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August 30, 2019

Michael W. Smith Chats About His Career, Tour, & the State of CCM

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by Randy Patterson

Posted September 2019 It’s hard to believe, but Michael W.…
August 29, 2019

Corky Laing Talks Letters, Music, and Mountain

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by Randy Patterson

Posted September 2019 Baby boomers and those less privileged are…
July 05, 2019

Gordon Lightfoot On His Career, New LP, & Documentary

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by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2019   Imagine being an artist whose career…
July 02, 2019

Alice Cooper Talks New Tour, His Faith, Solid Rock, & Being A Grandpa

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by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2019   Photo by Rob FennTo the uninitiated,…
June 04, 2019

Stu Cook "Revisits" Creedence, Litigation, Woodstock, & Retirement

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by Randy Patterson

June 2019   Boomerocity readers are more than familiar with…
May 04, 2019

Nils Lofgren Talks Lou Reed, Dogs, and Family

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by Randy Patterson

Posted May 2019  Photo by Carl SchultzTo the casual rock…
May 04, 2019

Jimmie Vaughan

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by Randy Patterson

Posted May 2019   As my friends and some Boomerocity…

Concerts/Performances

Alice Cooper - Knoxville, TN August 3, 2019

Alice CooperWith Motionless In White and HalestormAugust 3, 2019 – Thompson – Boling Arean, Knoxville, TN Photo by Randy PattersonLast night’s Alice Cooper show was one for the record books. As Alice told Boomerocity in last month’s interview (here), he was completely re-vamping his show. And that, he did. While…

Johnny Rivers - Nashville, Tennessee 2019

Johnny RiversJuly 24, 2019Schermerhorn Symphony Center – Nashville, TN Photo by Randy PattersonBaby Boomers grew hearing songs such as “Mountain of Love”, “Secret Agent Man”, “Poor Side of Town”, “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu”, “Summer Rain”, and “Swayin’ to the Music’”. The voice behind those memorable hits is…

Peter Frampton - Chattanooga, TN June 2019

Peter FramptonTivoli Theatre – Chattanooga, TennesseeJune 23, 2019 Photo by Randy PattersonLike most of you who are Peter Frampton fans, I became a fan of his when his LP, Frampton Comes Alive, dominated the airwaves and records sales, becoming one of the biggest selling live albums in history. I played…

CD/Album Reviews

The Lexington Stretch

The Lexington StretchThe JorgensensRelease Date: September 13, 2019 Sometimes, Boomerocity is a little late to…

All We Have

All We HaveTaylor Scott BandRelease Date: March 1, 2019 Taylor Scott Band has released their…

Halfway Home By Morning

Halfway Home By MorningMatt AndersenLabel: True North RecordsRelease Date: March 22, 2019 Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman…

Tele Masters

Tele MastersArlen RothLabel: Aquinnah RecordsRelease Date: February 22, 2019 Acclaimed guitar master Arlen Roth has…

Film

QUEEN + BÉJART BALLET FOR LIFE

Queen + Béjart Ballet Lausanne Eagle VisionDVDRelease Date: September 6, 2019 When Boomerocity was launched…

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky

John & Yoko: Above Us Only SkyJohn Lennon and Yoko OnoStudio: Eagle Rock Film ProductionsRelease…

Yesterday

YesterdayStarring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed SheeranProduction Company: Etalon Film, Working Title FilmsRelease Date: June…

Book Reviews

KISS Poster Book #2

KISS Poster Book #2Publisher: Fantasm Media Baby boomer rock fans would have to…

CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY ON SEVENTH AVENUE: The Rolling Stones…

CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY ON SEVENTH AVENUE: The Rolling Stones and New York…

Hurricane

Review Written by James "The Cuz" Patterson HurricaneAuthor: Roger WilsonPublisher: eGen Co. LLC…

Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound

Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest SoundAuthor: Lee ZimmermanPublisher: Texas…

Album Art

Jack Davis Album Cover Art

Bimonthly MAD Magazine noted in July 2019 that it would cease publishing new content, outside of its year-end specials, after a 67-year run. Even some of its most ardent fans in the 60s and 70s might say, “I didn’t even know it was still issued,” because, let’s face it, as…

An Introduction to Album Art

While music might be the initial driving force behind record album (lp) collecting, many collectors find it hard to resist the sometimes beautiful, sometimes bizarre, and sometimes downright boring, jacket artwork that accompanies those precious vinyl platters.  Over 50+ years of collecting records, primarily for the musical content, I find…

My Favorite Spoof Albums

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” This quote is attributed to Charles Caleb Colton, an English cleric, writer, and collector who lived from 1780-1832. Colton collected rare paintings, but had he been born a couple centuries later, I am confident that he would have collected record albums, with a…

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Hal Blaineb

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Our Featured Photo by Boomerocity friend and famed rock photographer, Rob Shanahan (robshanahan.com), is of the legendary Hal Blaine! Click here to read our commemoration of the late drummer. Also, check out more of Rob's work at RobShanahan.com!

 

 

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