When you ask Ringo Starr about his movie career, he’s happy to talk about ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’ Bill DeYoung’s look back shows that’s probably for the best.
Steve Cropper’s relationship with John Belushi reached its creative apex with ‘The Blues Brothers’ movie, released on June 20, 1980. Then, he was gone.
Turns out, the third ‘Decline of Western Civilization’ film – the only one I’d never seen before – was the most enlightening of them all.
The previously unheard 11-song set list from Frank Sinatra’s 1971 retirement party provides the perfect foundation for HBO’s exhaustive new biopic.
In this moment, the Band’s Richard Manuel sounds whole again, entirely present, a world away from the fading figure depicted in ‘The Last Waltz.’
Eddie and the Cruisers’ “On the Dark Side” faces the Barbusters’ “Light of Day” in a new edition of Odd Couples subtitled “Fakin’ the Bar Band Blues.”
Mike Tiano on how one of the best movies ever made, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo,’ nearly wasn’t.
‘The Last Waltz,’ released as a triple album on April 7, 1978, chronicled a guest-packed Band concert that overcame one complication after another.
‘The Wrecking Crew’ is an intriguing look at the typically anonymous musicians who helped complete so many hits of the Baby Boomer era.
In the run up to the J. Geils Band’s early-1980s-era hitmaking period, they still possessed the bluesy party-band grit of their earliest days.