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How The Wrecking Crew Secretly Recorded Some of the Biggest Hits of the 1960s & 70s

The top flight crew of L.A. studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew acquired their name, legend has it, because they “were wrecking the business for everyone else,” writes Janet Maslin at The New York Times­, meaning older session players who couldn’t keep up. Drummers like Hal Blaine (“who justifiably calls himself ’10 of Your Favorite Drummers’ on his Web site”) and guitarists like Tommy Tedesco and Carol Kaye could play anything put in front of them perfectly, in one take, with th...
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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 20-27

  Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills presents a virtual Purim Shpiel, “The Shushan Bunch,” on Feb. 25 on Zoom. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2021 – Proclaim the Promise!: The 65th annual event is online this year and includes “Sacred Space” (artists and musicians invite the public into their studios...
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Festival Pass: Revisiting MTV’s holiday videos of the ’80s; New Year’s Eve ideas

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. I was talking to a friend last week about the “A Very Special Christmas” compilations, which are ridiculously expensive in the used vinyl market, and it led us to a discussion of the Christmas songs and videos MTV used to do in its early years. I had no idea there were any besides the swaying staff party vibe of Billy Squier’s “Christmas Is the Time to Say ...
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New Deep Sea Diver – Impossible Weight (ft. Sharon Van Etten)

Video: Deep Sea Diver – “Impossible Weight” (ft. Sharon Van Etten) Directed by Jessica Dobson, Peter Mansen, Tyler Kalberg. From Impossible Weight, out October 16th on ATO. I saw Deep Sea Diver open up for Wilco back in November, which was the last concert I went to before covid, unless I’m forgetting something, which I … Continue reading New Deep Sea Diver – Impossible Weight (ft. Sharon Van Etten) → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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Friday Questions

July is jumping with Friday Questions.  What’s yours?   The first question comes from DwWashburn (which was a long-forgotten Monkees song):    It seems like Wendie Malick pops... [Author: By Ken Levine]
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In 1986, MTV reunited the Monkees for a "Christmas Medley"

Former MTV Veejay Martha Quinn is now a deejay and blogger for iHeart80s. On Friday, she posted a bunch of holiday videos from her MTV days, including this gem that reunites the Monkees for a weird medley from Christmas Eve 1986. She writes: This Monkees video is historic for Monkees fans as it reunited Monkee Mike Nesmith with Monkees Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz! In the world of MTV this video gives a peek into a new era. We’re welcoming VJs Carolyn Heldman and Downtown Julie Bro...
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Stream: Versionists, Vol. 3 — a Buzz Bands LA playlist of covers

We arrive at your doorstep with another 12-pack of the weird and wonderful: the third installment in our Versionists series. What’s weird, you ask? How about Medicine covering the Monkees? Or Milo Greene doing Boston? Other L.A. luminaries herein include Sego (Daniel Johnston), KOLARS (The Undertones), Freedom Fry (Elton John), Samantha Sidley (Ry Cooder), Mynabirds (Portishead), James Supercave (Gorillaz) and Meg Myers (Kate Bush). And a few others that caught our ears when they were released t...
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Old Michael Nesmith video: Propinquity

Video: Michael Nesmith – “Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun To Care)” (live in 1971) From Nevada Fighter (RCA, 1971). “Propinquity” means being close to someone, and as is typical, Nez never says the title in his song. This was written before he joined the Monkees and he recorded a demo in 1966 and then a full … Continue reading Old Michael Nesmith video: Propinquity → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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‘Star Trek’ at 10: J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Film Reboot Reinvigorated the Franchise with a Perfect Cast

Released ten years ago today, on May 8, 2009, director J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot is the cinematic equivalent of a rock band going mainstream. It’s a hit remix version of an old song. Critically and commercially, the film was an unqualified success. Holding steady at 94%, edging out classic big-screen entries like The Wrath of Khan and First Contact, it remains the highest rated Star Trek movie on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as the top-grossing film in the series according to Box Office ...
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6 Weird Ways to Invest Your Money

A volatile stock market and crummy interest rates have forced a lot of people to get creative when it comes to investing their money. We’ve put together a list of six of the wackiest ways people are parking their cash. A quick word of caution before you go crazy with these types of investments — experts say that alternative investments as a group should constitute no more than about 5% to 15% of an overall portfolio. On to the list… 1. Fine art While the stock market had a rough year in 2018...
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Luke Perry reportedly suffers massive stroke, is taken from Sherman Oaks home to hospital

LOS ANGELES — Actor Luke Perry is in a hospital after suffering a massive stroke, the entertainment web site TMZ reported Thursday. Perry, 52, was taken to a hospital from his home in Sherman Oaks after paramedics were called to the home at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to the report. “We know the call came into the fire department for someone suffering a stroke, and Luke was transported to a nearby hospital,” TMZ reported. “It’s unclear what his condition is right now.” Perry has been starring...
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R. Kelly appears in court as lawyer enters not guilty plea in sex abuse case

