Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.
It was 1969, and the Vietnam War was raging. Protests, riots and societal turmoil were ripping at the seams of the western world. Into this political furnace stepped the unlikely characters of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Attorney Leon Wildes wasn't familiar with the Beatles when he took Lennon's immigration case in 1972. After an initial meeting with his clients, he says, "I went home and told my wife that I had met with Jack Lemmon and Yoko Moto."
This week marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination. Discussion has predictably turned to the legacy that the musician left behind, and how we remember him today. Here's a sampling of different takes on Lennon.
Early and tragic death of a hero, a leader, or a cultural icon produces reactions of greater intensity than the sad passing-on of a revered figure at a grand old age. Did we overreact to Lennon's death in 1980?
This Thanksgiving I want to send all my loving to two people -- no, not my kids, or even my wife, though they're pretty fab too -- but rather two men who I think we should all be thankful to still have in our lives.