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  1. FYI: Just checked the songwriting credits for LAYLA on my MFSL CD. No it wasn't Eric Clapton and Duane Allman. It was Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon. So; I guest Jim Gordon (the drummer) helped write that signature "Layla" guitar riff! Don
  2. Tinted Windows debut is set for April 21st. They played their 1st gig at SWSW last week. The band is: Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) and Taylor Hanson (Hanson). The first single: "Kind of a Girl" is a Great slice of guitar rock! Looking forward to the CD also. I'm curious to see if Tinted Windows takes off. Cheap Trick has a big Tour planned with Def Leppard and Poison all Summer long. Fountains of Wayne are supposed to have a new CD and Tour as well. Could the members be doing double Tours?
  3. For any Raspberries Fans who are also Badfinger Fans. Joey Molland's wife Kathie passed away on March 25th in Shorewood Minnesota (a western suburb of Minneapolis). A memorial service will be held on Saturday: March 28th. My sympathy goes out to Joey and his 2 sons: Joey III and Shaun. Joey is the sole survivor of Badfinger. Badfinger was ONE of the GREAT Power Pop bands of the 70's and Raspberries performed with them several times in Concert. Don
  4. Anyone have the Instamatic Karma (John Lennon) book by May Pang? I'm curious if the Raspberries connection photo got published. The one that was in the Live on the Sunset Strip CD. John wearing the Raspberries "Starting Over" sweatshirt. Don
  5. Did Status Quo have a "HIT" with that song in England? "Rockin' all Over the World" was actually penned by John Fogerty. It came out on his 2nd solo album. He called his 1986 Tour: "Rockin' all Over the World". He also performed the song on his 1998 Premonition Tour. Haven't heard him play it since. It's a great tune by the way. Don Marvin wrote: We do their version of "Rockin' All Over the World" in our band.
  6. Three currently performing at the Top of their Game! Mick Jagger...yes even at 63! Most singers half his age couldn't follow him around the stage nor give his vocal performance for 2 non-stop hours! Bruce Springsteen.. always high energy and delivers his songs with passion. John Fogerty...Incredible energy, lead guitar licks and homespun charm. My favorite Concert of 2007! Don
  7. Just received a email from Bruce at Not Lame. They published the Shake Some Action Power Pop book that John wrote. He is currently taking orders for a 2nd pressing limited to 200 books. It comes highly recommended! Besides RASPBERRIES - Starting Over. Eric Carmen's 1st solo album and Scott McCarl's - Play On CD made the top 200! COOL! Don
  8. Dwight Twilley Band's - Sincerely was #21 on the list. Shoulda been top 10 IMHO! On the strength of: "I'm on Fire" alone! Don
  9. I would much rather hear "Hungry Eyes" or any other Eric Carmen "Hit" than most anything else from the late 80's. It was his chance to get back on the charts along with "Make me Lose Control". Hungry Eyes hit #4 and Make me lose Control was #3 on Billboard. It was Great to hear "that voice" again on the radio and VH1. Don
  10. My Badfinger album choice: Straight Up. Featured the Hits: "Day after Day" and "Baby Blue". "Name of the Game" and "Perfection" were also 1st rate. Produced by George Harrison and later Todd Rundgren. Don
  11. Sorry..a typo. I've seen Tommy Keene Live! Don
  12. STARTING OVER by RASPBERRIES sez the Hot new book: Shake Some Action by John Borack. RASPBERRIES had some tough competiton. Rounding out the top 10: Big Star, Shoes, Cheap Trick, 20/20, Chris Von Sneidern, Tommy Keane, The Orange Humble Band, Adam Schmitt and the Beat. Great job John: RASPBERRIES - Starting Over is my #1 Power Pop album also. I think the intial pressing of the book is already sold out!!! Don
  13. Concerts 2007 continued: Fountains of Wayne - 1st Ave; Minneapolis, MN June 13th. Touring behind the awesome new CD: "Traffic and Weather"! John Mayer - Summerfest; Milwaukee, WI July 3rd My 15 yr old daughters fave! Graham Parker - Brits Pub; Minneapolis, MN July 15th. Parker is the classic Brit Rocker. Fun outdoor show! Free! Guster - MN Zoo Amphitheatre; Apple Valley, MN July 23rd. Small outdoor venue. Great power pop and ballads. Sold out 2 nights! John Hiatt - Shawn Colvin - Mn Zoo Amphitheatre; Apple Valley, MN August 7th. Hiatt solo. Excellent songwriter with tales about Life and the road. Booker T & The MG's - Johnny Winter - Bayfront Bluesfest; Duluth, MN August 12th Fountains of Wayne - MN State Fair; St. Paul, MN August 26th Great Power Pop! My favorite group! Crowded House - Orpheum Theatre - Mpls, MN Sept 9th. Incredible Reunion Show! Finn and the boys sounded Fantastic! Gordon Lightfoot - State Theatre - Mpls, Mn Sept 22nd. A Folk Legend! Superb show by this 68 yr old balladeer. Bruce Springsteen & E ST Band - Xcel Center; St. Paul, MN November 2nd. High energy show with new Magic and classic tracks. Bruce always performs 110%. Neil Young - Northrop Auditorium - Mpls, MN November 8th. Solo and Electric set. Wallflowers - Fitzgerald Theatre - St. Paul, MN November 11th. An intimate Concert. Dylan and Company are always a Great Show! John Fogerty - State Theatre - Mpls, MN November 27th. BEST Concert of 2007! Classic and new songs from Revival. Incredible energy from this 63 yr old artist. What FM radio used to sound like. Don
  14. 2007 was a GREAT Year for Concerts! In Chronological Order; ERIC CLAPTON - Fargodome Fargo, ND March 30th Went with my 21 year old nephew who had a blast from row 5 on the main floor. Eric celebrates his 62nd Birthday in Fargo, North Dakota No less! Clapton’s guitar work was first rate as was his band. A real FUN Concert! Worth the price just to hear Layla, Wonderful Tonight and Cocaine. The KNACK - Lakefront Park Hudson, WI June 15th. The Knack played this outdoor benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for free as they did in 2005. Donations were accepted at the gate. A shortened powerhouse set due to the rain by these under appreciated Rock legends. Judging by the high energy note perfect Show. Who would have known lead singer Doug Fieger had underwent Chemo 2 days before the Concert (for a Brain tumor)? After a 20 minute rain delay the Knack returned for a rousing “My Sharona†and “Havin’ a Rave Up†as it started out pour again. Incredible guitar work by Berton Averre. The Knack are one tightest most polished Live bands playing today! Don -to be continued-
  15. I heard drummer: Jim Bonfanti is handling the Live Show bookings. Correct me if I'm wrong? Don Chris Hess wrote: hate to say it,but who is their promoter/manager? lol,chris
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