By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Monday as the singer faces multiple charges of sexual abuse in Chicago. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, entered the courtroom wearing an orange jail jumpsuit after spending the weekend in Chicago’s 7,000-inmate jail. He was arrested Friday on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four females, three of whom were minors. Kelly remains jailed ...
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Car Seat Headrest – “For Pete’s Sake” (The Monkees Cover)

The Monkees' Peter Tork passed away this week, and Car Seat Headrest paid tribute during their show in Tallahassee on Thursday by covering the Monkees' "For Pete's Sake." The song, which was co-written by Tork and served as the closing theme for the second season of the Monkees' TV show, appeared on their … More »
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The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 23, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 23, 2019 • • • OUR LONG DARK NIGHT IS OVER… Major League Baseball teams reported to Spring Training this week. Here are a few shots from Mesa, Arizona, where the Cubs train. Few things in life bring as much hope as the beginning of baseball… • • • BIG WEEKEND FOR THE UNITED METHODISTS… Today is the day when the United Methodist Church meets for a special General Conference, where they will hold a critical vote on whether to ordain openly gay clergy a...
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Chicago’s vast camera network helped Jussie Smollett investigation

By TAMMY WEBBER CHICAGO — Police tapped into Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners’ doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the city’s high-tech approach to public safety. Officers said they reviewed video from more than four dozen cameras to trace the brothers’ movements before and after the reported attack, determining where they lived an...
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ShowBiz Minute: Tork, Smollett, R Kelly

Peter Tork, teen-idol and bass guitarist for the The Monkees, has died at 77; Jussie Smollett released from jail after posting bond; Attorney Gloria Allred and two women accusing R. Kelly of sexual misconduct speak at press conference            [Author: AP]
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Watch the Last Time Peter Tork (RIP) & The Monkees Played Together During Their 1960s Heyday: It’s a Psychedelic Freakout

Peter Tork died yesterday at age 77. You might not have heard the news over the deafening alarms in your social media feeds lately. But a muted response is also noteworthy because of the way Tork’s fame imploded at the end of the sixties, at a time when he might have become the kind of rock star he and his fellow Monkees had proved they could become, all on their own, without the help of any studio trickery, thanks very much. The irony of making this bold statement with a feature film wa...
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Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist, dead at 77

Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band's popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77.
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Festival Pass: Snoop supports the troops; Eddie Vedder supports the beaches

Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. When we cover festivals in the field, you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Festival Pass for Thursday, Feb. 21 I was bummed to hear the news of the passing of Peter Tork of The Monkees. Back in the late ’80s, two decades after “The Monkees” originally aired, the show found a new life on MTV and Nickelodeon and I was hooked. I didn’t care about the controversy about the members’ musical cred, I just wanted to paint...
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Peter Tork: Tributes to Monkees musician who has died aged 77

Peter Tork, a member of one of the first boy bands, The Monkees, dies at the age of 77.
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'Monkees' star Peter Tork dead at 77

Monkees star Peter Tork, who played bass and keyboard on hits like "Daydream Believer" and co-starred in the band's popular 1960s comedy TV show, has died at 77. The bassist and singer played with The Monkees from their earliest days as a made-for-TV sixties pop band, through their recent reunion performances. Tork died Thursday of causes that have not been publicly detailed. He was 77. Tork’s sister, Anne Thorkelson confirmed his death to The Washington Post. “I am told he slipped away pea...
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Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist, dead at 77

Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band's popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77.
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Peter Tork: Monkees musician dies at 77

Peter Tork, a member of one of the first boy bands, The Monkees, dies at the age of 77.
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Peter Tork, Court Jester of the Monkees, Is Dead at 77

Mr. Tork was an accomplished musician, but he became famous for his comedic role as the goofy member of a made-for-television band.
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Peter Tork, Monkees’ Lovable Bass-Guitar Player, Dead at 77

Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died
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Monkees musician Peter Tork dies at 77

Peter Tork, a member of one of the first boy bands, The Monkees, dies at the age of 77.
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The Monkees’ Peter Tork Dead At 77

Peter Tork, a member of the massively popular '60s band the Monkees, has died. The Washington Post reports that Anne Thorkelson, Tork's sister, has confirmed news of Tork's death, though she declined to say how he died. Tork was 77. More »
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Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees, dies aged 77

Accomplished folk musician and teen star helped move the guitar-pop band beyond their manufactured imagePeter Tork, the bassist for the Monkees, has died aged 77.Tork, who also sang on a number of the band’s songs and played keyboards, had been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009, though the cause of his death, which was confirmed by his sister, has not been announced. Continue reading...
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The Monkees' bassist Peter Tork dead at 77

Tork's cause of death is not yet public, though he was diagnosed with a rare tongue cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma, in 2009.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Peter Tork of the Monkees Dies at 77

Peter Tork, the guitarist and wise-cracking character in the 1960s teen-pop sensation the Monkees, died today at the age of 77, his sister Anne Thorkelson confirmed to the Washington Post; the news was also reported on Tork’s Facebook page. She did not specify a cause of death, although he was diagnosed with a rare form […]
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