In his blog, thebluemoment.com, Richard Williams praised the story of RSG! "the fine documentary shown on BBC4 earlier this year, but never so thoroughly, informatively and entertainingly as in Ready Steady Go! The Weekend Starts Here, a large-format (12″x12″) history by Andy Neill, who has been everywhere one could possibly go to unearth every scrap of information on the show’s birth, life and death." He concludes with "Andy Neill’s Ready Steady Go! The Weekend Starts Here is published by BMG (£39.99). And at the very end of the article adds, "For more about pop and rock on the small and large screen, there’s Docs That Rock, Music That Matters by Harvey Kubernik, published in the US by Otherworld Cottage (about £35), including chapters on American Bandstand, D. A. Pennebaker, Peter Whitehead’s Charlie Is My Darling, Concert for Bangladesh and many other subjects."
Docs That Rock, Music That Matters includes a chapter on Ready Steady Go! and Harvey's interviews on the recent Ready, Steady, Go! documentary and book are currently featured in Music Connection Magazine.
Music Connection has posted a link to a Harvey Kubernik story on author Jeff Gold's new book SITTIN’ IN: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s just published by Harper Design.
During October, November and December, Music Connection magazine and cave.hollywood.com will be presenting his stories on Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, the Staples Singers, interviews with musician Adam Bentley and author Jan Alan Henderson, and a multi-voice narrative 50th anniversary tribute to Derek & the Dominoes and their epochal "Layla" album.
The November issue of UK periodical "Shindig!" will have a cover story on the Byrds, and will be utilizing Harvey's archive interviews with member Chris Hillman.
Author Joel Selvin, in his new book "Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise: Hollywood Eden," has utilized published articles by Harvey Kubernik listed in his acknowledgements as well as two Kubernik penned-books in Selvin's Bibliography: "Hollywood Shack Job: Rock Music in Film and on Your Screen," and "Turn Up the Radio! Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles, 1956– 1972." Selvin's book is to be published in April, 2021, by Canadian-based House of Ansansi.
If you are heavy into Otis Redding, do take a read on Harvey Kubernik's tribute to Otis Redding and his monumental live album recorded at the Whisky A Go Go in 1966. https://www.musicconnection.com/kubernik-revisiting-otis-redding-live-at-the-whisky-a-go-go/.Mike Stax, publisher/editor of "Ugly Things" magazine, a roots music quarterly, for the early November issue, has asked Harvey to expand his existing Otis Redding text for the "UT" website. There will also be 1966/1967 visuals and artifacts courtesy of the Gary Pig Gold archives. There's also a chapter on Redding's available documentaries in Kubernik's "Docs That Rock, Music That Matters."
Harvey’s Docs That Rock, Music That Matters is the subject of this 90-minute podcast interview with Goldmine magazine Editor Pat Prince. The widely acclaimed book will be required reading in some film and music classes next year and is currently available on Amazon in an immediately downloadable version, or the 520-page Trade Paperback edition. In anticipation of fan demand and COVID 19 production and delivery delays, students hoping to have physical books on hand for upper level film and music classes in which Docs That Rock, Music That Matters is required reading, desiring physical books rather than digital downloads, should place their paperback orders now, to be sure to receive them in time for school. Fans wanting the book and anyone else wanting to order the book for holiday gift-giving, should also place their orders now.
John Van Hamersveld "Crazy World Ain't It" has secured a October 10th Los Angeles screening virtual event. The film will open November 18th at the Laemmle Theater Playhouse 17 in Pasadena, CA. Harvey Kubernik appeared as an interview subject and in the trailer for the Chris Sibley & David Tourje-directed short documentary titled John Van Hamersveld: Crazy World Ain't It that had its World Premiere on February 6th 2019 at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. "Harvey, thanks for being a part of our movie. Your take on the Pinnacle Dance Concerts in Los Angeles 1967-1968 was great!" - John Van Hamersveld. Van Hamersveld designed the iconic Endless Summer visual image and album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, and Blondie. Meanwhile, you may view audience and fellow artist’s reactions at the Short Film Festival in Toronto to get an idea of what to expect in the Los Angeles, Oct 10th Crazy World Ain’t It virtual screening.
Music Connection magazine just exhibited Harvey Kubernik's multiple voice narrative 10,000 word text on Byrds' co-founder/bassist Chris Hillman.The article was subsequently picked up and displayed as a front page Google News! entry. Hillman's autobiography is due in November.
FORGOTTEN HITS, Sunday, September 13, 2020. While Harvey's books are frequently praised on this devoted and passionate website, he acknowledges the efforts of Ed Sullivan's 1948-1971 Sunday night television Show. He changed the frame game. Watch the Ed Sullivan Show - Season 8, Episode 9 - Novenmber 20, 1955: Bo Diddley, Laverne Baker, The Five Keys, Jack Carter, Ted Lewis: "Dr Jive's Rhythm... You'll have to scroll down to read Kent Kotal's update on Kubernik's latest book, Docs That Rock, Music That Matters, but it's well-worth the scroll!
Pacifica Performance Showcase - KPFK 90.7 FM Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm (PST). Listen Live at KPFK-FM (90.7) and simulcast globally on computer at kpfk.org, as host Donna Walker interviews Harvey Kubernik about his new book, Docs That Rock, Music That Matters (Part 2). If you missed Part 1, (and possibly Part 2, as well), they will be available in "Audio Archives" on kpfk.org to "Play" or "Download" for approximately two months. Just scroll down to date and time, for Part 1, go to Friday, 9/4/20, 2:30-3:00 pm, (PST), and for Part 2, go to Friday, 9/11/20, 2:30-3:00 pm, (PST). Docs That Rock, Music That Matters is available in trade paperback and ebook editions at amazon.com. Learn more at otherworldcottageindustries.com/TRAILERS%20AND%20WIDGETS.html.
The Doors’ ‘Morrison Hotel’: 50th Anniversary Edition Due October 9th was just announced on www.bestclassicbands.com. The news story touting the album also exhibits a very long interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with Ray Manzarek in 2010 where they discuss the entire catalog of the Doors.
This week on www.cavehollywood.com Harvey Kubernik touts the Amazon Music campaign [RE] DISCOVER artist catalog of Bob Marley, touts Marley's "Who Shot The Sheriff?" on Netflix's original Remastered series, and dialogues with Marley scholar, Roger Steffens.
https://www.bestclassicbands.com on Friday, August 14, 2020 spotlighted Harvey Kubernik's 2007 interview with record producer Bob Johnston on Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen as their featured article.
Publisher Jim Kaplan of "Record Collector News" magazine has scheduled a September/October issue. Harvey Kubernik has written the cover story on the Rolling Stones' "Goat's Head Soup" deluxe edition as well as a feature on Johnny Cash's new box set out on the Mercury/UMe label. Harvey also examines the Cash and Bob Dylan musical relationship like you've probably never read it. The magazine will also spotlight a Kaplan and Kubernik interview on Harvey's new book "Docs That Rock, Music That Matters." Kubernik has headed editorial at the periodical for the last ten years. During September the issue can also be read online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
Another prized jewel in the Rolling Stones' unmatched catalog is to be ... Kubernik: Interviews Surrounding The Rolling Stones' 1973 Classic "Goats Head Soup" ... So in a way, that maybe in the back of the mind it sets up the song to ... of bridging the gap between “the street and the elite,” Music Connection. In late July and early August Music Connection will exhibit Kubernik's long form articles on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Doors' "Morrison Hotel," and Harvey Kubernik's deep-dive expedition on the 50th anniversary of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's album "Deja Vu," may now be seen at https://www.musicconnection.com/kubernik-interviews-with-crosby-still-nash-young. The same site is running Harvey's story on the soon to be published Ready, Steady, Go! The Weekend Starts Here, from BMG Books by music writer and historian Andy Neill.
Our friends at http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/ previewed the Casey Kasem chapter from Harvey Kubenik's upcoming book (title) that Otherworld Cottage Industries is publishing in August.
Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik's 2012 book A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival is a bibliography entry in author Oliver Craske's Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar published spring of 2020 by Hachette Books.
Saturday, July 11, marked the 100th birthday of Stephen Wise' Temple Founding Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin. On the occasion of Rabbi Zeldin’s second yahrzeit (January 2020), Senior Rabbi Emeritus Eli Herscher and Milken Community Schools Past President Metuka Benjamin spoke with author Harvey Kubernik to remember their colleague and friend. This fascinating new profile recounts how Rabbi Zeldin worked with Wise's founding generation and his colleagues to build a lasting Wise community. Please visit the website with Harvey's interview at Eyes On Wise - Stephen Wise Temple.
The July 2020 Record Collector News magazine is out. Charlie Parker on the front cover. Harvey Kubernik articles on Frank Zappa, Flo & Eddie and The Association. It can also be read at www.recordcollectornews.com.
An expanded version of Harvey Kubernik's story on the new Frank Zappa box set on the Mothers 1970 is now on cavehollywood.com/frank-zappa's-celebrated-1970-mothers-lineup
The new issue of Record Collector News magazine is out this week. An edited portion of the Kubernik Zappa text, with his archive interviews Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, is published along with Harvey's feature on Association member Russ Giguere and his autobiography.
Coming this week in cavehollywood.com Harvey does a lengthy look at the just released Johnny Cash Mercury/UMe box set and also examines the Cash and Bob Dylan relationship. Article includes Kubernik's 1975 interview with Cash.
THIS JUST IN! The June 2020 issue of the Midwest Book Reviews online magazine Wisconsin Bookwatch, features a review of Harvey Kubernik's book, The Doors Summers Gone, published by Otherworld Cottage Industries. "Impressively informative and a simply fascinating and meticulously detailed read from cover to cover, "The Doors Summer's Gone" is a 'must' for the legions of Doors fans and certain to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to both community and academic library American Popular Music History collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Doors Summer's Gone" is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99)."
In June, Harvey Kubernik penned a book jacket endorsement for author Michael Posner's new book on Leonard Cohen that Simon & Schuster, Canada will be publishing this fall 2020, Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years. And we've just learned that Harvey Kubernik's 1997 interview with Ravi Shankar is quoted by journalist Joe Livernois in "A Mystic Takes the Stage," in the January edition of voicesofmontereybay.com.
During the week of May 16th-23rd, Harvey Kubernik's 30,000 word multi-voice narrative on Laurel Canyon's musical legacy will debut on www.cavehollywood.com. Harvey served as a consultant in 2019-2020 on a new 2-part documentary Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time directed by Alison Ellwood. Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time debuts on cable television Premium network EPIX that will be broadcast on Sunday, May 31st at 10 p.m., and concludes the following Sunday, June 7th at 10 p.m. A selection of Kubernik interviews with veterans of Laurel Canyon will be exhibited on www.cavehollywood.com: Micky Dolenz, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Johnny Echols, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Richie Furay, Don Randi, Guy Webster, Michelle Phillips, John Mayall, Danny Hutton, Graham Nash, Henry Diltz, and Nurit Wilde. An edited version of the Kubernik text interviews will also be displayed the last week of May in the US on musicconnection.com and UK's Shindig! magazine at www.shindig-magazine.com. Harvey's Canyon of Dreams The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon is currently touted on www.jonimitchell.com. "Graham Nash reflects on life with Joni and describes writing the song Our House. Slash, a child of the Canyon, reveals Joni was a close family friend. Zoe Scott recalls her conversation with Joni upon meeting her in 2008. And more!"
