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Would-be Spectors # 7 - Andrew Loog Oldham

Here’s another spot-light on a Wall of Sound-obsessed producer in my ongoing ‘Would-be Spectors’ feature. (see them all via this link: https://cuecastanets.wordpress.com/category/would-be-spectors/)

Up until now, I have focused on people from within Spector’s inner-circle; Jack Nitzsche, Nino Tempo, Jerry Riopelle, Sonny Bono, Marshall Leib and Brian Wilson – the latter was admittedly never a part of the inner-circle as such but I thought he merited inclusion since he both allegedly played on Spector’s session for ‘Don’t Hurt my Little Sister’ – Brian’s pitched follow-up for ‘Be my Baby’ – and closely followed numerous Spector sessions during the 60s. 910 more words

Phil Spector

Beach Boys 1967

The Beach Boys on a Bravo poster in January 1967.

(h/t www.bravo-archiv.de)

In My Room

I discovered the evocative and deeply emotional connection to music at a relatively young age.
I was eight.
My bedroom was solace.
This was 1980. Decades before someone of such an age could while away the hours in front of powerful portable mini-computers. 646 more words

Depression

Beach Boys 1969

The Beach Boys on a “Star of the Month” calendar poster in Bravo of 1 January 1969.

Donald Trump's Inauguration: Beach Boys Consider Offer to Perform

The Beach Boys are considering an offer to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, but have not committed to the event, as other musicians have run into social media backlash. 606 more words

News

Dec. 28: Remembering Dennis Wilson, Lemmy and The Rev

I think we all can agree that the year 2016 has seen way too many of our heroes pass away. Actors, actresses, musicians, authors, time claims us all. 1,774 more words

Music

God Only Knows Why I'm Obsessed By The Beach Boys

The last time Weetzie stayed over at Casa T, we watched the movie, Love and Mercya biopic about Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. 1,072 more words