January 11, 2016
Tom Wilk is a former Inquirer copy editor who has a collection of Crawdaddy magazines in his basement Like many Swarthmore College students entering the school in September 1965, Paul Williams was a fan of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. Unlike his contemporaries half a century ago, the 17-year-old freshman took his passion for the music one step further. From his dormitory room at Swarthmore, the Boston native began publishing Crawdaddy! magazine. Named after the club in London where the Stones performed, Crawdaddy!
July 11, 2016 |
Bryan Ferry has always cut a dashing figure, and when the 71-year-old Roxy Music founder answers the phone on a summer evening from his London home, the mind's eye pictures the elegant crooner with tie loosened, perhaps just back from a hard day of Pimm's Cups and strawberries and cream at Wimbledon . The last 1970s British art-rock gentleman standing after the death of David Bowie is on the line because on July 21, he and his band will...
October 29, 1994 |
It was a sight to behold. Toward the end of Bob Dylan's concert at the Tower Theater on Thursday night, the famously misanthropic bard allowed his flock to approach the altar. With the venue's officious security force powerless to stop them, many in the reserved-seat crowd of rowdy graybeards, grungy teens and twentysomethings rushed to fill the aisles. After a storming "Maggie's Farm" that raged like a nor'easter (and included that rarest of Dylan moments: a brief, cryptic smile)
November 21, 2014 |
CHRONICLING the recording of new music using long-lost lyrics by Bob Dylan, tonight's Showtime special "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued" will have its biggest appeal to the boomer-era fans taking in Mr. D's shows at the Academy of Music this weekend. But the target demo could be lowered by the far more "current" artists who took on this time-warping collaborative mission - Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops)
January 16, 2016 |
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams weren't exactly burning to make an album of their own. The husband-and-wife duo were content being mainly accompanists. And they didn't lack for work, whether it was with Phil Lesh or Hot Tuna or Levon Helm. And that's not counting Campbell's eight years as a guitarist for Bob Dylan, or his work as a noted Americana producer. "People finally started shaming us into it," the Tennessee-bred Williams says with a laugh from the couple's Manhattan apartment.
October 10, 2015 |
Kinky Friedman was home at his ranch in Medina, Texas, grappling with the logistics of his forthcoming tour while facing a deadline for a proposal for his next book. "I wish I didn't suffer the curse of being multitalented," says the irrepressible musician, mystery-novel writer, and former Texas gubernatorial candidate, who also runs an animal shelter. The tour itself seems to be a grueling affair for a 70-year-old - a month-plus of one-nighters with the few days off reserved for travel.
July 31, 2013 |
The freewheelin' Bob Dylan is always good for a surprise on stage. The songwriting sage, now 72, has perplexed concertgoers by garbling his treasured lyrics and murkily arranging his hits into unrecognizable entities for better and worse. His never-ending tour, too, has had its share of left turns, like its summer of concerts at baseball fields. This season, Dylan's touring twist came by inviting his spiritual indie-rocking children, Wilco and My Morning Jacket, to his Americanarama Festival, which made a much-anticipated stop Sunday at Camden's Susquehanna Center.
May 5, 2016 |
BE IT Rhythm Nation or rhythm method, it worked. E! News followed up a report by Entertainment Tonight that Janet Jackson is pregnant with her and husband Wissam Al Mana 's first child. It was only last month that Janet stopped her "Unbreakable" tour because she and Wissam were "planning our family" and her doctor ordered her to "rest. " Good planning. A source told E! News on Wednesday that Janet, who's 49, is in her second trimester and that she and Wissam, a 41-year-old Qatari billionaire (so don't worry about gifts)
August 27, 2006 |
Bob Dylan is a doomsayer, spreading the word that trouble is on the way. He's a crusty romantic "studying the art of love," still hopeful, at 65, that "it'll fit me like a glove. " And he's a devilishly cheery troubadour with a Snidely Whiplash mustache who playfully couples "I got the pork chop, she got the pie" with "She ain't no angel, and neither am I. " Modern Times (Columbia . ?), Dylan's 44th album and his first in five years, contains multitudes. No surprise there.
November 20, 2007 |
For Todd Haynes, there was never going to be only one Bob Dylan. "There was a question of whether there should be six, or seven, or 20," says the director about I'm Not There, his perfectly titled movie about the most elusive of musical icons, in which Dylan is played by Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, and 11- year-old African American actor Marcus Carl Franklin. "But the idea of multiples as a way of getting to something true about him was almost plain as day," says the Far From Heaven director of the experimental biopic he conceived during a cross-country drive with a slew of Dylan tapes for company.