On Thursday April 23rd, forgottenhits.com noted the passing of musician, author, deejay and television broadcaster Ian Whitcomb. Site owner Kent Kotal displayed Harvey Kubernik's comments on Ian Whitcomb.
"He was always a delightful and informative interview subject. Ian always provided his Pasadena-based archive and library for research. I passed his Tin Pan Alley and vaudeville test. That was a tough one. I last saw Ian in 2019 at a memorial service for another beloved musicologist, Gary Schneider. They had deejay shifts back to back at www.luxuriamusic.com. Ian's last words to me were, "Thanks for putting me in your books. But young lad, don't call me or email me about psychedelic music, Jimi Hendrix or the Beatles. Besides, I've got a casual booked this week."
The April 5, 2020 edition of Kent Kotal's www.forgottenhits.com featured Harvey Kubernik's tribute to singer/songwriter Bill Withers. It can be viewed at the popular portal at: forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com.
Cavehollywood.com in the first week of April 2020 spotlights Harvey Kubernik's examination of Johnny Cash's recordings in the eighties on the Mercury Records now reissued on the Mercury/Ume label. Text includes Harvey's 1975 interview with Cash done for the now defunct "Melody Maker," as well as current century interviews he conducted with author Robert Hilburn and record producer Rick Rubin. http://cavehollywood.com/johnny-cash-the-mercury-records-years-1986-1991/ (Harvey's Cave Hollywood article is also touted this week on www.forgottenhits.com.
Harvey Kubernik on the Shindig! magazine website, https://www.shindig-magazine.com/?p=3504 on Friday, March 20th examined and touts the landmark UK music 1963-1967 series "Ready Steady Go!" Andrew Loog Oldham and Michael Lindsay-Hogg were interviewed by Harvey for this memoir essay.
The April/May issue of "Record Collector News" magazine will have Harvey Kubernik's feature article on the Association's Russ Giguere and his autobiography Along Comes The Association: Beyond Folk Rock and Three-Piece Suits, co--written by Ashley Wren Collins and published by Rare Bird Books. The foreword is penned by David Geffen.
ABKCO is celebrating the legacy of Bobby Womack this month with the release of lyric videos for four of his most notable efforts from the ‘80s. This March 4th, which would have been Bobby's 76th birthday. ABKCO will be releasing Official Lyric Videos for “So Many Sides of You” and “Secrets” across all streaming services. One week later, “Where Do We Go From Here” and “Just My Imagination” will follow. All four of these tracks are Womack originals and were released as part of his hugely successful 1981 album, The Poet. Secrets (Bobby Womack, Jim Ford) and So Many Sides Of You (Bobby Womack, Jim Ford). Harvey Kubernik in a 2014 Billboard magazine article wrote a tribute to Bobby Womack that can be read at Some Kind of Wonderful: Remembering Bobby Womack.
Read Harvey Kubernik's story on the just released Cream "Goodbye Tour Live 1968" box set now out from the UMe record label on the Cave Hollywood website.
During March 2020 Music Connection and Harvey Kubernik celebrated the 50th anniversary of Carole King's debut solo album "Writer." 1971 marks the 50th anniversary of Carole King's landmark "Tapestry" album. Harvey interviewed some melodic friends and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees discussing King's tunes and recordings. In 2008, Harvey penned the liner notes to deluxe edition of "Tapestry," issued on the Epic/Ode/Legacy record label, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
The April issue of "Shindig!" magazine # 102 is also publishing an edited version of his Carole King/Brill Building print expedition. The May "Shindig!" is a cover story on the 1967-1968 musical world of Eric Burdon. Harvey has supplied his 2007 archive interview with Burdon for the periodical.
In Music Connection, Harvey has also documented the upcoming 50th anniversary of the epic George Harrison and Ravi Shankar birthed charity event "The Concert for Bangladesh" and the subsequent live recording Grammy winning Album of the Year for 1972. Text includes Kubernik's own archive interviews with Harrison, Shankar, Jim Keltner, Steven Van Zandt, along with members of the Byrds and the Doors. Music Connection this week exhibits Harvey Kubernik archive 1997 interviews with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison and examines the landmark 1971 Concert for Bangladesh charity endeavor in this manifesto. https://www.musicconnection.com/celebrating-the-100th-birthday-of-indian-music-legened-ravi-shankar.
In his ongoing online series of articles in "Monterey Rocks," writer Joe Livernois quotes Harvey Kubernik in the January 2, 2020 edition A Mystic Takes the Stage--Voices of Monterey Bay. Harvey and his brother Kenneth Kubernik wrote the 2012 book A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival.
The March issue (#101) of the UK-based Shindig! magazine has a six-page tribute to our departed musical visionary Chris Darrow by Martin Ruddock which incorporates archive interviews Harvey Kubernik conducted with Chris over the last few decades. The Shindig! tribute is titled "Under His Own Disguise." Music Connection magazine on January 23rd displayed Harvey's heartfelt tribute and appreciation of the multi-instrumentalist and Inland Empire musical sage, Chris Darrow, who left the physical planet earlier in January. James Taylor, Linda Ronsdadt, Leonard Cohen, and Ben Harper are among many who owe him a great debt for helping and guiding their very early recording careers. Find on www.musicconnection.com/chris-darrow-an-appreciation.
A modified and newly expanded version of Harvey's reflection on Darrow's musical mission will also be published in the spring issue of "Ugly Things" magazine, out in mid-April
Harvey Kubernik was recently interviewed by best-selling author and biographer Michael Posner for Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years that Simon & Schuster will publish in hardcover on October 6, 2020. It’s the first of three Cohen volumes Posner is doing for the company. https://www.leonardcohenforum.com. Posner’s work includes biographies on Mordecai Richler and Anne Murray. Posner is a former managing editor of the Financial Times of Canada and spent sixteen years as senior writer with The Globe and Mail. In 2014 Kubernik wrote the acclaimed Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows which has been published in six foreign language editions. Read about the Cohen and Kubernik literary and musical endeavors archived on the official forum of Leonardcohenfiles.com and cohencentric.com.
The week of February 18th-25th, Harvey Kubernik's story on the feature documentary "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band" is online at cavehollywood.com/once-were-brothers-robbie-robertson-and-the-band. The text incorporates interviews Harvey conducted with Robbie Robertson in 1975 for "Crawdaddy" magazine and in 2017 for "Record Collector News" magazine.
The Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles in their Eyes on Wise Newsletter and website are acknowledging and observing the second yahrzeit of founder Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin. Harvey Kubernik was invited by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback to interview Senior Rabbi Emeritus Eli Herscher and Founding President of Milken Community High School Metuka Benjamin.
Remembering Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin: New Gallery, Interviews Showcase Visionary Legacy On Friday, January 31st, Wise observed the second yahrzeit of beloved visionary Founding Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin (z”l). The service included a browse into a new gallery in Plotkin Chapel Study (formerly Rabbi Zeldin’s office) showcasing his remarkable life.
Recently, author Harvey Kubernik (1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love) sat down with Senior Rabbi Emeritus Eli Herscher and Metuka Benjamin to discuss Rabbi Zeldin’s life and legacy for a new article in the Rabbi Zeldin archive. the Stephen WISE TEMPLE EYES ON WISE WEEKLY
In 2020, Harvey Kubernik served as Consultant on a new 2-part documentary Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time. Alison Ellwood is the director who helmed the History of the Eagles. Executive produced by Frank Marshall, The Kennedy/Marshall Company; Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television; Craig Kallman and Mark Pinkus, Warner Music Group; Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman and Richard Perello, Jigsaw Productions; and Jeff Pollack. The film is produced by Ryan Suffern, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, and Erin Edeiken, Jigsaw Productions. Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time will have a world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 20th. Premium television network EPIX will broadcast it on Sunday, May 31st at 10 p.m., and conclude the following Sunday, June 7th at 10 p.m.
Check out the new trailer at https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/laurel-canyon-documentary-trailer-974122/?fbclid=IwAR1ZWDqsmAZ1-8mJWCcIvwRBER2WD1xlyH284FU0AULXFiYgGJxae_rs76A.
During 2020 Harvey Kubernik is the consulting producer and writer on a music documentary examining legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Del Shannon for the Stars North production company. Todd Thompson and Mark Bentley are directing and producing. Dan Bourgoise, founder and former owner of the landmark Bug Music publishing company is Executive Producer. Bourgoise oversees the Del Shannon estate and for 30 years Shannon’s best friend and personal manager. Please visit www.starsnorth.com.
Read Harvey Kubernik's story on acclaimed artist and graphic designer John Van Hamersveld in the new Music Connection at https://www.musicconnection.com/art-john-van-hamersveld-era-cool In 2019 Harvey Kubernik appeared as an interview subject in the Chris Sibley & David Tourje-directed short documentary entitled John Van Hamersveld: Crazy World Ain't It that had its World Premiere on February 6th 2019 at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. It’s headed to the Miami International Film Festival for the 2020 season and is a selection for the 2020 Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival in spring. View the trailer at https://vimeo.com/312221882. Van Hamersveld designed the iconic Endless Summer visual image and album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, and Blondie. “Van Hamersveld is discussed by music historian Kubernik, artist Shepard Fairey, surfers Shaun Thompson and Jeff Ho, artist Louise Sandhous, designer Nina Palomba to name a few starring as themselves in the documentary, we get to hear their tales, their version of the hero worship. The seer-like calmness of Hamersveld to freeze the time in his frames regardless of their age and/or culture is awe-inspiring, to say the least!”—Indie Shorts Magazine.
And see Harvey Kubernik's retrospective article on Ray Manzarek of the Doors now featured on the Music Connection website https://www.musicconnection.com/the-doors-break-on-thru-a-celebration-of-ray-manzarek/.
Harvey has written the next cover story for the February issue of "Record Collector News" magazine on the new music documentary, "Melody Makers," written, directed and produced by Leslie Ann Coles which chronicles the legacy of the now defunct UK "Melody Maker" music weekly and spotlights the periodical's 1965-1975 photography of Barrie Wentzell. Kubernik wrote weekly for the newspaper from 1974-1980. Harvey also interviews singer/songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan for the next RCN. www.recordcollectornews.com
Music Connection is also earmarking an extensive career retrospective article with The Band's Robbie Robertson culled from a series of interviews Harvey conducted with Robbie from 1975-2017. In February the new feature documentary, "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band" premieres in New York and Hollywood, before a national opening on February 28th. https://www.musicconnection.com/new-documentary-on-robbie-robertson-and-the-band-out-soon/
Scheduled for the April or May issue of UK-based "Shindig!" magazine is Harvey's multi-voice narrative story and appreciation of Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, sitar player and composer. Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar, Dhani Harrison and Phillip Glass will be paying tribute for 100th birthday concerts.
Kubernik's multi-page examination and tribute to Shankar will feature Harvey's 1997 interviews with Shankar, George Harrison as well as his own archive interviews with John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek of the Doors, drummer Jim Keltner, Chris Darrow, Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Billy Preston, Henry Diltz, Kim Fowley, and Steven Van Zandt. The text spotlights the upcoming 50th anniversary of "The Concert for Bangladesh."
In the December 2019 issue #98 of Shindig! magazine in Martin Ruddock’s Canyon Fever multi-page story on the late sixties music of Laurel Canyon, Harvey Kubernik is singled out for thanks in the article credits.
The National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress is now exhibiting Harvey Kubernik's guest essay on "The Band." See it HERE.
