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Another Message from Bob….and more Sgt. Pepper

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2017 by segarini

Bob Stockton 1967

Once again, Life has conspired to delay a column, this one being Part Two of the Sgt. Pepper/Beatles thread. It will be posted this coming Friday.

In the meantime, here are some related items from past columns, a little more back story for the uninitiated, and some amusing pictures that prove Sgt. Pepper has always been an obsession with some people…especially musicians.

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Segarini: When Radio and Records Ruled the World Part 9 – Explaining Jimi Hendrix to your Grandmother

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by segarini

Part 8 can be found here

As big an upheaval as the one between 1962 and 1965 had been for pop culture, radio, records, and almost everything else, the years between 1966 and 1970 would be much more intense and culturally explosive. Several unconnected events would lead to changes that had been unimaginable just months earlier. Most would center around the San Francisco Bay Area, but 2 of them would happen 341 miles south of The City by the Bay in a sleepy little town called Los Angeles and a tiny strip of county roads collectively known as Hollywood.

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Segarini: When Radio and Records Ruled the World Part 8 – “Don’t you ever sleep?…and get a haircut!”

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2012 by segarini

Part 7 can be found here

If you weren’t there, It is hard to imagine the upheaval caused by the emergence of The Beatles from Liverpudlian obscurity to the world stage in late 1963 to late 1964. For the first time since Elvis Presley, a musical force had come along that reverberated past the walls of record stores and the radio speakers it emanated from, and influenced fashion, style, and social behavior. The Beatles influence reached far beyond what Elvis’s music had wrought. Not only did it affect those things Elvis’s reinvention of Blues and Country had impacted on, they reinvented rock and roll itself, and their approach to music caused some musical historians to excitedly hypothesize that they had not only built on what had gone before, but actually created a new form of expression heretofore unheard…and here we just thought they wrote good songs and had cool hair.

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