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THE GRAND POOBAH!

SINCE THEIR INCARNATION in the early 1970s, the band Poobah have recorded over a dozen albums with various lineups, while openi ng for some of rock and roll’s biggest names.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

THE MAKING OF PEARL

JANIS JOPLIN IN 1970: A NEW B AND AND THE MAKING OF HER CLASSIC ALBUM, PEARL.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

There Must Have Been Something in the Water

If The Beatles never happened, if the British invasion never occurred, then music fans around the world would more than likely never have been exposed to some of the finest white blues singers that the U.K. produced between 1964 and 1970.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

The SAGA Continues

SAGA WERE NOT THE ONLY band to make an album during the pandemic — far from it.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

Ten Years After MORE THAN 50 YEARS LATER

DRUMMER RIC LEE TALKS TO GOLDMINE ABOUT A TEN YEARS AFTER DELUXE EDITION OF THE A STING IN THE TALE ALBUM AND HIS RECENTLY RELEASED MEMOIR, FROM HEADSTOCKS TO WOODSTOCK.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

SUZI QUATRO IS BACK!

WITH A NEW ALBUM, THE DEVIL IN ME, THIS PIONEERING FEMALE ROCKER REMAINS AS DRIVEN AND DETERMINED AS EVER

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

RE-SHAKE & RE-MAKE

WITH THE RERELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER, THE BLACK CROWES FLY HIGH BY REFLECTING ON THEIR ROOTS.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

LOVE FOR PEARL

2021 will be a big year for fans of Janis Joplin. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is curating a special exhibit devoted to her that is scheduled to open in May.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

Q&A WITH JANIS' SIBLINGS, LAURA AND MICHAEL JOPLIN

Q&A WITH JANIS’ SIBLINGS, LAURA AND MICHAEL JOPLIN

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

CHERISHING CITY TO CITY A timeless classic by GERRY RAFFERTY

It’s early 1978 and the new single by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, “Baker Street,” is blasting out on the airwaves on my small transistor radio.

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GOLDMINE
April 2021

The Story of The Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux explains the story of the Grateful Dead, an amazing Box Set of 14 LPs curated by Vinyl Me, Please.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

FLOWER POWER

HEAVY CLASSIC ROCK SUPERGROUP THE DEAD DAISIES ENRICH THE CROP BY BRINGING TRAPEZE, DEEP PURPLE AND BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION LEGEND GLENN HUGHES INTO THE GARDEN. HUGHES AND GUITARIST DOUG ALDRICH TAKE US ON A TOUR OF HOLY GROUND.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

ONE-HIT WONDERS “STAY”

MAURICE WILLIAMS’ “STAY” celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020, his sole Top 40 hit as a singer, which reached No. 1 in November 1960 by Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs. In the prior decade, Maurice had been a member of the R&B group The Gladiolas, with the doo-wop song “Little Darlin’,” which was successfully covered by the Canadian doo-wop quartet The Diamonds, reaching No. 2.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

HACKETT'S TRAVELS

STEVE HACKETT HAS HAD A WONDERFUL MUSICAL CAREER, FROM GENESIS TO THE ‘SUPERGROUP’ GTR TO HIS AMASSED SOLO WORK. HACKETT’S NEWEST RELEASE, UNDER A MEDITERRANEAN SKY, IS AN ACOUSTIC SOLO ALBUM, WHICH TAKES INSPIRATION FROM THE GUITARIST’S MEDITERRANEAN TRAVELS.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

Collecting K-tel

K-TEL RECORDS PRODUCED POPULAR RECORD COMPILATIONS IN ITS DAY. FORBES MAGAZINE CALLED THE RECORD COMPANY, “THE SPOTIFY OF THE '70S.” AND RECORD COLLECTOR RAY CHELSTOWSKI SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE OF COLLECTING THESE FUN COMPILATIONS.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

AUCTION OF A RONNIE VAN ZANT PORTRAIT

MICHAEL CARTELLONE has given his musical talent to many a band in need of a professional drummer. He toured and recorded for acts as varied as Cher, Freddie Mercury, Adrian Belew and John Fogerty. He is the former drummer of ’90s hard rock supergroup Damn Yankees and German metallers Accept, and he is currently the drummer for Southern rock stalwarts Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