Harvey Kubernik's tribute to American spiritual leader, psychedelic explorer, author, deejay, counterculture icon Ram Dass who died at age 88 in late December is now up on https://www.musicconnection.com › Latest.
The well-regarded music website BESTCLASSICBANDS.COM on December 18th posted Harvey's extensive story on the Doors incorporating selections of interviews Harvey conducted with band co-founder Ray Manzarek during 1974-2013. Check it out at BEST CLASSIC BANDS.COM.
On Saturday, December 21st, 7-9:00 am (PST), hear music historian and author, Harvey Kubernik discuss the musical career of Eric Clapton with Dr. Robert Klapper, M.D. on ESPN Radio (710 on your AM dial in Los Angeles), on his "Weekend Warrior" program. Universal Music Enterprises on February 7, 2020 will be releasing the 4-CD, special edition of Cream’s Goodbye Tour Live 1968. Kubernik was a previous guest on orthopedic surgeon Klapper's heralded weekly radio show discussing his 2015 book on Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows and his 2018 The Story of The Band From Big Pink to The Last Waltz. Hear the archived first hour at ESPN AUDIO, Weekend Warrior [hr1]> Doc opens talking about coming together in sports, art and medicine. Doc uses examples from the rock band Cream and former Yankee's owner George Steinbrenner. Doc welcomes rock historian and author Harvey Kubernik who elaborates extensively about the players and history surrounding the Cream era. The Weekend Warrior Clinic opens for listeners. "To understand the anatomy of a compelling sports-talk genre radio show that’s really much more than advertised, schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Klapper." ---Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News.
The JERUSALEM JAZZ & BLUES HALL OF FAME in Israel on their website is now exhibiting a Harvey Kubernik profile and multi-narrative article on guitarist/songwriter Michael Bloomfield. Click on the "Beatniks" page listed on the header to discover the Jewish Roots of American Popular Music. Harvey's piece on Bloomfield has been picked and listed on a Bob Dylan-themed website www.expectingrain.com.
Harvey Kubernik and some longtime friends and lovers of the Kinks hail the new retail release of the classic Kink's album Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire on the Cave Hollywood website, where you'll also find Kubernik's 5,000 word salute to the Ventures, the world's number one instrumental group of all time with 100 million sales, an interview Harvey conducted with the band's co-founder, Don Wilson, at http://cavehollywood.com/walk-dont-run-60-years-of-the-ventures. In December the Ventures will be honored with an exhibit Walk, Don't Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA. December 7, 2019-August 3, 2020. The official Ventures website theventures.com is also displaying the Kubernik text in conjunction with the Recording Academy Grammy Museum.
Harvey Kubernik, on the request of Shindig! magazine in the U.K., has written a 1,500 word tribute to the late photographer Terry O'Neill who passed away in November, for its February 2020 issue. O'Neill took the very early 1963 and '64 iconic photos of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, the cover of David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" album, and landmark images of Elton John, Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen.
Music Connection has asked Harvey to chronicle the Rolling Stones' 1970 movie documentary "Gimme Shelter" and examine the 50th anniversary of the Stones' notorious concert event at the Altamont Raceway. Kubernik implements his own conducted catalog interviews with Graham Nash, Chris Hillman, director Albert Maysles, actor/poet Harry E. Northup, and Tony Funches, who headed security for the Stones' November '69 U.S. tour, now displayed at www.musicconnection.com.
In 2019 Harvey Kubernik appears as an interview subject in the David Tourje-directed short documentary entitled John Van Hamersveld: Crazy World Ain't It that had its World Premiere on February 6th 2019 at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. It's just been honored as an Official Selection at the 2020 Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival in spring. “Thanks for being a part of our movie. Your take on the Pinnacle Dance Concerts in Los Angeles 1967-1968 was great!” -John Van Hamersveld. Van Hamersveld is discussed and examined by visual artist Shepard Fairey, world surf champion Shaun Thompson, Jeff Ho of the Zephyr Surf Team, designer Louise Sandhaus, Jim Fitzpatrick, Steve Olson, Gary Wong, Carole Caroompas, Chaz Bojorquez, and Quentin “Shplinton” Thomas. The movie has just been honored as a selection for the 2020 Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival in spring. Van Hamersveld designed the iconic Endless Summer visual image and album covers for The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Blondie, KISS and the 2005 Cream reunion concert.
Harvey Kubernik's article on The Band and the recently released 50th anniversary of their epic second LP, "The Band", reissued in expanded edition on Capitol/UMe Records, is exhibited on www.musicconnection.com. Text features excerpts of 1975 and 2017 interviews Harvey conducted with Robbie Robertson.
The National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. recently asked Harvey Kubernik to pen an essay on the landmark album "The Band," now celebrating a 50th anniversary edition in 2019.
The National Recording Registry is an annual list from the Library of Congress where twenty-five recordings are named to the Registry every year. Each of these recordings has been chosen by the Librarian of Congress, with input from the National Recording Preservation Board. Each of these recordings have been deemed so vital to the history of America—aesthetically, culturally or historically that they demand permanent archiving in the nation’s library.In November of 2006, Harvey Kubernik was a featured speaker discussing audiotape preservation and archiving at special hearings called by The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. that were held in Hollywood, California.
The December Issue of Record Collector News Magazine has a cover story by Harvey Kubernik on Jimi Hendrix that spotlights his just issued Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts. Harvey Kubernik has just signed a book deal with Sterling/Barnes and Noble publishers for a large format size illustrated text on Jimi Hendrix, Harvey's fourth title with the company this decade. The tome is scheduled for last quarter 2020 publication. Harvey, who witnessed the Jimi Hendrix Experience live in 1969 at the Newport '69 pop festival in Southern California, was interviewed for The BBC World Wide Radio Service on their News Hour programme during a September 19, 2005 segment discussing the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix acknowledging the 35th anniversary of the musicians passing in 1970. Kubernik has participated in previous Hendrix book endeavors this century. He was interviewed for 2005’s Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross (Hyperion), contributed a chapter on Hendrix for 2017’s Hendrix: A Visual Documentary by Gillian G. Gaar (Voyageur Press), and his A Perfect Haze book on the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival sourced in her bibliography. Harvey was also quoted in 2006’s Jimi Hendrix: The Man, the Magic, the Truth (The Intimate Story of a Betrayed Musical Legend by Sharon Lawrence (Pan MacMillan). In addition, brothers Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik have inked a book deal for a Rolling Stones 1963-1973 era book. Slated for December 2020 publication. More details on their literary expedition in January.
During November Cave Hollywood displays Harvey Kubernik's memoir essay on John Mayall. Text touts Mayall's new autobiography and John's relationship with Laurel Canyon.
View it now at Cavehollywood.com.
Harvey's 12,000 word multi-voice narrative on Janis Joplin is now displayed on Music Connection magazine Kubernik's essay chronicles Joplin's musical life and coincides with the U.S. theatrical release from Broadway to cinema screen November 4th-11th of "A Night With Janis Joplin" playing in national venues. Janis is portrayed by Mary Bridget Davies, Tony Award® Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. A Night with Janis Joplin, written by Randy Johnson and directed by Emmy Award® Winner David Horn and Randy Johnson.
Harvey Kubernik's 1995 article on Motown Records founder Berry Gordy No Town Like Motown: Berry Gordy: A Conversation with Mr. Motown is included in The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader published by Oxford University Press, edited by David Brackett.
It is a collection of selections from sources that include mainstream and specialized magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, interviews, and autobiographies of musicians and other music industry insiders. Brackett is a Professor of Musicology at McGill University in Canada.
Kubernik joins a lineup of LeRoi Jones, Arnold Shaw, Johnny Otis, Jerry Wexler, David Ritz, Richard Cromelin, Paul Nelson, Jim Delehant, Phyl Garland, Andrew Sarris, Richard Goldstein, Ellen Willis, Ralph J. Gleason, Nat Hentoff, Penny Valentine, Greil Marcus, Ben Fong-Torres, Nelson George, John Mendelsohn, Cameron Crowe, and Robert Hilburn.
We're delighted to report that Allen Showalter is republishing selected entries from his former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, on his personal site, AllanShowalter.com. He' just (re)posted "Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows by Harvey Kubernik – A Delight For Cohen Fans. Exceptional praise for this Kubernik book title. Now out in 8 foreign language editions.
And now, here are some late October and November literary and music articles penned by Harvey you might relish.
The November issue of "Record Collector News" magazine is out with the Kubernik cover story on the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed" which features a 2008 interview with Merry Clayton and the "Gimme Shelter" recording session. Read it online as well at www.recordcollectornews.com.
The November the next "Ugly Things" magazine will be out and features a Kubernik 10,000 word multi-voice study of Michael Bloomfield and touts the new book "Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life In the Blues" by David Dann. PDF available from "Ugly Things" upon request.
We're pleased to announce that in November 2019, a Harvey Kubernik's 1996 music and recording-themed interview with poet/author Allen Ginsberg has just been published in Conversations With Allen Ginsberg, edited by David Stephen Calonne for the University Press of Mississippi in their Literary Conversations Series.
Harvey also interviewed Ginsberg in the Los Angeles Times about Ginsberg's Ballsd of the Skeletons, a little Halloween ditty from Allen Ginsberg, Paul McCartney, and Phillip Glass, first published in 1995, and recorded in 1996, a year before Ginsberg died
During November Music Connection magazine displays two long form memoir pieces from Harvey on Janis Joplin and The Band. Joplin is scheduled for late this week, and The Band in mid-month. (see www.musicconnection.com.)
www.cavehollywood.com this week hosts the Harvey Kubernik story on Country Music and his archive interviews with Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris and Chris Darrow. During October the site exhibited his long form retrospective on The Ramones and their "End of the Century" album. A 40th anniversary product is planned for early 2020.
www.rocksbackpages.com this week showcases a Michael Simmons group narrative "Bob Dylan Turns 70" originally published in "The L.A. Weekly" in May 2011. Harvey and other authors and musicians quoted in the text. Simmons also cites Harvey's acclaimed "Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon." It's a subscription outlet so we can't provide an entry pass word. But it's out there in the universe.
November also brings a novel by Travis Edward Pike titled Changeling's Return with an introduction by Harvey Kubernik. in which he writes, "In his portrayal of heathen ritual, Pike explores the light and dark spaces between the equinoxes and solstices, and introduces us to the colorful shadow people spotlighted in his ambitious, nutritious, peripatetic out-of-body adventure, not preaching, but teaching and reaching listeners and readers with his expressive musical and literary style. In Changeling’s Return, “songs are spells, going ‘round and ‘round in your head, even when there’s no music to hear.”
November and December will also bring some news on Harvey's film and documentary endeavors.
Harvey Kubernik has signed a book deal with Sterling/Barnes and Noble for a coffee table-size illustrated text on Jimi Hendrix, now slated for October 2020 publication.
The September-October Record Collector News magazine, out in mid-August, will have Harvey Kubernik’s cover story on Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue box set and 1975 tour, and a feature on Quentin Tarentino’s Once Upon a Time in America). You can read it online as well in mid-August at www.recordcollectornews.com. The following RCN issue will spotlight Harvey’s cover story on “Gimme Shelter” from the Rolling Stones’s Let It Bleed album which celebrates a 50th anniversary in November. "Gimme Shelter" is being played nightly as an encore on the Rolling Stones' summer 2019 US tour. Harvey also previews the upcoming expanded 50th anniversary retail releases of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album.
www.bestclassicbands.com will display Kubernik's story on vocalist Merry Clayton and the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" recording that was overdubbed and mixed in Los Angeles when the band was renting a house in Laurel Canyon.
