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Brian Jones’ Dulcimer  //

I was visiting photographer extraordinaire Gered Mankowitz at his terrific studio in England. I noticed in a corner of the studio a photo of Brian Jones that I had never seen before… I thought I knew most every photo Gered had taken of Jones and the Stones. The photograph especially drew my attention as his […]

The Golden Stone Years: An All-Star Performance Featuring the Music of Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones  //

A highlight of my summer was attending a concert on August 17th honoring Brian Jones, his music with the Rolling Stones, and his influences. The concert was hosted by Donovan and his wife and muse, Linda, and Kenney Jones, the legendary drummer for The Small Faces, Faces, and The Who, at the Hurtwood Park Polo […]

Jimi Hendrix and Junior Marvin at Hamilton Live  //

While Junior Marvin is known worldwide as the extraordinary guitarist for Bob Marley and The Wailers, he was earlier known as “The British Jimi Hendrix“. His guitar playing is legend. For the first time, Junior Marvin will be celebrating Hendrix’s musical legacy in concert next Saturday, September 7th, at Hamilton Live in Washington, DC with […]

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of “Liverpool Days” Exhibition featuring Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler  //

This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler’s first exhibition in the United States, Liverpool Days, at Govinda Gallery. The exhibition was also a launch for the limited edition book, Liverpool Days (Genesis Publications Ltd. 1994). Astrid Kirchherr, was the photographer engaged to Beatles bass player and painter Stuart Sutcliffe at […]

Gypsy Dave Mills 1946-2019  //

Gypsy Dave Mills – sculptor, author, poet, and raconteur, was Donovan’s best friend. He passed on Tuesday, June 18th. Gypsy Dave and Donovan were friends when Donovan was first discovered and became an overnight sensation in 1965, appearing on Ready Steady Go!, singing what became his first hit song, “Catch the Wind”. Gypsy Dave became […]

Dr. John 1941-2019  //

Dr. John was one of the most inspiring and groove-inducing musical artists in my life. Enjoy this photo of him in 1970 by photographer Barrie Wentzell.

Bob Dylan, Ken Regan, Sam Shepard, Muhammad Ali, and Govinda Gallery  //

Today Netflix launches Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. Dylan hired Ken Regan to accompany him on the tour as his personal photographer. Govinda Gallery hosted Ken’s first ever exhibition, Ken Regan: Photographs of Bob Dylan and The Rolling Thunder Review, with an opening reception on January 21st, 2005 at Govinda […]

Donovan, Prince Michael of Kent, and Harry Belafonte!  //

During Donovan’s recording sessions in Jamaica while making his tribute album to Harry Belafonte, Jump in the Line, Prince Michael of Kent stopped by Zak Starkey’s studio in Ocho Rios. It was a great pleasure to have Prince Michael visit with his friend, Caroline St. George. The Prince happens to be a great fan of […]

Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan Celebration at DIVE  //

May 24th is Bob Dylan’s birthday. DIVE, the Rock & Roll bar below The Darlington House at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, is hosting a double celebration. May 24th also happens to be the same day that Bruce Springsteen performed at The Childe Harold in 1973. It was the first of three nights in a […]

Donovan and Harry Belafonte “Jump in the Line.” Wow!  //

Leave it to Donovan to record an extraordinary tribute album to Harry Belafonte. Here is that album, just recorded in Ocho Rios, Jamaica at Zak Starkey’s recording studio. Enjoy…and jump in the line!

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