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47 items by Greil Marcus

  • Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)

    Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is one of the great party records. All the cuts are favorites, all are terrific — loud, tough, flashy rock and roll. Even if you already have every song on Flowers, Aftermath, Between the Buttons, and...

    September 12, 1969 12:00 AM ET
  • Obituary: Brian Jones

    Obituary: Brian Jones | ARTICLE

    Death permeates the world of rock and roll because it's a risky business. It's risky to be a star, to be treated like one,...

    August 9, 1969 11:55 AM ET
  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

    "You Can't Always Get What You Want" | SONG REVIEW

    "Honky Tonk Women" would have made a great twenty minute cut on the Stones' new album; as it is this disc is most likely the strongest three minutes of rock and roll yet released in 1969....

    July 11, 1969 12:05 PM ET
  • "Honky Tonk Women"

    "Honky Tonk Women" | SONG REVIEW

    "Honky Tonk Women" would have made a great twenty minute cut on the Stones' new album; as it is this disc is most likely the strongest three minutes of rock and roll yet released in 1969....

    July 11, 1969 11:30 AM ET
  • Ritchie Valens, J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson and Buddy Holly

    Ritchie Valens, J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson and Buddy Holly | ARTICLE

    Clear Lake, Iowa, Feb. 3 (UPI) Three of the nation's top rock 'n roll singing stars – Ritchie Valens, J. P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson, and Buddy Holly – died today with their pilot in the crash of...

    June 28, 1969 12:45 PM ET
  • Happy Trails

    Happy Trails | ALBUM REVIEW

    On the cover of what is presumably Quicksilver's last album is a delightful picture that might remind one of the old Frederic Remington paintings of the Wild West; the lettering is done in pure Thirties World's Fair...

    May 3, 1969 12:00 AM ET
  • Magic Bus: The Who on Tour

    Magic Bus: The Who on Tour | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is not so much a review as a complaint. Decca is well known as one of the more myopic record companies — "If you...

    November 9, 1968 12:00 AM ET
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