October 1, 2019: Music Connection magazine will exhibit Kubernik's complete article on the 50th anniversary of the Doors' The Soft Parade, celebrating a 50th anniversary this month.
OTHERWORLD COTTAGE REMINDER: Harvey Kubernik's THE DOORS: SUMMER'S GONE, published by Otherworld Cottage Industries in a trade paperback edition, a half-century chronicle and examination by author and music historian Harvey Kubernik chronicling Harvey's personal and product relationship with the legendary band is available on Amazon.
Since attending a Doors’ concert in Southern California during 1968, over the next five decades Kubernik interviewed three members of the band and conducted dozens of interviews with musicians who shared the stage with the Doors, studio engineers, producers, filmmakers, poets, literary professors, spiritual leaders, record company presidents, deejays, fans, friends, and intimate insiders about the Doors’ still ongoing musical influence and cultural impact. Kubernik’s multi-voice narrative offers a revealing words-eye-view and details the Doors and their audio and filmic legacy like never before. Rare and never seen photos of the Doors by Henry Diltz, Tom Gundelfinger O’Neil, Heather Harris, Kurt Ingham, Helie Robertson and archive items from the collection of Ida Miller are also displayed.
Harvey's 2007 and 2014 interviews with the late influential record producer Bob Johnston about his work with Bob Dylan will be displayed during September on BestClassicBands.com.
Text touts the upcoming November 1st release of BOB DYLAN (FEATURING JOHNNY CASH) – TRAVELIN' THRU, 1967 - 1969: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15 which unveils 47 previously unreleased Johnston-produced recordings, including outtakes from Dylan's John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline and Self Portrait plus first release of fabled Bob Dylan-Johnny Cash 1969 Nashville studio sessions.
In the October 2019 issue of UK-based Shindig! Magazine, Harvey Kubernik's archive interviews with Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore of the Doors are featured in an article and examination of the Doors' The Soft Parade celebrating a 50th anniversary this October.
GUITAR KING: MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD’S LIFE IN THE BLUES, the new 700-page biography by author David Dann due in November will be the subject of a 12,000 word multi-voice essay Harvey just penned for the next issue of Ugly Things magazine in October. An online version is on displayed now at www.musicconnection.com.
During 2019, Harvey was a feature on-screen interview subject for director Mathew O’Casey for his 90 minute BBC4-TV digital arts channel Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac’s Songbird. The cast includes Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine’s family members, singer/songwriter Nerlina Pallot, Neil Finn, Mike Campbell, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, and producer Richard Dashut. Fleetwood Mac's Songbird Christine McVie will air on 20th Sept at 21.00 on BBC4-TV.
Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik’s A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival published in 2011 is listed and sourced in the Bibliography of Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues by David Dann, that will be published this fall by the University of Texas Press.
This week's www.forgottenhits.com displays Harvey Kubernik's story on the Rolling Stones' "Out of Time" and the usage of the recording in director/writer Quentin Tarantino's movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." The text also implements 2006 and 2018 interviews Harvey conducted with the Rolling Stones' record producer/manager Andrew Loog Oldham who was very involved in two different "Out of Time" sessions in Hollywood and London. See the pdf file here.
Up now on musicconnection.com is Harvey's archive interview with Ian Hunter, bandleader of Mott The Hoople where the singer/songwriter and guitarist discusses David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Leon Russell. Harvey Kubernik penned the appreciation tribute to Rock Doc Pioneer D.A. Pennebaker, now appearing online at Music Connection Magazine. Music Connection Magazine is also featuring Harvey Kubernik’s 10,000 word multi-voice narrative the landmark Gold Star recording studio and co-owner/engineer Stan Ross also touting the August 7th opening of the musical stage play 33 1/3-House of Dreams about Gold Star and Ross world premiering at the San Diego Reparatory Theatre’s Lyceum Stage.
Harvey Kubernik also provided the two page introduction to the September 2019 issue of Goldmine Magazine’s cover story on Motown’s 60th Anniversary Celebration.
The August and September issue of Ugly Things Magazine just published has a multi-page spread penned by Harvey on Tina Turner’s recordings and performances from the sixties and seventies as well as his tribute to writer and satirist Paul Krassner which appears online at www.ugly-things.com. In addition, Harvey also penned a loving tribute memoir reflection to musician and bass player Larry "The Mole" Taylor, a co-founder of Canned Heat, q.v., HERE!
The August 2019 Goldmine Magazine is now on newsstands and in the homes of subscribers. It's a Woodstock issue that has Harvey Kubernik's multi-voice memoir of Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" album now celebrating a 50th anniversary.
The July/August issue of Record Collector News magazine is now out. Harvey Kubernik's cover story on the landmark Gold Star Recording Studio and a feature Harvey penned on Miles Davis and the 70th anniversary of "The Birth of the Cool" are spotlighted. RCN can also be viewed online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
Daniel Kreps in his obituary/tribute on www.rollingstone.com to guitarist/singer Gary Duncan, co-founder of the pioneering psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service quotes a 2007 interview Duncan did with author Harvey Kubernik from the 2012 book A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival.
Harrison Smith in his obituary to Duncan in The Washington Post also quoted a prose entry on Quicksilver from Kuberniks book on Monterey '67, q.v. HERE.
A Harvey Kubernik article on Bob Dylan is included in The Bob Dylan Electric Omnibus Volume 1 and 2, now out via Backpages Anthologies in a kindle edition. Rock’s Backpages salutes the greatest of them all with a Dylan e-book anthology, consisting of approximately 210,000 white-hot words in two volumes spanning 50 years of interviews, overviews, reviews, insights, hindsights and sidelights, as written by the greatest names in Dylanology, among them Ian MacDonald, Al Aronowitz, Dave Marsh, Andy Gill, Michael Gray, Paul Williams, Mick Gold, Sylvie Simmons, Mick Farren, Charlie Gillett, Paul Zollo, Charles Shaar Murray, Michael Simmons, Richard Williams, Mick Brown, Phil Sutcliffe, Steve Turner, Nick Kent, Martin Colyer, Jon Savage, Nick Hasted, Barney Hoskyns and many more.
In late June, Music Connection magazine displayed two Harvey Kubernik articles on their home page. A 10,000 word multi-voice study of Motown Records and the 60th anniversary of the landmark record label, along with his review of Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" 14-CD box set which implements Harvey's interviews with "RTR" tour members Allen Ginsberg and Roger McGuinn. Check it out at https://www.musicconnection.com.
During June, Harvey wrote a multi-voice narrative biography on the immortal R&B and pop music vocalist stage craft master Jackie Wilson that was utilized by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their September activities honoring Wilson at their Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony and is now paosted at www.jackie wilson music.com.
See Harvey's Forgotten Hits tribute to actress and recording artist Peggy Lipton, the Mod Squad "It Girl" who died of Cancer on Saturday, May 11th. Harvey met and encountered Peggy upon a handful of occasions from 1964 – 1982 around Hollywood, California, and this decade interviewed her for his 2012 book A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival, and his 2014 book on photographer Guy Webster, Big Shots.
The Bridges Academy, located on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, is a college prep school serving twice-exceptional learners—students who are gifted but who also have learning differences such as Autism, AD/HD, executive functioning challenges, processing deficits, and mild dyslexia. For the Bridges Academy's recent fundraiser, the Kubernik brothers donated a copy of their latest book, The Story of The Band From Big Pink to The Last Waltz, listed in the Academy's auction pamphlet as item # 522, complete with dining and conversation with the brothers who would personally autograph the book, and listed the packages Estimated Value as Priceless. This is the second year in a row that a Kubernik title benefited the school. See the Bridges Academy posting.
Harvey Kubernik was recently filmed as a feature interview subject for the music documentary about Gold Star Recording Studio engineer and co-owner Stan Ross directed by Jonathan Rosenberg. Brian Wilson, Herb Alpert, Richie Furay, Mike Curb, Chris Montez, Nino Tempo, Bill Medley, Steven Van Zandt, Don Randi, Don Peake and David Kessel were among those participating. The musical about Stan Ross and the Gold Star studio, 33 1/3 - House of Dreams, written by Rosenberg and Brad Ross, Stan's son, will be having its World Premiere at the 500 seat Lyceum Theater in San Diego beginning on August 1 and going until August 25th. It will be the opening show of the San Diego Repertory Theater's 44th season. CLICK HERE for an Abreviated History of Harvey and Gold Star Studios.
Ugly Things' Summer Issue will present Harvey's multi-page story on Tina Turner's sixties career with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Text will chronicle the epic "River Deep, Mountain High" Phil Spector-produced, Jack Nitzsche-arranged 1966 recording session at the landmark Gold Star Recording Studio in Hollywood.
Issue #50 of Ugly Things magazine is out, and includes the Harvey Kubernik multi-page essays of the Doors' Waiting For The Sun album now enjoying a 50th anniversary journey as well as Harvey's passionate retrospective on Howlin' Wolf and the 60th anniversary of his debut LP Moanin' In The Moonlight.
Harvey's tribute Requiem For A Mensch: Gary Stewart, 1956-2019, is now posted on the Ugly Things website.
The July 2019 issue of Shindig! magazine a UK monthly periodical will publish Harvey's story on Reg Dwight pka Elton John that will focus on his 1965-1969 pre-US stardom that will follow the worldwide theatrical release of the John biopic "Rocketman."
The May/June issue of Record Collector News magazine just published a cover story on Queen penned by Harvey Kubernik and may be read online at
www.recordcollectornews.com. Text examines the successful "Bohemian Rhapsody" biopic and incorporates a 1975 interview Harvey conducted with singer Freddie Mercury that was initially published in the now defunct "Melody Maker" UK periodical.
Harvey's profile on singer Al Green and his interview with Green's producer Willie Mitchell can now be read in the April issue of Music Connection magazine. In the current issue, the periodical displays Kubernik's story on the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline and Harvey's interviews with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and their restored, remixed and remastered Bridges to Bremen concert film now scheduled to be released on June 21st. And if you missed it, be sure to check out Harvey's March issue of Music Connection feature, Elton John: 50 Years On retrospective.
This month, look for the online Music Connection magazine to display Kubernik's tribute to Motown Records and their 60th anniversary, Harvey interview, Berry Gordy: A Conversation With Mr. Motown, that was initially published in 1995.
Otherworld Cottage Industries published The Doors Summer's Gone, so we are delighted that Harvey shared this quote from an email Robby Krieger, co-founder of The Doors, sent him saying "Reading the book...Very cool!" At Otherworld Cottage, we think Robby Krieger is "Very cool" too, for letting us know. Thanks, Robby!
NOW COMING IN SPRING, 2020: The Monkees long-awaited coffee table size Monkees book by Monkees' scholar and chief archivist Gary Strobl, photographer Henry Diltz, and authors/music historians Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik will be published by Omnibus Press titled The Monkees: From Reel to Real.
Harvey Kubernik's Neil Young Heart of Gold has now been translated and released in a German language version titled Neil Young Heart of Gold: Die Chronik in Bildern.
On the March 20th "Music Connection" magazine website Harvey Kubernik examines "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" the Michael Lindsay-Hogg directed 1968 film that will be screening across the US in early April. Harvey's article also includes a 2019 interview with Lindsay-Hogg. The site also displays Harvey's multi-voice narrative "It Happened in Laurel Canyon 50 Years Ago" examining the debut Crosby, Stills and Nash album soon to celebrate a 50th anniversary this spring.
