Category: Tribute

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.

Video: Mark Hollis 1955-2019

Video: Mark Hollis 1955-2019. 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.

Mick Karn – Titles

Mick Karn’s first solo-album coincided with the unfortunate disintegration of Japan. Karn makes his bass talk on the album and that makes for an astounding result.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Live Anthology

As a tribute to Tom Petty who passed away yesterday at the age of 66, a short biography and review of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Live Anthology.