RIP: Joe Bihari, co-founder of Modern Records

Joe Bihari, the last surviving member of the Bihari brothers, recently passed away on November 28th at the age of 88 years old. Richard Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, Elmore James and Little Richard... Read more →

RIP: Dick Dodd of The Standells, LOUIE of the Week

Dick Dodd, vocalist and drummer for The Standells for their 1966 hit recording “Dirty Water,” has died at the age of 68 years old. He had been admitted to a hospital in Orange Country for stage 4 cancer, where he passed away. Jonny... Read more →

Hail Hail Arthur Lee Maye!

My friend Gene Maye, just launched a website dedicated to his brother Arthur Lee Maye. Arthur Lee Maye (1934-2002) was a singer of great Doo-Wop melodies, a major league baseball player, and a very close friend of Richard Berry, author of... Read more →

Hail Hail Kim Fowley! (LOUIE of the Week)

Last week, I had an opportunity to meet and shoot an interview with Kim Fowley for the long-awaited documentary on the song LOUIE LOUIE. Kim worked with Richard Berry in early 1960’s – after Richard made his original LOUIE recording... Read more →

RIP: Ray Manzarek of the Doors – LOUIE of the Week

It was a very sad Monday when we learned that we lost Ray Manzarek to cancer. That very same morning, one of my old friends, Mike Sullivan, lost his wife Lori to cancer. A few weeks earlier, another friend of mine underwent some major surgery... Read more →

RIP: Paul Williams, writer, Crawdaddy publisher

Rock journalist Paul Williams passed away on the evening of March 27th, and it’s taken me a week to come up with the proper words to pay tribute to the man. I’m very glad to see a wealth of decent obituaries on Paul from major... Read more →
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