Larry Knechtel

What do Duane Eddy, the Ronnettes, Elvis Presley, The Dixie Chicks, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel and Bread all have in common?  The musical genius of Larry Knechtel. Knechtel was a member of the famed Wrecking Crew, a group of session players that played on hundreds of hit records primarily in … More Larry Knechtel

The Wild Bunch

In 1969, Sam Peckinpah and Warner Bros. released one of the most talked about films of the year, and the most influential Western ever made.  Most people focus on the film’s violence, because its presentation and relentlessness was shocking and something film goers had not seen before.  If we remove the violence factor from the … More The Wild Bunch

1968

What a year it was.  Fifty years ago, the world was upside down.  Sound familiar?  Events of 2018, as incredible as they are, seem somewhat mild in comparison to 1968. The bright promise of the 1960s was fading into a tragic decade of harsh reality.  It was a year of scientific advancement, artistic accomplishment, bold … More 1968