Jonny Whiteside is a veteran music journalist and author of the award winning "Ramblin' Rose: the Life & Career of Rose Maddox&" and "Cry: the Johnnie Ray Story."
25 days ago | Hippie Era
Los Angeles, home of the square and land of the freaks, was seriously infected with an outbreak of insurgent rock & roll genius in the 1960s. Our roster of big beat ne’er-do-wells — Love, The Chambers Brothers, Electric Prunes, The Seeds, Cann...
1 month ago | Goodbye
Singer Kay Starr, who died Thursday at her L.A. home at the age of 94, was a down-to-earth country gal, sure. But the style she began developing as a teenager after renowned jazz fiddler Joe Venuti discovered her in mid-1930s Memphis was a hip, ve...
1 month ago | Lists
Chicano musicians have made a formidable mark on pop culture, and no matter what form they trade in — whether Question Mark and the Mysterians, Freddy Fender, The Zeros, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Johnny Rodriguez, Chris Montez or Alice ...
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2 months ago | Lists
Los Angeles has always been a volcanic music town, with a steady series of eruptions that have launched a horde of rhythm-and-blues-informed talents to well-deserved prominence. Characteristically of their hometown, their styles span a wild spectr...