THE BAND'S 'STAGE FRIGHT'

GUITARIST ROBBIE ROBERTSON SUPERVISES THE REISSUE OF THE BAND’S THIRD ALBUM, STAGE FRIGHT, AS IT HITS THE 50-YEAR MARK.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

IN MEMORIAM - Leslie West

Ten months before Mountain’s Top 40 debut with the powerful “Mississippi Queen,” the band performed “For Yasgur’s Farm” and eight more songs at Woodstock. In our 2009 Woodstock 40th anniversary interview article, guitarist and vocalist Leslie West told Goldmine, “We were performing at the Fillmore West and Winterland in California, heard about what was going on back east, and knew we were going to it. We had to rent our own helicopter, because there was no way we were getting upstate in New York with the freeway closed. I almost fell out of the helicopter when I saw all those people. All of a sudden, in the middle of nowhere, you saw a city. It was something else. I was really nervous. When I did my guitar solo, it sounded pretty loud.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

WAX CONTINUE TO HEAT THINGS UP

BY MOST people’s reckoning, Wax (not be confused with the Andrew Gold/Graham Gouldman group of the same name) could be considered a decidedly obscure ensemble, having little to show for their three years of activity, from 1969 to 1971. Yet given the talent they nurtured early on, that claim could be considered overstated.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

AC/DC: Powering Up!

AC/DC’s vitality is off the charts when it comes to a band approaching their sixth decade. Power Up, AC/DC’s 17th studio album, is proof of that vitality. Front-and-center lead guitarist Angus Young fortifies the group though his undeniable spark and iconic stage image. He admits, however, that it was his brother Malcolm who had led AC/DC throughout the decades with a strong determination as well as solid guitar rhythm.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH LEAPY LEE

On vacation on the Costa del Sol in Spain, I happened across an English language newspaper named The Euro Weekly News. There was an article signed by Leapy Lee. I wondered, “How many Leapy Lees can there be in this world?” An email address was attached. I contacted him and indeed, it was the British singer of “Little Arrows” fame. “Little Arrows,” an international country rock hit in 1968, made it to No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold three million copies worldwide. I set out to find what Leapy Lee has been doing since 1968.

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GOLDMINE
March 2021

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

FIREFALL RELIVE MUSICAL MEMORIES WHILE REVISITING THEIR ROOTS

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

Southern Rockers Reborn

WITH A NEWLY RELEASED ARCHIVAL CONCERT ALBUM, THE OUTLAWS RIDE AGAIN.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

THE TIMELESS DAVE MASON

MIKE GREENBLATT CHATS WITH DAVE MASON ABOUT HIS LATEST ALBUM RELEASE AND, OF COURSE, HIS TRAFFIC DAYS.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

STILL SEARCHING

THE SEARCHERS GUITARIST/ VOCALIST MIKE PENDER REMINISCES ABOUT THE BRITISH INVASION AND THE HONOR OF RECEIVING A PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FROM PRINCE CHARLES IN 2020.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

Michael Des Barres' Longevity

MICHAEL DES BARRES AND THE MISTAKES’ NEW RELEASE, LIVE!, SHOWS HOW ENERGETIC THE 73-YEAR-OLD FRONTMAN IS AFTER A LIFETIME OF ROCK AND ROLL.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

Hawkwind Knowledge

Written by Goldmineveteran Dave Thompson, the Encyclopaedia Hawkwindia is the ultimate guide to more than 50 years of Britain (and the world!)’s premiere space rockers Hawkwind, from the first show in August 1969, to the next scheduled gig in February 2021.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

FOGERTY'S FACTORY

JOHN FOGERTY LOOKS BACK ON LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY AND THE CHALLENGES THAT CAME WITH CREEDENCE.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

FEELING YOUNG!

WITH HIS NEW ALBUM, JESSE COLIN YOUNG GOES FROM PAST TO PRESENT AND BACK AGAIN.

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

10 ALBUMS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

GROOVES

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GOLDMINE
February 2021

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