THIS JUST IN! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's library and their LibGuides at Rock on February 21, 2019 incorporated Harvey Kubernik's 2014 interview with Graham Nash in Record Collector News magazine in their Articles and Reactions to the 1970 Kent State student campus Shootings.
The new issue of "Record Collector News" magazine, features Kubernik's cover story on the Wizard of Laurel Canyon, Frank Zappa. Text chronicles the new 40th anniversary Zappa Records/UMe label retail release of "Zappa In New York" and the upcoming Zappa hologram tour "The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa." "Record Collector News" magazine also publishes Harvey's interview with bassist Pat Campbell on the just released "Good Old Boys Live Drink Up and Go Home" 2-cd Set, a 1975 live recording with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. The piece implements portions of a 1976 interview Harvey conducted with Jerry. In addition to the print magazine, the stories can be read online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
During March 2019, Harvey's literary activities were acknowledged in the March 2019 issue of UK's UNCUT magazine hit store shelves this week with ... All photos are from Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows by Harvey Kubernik. In addition, on March 19, 2019, Duane Allman Chronology Part 8: 2013-2017 cited Harvey in a review of Duane Allman's 7-CD box set 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Anthology culled from a October 31, 2011 Harvey Kubernik's article "Derek And The Dominos' ...
On March 12th, Harvey Kubernik's tribute to the legendary drummer Hal Blaine who passed away on March 11th was displayed on CaveHollywood.com. Harvey knew Hal for close to 50 years and participated on a handful of recording sessions with him in the late seventies. Harvey also penned Hal Blaine: Rest in Percussion heaven | Music Connection Magazine. Harvey's next article for the website due in the immediate future will be "David Bowie and Space Oddity: 50 Years On."
In his March 8, 2019 Forgotten Hits edition Kent Kotal posted this notice that the Otherworld Cottage Industries title, The Doors: Summer's Gone by Harvey Kubernik has been nominated for the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. And then added, "Harvey . . . well deserved. (As a non-voting member I can only offer you our continued support.) Other Doors fans would do well to check out this book."
In the March 6, 2019, Yo! Venice Harvey Kubernik reminisces to writer Keldine Hull about the impact of photographer Guy Webster's images in her story Venice Remembers Guy Webster.
On March 4th, jambands.com posted Brendan Driscoll's review of The Story of the Band, in which he wrote, "What we don’t see is dirt. Unsavory moments emphasized by other authors–substance abuse, depression–are glossed. The internecine feuding between band members is acknowledged but quickly forgiven as the Kubernick brothers emphasize positive, harmonious aspects of The Band’s history. It helps that their narrative ends with The Last Waltz; leaving the inevitable fragmentation, and the worst tragedies, largely offstage . . . The multitude of voices, including quotes from the band members and tour crew, journalists and fellow musical luminaries, gives The Story of The Band a certain broad-spectrum authority about its subject, as well as a bit of a documentary-film vibe."
The March 1, 2019 Forgotten Hits Friday Flash edition displayed Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with Freddie Mercury of Queen. Editor Kent Kotal in the same exhibition also touted Harvey's book on The Doors -- "One of my favorite works by Harvey Kubernik is his recent book on The Doors . . . It opened up new insight to me for a band I knew little about beyond the Classic Rock Album Tracks we all know by heart."
TIMELY THEN, TIMELY NOW! When Rami Malek won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” vintagerock.com quickly spot-lighted Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with Freddie Mercury in Beverly Hills, California.
In the Spring 2019 Ugly Things magazine review of The Story of The Band: From Big Pink to The Last Waltz that will appear in the March (Spring) issue, Jon Kanis writes "The Kuberniks do a highly commendable job in this beautiful coffee table book of capturing the essence of this dynamic band of brothers, along with some incredible photographs by Elliott Landy, John Scheele, Henry Diltz, and others."
"The Kuberniks offer up a series of personal snapshots in tracking the highs and lows of the Bands’ trajectory, opting for anecdotal narratives, pulled quotes, and first-hand accounts rather than expanding the narrative through a more traditional biographical approach.
"Harvey K starts off the Prologue (“Such a Night”) with his personal remembrances of what it was like to be in attendance at Winterland for The Last Waltz, and you can bet your racetrack winnings that if the shoe were on the other foot I’d be bragging about it in much the same fashion."
On February 12, 2019, musicconnection.com/digital posted the article MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER GUY WEBSTER PASSES. Acclaimed music historian Harvey Kubernik gives a special appreciation of Guy Webster, known for his iconic images of classic rock heroes like the Rolling Stones.
On February 2, 2019, Harvey Kubernik penned a memoir article Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper Remembered for the Ugly Things Magazine website. Harvey cites the new Decca/UMe label release "Buddy Holly with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: True Love Ways." Harvey also examines the 60th anniversary of tragic airplane crash that subsequently became known as “The Day the Music Died,” sadly referenced in Don McLean’s song, “American Pie.” Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson a.k.a. The Big Bopper died along with pilot Roger Peterson. In his text, Harvey also speaks to multi-instrumentalist Chris Darrow and author/music historian Roger Steffens about their recollections of seeing Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens live in concert during 1957 and '58. The popular website, www.forgottenhits.com also displayed Kubernik's text with a plethora of photos.
The new February/March 2019 issue of Record Collector News is now out with Harvey Kubernik's cover story on The Rolling Stones. The Stones' 2019 US tour is touted and the 50th anniversary of their "Beggar's Banquet" album. The article features an interview with director Michael Lindsay-Hogg on "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" soon to be released in an expanded 50th anniversary edition DVD and Blu-Ray. In addition, check out Lindsay-Hogg's comments on the UK 1963-1966 music dance program "Ready, Steady Go!" The periodical, is available as well online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
This RCN also spotlights a Kubernik-penned appreciation of jazz legend and producer Norman Granz, founder of Verve Records. A recent Verve/UMe record label "The Founder" box set which houses recordings from his landmark Verve label. Dig David Kessel's warm reflections on Norman Granz in the text. David's father the jazz icon and record producer Barney Kessel, was head of A&R for the Verve label during 1956-1960 and a friend of Granz from 1942-1990.
The RCN magazine/website also has Harvey's piece on the 60th anniversary Geffen/UMe retail release of Howlin' Wolf's debut album Moanin' In The Moonlight.
Harvey Kubernik appears as an interview subject in the newly released David Tourje-directed short documentary titled John Van Hamersveld: Crazy World Ain't It that will have its World Premiere on February 6th 2019 at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The seminal and colorful art career of artist Van Hamersveld is discussed by author Kubernik, artist Shepard Fairey, surfers Shaun Thompson and Jeff Ho, graphic designer Louise Sandhous and others. Van Hamersveld designed the iconic "Endless Summer" art image as well as album front covers for The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane and Blondie.
Harvey also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Leonard Cohen's "Songs From A Room" album with his text now displayed on the authorized Leonard Cohen Files website. The article implements three interviews Kubernik conducted with Cohen during the seventies for the now defunct weekly music periodical "Melody Maker."
Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik are interview guests this Sunday January 27th 11:15 AM (PST) on KCSN-FM 88.5fm.org "Tangled Roots" Radio Program and Podcast to Discuss Their Book on The Band.
Forgotten Hits on January 12th displayed Harvey Kubernik's story on a brand new Tina Turner musical coming to Broadway this year along with his 1975 interview with Tina, q.v. at cavehollywood.com.
Bookgasm.com's review of The Story of The Band reports "It has been 50 years since the release of Music from Big Pink...and 40 years since The The Band’s historic farewell concert, The Last Waltz, captured on film by Martin Scorsese. So it is fitting that music and pop cultural historians and journalists Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik mark these anniversaries with THE STORY OF THE BAND, a loving and informative reminder of the group’s persuasive legacy.
Paste Magazine's 2018 Music Book Gift Guide list of the year's 10 best music books compiled by Lizzie Manno and Ellen Johnson placed The Story of The Band: From The Big Pink to The Last Waltz by Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik at #5! "This summer marked the 50th anniversary of The Band’s debut album Music From The Big Pink. To commemorate this Canadian-American roots group’s distinguished career, music writers Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik wrote The Story of the Band: From Big Pink to The Last Waltz. The book features unpublished interviews with members of The Band and others who worked with them like Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Garcia, Andrew Loog Oldham, D.A. Pennebaker and Mike Stoller. This beautiful coffee table book features lots of full-page photographs of the group alongside greats like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Muddy Waters."
Harvey Kubernik's April 9, 1998 profile and interview with arranger/composer Jack Nitzsche initially published in "L.A. New Times" was the featured article in the December 21, 2018 rocksbackpages, the ultimate library of rock writing and journalism the prestigious website's Stones Special which spotlighted a Keith Richards audio interview and Mick Jagger in the movie Performance.
A portion of Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with The Captain & Tenille published in "Melody Maker" is listed and quoted in Nicholas Rombes's book "A Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982," published by Continuum.
The 50th issue of "Ugly Things" magazine scheduled for February 2019 publication will feature Harvey's story on the 50th anniversary of the Doors' "Waiting For The Sun," and an article on the 60th anniversary of Howlin' Wolf's debut album "Moanin' In The Moonlight" on Chess Records, soon to be reissued on Geffen/UMe.
The Harvey Kubernik book "Turn Up The Radio Rock, Pop and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972"
was cited by author Richard Williams in the blue moment blog December 16, 2018 in his tribute to bassist and Wrecking Crew member Joe Osborn.
Sunday, December 23, 2018 Forgotten Hits in their Sunday Comments (12 - 23 - 18) displayed a Harvey Kubernik personal reflection on Joe Osborn. In addition, the popular website posted Harvey's essay and memoir article on Don Webster, the host of the influential TV music (1964-1971) series "Upbeat."
Harvey Kubernik's interview with Berry Gordy, "Berry Gordy: A Conversation With Mr Motown," that initially was published in 1995 in Goldmine and HITS magazine, has just been licensed for inclusion in "The Pop, Rock & Soul Reader," edited by David Brackett to be published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.
Harvey Kubernik's 2004 book Hollywood Shack Job: Rock Music In Film and on Your Screen is now listed in the notes for the book Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema edited by James Wierzbicki, published by Routledge in their Music and Screen Media series. Kubernik's interview with director Baz Luhrmann in"Hollywood Shack Job"is also cited in a "Music and the Moving Image" article Music, the Musical, and Postmodernism in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge in an essay by Ann van der Merwe published by University of Illinois Press.
The Harvey and Kenneth co-authored A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival, published in 2011 by Santa Monica Press is a bibliography listing in the August 2018 book by Nancy Hendricks, Web results Popular Fads and Crazes through American History from Greenwood Publishers.
A portion of Harvey Kubernik's 2008 interview with Mark Volman of Flo & Eddie fame that was initially published in Kubernik's "Canyon of Dreams The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon" is now displayed on the "Just Another Band From L.A." News and Comments
The February/March 2019 issue of Record Collector News magazine will also feature Harvey's cover story on The Rolling Stones. Their upcoming 2019 US tour will be previewed, the recent ABKCO CD reissue of "Beggar's Banquet" is examined as well as details and information on several new commercially released Stones' live concert DVD's now available from Eagle Vision.
On December 4th, Record Collector News magazine, and their online site proudly presents Harvey Kubernik's 4,000 word examination of The Beatles White Album. Read his unique technical and retail insights into the influence of Hollywood in 1968 on the lads from Liverpool and their landmark recording which now celebrates a 50th anniversary edition.
