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An interview with Chuck Prophet

Blake Maddux interviews singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, who is also known for performing with Green on Red in the 80’s and early 90’s. As a musician, Bobby Fuller clearly aspired to be like Buddy Holly. Sadly, the realization of that aspiration included Fuller’s death at 23 years old, the same age at which Holly had perished…

Interview with Ian Anderson – at Lynn Auditorium Saturday

by Blake Maddux – In February 1968, MGM Records released a single called “Sunshine Day,” which they credited to the band Jethro Toe. Thankfully, the song did not become a massive hit. Otherwise, the British music magazine Melody Maker would have voted Jethro Toe the #2 band of the following year, smack dab in between…

Interview with Creedence’s Stu Cook

by Blake Maddux – As the rhythm section on all seven albums that Creedence Clearwater Revival released between 1968 and 1972, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford played on a list of songs that reads more like the greatest hits of any entire generation of artists rather than the work of a single…

Review: Cheap Trick at Lynn Auditorium

Review and photos by Blake Maddux — Given that Cheap Trick is in its fifth decade as a musical unit, it is surprising that the band’s commercial heyday lasted from only 1979 to 1982. Between the latter year and 1988, Cheap Trick wandered aimlessly, bereft of the critical and commercial success that they had acquired…