Joel Crouse: Constant Music and Change

Cliff Yankovich Joel Crouse and I go waaay back - like back to the mid-1970s in high school when we saw Todd/Utopia, Genesis, Lou Reed, David Bowie and other great concerts for $7.50 to $15 per ticket. (We even got to see Genesis perform the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway right before Peter Gabriel went off on his own.) On the days when I got to drive the family beater to scho...
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Learning to Listen to The Doors

Roger Dumas Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore released “The Doors” in January of 1967. The LP might not have changed my life if, at the time, I had just listened a little closer… I was turning 16. The only thing I wanted for my birthday was this band’s debut psychedelic rock LP, although I had only ever heard the edited version of “Light My Fire” on...
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Learning to Listen to The Doors

Roger Dumas Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore released “The Doors” in January of 1967. The LP might not have changed my life if, at the time, I had just listened a little closer… I was turning 16. The only thing I wanted for my birthday was this band’s debut psychedelic rock LP, although I had only ever heard the edited version of “Light My Fire” on...
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An Interview with Jim Fox

Cliff Yankovich I recently had the opportunity to get some insight on musical education from one of my favorite drummers, Jim Fox, who put his training to work with a couple of his friends in The James Gang. Like many of us, Jim went to school at a time when musical education was a regular part of public school curriculum. He remembers a teacher coming around to the various ro...
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