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This Week In History: The Rascals, The Knack, and Madonna

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge.

“Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,379 more words


They had the knack

ABOVE: Little Eva and Sharona Alperin.

WELCOME TO A special day in teenage rock ‘n’ roll. On this date in 1962, nineteen-year-old Little Eva topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “The Loco-Motion.” On the same date 17 years later, The Knack hit number one with “My Sharona,” written about eighteen-year-old  345 more words

There is Mastery in a Job Well Done

Allan Thomson very generously sent me a 1996 interview he conducted with Oscar-winning cinematographer the late David Watkin, on the subject of his frequent collaborator Richard Lester. 3,052 more words


Serious Fun: A Conversation With The Knack's Berton Averre

I must confess, the very first single I bought was “My Sharona.” I bought it at Ben Franklin’s, and i bought it with money I’d gotten for my birthday. 2,719 more words

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Talking Points

Richard Lester once said that the difference between A HARD DAY’S NIGHT and THE KNACK was the four protagonists of the former enjoy perfect communication without having to talk, while the four protagonists of the latter talk all the time without ever communicating. 474 more words


I've Been Picked Up

OK — Film Club, August tenth — next Monday — just got A LOT more exciting.

As regular readers know, I interviewed Richard Lester at length for Criterion’s A HARD DAY’S NIGHT disc, so I have some unused quotes from The Great Man I can make use of as required. 159 more words