The Song Remains the Same: If the Spirit Moves Ya

If the Spirit Moves Ya Led Zeppelin is being sued for copyright infringement over "Stairway to Heaven," by the founding bassist of Spirit, an obscure '60's band that opened for Led Zeppelin in 1968-69. Opening notes were lifted from "Taurus," a relatively unknown song Spirit often played. Among the more interesting aspects of this law […]

You Can Leave Your Hat On: the First Time I Met Ringo Starr

June 1974, Atlanta GA This photo ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following a press conference with Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson, under the caption: "Ringo Meets the Press". That's me on the front row in the hat, and to my left is my best friend Don Sylvester. That's Ringo in the satin Marilyn Monroe jacket, […]