Even at four in the morning, the strip clubs and watering holes surrounding the Honolulu studio were still hopping. The recording engineer heard a car pull into the lot, and soon the biggest man he had ever seen walked in. When he stepped into the studio, the floated floor shifted beneath the engineer's feet. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole engulfed the engineer's hand in his and said, "Hi, bruddah." Learn More
Richard had been married for nearly a decade to Linda, who sang his songs with empathy and clarity and who, moreover, put up with his quest for truth and self-knowledge, and bore his children, and loved him throughout. Learn More
In early 1974, when COURT AND SPARK was released, Joni Mitchell was still regarded by many as a distinguished also-ran: a folk artist with a big cult following and a number of famous friends and lovers. Learn More
The received wisdom handed down by rock scholars and historians has been that for Dylan and The Hawks this was a period of woodshedding; of quiet meditation, musical reflection and scholarly, almost Spartan, diligence. Learn More
July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love.