the imagination, 2020 and 2021 are light years beyond the street riots, the freedom marches, and the Klan gangs of the ‘60s for the disruption and unyielding domestic stress levelled on our daily lives.
Two American expats, Meg Remy (pictured) and Bill King, publish memoirs, Reggae Lane celebrates Jamaican culture in Toronto, and Paul Simon sells his catalog. Also in the headlines are UMG, Cream, Iggy Pop, Apple, Pharoah Sanders, Lil Nas X, classical music, The Sex Pistols, Devo, Rob Bowman, Malaco, MLC, and Ariana Grande.
The accompanying photo dates to July 23, 2013. The significance of this? The talented people in the photo.
The fascinating career of renaissance man Bill King (pictured), Doug Chappell and Denise Jones are remembered, and The Band’s Stage Fright gets a deluxe reissue. Also in the headlines are Brian Edwards, the Juno statuette, the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge, The Slocan Ramblers, Blinker The Star, Merck Mercuriadis, Tencent, Concord, Bad Bunny, Jose Feliciano, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Billie Eilish, and Robert Johnson.
The musical renaissance man has just published a must-read memoir of his life in ‘60s America. He explains that “in writing the book I wanted to share with the reader the joy of discovery, how music plays a central role in conditioning the heart and soul and take you back when times were freer and police, rednecks and hardhats kicked us around like we were alien garbage.”
For most of us, we first heard of the coronavirus through the quarantining of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama in February 202