Category: 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.

The best Rolling Stones singles

The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band: The Rolling Stones. So much great music. A selection of the 10 best singles. A tribute to The Rolling Stones

What Time Is It? The Story Of The Time

The Time: the most beloved, well-known and popular Prince satellite act. In 1982 they released their best album What Time Is It?. Looking back on The Time.

Compact Disc turns 35

Compact Disc turns 35

Vanity 6: sex sells, or something more?

In 1982 the album by Vanity 6 was released. 35 years ago Prince’s second satellite act was launched. Is it just about the lingerie or is there more? A look back.

Marilyn Monroe, after 55 years still ‘forever young’

Marilyn Monroe and music. Do the two go together? A (small) inquiry and the tale of her one and only musical tour in Korea 1954.

Advertising 1967, 1987 & 2017: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

On June 1st 1967 (50 years ago) The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. A highlight in the history of (pop)music history. It’s definitely not the best Beatles album, but it is their best-known.

Chuck Brown & the history of go-go

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers: the history of a man, a band and eventually a complete genre. Go-go and Washington D.C.

Prince – One year later…

One year ago the musical genius Prince passed away. What has happened since then? What will become of his vast musical archive. A look back.

Prince is victorious (once again) with Sign O’ The Times

On March 27th 1987 I bought Sign O’ The Times, again a kaleidoscopic album. The genius of the musical whirlwind from Minneapolis seemed limitless. And after 9 months he came to Europe again! New band, new look, new tour. A look back at one of the many highlights in Prince’s career.