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California Dreaming: Woodstock

Crosby, Stills, and Nash had not originally intended to form a band at all. Crosby and Stills had both been at loose ends after leaving their respective bands, and were looking for something else to do, and had been jamming … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: You And I

Davy Jones invented grunge. Even before Peter Tork left the Monkees in late 1968, the writing was on the wall for the band. The hits were drying up, the TV show was gone, and most of the band members were … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: The Old Laughing Lady

Neil Young’s solo career began inauspiciously. At a business meeting with Buffalo Springfield, he’d screamed abuse at the band’s manager Elliot Roberts, telling the band he would refuse ever to work with the man, and forcing them to split with … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Expecting To Fly

Since I’m talking about maybe doing an audio version of this blog if my Patreon gets enough people, I thought I’d try with this post, so you can hear me reading this here “Jack Nitzsche was the Yoko Ono of … Continue reading

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Monkee Music: Instant Replay

A revised and improved version of this essay appears in my book Monkee Music, available as paperback, hardback, PDF, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) and ePub (all DRM-free). And here’s where I start being harsher about these albums. Head was the … Continue reading

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Monkee Music: Head

A revised and improved version of this essay appears in my book Monkee Music, available as paperback, hardback, PDF, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) and ePub (all DRM-free). And so we come to the last album the four Monkees would all … Continue reading

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Al Jardine: A Postcard From California

This isn’t a Proper Blog Post as such – I know I now owe people two Batman and two Doctor Who posts for next week. However, Manchester University’s computer science website is down, which means I can’t get any of … Continue reading

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