Wish I’d Seen Them

Some friends who saw the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" were talking about how much they wish they'd been able to go to a Queen concert at the height of the band's popularity. That led to a discussion of which acts from the past we each would have liked to see. Atop...

A Girl Named Johnny Cash

In the 1970s, I was a fan of Martin Mull's work, from his TV appearances ("Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," "Fernwood Tonight," "Roseanne") to his movie roles ("FM," "Serial") to his concert performances, in which he always had living room furniture on stage to make...

Picture Of The Day: Roy Clark

If you've never heard of Roy Clark (who died yesterday at 85), or only know him from his 24 years hosting "Hee Haw," watch this to see what a versatile guitarist he was. It's a montage of clips from a 1975 episode of "The Odd Couple" which was built entirely around...

The Concert I Walked Out Of

Last month, I wrote about two occasions I can remember when I walked out of a movie because it was so bad. Yesterday, my friend David Craig and I were discussing concerts we'd seen, and I flashed back to one of those that I walked out of, too. In the 1990s, we were...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Andy Greene of Rolling Stone fact-checked the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" and found several things it got wrong. Among them: The group never split up. The movie veers the furthest from reality in the build-up to their 1985 performance at Live Aid. There’s a dramatic...

Concert Review: Postmodern Jukebox

Two years ago, I raved about Postmodern Jukebox after seeing them in concert for the first time. Afterwards, my wife said, "We have to see them again next time they're in town." They returned last night, and we were there to see them put on another fantastic show. PMJ...

Ten Questions For Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney has been on a publicity tear over the last month to promote his new album, "Egypt Station." Last night, he was on "60 Minutes" in what was billed as "a wide-ranging interview" by Sharyn Alfonsi, who opened with this: How is it that we enter the 51st...

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