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  • Keith Richards Meets the Mounties and Faces the Music

    Keith Richards Meets the Mounties and Faces the Music | ARTICLE

    My cab is cruising through the winding entrance of the Harbour Castle Hilton in Toronto, temporary home for the Rolling Stones, and I...

    October 17, 2012 1:07 PM ET
  • Doc Watson and His Tall Drink O' Water Merle

    Doc Watson and His Tall Drink O' Water Merle | ARTICLE

    Merle Watson has a strong set of credentials for a young musician. Besides being the 24-year-old son of the preeminent guitar picker, Doc Watson, Merle is also his father's extremely competent accompanist on banjo and second guitar....

    May 30, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • The Unsinkable Dolly Parton

    The Unsinkable Dolly Parton | ARTICLE

    There are few vistas more majestic than Central Park in autumn from the twenty-sixth floor of a Fifth Avenue apartment. Late-afternoon sunlight softly gilds...

    December 11, 1980 4:35 PM ET
  • The Rolling Stones Grow Old Angrily

    The Rolling Stones Grow Old Angrily | ARTICLE

    I'm 'fraid rock & roll has no future," Mick Jagger said. His famous lips formed a perfect moue of distaste, as if they...

    August 21, 1980 9:30 AM ET
  • Silver

    Silver | ALBUM REVIEW

    Good news from the Cash-Carter camp: Johnny Cash, after years of phonographic complacency, has shaken the dust off his career and given us a splendid LP, Silver, which marks his twenty-fifth year as a recording artist. Surprisingly,...

    February 7, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • After the Who's Cincinnati Concert Disaster, A Promoter Under Fire

    After the Who's Cincinnati Concert Disaster, A Promoter Under Fire | ARTICLE

    Less than two years ago, Peter Wertimer, a former employee of promoter Larry Magid's Electric Factory Concerts, warned of the possibility of just such...

    January 24, 1980 12:00 PM ET
  • Rock and Roll Tragedy: Why Eleven Died at The Who's Cincinnati Concert

    Rock and Roll Tragedy: Why Eleven Died at The Who's Cincinnati Concert | ARTICLE

    At about 7:15 on the evening of December 3rd, 1979, Larry Magid sat down to dinner with Frank Wood in the luxurious Beehive Club,...

    January 24, 1980 12:00 PM ET
  • Teenager Dies in Keith Richards' New York Home

    Teenager Dies in Keith Richards' New York Home | ARTICLE

    A seventeen-year-old boy was found dead July 20th in Keith Richards' bed in his palatial home in South Salem, New York. Scott Cantrell,...

    September 6, 1979 2:20 PM ET
  • Stones Serve Out Keith Richards' Sentence

    Stones Serve Out Keith Richards' Sentence | ARTICLE

    As The New Barbarians — Ron Wood and Keith Richards' quasi-Stones group - finished their first set at Civic Auditorium, the stage lights...

    May 31, 1979 11:55 AM ET
  • Sweet Memories

    Sweet Memories | ALBUM REVIEW

    I own Willie Nelson records on the following labels: Columbia, Lone Star, RCA, United Artists, Liberty, Atlantic, Capricorn, Diplomat, Sunset, Double Barrel, Plantation and a couple of others I forget right now. Obviously, the man has been...

    April 19, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Willie And Family Live

    Willie And Family Live | ALBUM REVIEW

    I own Willie Nelson records on the following labels: Columbia, Lone Star, RCA, United Artists, Liberty, Atlantic, Capricorn, Diplomat, Sunset, Double Barrel, Plantation and a couple of others I forget right now. Obviously, the man has been...

    April 19, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Face Of A Fighter

    Face Of A Fighter | ALBUM REVIEW

    I own Willie Nelson records on the following labels: Columbia, Lone Star, RCA, United Artists, Liberty, Atlantic, Capricorn, Diplomat, Sunset, Double Barrel, Plantation and a couple of others I forget right now. Obviously, the man has been...

    April 19, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Keith Richards Guilty — But Free

    Keith Richards Guilty — But Free | ARTICLE

    In a surprise decision here October 24th, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards received a one-year suspended sentence and was placed on a...

    November 30, 1978 10:15 AM ET
  • The Rolling Stones: The Road Ain't What It Used to Be

    The Rolling Stones: The Road Ain't What It Used to Be | ARTICLE

    And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was . . . -Daniel 12:1

    September 7, 1978 4:55 PM ET
  • Rolling Stones Gather Momentum

    Rolling Stones Gather Momentum | ARTICLE

    It may have been the most patchwork tour they ever threw together — Stones insiders still insist that Mick Jagger...

    July 27, 1978 12:35 PM ET
  • Willie Nelson: Holy Man of the Honky Tonks

    Willie Nelson: Holy Man of the Honky Tonks | ARTICLE

    The desk man at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Holiday Inn shook his head when I asked for Willie Nelson. "Got no Willie Nelsons...

    July 13, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Hot Stuff From Mick and Keith

    Hot Stuff From Mick and Keith | ARTICLE

    NEW YORK—Mick Jagger – looking almost anonymous in his black-leather flak jacket and jeans – settles into a back table at his favorite Chinese restaurant here and, armed only with chopsticks, prepares to fend off questions...

    November 3, 1977 11:40 AM ET
  • Keith Richards Busted: Stone's Future Cloudy

    Keith Richards Busted: Stone's Future Cloudy | ARTICLE

    Toronto — Keith Richards' view from the Harbour Castle Hilton is the slate gray Toronto harbor. Across that bleak expanse is a low...

    April 7, 1977 10:50 AM ET
  • More Clouds Over Dylan's Hurricane Benefit

    More Clouds Over Dylan's Hurricane Benefit | ARTICLE

    New York — Partly because of a Rolling Stone investigation (RS 233) and partly due to requests from constituents, United States Representative Edward...

    March 24, 1977 3:25 PM ET
  • 'Hard Rain,' Hard Rock, Hard Sell

    'Hard Rain,' Hard Rock, Hard Sell | ARTICLE

    It may be Bob Dylan's greatest achievement to seem impenetrable even when engaged in the utterly ordinary. "Enigmatic like a fox," the New...

    October 21, 1976 3:00 PM ET
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