With the box office success of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, a May 2012 Queen-authorized documentary on the band, Queen: Days of Our Lives is now broadcasting globally. Director Matthew O'Casey filmed author and music historian Harvey Kubernik for the original BBC Television airing, which is now released as a DVD via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Kubernik appears in the program 4 times alongside group members Brian May, Roger Taylor, record producer Roy Thomas Baker and David Bowie.. In the late seventies Kubernik interviewed Queen's Freddie Mercury twice -- once in Hollywood and then in London.
On Tuesday, the Cave Hollywood website proudly presents Harvey Kubernik's 9,000 word essay on Elvis Presley and the landmark '68 Comeback Special. On November 2nd the portal featured Kubernik's article on The Bee Gees Timeless: The All Time Greatest Hits, and on November 8th the site presented Harvey's examination of The Doors and the 50th anniversary of their album Waiting for the Sun. Also scheduled for November is a long form piece on The Kinks, and finally, Harvey's essay on the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones "Beggar's Banquet," information on their 2019 "No Filer" US tour and an appreciation of Howlin' Wolf's "Moanin In The Moonlight" that will celebrate a 60th retail milestone in 2019. Scheduled for December are Kubernik's stories on Neil Young, Norman Granz, Travis Pike, The Moody Blues and Tina Turner. And if you missed it, on Friday, October 26th, the website debuted Harvey Kubernik's 8,000 word multi-voice narrative essay on the 50th anniversary release of the Jimi Hendrix Experience "Electric Ladyland" and Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68.
Two articles Harvey Kubernik wrote on The Band during 1976, including an interview with Robbie Robertson and his live review of "The Last Waltz" for "Melody Maker," have just been published in The Ultimate Music Guide From The Makers of UNCUT in August. The issue is titled Bob Dylan & The Band.
Harvey Kubernik's 5,000 word essay on The Band's "Music From Big Pink" 1968 album, just re-released in an expanded 50th anniversary edition, is now displayed on www.cavehollywood.com.
"The Band finally get the retrospective they deserve. The intimate testimonial tales from the front lines and the incredible rare illustrations reaching back into their earliest days will dizzy even the most knowledgeable. If you've got a die hard Band fan in your life, your Xmas shopping is done." -Daniel Weizmann, author and editor "Drinking with Bukowski."
"Once again, Harvey Kubernik spotlights a major music influencer with perceptive grace and first hand knowledge.The Band virtually invented Americana, not only on their own, but with their immortal backing of the century's greatest pop poet, Bob Dylan. Kubernik's latest book (he's written 15!) is not only a a feast for the eyes, but riveting with compelling testimony from a catholic variety of friends and fans. It's another notch in Harvey's belt of literary triumphs." - Roger Steffens, author of "So Much things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley."
On November 6, 2018, The Kubernik-written "The Story of The Band From Big Pink to The Last Waltz" coffee table-size book was published by Sterling/Barnes & Noble. Since then, Harvey Kubernik was the guest for an hour-long interview on host Larry Batson's Indiana-based Blog Talk Radio discussing the new Band book title, and since then, Kubernik was interviewed about the Band book on radio stations WDST-FM in Woodstock and was interviewed for the Michael Shelley Show on WFMU-FM in New Jersey, broadcast on January 19th. Excerpted interviews are now posted on itunes. Michael welcomes three authors to discuss their recent books: Harvey Kubernik on "The Story Of The Band", Ian Rusten on "The Rolling Stones in Concert, 1962-1982: A Show-by-Show History" and Tom Smucker on "Why the Beach Boys Matter" Shelley's previous radio interviews include Hal Blaine, Solomon Burke, Fred Cash of The Impressions, Jackie DeShannon, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Rick Hall, Lulu, Lloyd Price, Shel Talmy, Allen Toussaint, Pat Vegas, and Brian Wilson.
On Friday, December 7th at 2:00 pm, PST, authors Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik were the featured guest interview subjects on KPFK-(90.7) FM Pacifica Performance Showcase program in Los Angeles hosted and produced by Donna Walker. The Kubernik brothers will be spotlighted discussing The Story of The Band From Big Pink to The Last Waltz in a special edition of KPFK’s “mini” fund drive that Walker and Julio Martinez will host. Publishers Sterling/Barnes and Noble are providing 5 signed author copies of the book to KPFK-FM to support operating costs. Listen to this Art in Review/Pacifica Artist Showcase archived for "Play" or "Download" at KPFK.org under "Audio Archives," Friday, December 7, 2018 2:30 pm.
The January 2019 issue of Shindig! magazine presents a tribute to San Francisco music that displays Harvey's interview with Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin. Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik's "Story of the Band" (Sterling) is reviewed In Shindig's book reviews section by Duncan Fletcher, who writes, "This coffee table book doesn't claim to be the definitive telling of The Band's story but it does cover their active years in a winningly enthusiastic way. In addition, the book contains eye-witness fan accounts, contemporary record and concert reviews, and reminisces from key journalists, DJs, promoters and other industry shakers and movers. All key moments in The Band's career are brought into sharp focus by this multiple voice and viewpoint approach. Don't expect any startling revelations, dirt-dishing or gossip but do expect a celebration and exploration of just what it was that made The Band and their music so special. As one of the era's most photogenic acts the photographs are a treat too, several of which are previously unpublished. They're accompanied by illustrations of ticket stubs, posters, handbills, set lists and hand-written studio and stage notes." And the same issue, under the title of "Odd Tales and Wonders, 1964-1974: A Decade of Performance," Lenny Helsing warmly reviews Pike's new "1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders" (Otherworld Cottage Industries), and reports that "In this newly-expanded printing Pike's post-60s and ’70s career, in which he found varying degrees of success as writer, player, author and storyteller, are also examined. Hundreds of photos and other promotional images accompanying the text, plus lyrics and a superb Harvey Kubernik interview which illuminates further Pike's ongoing journey."
In the October 3rd edition of Celebrity Access, Professional Entertainment Magazine, writer Joe Reinartz penned a tribute to Beatles engineer the late Geoff Emerick. Article utilized a portion of a 2002 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with famed engineer/record producer Emerick.
Kent Kotal of www.forgottenhits.com Sunday Comments Page this past Sunday displayed Harvey's 2015 www.cavehollywood.com interview with Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, as a tribute to the late singer/songwriter. The same website ran Kubernik's recent Graham Nash story and interview coinciding with Nash's show in Los Angeles at The Ace Hotel.
Around Harvey's work on music documentaries he's just written the 5,000 word multi-voice narrative cover story for the December 2018 issue of Record Collector News magazine on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "White Album" that Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe recently released. The same periodical will also include Harvey's feature article on singer/songwriter Travis Pike and his half century music and recording endeavors.
Harvey’s coffee table volume 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love (Sterling/Barnes & Noble) is cited and listed in the new book The 1960s: Key Themes and Documents (Unlocking American History) by James S. Olson, edited by Mariah Gumpert, published by ABC-CLIO in late spring 2018.
Harvey Kubernik contributes a page of text in the "Reggae Festival Guide Magazine 2018" book along with other authors Ritchie Unterberger, Pat Gilbert, Chris Salewicz and Garth Cartwright.
On September 28, 2018, Rock's Backpages, "the ultimate library of rock music writing and journalism," displayed a Harvey Kubernik December 14, 1974 Melody Maker review of Stevie Wonder's concert at the Inglewood Forum.
Starting on October 1st, Harvey Kubernik story on the new documentary “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story” soundtrack album, with comments from Joe Elliott from Def Leppard, and Harvey’s interview with Ian Hunter discussing Ronson will be spotlighted on www.cavehollywood.com. Kubernik and the website on October 8th will be saluting the 60th anniversary edition of "Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely” that the UMe label has re-released. On October 15th, Kubernik on the digital platform touts the Motown/UMe reissue of Elaine Brown's rare, self-titled album from the first and only female Chair of the Black Panther Party that was originally available on Motown's Black Forum label. During October and November, the website will post long form interviews and stories by Harvey on The Bee Gees, (October 22nd), Paul Butterfield, (November 2nd), The Doors (November 9th) and Jimi Hendrix (November 16th)
The September issue of Record Collector News is now out with Kubernik's articles on the Seeds and filmmaker Neil Norman and his music documentary "Pushin' Too Hard," a Kubernik-penned retrospective on the Buffalo Springfield, and a story on Mike Garson and his new autobiography, Bowie's Piano Man. The October issue of Record Collector News will have Harvey's cover story on The Kinks and the celebration of their 50th anniversary of "Village Green Preservation Society" album. Harvey's profile of the "VGPS" album will include his two new interviews with Kinks' co-founders Ray and Dave Davies. Kubernik is also preparing a feature story on the new documentary "Horn from the Heart The Paul Butterfield Story." which hits U.S. theater screens in November
Sony/Legacy Records is planning a November 2018 reissue of Bob Dylan's 1975 album "Blood on The Tracks." The label in late September will be announcing an expanded multi-disc collection for the next edition of The Bob Dylan Bootleg Series. In November 2014, producer/reporter Paul Ingles www.peacetalksradio.com interviewed author Harvey Kubernik and a slew of music journalists and musicians at the NPR studios in Culver City California about the seminal Dylan work. A two-hour newscast at the Public Radio Exchange is currently available for broadcast at http://exchange.prx.org/pieces/135893.
Harvey Kubernik's story on the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailers' "Kaya" is currently celebrated on Cave Hollywood: An Underground Portal to the World of Music Cool!, along with Kubernik's examination of the just issued DVD Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now: Live At The Isle of Wight Festival 1970, his story on the upcoming Graham Nash intimate evening of songs and stories solo tour, and coming soon, Harvey's 2013 interview with filmmaker Murray Lerner about the landmark UK music festival. Enjoy!
The August 11th Born To Listen website cites a March 1975 "Melody Maker" interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with Leonard Cohen
Harvey Kubernik’s 2012 interview with Andy Johns, principal engineer on the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street 1972 album, overdubbed, mixed and mastered at Sunset Sound in Hollywood is cited and quoted in the recent book Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion By David Malvinni, published by Rowan & Littlefield.
Read Harvey Kubernik's extensive essay on the Rolling Stones and their landmark studio recording "Sympathy for the Devil" and upcoming DVD and blu-Ray of "Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One)" to be released in October. now displayed on www.cavehollywood.com. Mike Stax the editor and publisher of Ugly Things magazine for the November 2018 issue will be running an extended and un-edited version of Harvey's original piece on this epic song along with his study of the Stones' "Beggar's Banquet" album.
In July 2018, Christopher Crenshaw of Florida State University in his online essay and PDF, Five to One: Rethinking the Doors and the Sixties Counterculture, quotes the Ray Manzarek and Harvey Kubernik "Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A." interview in Kubernik's "This Is Rebel Music: The Harvey Kubernik Inner Views," published in 2003 by University of New Mexico Press.
Kubernik also authored the informative, illustrated Afterword to 1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders, Travis Pike's new 374 page Trade Paperback memoir about that turbulent decade published by Otherworld Cottage Industries.
A 2014 Harvey Kubernik interview with Peter Lewis, co-founder of Moby Grape displayed in Kubernik's book "Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows," and excerpted on www.cohencentric.com is now cited in the 2018 Jawbone Press book "What Is Big and Purple and Lives in the Ocean?: The Moby Grape Story" by Dr. Cam Cobb.
