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The Runaways

The Girls Band That Rocked the World! Cherie Currie is known to be the lead singer of one of the best punk-rock girl band, The Runaways. She wrote her autobiography “Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway” (Harper Collins) and a movie was made based on those memories. Looking at their story it really brought […]

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Keith Richards by Victor Bockris

Half a Century Through the Eyes of Keith Richards A review by Tobe Damit Of course, as a dedicated fan of the Stones, I had previously read Richard’s acclaimed autobiography Life. An autobiography has the undeniable advantage to come straight from the horse’s mouth and yes, it gave me a unique intimate input about how the […]

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Brian Jones Doomed?

”Mick and Keith Had a Vendetta, a Real Vendetta” ”Brian was always a perfectionist in the way he was talking, choosing his words. He did want to catch your attention when he was speaking, to captivate you.. Then he had the way he moved, and his hair, which was captivating and I’m sure the Stones […]

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Old Stones

The Rolling Stones in the 60s/Video Playlist A playlist of the best old tracks from the Rolling Stones   A Little More About The Stones…   Little did the Rolling Stones know how apt their name – inspired by the title of a Muddy Waters song, “Rollin’ Stone” – would turn out to be. Formed […]

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“She was almost proud of the fact that her teeth were rotten, that her hair was grey…her skin was bad, she had needle tracks all over. She liked that. That was her aesthetic.”  The above quote, attributed to James Young – Nico’s keyboard player from 1981-86 – summarizes the often harrowing watch that is filmmaker Susanne Ofteringer’s 1995 documentary, . It […]

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Spirits of the Dead

The Horror…The Sacrifice…The Emptiness… Each time I see or hear about the tragic death of a young talented musician, actor, performer or artist, it reminds me of Toby Dammit, the cinematographic liberal adaptation by Fellini of a short story by American author Edgar A. Poe, first published in 1841, ”Never Bet The Devil your Head–A Tale […]

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