Grammy-winning record producer Don Was shares studio stories and insight on his work with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Kris Kristofferson and more.
On October 17, 1963, the Beatles were in Abbey Road studios to record “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” a song written by Lennon and McCartney in response to their manager, Brian Epstein, asking them to write something for the American market which they had yet to break into.
Otis Redding had never seen anything so peaceful. The California sunlight sprinkling diamonds on the calm water of the bay, the seagulls circling overhead in an azure sky, the old fishermen hauling in their nets near the docks. While on the West Coast for an engagement at the Fillmore in June 1967, Redding and his […]
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November 7, 1943 gave the world one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th Century when Roberta Joan Anderson was born in Alberta, Canada. A few years later her family moved to the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she attended public schools and lucked out in having what she called “one radical teacher who drew out […]
On November 3, 1956, The Wizard of Oz—a film made and released in 1939 by MGM—made its television debut. CBS paid MGM $225,000, a huge amount in ‘56, for the rights to televise the film and to re-broadcast it if the telecast was a success. And what a success it was, becoming the most-watched film […]