Marty Balin

Marty Balin was a founder of Jefferson Airplane and later a stalwart member of Jefferson Starship, the successor band.  In later years he occasionally regrouped with members of the band on various projects but he was content to pilot his solo career. Balin passed away recently at the age of 76.  From the Airplane days, … More Marty Balin

Rod Serling

“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is … More Rod Serling

Loggins & Messina

Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina formed one of the most successful musical duos of the 1970’s.  Their music is still played on classic rock stations and it is hard not to form a smile when you hear one of their hits. Formed in 1971, they played together only until 1976, when they parted to have … More Loggins & Messina

Bob Dylan: The 70’s

This is the post Nashville, pre-Christian period in the 1970’s, when Bob Dylan became a rock and roll gypsy. This period was a bit of a roller coaster artistically and commercially for Dylan, who seemed restless after his re-emergence following his motorcycle accident.  Remember the huge reception he got when he appeared at The Concert … More Bob Dylan: The 70’s

Dan Fogelberg

Love him or hate him, Dan Fogelberg was quite a musical artist. For some, his music was too sentimental and sweet. He wrote a lot of romantic songs and was criticized for writing shallow and predictable songs. Others, me included, found his music to resonate with feeling and intricate musical ideas. He could alternate between … More Dan Fogelberg

Album Covers

Before streaming and downloads, music was available as compact discs, and before that, long play vinyl record albums.  Albums measured about 12 inches by 12 inches.  They were round, so the dimensions were equal. The records or albums, came in a package made of paper and later of a plastic material.  The album covers contained … More Album Covers