This week, deejay Pete Mitchell is joined by legendary Motown songwriter and vocalist Brenda Holloway and music author Harvey Kubernik on The Face Radio. Free, View in iTunes.
Harvey Kubernik's correspondence with Kent Kotal, editor of the popular www.forgottenhits.com website was displayed in the August 23rd newsletter. Seminal 1966-1969 SoCal recording were discussed and editor Kotal hailed several of Harvey's recent books
Harvey Kubernik’s “Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon,” published in 2009, cited on July 14, 2018 “Gulf Oil Spill, Smithsonian Ocean, 2018, on J.D. | The Pop History Dig.
Online NOW! www.cavehollywood.com, parades Kubernik's examination of the band Love and salutes the 50th anniversary of their epic album Forever Changes.
Online NOW! www.cavehollywood.com, is displaying Harvey Kubernik's article on The Beatles White Album, and Harvey's interview with Mike Garson, David Bowie's pianist for 20 albums. Garson has just published a revised and updated edition, the first in paperback, of his only biography, Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson, written by Clifford Slapper.
Monday, July 23rd author Harvey Kubernik was the featured guest interview subject on the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Tom Barnard Show discussing his new book The Doors Summer's Gone. The Kubernik and Barnard interview 20 minute segment was heard at 12:35 pm (PST). KQRS-FM host Barnard in 2017 was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Visit the website to download and listen anytime at www.tombarnardshow.com.
In Mark Nardone's musicconnection.com review of The Doors Summer's Gone he writes "Here’s another kick-ass compendium of interviews, courtesy of journalist/historian Harvey Kubernik, who seems to have a bottomless trove of chats with the band’s members, intimates and authorities."
Salli Stevenson, an Amazon verified purchaser, posted a FIVE STAR review titled OH, GIVE ME THE FANS, for Harvey Kubernik's The Doors Summer's Gone, concluding, "...this celebration of The Doors is a golden explosion of words that leaves me craving more. This is not necessarily a “turn the page” book. Its glory is that you can pick any page at random and savor the experience as written and collected by journalist/writer, Harvey Kubernik. Start with fan, Marina Mulfriedel. She’s wonderful and will put you in the mood for more!
During August, Harvey's book on The Doors Summer's Gone, published by Otherworld Cottage Industries, is touted and referenced in a three-part online story by Kirk Silsbee on artsmeme Ten Years of fine-arts blogging.
RE: The Doors Summer's Gone "Jim Morrison epitomizes the grating dichotomy between the Love generation and the militants marching for a whole range of human rights, and he paid the price. America's downfall is his downfall, and vice versa. If you really want to know what it was like to be alive in the brief golden efflorescence of 1965-1969, read Harvey Kubernik's latest, a compendium of absolutely essential interviews with the prime figures in Jim Morrison's life - band mates, lovers, studio personnel, drinking buddies, fellow poets and actors. They delineate their common belief that Morrison was bipolar, egged on by an uncontrollable alcoholism, thus referred to as Jim when relatively communicable and Jimbo when he was full tilt gonzo madman, hanging from the rafters physically and psychically. His genius is undeniable, but he was never built to last. Herein, you will learn why. A magnificent accomplishment, once again, for the King of L.A. music writers." ---Roger Steffens, whose latest book is about another troubled artist, gone too soon: So Much Things to Day: The Oral History of Bob Marley from W. W. Norton. L.A. July 5 18
Harvey Kubernik's article on the Byrds' groundbreaking "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" is the feature article this week spotlighted on the subscription site www.rocksbackpages, the ultimate library of rock music writing and journalism, "So You Want to be a Country-Rock Band."
During the second week of July, www.cavehollywood.com, following Kubernik's current study of Otis Redding on the site, will display Harvey's interview with Mike Garson, David Bowie's pianist for 20 albums. Garson has just published a revised and updated edition, the first in paperback, of his only biography, Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson, written by Clifford Slapper.
Harvey Kubernik's Buffalo Springfield story has just been picked up by the popular online website www.forgottenhits.com displayed on June 10th. Check out Harvey Kubernik’s new narrative regarding Rhino Records’ brand new Buffalo Springfield’s deluxe box set on Cave Hollywood.
Musicologist and author Jon Kanis in his recently published book, "Encyclopedia Walking Pop Culture & The Alchemy Of Rock 'N' Roll" (Da Vinci Publishing) devotes a chapter to Harvey & Kenneth Kubernik's "A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival" book and examines the landmark music gathering.
Virgin Radio announces launch of a new hour-long documentary series focusing on classic acts including David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. Harvey Kubernik will be a guest interview on producer/broadcaster Pete Mitchell's documentary "Revolutions in Music: The Rolling Stones" that will be broadcast on Virgin Radio Sunday 17th June at 7pm in the UK. Mitchell has also interviewed the Stones' Mick Jagger and producer Andrew Loog Oldham whose recording studio collaborations will be heard on this British-birthed radio special. Future editions of the show will focus on Led Zeppelin, David Bowie’s Berlin period and the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour.
Cave Hollywood this week posts Harvey's story on the Miles Davis and John Coltrane landmark collaboration Miles Davis & John Coltrane-The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, and also displays Harvey's tribute and oral music history dialogue with Russ Regan, the late visionary A&R man and record executive who signed Hugh Masekela, Elton John and Neil Diamond, to the UNI/MCA, now UMe record label. While President of 20th Century Fox Records, Regan inked Barry White to the label. He is also credited with giving the Beach Boys their band name. On Monday, June 4th, the website will spotlight Kubernik's 16,000 word multi-voice examination on the upcoming Buffalo Springfield box set Rhino Records is releasing, WHAT'S THAT SOUND? THE COMPLETE ALBUMS COLLECTION.
The June 20th issue of Record Collector News magazine features Kubernik's cover story on the music documentary Bang! The Bert Berns Story which has just been released on DVD.
The summer issue of Ugly Things magazine (#48) spotlighted Kubernik's multi-page spread on Elvis Presley, a revised and edited text from Harvey's 11,000 word essay on Presley currently displayed online at cavehollywood.com and the same issue will published Harvey's 8,000 word essay on Love's "Forever Changes" album that is celebrating a 50th anniversary edition.
In Andy Pearson's review of The Doors Summer's Gone, he writes, "...this book really captured my imagination. Instead of just recounting the same old stories, facts and figures, Harvey Kubernik has opted to gather together rare or exclusive interviews and recollections with people who were there at the time, ranging from the band members themselves to original fans and acquaintances, to relate the memories that really capture what made it special for them." Read the entire review posted online at Fear and Loathing Fanzine.
Attention Shindig! magazine readers! Issue #80 with MC5 on the cover, features an excellent Grahame Bent four star review of Harvey Kubernik's The Doors Summer's Gone in which he reports "To his eternal credit Kubernik’s thoughtfully assembled episodic text doesn’t focus excessively on already well explored aspects of The Doors’ mythology, but rather attempts to build a fuller, more rounded picture of the band and their turbo-charged rise to the top by incorporating material and viewpoints from a wide diversity of sources which lends a tangible sense of time and place to the material." And while we're on reviews, check out the two Five Star reviews on the AMAZON webpage.
"I could not put this book down.Through a series of interviews gathered over half a century, Kubernik, not just a lover of rock music and its giants but extremely knowledgable, respectful and insightful skillfully paints and weaves through these interviews, portraits of the Doors that shows them in a new light as if seen for the first time." -- Earl Goldstein
"With Harvey Kuberniks’ recently released tome, we finally get to the reality of the inner workings of this legendary band . . . At two hundred twenty-two pages, Summer’s Gone is a quick, entertaining read, with the real story of the four men who put the L.A. music scene of the 60s on the cultural map." -- Jan A. Henderson.
The May Record Collector News 10th Anniversary issue showcases Harvey's cover story on Miles Davis & Coltrane-The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, and his articles on the Electric Flag, and to celebrate, they've created a stunning page of 67 covers, 64 of which showcase feature stories by contributing editor Harvey Kubernik. VIEW IT HERE.
On Sunday, May 6th, Harvey Kubernik did an hour long interview with host Larry Battson on his Wild World Program discussing Harvey's recently published books. Their conversation starts about 15 minutes into the show which may be heard at Larry Battson welcomes Harvey Kubernik on Wild World.
Make that two more great reviews for Inside Cave Hollywood. In addition to the Lonn Friend, Author, Life on Planet Rock writes, "“Harvey Kubernik is the Gandalf of pop culture coffee table volumes, a literary wizard whose gift of visually fun and fact-filled chronicle story telling is unsurpassed.
Inside Cave Hollywood continues the pulp magic by taking us behind the most worn and wonderful tinsel town velvet ropes,” we discovered Mark Nardone's review in the Book Store section of the March issue of Music Connection Magazine in which he wrote, "Music historian Harvey Kubernik unleashes another trove of vintage interviews with both famous and obscure figures who have made the music industry so fascinating. Al Kooper, Johnny Cash, Grace Slick, Elton John, Leon Russell all make appearances here, as well as the men and women who worked behind the scenes. Lots of great revelations in this book: Who knew Bob Marley once lived in an apartment in West Hollywood?"
U.K-based deejay and his radio program at Pete Mitchell's Soul Time --The Face Radio, will host an interview Mitchell just conducted with Harvey Kubernik as they jointly examine the soul music legacy of singer Al Green the week of April 30th-May 4th. For early June, the duo will discuss the Rolling Stones.
Monday, April 23, 2018 Pat Prince, Editor of Goldmine Magazine, has posted the GOLDMINE MAGAZINE PODCAST conversation with author Harvey Kubernik, in which they talk about Harvey's new Doors book and his back catalog detailing 1960's L.A.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Thanks to Kent Kotal, for his endorsement in The Sunday Comments (04 – 22 – 18) on his Forgotten Hits 60s blogspot, in which he writes that the book he’s reading right now , “Harvey Kubernik’s Summer’s Gone, a tribute to The Doors with TONS of commentary on the band, both from folks who were there at the time and reflective looks back,” is “VERY well done.” See the Forgotten Hits follow up in its Tuesday, April 24's This and That.
And while we’re at it, Marina Muhlfriedel emailed Harvey to thank him for Summer’s Gone. “I’m enjoying reading all the pieces and humbled and honored to be included,” she wrote. “Great volume. Great love letter to The Doors.”
While we're on Cave Hollywood, be sure to check out Harvey's feature story, Blood, Sweat & Tears Child is the Father to the Man Celebrates 50th Anniversary. And we're pleased to announce that Jan Alan Henderson wrote, in his review of Inside Cave Hollywood in the current issue #151 of FILMFAX magazine, "Harvey Kubernik’s Inside Cave Hollywood has the inside track on Hollywood’s often forgotten hidden history, with a collection of articles, interviews, essays, profiles and encounters that place us smack in the middle of this fascinating slice of Tinseltown history . . . Inside Cave Hollywood Vol. 1 is an essential literary archive of a music dynasty that should never be forgotten!”
NEW FROM OTHERWORLD COTTAGE
A half-century chronicle and examination of author and music historian Harvey Kubernik’s personal and product relationship with the legendary band.
Since attending a Doors’ concert in Southern California during 1968, over the last five decades Kubernik has interviewed three members of the band and conducted dozens of interviews with musicians who shared the stage with the Doors, studio engineers, producers, filmmakers, poets, literary professors, spiritual leaders, record company presidents, deejays, fans, friends, and intimate insiders about the Doors’ still ongoing musical influence and cultural impact.
