Author Archive

How Lonnie Smith Grooved with Iggy Pop…and Donovan  //

This past Saturday The New York Times published a terrific story on soul-jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith’s new album Breathe on Blue Note Records. The ‘punk frontman’ Iggy Pop covered two songs on the album including Donovan’s #1 hit song “Sunshine Superman.” What a strong groove it is. The NY Times called the album “joyous […]

“Looking To Get Lost” and Peter Guralnick  //

A friend asked me the other day what I had been reading. I told him the best book I have read this year is a collection of essays by my favorite biographer, Peter Guralnick. Guralnick’s biographies of Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Sam Phillips are masterworks. Adventures In Music & Writing is the subtitle of […]

Celebrating Barry Feinstein’s Birthday with George Harrison, Janis Joplin, Marlon Brando, and more.  //

Today would be photographer extraordinaire Barry Feinstein’s 90th birthday. I have much to celebrate regarding Barry, especially his new book of George Harrison photographs that was my great pleasure to write the text for and edit. George Harrison: Be Here Now has just been published by Rizzoli, and has been received by the public with […]

Hank Aaron and Walter Iooss at Govinda Gallery  //

Govinda Gallery first exhibited this photo of Hank Aaron in the great sports photographer Walter Iooss’ exhibition Classic Baseball in April of 2003. This terrific photograph captures the spontaneous joy of Hank Aaron upon seeing the legendary Satchel Paige enter the locker room to see Hank after a game in Montreal. I also exhibited Iooss’ photo […]

Happy Birthday Ted Russell!  //

Today is photographer Ted Russell’s birthday. Born in England in 1930, Ted Russell went on to become one of the great photographers at LIFE magazine, the ‘gold standard’ for photo journalism. Russell came to New York City in 1952 “with four cameras and $200.” In 1961 Russell took the very first professional photographs of Bob […]

Dr. John and His New Year’s Eve Set List  //

It was New Years Eve 2013 when I saw Dr. John perform at Hamilton Live in D.C. Wanda Jackson also was on the bill. They brought in 2014 with style. What a great set of songs he delivered! Happy New Year!

“Luna Love” Launch and Exclusive Video  //

Enjoy this lovely video of Donovan with his wife and muse Linda, launching Linda’s just published book Luna Love, along with their friends Marina and Michael Cowdray.

“Luna Love” and Linda Lawrence…with Donovan  //

Linda Lawrence has just had a beautiful ‘memoir’ of her remarkable life published, as a stunning deluxe limited edition book, Luna Love. Edited by her soul partner for life, Donovan, this book chronicles her amazing journey from her childhood in England and up to today, depicted in her own words, and with numerous photographs. Linda […]

“I’m so isolated that most of the time I don’t know where I am.” – Richard Lewis  //

As is often the case, comedic genius, actor, and author Richard Lewis is ahead of his time. This ‘reflection’ on isolation by Lewis and the accompanying image by Carl Titolo reflecting Lewis’ social distancing from himself, are from Lewis’ book Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide On How Not To Live. Published five years ago […]

“The Art of Tom Meyer”  //

The Georgetown Dish’s Judith Berman posted a fine story on Tom Meyer’s new exhibition of paintings at Addison/Ripley in Georgetown. Berman’s review is well illustrated with Tom’s paintings. Don’t miss the show if you are in Washington. The Art of Tom Meyer Now at Addison/RipleyNovember 4, 2020 | by Judith Beermann Visit Addison/Ripley Fine Art through December 5, […]

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