1969 Country Folk Rock Pre-Flight

Way back in 1969, long before The Eagles, Los Angeles, California friends and roommates Glen Fry and J.D. Souther formed the country folk rock duo Longbranch Pennywhistle and released their self titled debut album in 1970 on Jimmy Bowen’s Amos Records. In addition to Souther and Fry the 10 track LP featured some of the hottest L.A. session players of the day including TCB Band’s James Burton, Ry Cooder Buddy Emmons, Larry Knechtel, Jim Gordon and Doug Kershaw. Unfortunately for Fry and Souther the Amos Records label dissolved in 1971 and the group disbanded shortly thereafter.

Longbranch Pennywhistle

How Well Do You REALLY Know Your Fav Bands?

With apologetic nods to Pink Floyd, The Monkees, Led Zeppelin and the Sex Pistols, other than the obvious John, Paul, George & Ringo and perhaps their other BIG FOUR counterparts (Rolling Stones, The Who and The Kinks) relatively speaking there are VERY FEW bands that most folks actually know all the member names and distinctive personalities that inhabit their favourite groups.

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The Byrds: from left to right David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke (no relation), Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn.

Vinyl Resurgence Not A Fad It’s A Fact

The vinyl resurgence is not a FAD nor is it a FETISH.
 
According to Nielsen’s 2015 Year End Music Report: Vinyl LP’s continued to set new all-time highs with nearly 12 Million units sold in 2015 in the US alone . This marks the 10th straight year of growth for Vinyl LP’s.
 
Compare these numbers to 1930’s record sales when people were not buying many records of any kind at the time. Record sales in the US had dropped from a high of 105.6 million records sold in 1921 to 5.5 million in 1933 because of competition from radio and the effects of the Great Depression.
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