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John and Yoko Write Back

In 1972 when I was 12 years old, I wrote a letter to Yoko Ono, spoofing her music with a drawing of sheet “music to wilt cement by” and, a few weeks later, to my utter amazement, I received this in the mail. Today, the 25th anniversary of Lennon’s murder, seemed like an appropriate day to share this particular memory ... Read More »

Review: The Best of ? and the Mysterians

The dreaded Abkco is finally resurrecting the golden oldies it extinguished back in the ‘60s (when Allen Klein bought and shut down the crumbling Cameo-Parkway empire). Following a four-CD overview of Cameo-Parkway’s hits and oddities (Cameo Parkway 1957-1967) comes individual retrospectives of Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Dee Dee Sharp, the Dovells, the Orlons, the Tymes (all those lamers that filled ... Read More »