True-Life Rock Tales

    Whistling While You Work

    As I step off my elevator, I hear music coming…

    Thanksgiving at the Fillmore East

    Halloween had just passed and now it was turning cold.…

    The Marrakesh Express and Other Journeys

    We walk into the control room and only record label…

    The Newport / JVC Jazz Festival and “Technomania”

    It was 1996 when Bob Guccione was watching The Cable…

    Superstar: The Long Tour

    Beginning in 1972, I was involved in the production of…

    Elektra – My Record Company Gig

    We were starting to level off and the pilot said,…

    Between Tours

    I am sitting in Trax, a music biz hangout club…

    The Ramones, Early On

    It was a conference call from Linda Stein and Danny…

    Back in the World

    It was the late summer of 1966, and I was…

    The Alternative Coast (Back in the World, Part Two)

    Ken’s article, “Back in the World,” about events in 1966…

    The Music Revolution

    In issue 141 and Issue 142 Ken wrote about his…

    The Psychedelic Supermarket

    In issue 141, Issue 142 and Issue 143 Ken wrote about his late…

    Roye Albrighton: Nektar’s Diamond in the Rough

    [Editor’s Note: Ken previously wrote about progressive rock group Nektar…

    Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

    For a variety of reasons, we left in the late…

    Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 146) Ken talked about his journey…

    The Hippies and the Freep, Part One

    The Los Angeles Free Press, AKA “The Freep,” was started…

    The Two San Jose Festivals, 1969

    It turns out that there were two festivals in San…

    Dangerfield’s

    Jim Kellem, a talent agent from CMA (Creative Management Associates)…

    Tour Happenings

    Landing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was a curious relief. It…

    Calling the Lubbock Lights

    We flew into Texas knowing we were in for a…

    The Ups and Downs of Touring

    As the spring of 1971 turned into summer we continued…

    Public-Access TV: A Perfect Soapbox

    I was not thinking about much; mostly I was just…

    Public Access TV, Part Two: Ken Gets Pranked

    As time progressed, I added two more public access television…

    Going to the Consumer Electronics Show: The Early Years

    The Cable Doctor Show started modestly as a live TV call-in…

    One Step Beyond and Going With the Go-Go’s

    The two Vietnamese gals that were hanging out backstage asked…

    Ninety Minutes and Three Encores

    It’s New Year’s Eve in the mid-seventies. It’s after the…

    I Love LA

    I sank into the plush soft leather seat and snapped…

    Pond Hopping with the Stranglers

    The heat is coming on and the pipes are clanking.…

    Labelle: Quality Time with the Girls

    In the rental car, the two Jims and I head…

    More Time with War: Lasting Impact

    I am watching Midnight Blue on leased-access cable channel J. It is…

    Nektar: Remember the Future

    Richard Halem from Creative Management Associates calls and asks me…

    Images of the Past: On the Road with Nektar

    Things work out, I’m happy, I have the job as…

    An Outgrowth of Hair

    The first time I met performer Susan Morse was in…

    Peace Parade, the Protest, and J.C. Superstar

    In Issue 117 Ken talked about his involvement with the…

    The Forty Thieves

    I’m sitting with my sister Ellen at an outdoor coffee…

    Brother Louie

    “We quit!” Those are not the words I want to…

    Kiss and Tell

    It’s the morning after the July 11, 1976 concert in…

    Little Esther: Long Days With the Diva

    It’s 1977 and we are waiting on Doheny Drive in…

    Renaissance: Songs for All Seasons

    “Wrong Way Wicks,” Annie Haslam says to me. I had…

    Split Enz: True Colours, Part One

    We drove our three rental cars up to the lobby…

    Split Enz: True Colours, Part Two

    In Issue 124 Ken wrote about the beginning of the…

    Johnny “Guitar” Watson: A Real Mother for Ya

    In 1980 I find myself working on another bus tour…

    The End of a Hollywood Era

    In early summer 1969 I was living in Laurel Canyon…

    The Stranglers Come Stateside

    I met them as they came off the plane at…

    Wrestling With Rock and Roll

    In 1984 Ian Lloyd of the band Stories calls me…

    Jefferson Airplane’s Scheduled Stop

    I had been back in New York for a few…

    A Time in Peter Tosh’s Jamaica

    In speaking with Eppy, he mentioned that he was promoting…

    Hitchhiking with Alice Cooper

    It was late 1968 when my friend, the late Barry…
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