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Within Them Without Them

Posted June 4th, 2013 at 2:32 pm (UTC+0)
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By Ray McDonald The Beatles released “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” on June 1, 1967 in the United Kingdom. It hit the United States the following day. I was seven years old that summer, and remember walking through our local department store record section with my mother. “Sergeant Pepper” copies were stacked like cord-wood, […]

Who’s the Best New Artist?

Posted February 5th, 2013 at 10:15 pm (UTC+0)
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By Ray McDonald I’ve been following the Grammy awards for four decades and never tire of one category in particular: Best New Artist. It’s sheer entertainment finding out who the Recording Academy sees fit to nominate. Past winners have included such howlers as the Starland Vocal Band and A Taste Of Honey. And let’s not […]

Keys, Please

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 7:19 pm (UTC+0)
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By Ray McDonald In my last blog entry, I wrote about  electric guitars…specifically, the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul. I had so much fun learning about these perennial favorites that I’d like to look at some other  building blocks of modern pop music. Today I’m looking at the electric piano and the Hammond […]

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