Category: Tribute

Tröckener Kecks, from punk to new wave to rock

Tröckener Kecks was my favorite rock band in the early 1980s to sing in the Dutch language. The story of the Amsterdam band following their discography.

War Is Over (If You Want It)

The iconic poster by John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Some well deserved attention for an important message.

Bruce Springsteen: 70 years old today!

Bruce Springsteen turned 70 years old today. A tribute to the artist by celebrating the stunningly beautiful Racing In The Street!

The Fatal Flowers were back, for a short while. The story of the best band coming from Holland!

‘Who says the Dutch can’t rock?’ asked Rolling Stone magazine in a rave review for the debut album by Dutch band The Fatal Flowers. Good question. It was the start of a promising career for the best band Holland has ever had.

5 years ago I witnessed Prince live for the very last time, in Antwerp

5 years ago I witnessed Prince for the very last time in concert, in Antwerp. Once again, it was an unforgettable night in the presence of the genius hailing from Minneapolis. A look back at a fantastic concert!

The Who’s Tommy: the ultimate childhood sentiment

In 1969 The Who released their rock opera Tommy. It was a major influence in my childhood years and still is a favorite album. A look back.

The release of the best single of all time: When Doves Cry

In 1984 I was introduced to the true genius of Prince. There is a life before and after When Doves Cry. Tribute to the best single of all time!

Put Your Slouch Socks On: TV One’s Docuseries Unsung Celebrates the Music and the Legacy of 1980s Family Group The Jets

Put Your Slouch Socks On: TV One’s Docuseries Unsung Celebrates the Music and the Legacy of 1980s Family Group The Jets. A story by Aisha K. Staggers.

Keith Flint 1969-2019

Today news broke that Keith Flint has died. Sad tidings indeed. A short tribute.

The birth of the best song of all time: When Doves Cry

35 years ago Prince started recording his masterpiece all by himself: When Doves Cry. The story behind the best single of all time, day by day.

Mark Hollis 1955-2019

And suddenly news broke that Mark Hollis had passed away. Twenty years after withdrawing from the limelights it was still world (music) news. A tribute.

Herman Brood makes two great rock albums in 1 year!

1978: Herman Brood makes two great rock records in 1 year! Shpritsz and Cha Cha are among the very best that Dutch rock ‘n roll has ever produced. 40 years ago Herman Brood took The Netherlands by storm. A look back on a true phenomenon!

Paradiso, the most beautiful concert venue turns 50

Paradiso, the ultimate concert venue of The Netherlands and surrounding countries of the world, turns 50 years old. A look back on its rich history and a tribute to 50 years of pop music in Amsterdam.

Mama, 1943 – 2012

Five years ago today, my mother passed away. Too young, too soon and completely unexpected.

Peter Tosh – Equal Rights

In 1977 Peter Tosh releases his second solo-album. It is highly successful. Equal Rights is a political album and a classic with reggae. A look back.