King’s Column

King’s Column

Kawhi Leonard & The Raptors Celebrate 2019. Photo: Bill King
June 15, 2022
by Bill King

It’s that time of the year, that championship season. It’s all about the showdowns in hockey and basketball. Who will be #1? But, what about the tunes? Those soundtracks underscoring our competitive spirit.

Ronnie Hawkins pic via Bandcamp.
May 30, 2022
by Bill King

A couple of months back, the Hawk and I talked.

Billie Eilish with David Letterman
May 25, 2022
by Bill King

David Letterman's quick wit, self-deprecating humour, and fanboy enthusiasm extract miles of intimate knowledge from his subjects with little resistance. On his current show, he leads his subjects, including Billie Eilish (pictured) gently through awkward terrain.

Photo supplied
May 18, 2022
by Bill King

The Ontario blues guitarist/singer/songwriter is readying the release of his third studio album, Preach to my Soul, set for Aug. 13. Here, largely in his own words, is a look at Mackenzie's sound and vision.

Skylark, David Foster, BJ Cook, Ronnie Hawkins
February 8, 2022
by Bill King

During the mid-seventies, BJ Cook and partner David Foster walked into our Gothic Avenue home.

Mirvish Village  Photo: Bill King
January 3, 2022
by Bill King

When asked what you did over the holidays, I would guess many would say they chased down a third dose.

Foreground Harvey Brooks (Electric Flag, Bob Dylan) with Jerome Olds. En route to NYE gig with Bill King at Elmo 1978. Photo: Bill King.
December 23, 2021
by Bill King

From what I’ve learned, the inaugural New Year's gig occurred 4,000 years ago, the first new moon succeeding the Vernal equinox–late March when equ

December 16, 2021
by Bill King

With Steven Spielberg's reimagined West Side Story, trailers of the fire escape scene with Maria and Tony and street choreography convinced me there was something deep in how the classic 1957 musical was transformed.

December 5, 2021
by Bill King

Much has already been written on the doc and the difference in mood from the original Let It Be which played the band as nervous, unsettled, dour, and on the verge of breaking up. Not the case when you witness all eight hours of this brilliant film.

The King abode, Hollywood, 1976
November 14, 2021
by Bill King

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.

Rick Rubin and Paul McCartney
October 20, 2021
by Bill King

After viewing the trailer for Peter Jackson’s forthcoming film on the Beatles—Get Back (November 25, Disney), I bought into the Disney+ ch

October 17, 2021
by Bill King

Turn Muzik Inc, (TMI) is a boutique recording, management and entertainment company fronted by Charles Lewis – V.P.