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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

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

COLLECTING CHRISTMAS!

GOLDMINE WRITER TIM NEELY TAKES YOU THROUGH THE STEPS OF BUILDING A CHRISTMAS ALBUM COLLECTION IN A COST-EFFECTIVE WAY.

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

ELTON'S COLLECTION OF JEWELS

AN EXCLUSIVE CHAT WITH ELTON JOHN ABOUT HIS RECENTLY RELEASED ELTON: JEWEL BOX — AMONG OTHER THINGS.

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

WILCO's TEETH

THE MAKING OF WILCO’S SUMMERTEETH: LOOKING TO THE PAST POINTED THE WAY TO THE FUTURE.

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

XMAS ROUNDUP

2020 CHRISTMAS RELEASES REVIEWED

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

HENDRIX'S Hawaii

OVER THE RAINBOW: JIMI HENDRIX TAKES A HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY.

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

Talking Winos: A Chat with Keith Richards

ICONIC ROLLING STONES GUITARIST KEITH RICHARDS TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO CHAT WITH GOLDMINE ABOUT THE LATEST RELEASE OF X-PENSIVE WINOS MATERIAL, LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, IN VARIOUS FORMATS.

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

STILL AS FEISTY AS EVER!

DIONNE WARWICK STILL FEISTY WHILE APPROACHING 80TH BIRTHDAY

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

All The Pretty Things

DICK TAYLOR, GUITARIST AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE PRETTY THINGS, DEPARTED THE BAND AFTER THEIR CONCEPT ALBUM S.F. SORROW, BUT RETURNED IN 1979 FOR THE LONG HAUL, UNTIL THE RECENTLY RELEASED (AND LAST) ALBUM, BARE AS BONE, BRIGHT AS BLOOD.

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GOLDMINE
January 2021

Mercy of Muscle Shoals

DOWN ON MUSIC ROW AND IN MUSCLE SHOALS: SONGWRITING LEGEND DAN PENN IS ‘LIVING ON MERCY. ’

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GOLDMINE
December 2020

TIME FLIES FOR A BYRD

IN HIS NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY, CHRIS HILLMAN, BYRDS CO-FOUNDER AND ORIGINAL PILOT OF THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS, SHARES A TALE OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY.

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GOLDMINE
December 2020

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