Discover the secrets behind your favorite 70s albums
If you once "dropped the needle" on your albums in the 1970s, The Vinyl Dialogues II will bring back those memories. You will discover stories about your favorite 70's albums and artists such as the Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blondie, The Cars and more.
Award-winning writer and author Mike Morsch has researched the decade of music for some of the most-remembered - and a few of the more obscure - albums from that rich era of music, and then talked to the artists about the making of those albums.
Artists interviewed include John Oates of Hall & Oates; Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys, Don Felder of the Eagles; Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd; Rich Williams of Kansas; Jerry Martini and Greg Errico of Sly & the Family Stone; Elliot Easton of the Cars; Clem Burke of Blondie; Shelia Ferguson of The Three Degrees, Fred Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and many more.
The Vinyl Dialogues Volume II: Dropping the Needle includes stories on 26 memorable albums from the 1970s. Each chapter includes personal recollections from the artists about the music of that era and the atmosphere surrounding the recording of the albums. Like The Vinyl Dialogues before it, Volume II reveals even more previously untold, or rarely heard, anecdotes and secrets.
Do you know…
What famous crooner’s son took the cover photo of the 1970 Beach Boys’ Sunflower album?
What book inspired Hall & Oates to name their 1978 album Along the Red Ledge?
What song that was written as a joke and never intended to be heard in public ended up being Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s only No. 1 single?
What secret messages did the producer put into the “runout grooves” of the 1975 Eagles album One of These Nights?
What song on the 1977 Kansas album Point of Know Return started out as a finger-picking exercise for guitarist and songwriter Kerry Livgren and turned into the biggest single the band ever had?
Who producer Steve Tyrell wanted to sing back-up vocals for the 1972 B.J. Thomas hit single “Rock and Roll Lullaby?”
What famous song did Bruce Springsteen write and give to Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes because Springsteen didn’t think it fit on any of his albums in the 1970s?
Learn the answers to these questions and many more in The Vinyl Dialogues Volume II: Dropping the Needle by Mike Morsch. It is available in both print and eBook format and is available through Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/
The Vinyl Dialogues II: Dropping the Needle...on more albums of the 1970s by Mike Morsch
Print ISBN: 978-1-62249-
Library of Congress Control Number: 2015912800
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62249-
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