Kubernik’s multi-voice narrative offers a revealing words-eye-view and details the Doors and their audio and filmic legacy like never before. Rare and never seen photos of the Doors by Henry Diltz, Tom Gundelfinger O’Neil, Heather Harris, Kurt Ingham, Helie Robertson and archive items from the collection of Ida Miller are also displayed.
REVIEWS KEEP POURING IN FOR THE DOORS SUMMER'S GONE
"Harvey Kubernik’s Summer's Gone is an anomaly in a jungle of Jim Morrison tomes. While other literary endeavors focus on exploiting the folklore, Mr. Kubernik reveals the bare-bones of the Doors of perception. There is an old saying, “When you have the choice of printing the truth or the legend, print the legend.” Wisely, Kubernik veers away from mythology and gives the back story from insiders’ points of view, of the people who were there, who were now and present in that time that we shall never see again.
- Jan Alan Henderson, author of Crypt 39, Speeding Bullet, Behind the Crimson Cape (the cinema of George Reeves), contributor to FilmFax Magazine, Cult Movies, and American Cinematographer
“Harvey Kubernik's newest book The Doors Summer's Gone gives the reader a more intimate knowledge - no holds barred - at times into the life and times of The Doors . . . Kubernik's last two books, his literary anthology Inside Cave Hollywood and 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love shows all that this prolific writer ain't just whistlin' dixie. Don't say that I'm not warnin' ya 'all. This is some great human stuff, man!”
Carlos "Cake" Nunez, former 'scribe for fLiPSiDE Fanzine (currently researching his upcoming
autobiographical book about his experiences and friendship during his Punk Rock college days
(1984 - 1987) and his eventual hook-up with fLiPSiDE Fanzine (1990 - 1999)
Once again Harvey has taken key elements from the interviews he’s done over the past 40+ years and woven them into a very descriptive perspective of The Doors, both musically as personally . . . The book is brilliantly put together and even the most casual Doors fan will enjoy the fly-on-the-wall memories who were there from the beginning and caught these guys performing in the clubs before and after their first record was ever released. The way the band grew in fan appeal (and mythical proportions) is unbelievable. Highly recommended.
Kent Kotal, Forgotten Hits Blogspot
"There are authors who live it and breathe it. And there are authors who can only dream about it. Harvey Kubernik's new book The Doors Summer's Gone relives his intense alliance to one of L.A.'s finest homegrown bands. Not only did Kubernik forge a personal friendship with the three remaining Doors but he also maintained a spiritual connection with Morrison from the great beyond. It gives me great pleasure to know that all of Kubernik's rock 'n' roll life has been one big intersection with Venice's favorite sons."
Gene Aguilera, East L.A. music historian and boxing book author,
Latino Boxing in Southern California (Arcadia Publishing)
"Few music journalists have revealed the detailed facts behind rock’s golden era as assiduously and lovingly as Harvey Kubernik. He once again delivers the goods with his Doors history Summer’s Gone."
Michael Simmons, MOJO, High Times
First Galley Reviews for The Doors Summer's Gone
"More than any band of rock's Golden Age, the Doors have been fogged up by the smoke and mirrors of legend and mythology.
"Kubernik's masterful anthology gets behind, under, and beyond the tall tales and casts an uncompromised eye on their real art, their real story, their real impact, and their real magic." --Author Daniel Weizmann
"As he always does when putting sound and motion onto page, Harvey Kubernik strips away every candy carnival coating with the precision of background and experience, getting straight to the heart of the real matters.
"Of course The Doors have for a half-century and counting far too often fallen victim to myth-raking and hyperbole – Jim Morrison, among others, always did want to touch Elvis, now didn't he? But Summer's Gone brings only the most insightful truths, from the most knowledgeable mouths, together under one cover. In between are The Doors." --Author Gary Pig Gold
In the April Ugly Things magazine, Jon Kanis' review of Kubernik's recently published Inside Cave Hollywood reports "This latest anthology of Kubernik’s published work has a classic roster of subject matter, including insightful essays on Lenny Bruce, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Jefferson Airplane. His first-person interviews with Leonard Cohen, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman of the Turtles, child star Billy Mumy, bassist Billy Cox, guitarist extraordinaire Danny Korchmar, producer/arranger/composer Jack Nitzsche, impresario Andrew Loog Oldham, and photographer Guy Webster are all fascinating reads. Kubernik’s access to these legendary figures is the key ingredient that drives these meditations, and the results are always compelling."
In the same Ugly Things issue, Kubernik's multi-voice narrative and review article on the new DVD, The Doors: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 from Eagle Rock Entertainment is currently displayed.
The May/June issue of Record Collector News magazine will showcase Kubernik's cover story on the new 4CD boxset and digital configuration Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6. Record Collector News magazine in the April/May issue spotlighted Kubernik's cover story on the 60th anniversary of Muddy Waters' first album on Chess by reissuing The Best of Muddy Waters on vinyl in original mono for the first time in 30 years. The Geffen/UMe label is also making it available for download and streaming for the first time ever.
On March 15th cavehollywwod.com presented Harvey Kubernik's 11,000 word essay and multi-voice narrative text on Elvis Presley celebrating the April 14th HBO premiere of the three and a half hour documentary Elvis Presley: The Seeker. The film debuted on March 14th at SXSW. RCA/Legacy Recordings will release a 3-CD collection.
The Summer 2018 issue of Ugly Things will publish a multi-page edited text of Kubernik's 11.000 word Elvis Presley essay.
In 2008, Kubernik penned the 5,000 word liner notes to the 40th anniversary edition of Elvis The '68 Comeback Special 5 CD box set. Harvey's text includes his archive voices of Dick Clark, Jerry Leiber, along with Andrew Loog Oldham, director Steve Binder, Don Randi, and Hal Blaine. Kubernik in 2007 appeared in the deluxe edition DVD of Viva Las Vegas
Friday, March 2, 2018 Forgotten Hits Friday Flash Scroll down to read Harvey Kubernik's article on Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 and his 2014 interview with engineer Bones Howe about the recording session on the memorable and influential hit single "Mas Que Nada."
U.S. listeners will now find Pete Mitchell's radio program at Pete Mitchell's Soul Time --The Face Radio, where this week, on February 13th-19th, Kubernik and Mitchell will examine some music on the Chess label -- Howlin' Wolf Smoke Stack Lightning, Ramsey Lewis Wade in the Water, and The Dells Run for Cover. On their February 19th-26 segment they'll spin and dissect "Shop Around" by the Miracles, "I'm Still Loving You" from Kim Weston, and the Temptations "Ball of Confusion."
On their February 27th-March 4th broadcast, Mitchell will speak to Kubernik about Otis Redding and his epic 1966 headline engagement at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, Ca., a chapter featured in his new book, Inside Cave Hollywood The Harvey Kubernik InnerViews and InterViews Vol. 1.
Pete and Harvey on their March 12th-19th broadcast will spotlight the sixties and early seventies recording career of soul and disco superstar Barry White.
Their March 20th-27th discussion will be about Atlantic Records and the R&B history of the landmark label. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, and Solomon Burke are the topics.
|Pete Mitchell has produced a new radio documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of Queen's News of the World. In it, Pete talks to Queen expert Phil Chapman about their 1977 classic album News Of The World along with contributions from Queen, John Lydon and Harvey Kubernik. More info HERE.
On February 5th 2018 Cave Hollywood displayed Harvey Kubernik's profile and memoir text on the landmark Blue Thumb Records label. The multi-voice oral history implements the contributions of Bobby Womack, Jim Keltner, Tina Turner, Andrew Loog Oldham, Kenneth Kubernik, Dr. James Cushing, David Kessel, Michael Macdonald, David N. Pepperell and Andy Leach.
THE GRAMMY AWARDS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 2018 Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by journalist Lynell George for her liner notes to the Otis Redding "Live at the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings," a 6 CD-box set that Stax Records, an imprint of Concord Bicycle Music released October 21st 2016. Kubernik was quoted at length in the text and received a special thanks credits in the package. On January 2018, George won the 2018 Grammy for Best Album Notes.
Harvey Kubernik's multi-voice narrative and review article on the new DVD, The Doors: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 from Eagle Rock Entertainment will be displayed in the next issue of Ugly Things magazine in spring 2018.
The January, 2018 issue of Record Collector News magazine Kubernik’s cover story features Harvey Kubernik's profiles and interviews with author Roger Steffens on his So Many Things To Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley, and photographer Robert M. Knight on his just published Rock Gods Fifty Years of Rock Photography.
Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by author Clinton Heylin and thanked in his November 2017 Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan's Gospel Years - What Really Happened book published by Lesser Gods.
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Kris Needs three star review of Inside Cave Hollywood in the March 2018 Issue of Shindig! magazine cites Kubernik’s "trainspotter detail" and "critical savvy."
Friday, February 23, 2018, Kent Kotal’s review of Inside Cave Hollywood in Forgotten Hits.
I've been reading Harvey Kubernik's new book "Inside Cave Hollywood" and THOROUGHLY enjoying it (although I have to admit it's cost me a bit of money to get through it!) That's because every chapter is SO unique and interesting, I've gone out and purchased copies of some of the material he describes in these articles.
Part Interview / Part History Lesson … the book gives insightful details about the artists, the '60's and the '70's and presents it in a very entertaining way. Since I've started reading, I've already gone out and bought "Motown: The Sound Of Young America," a BEAUTIFUL coffee-table type book that is supposed to be the DEFINITIVE history of the label … I've purchased and watched the dvd's spotlighting the highlights of The Johnny Cash Show … (man, Johnny had EVERYBODY on his show … from Bob Dylan to James Taylor to Linda Ronstadt to Creedence Clearwater Revival to Merle Haggard to Neil Young to The Monkees to Kris Kristofferson to Derek and the Dominoes (how many tv appearances did THESE guys do?!?!) to Glen Campbell to Neil Diamond … and on and on and on.) I had to watch these right away … and still think the story about Linda Ronstadt "singing better bottomless" takes the cake! Then I had to finally give in and order The Rolling Stones Mono Box … ALL of their '60's albums collected together into one beautiful box set presenting EVERY track in glorious mono!
Each chapter is a new adventure … Jimi Hendrix … Chess Records … The Turtles and Frank Zappa … Leon Russell … Elton John … Bob Marley and lots more. Highly recommended (although I personally will likely be broke by the time I actually finish it!!!) Order your copy HERE!
East L.A.’s rock ‘n’ roll flag gets waved high in the new book Inside Cave Hollywood, The Harvey Kubernik Music InnerViews and Interviews Collection Vol 1. The golden age of East L.A. music (1950s-1970s) has been severely neglected in countless books and documentaries, but Kubernik corrects these past omissions by including a chapter titled Tales of Vinyl from The Duke of Boyle Heights.
Sandwiched in between chapters on the Rolling Stones, Lenny Bruce, and Turtles, the East L.A. sound gets represented on a global level (alongside Cash, Dylan, Cohen, Sinatra, Marley, and Leon Russell—and seminal record labels Motown, Chess, and Brunswick) for posterity. East L.A.’s chart successes are well-documented for all to see in Kubernik’s must read tome. Now the Eastside sound can proudly hold its head up high, standing on equal ground with all other musical genres.
Thanks to Kubernik, the sleeping giant is awakening.
----Gene Aguilera, Boxing Book Author, East L.A. music historian, and noted record collector.
Sunday, February 4, 2018: Forgotten Hits Blogspot in its Sunday Comments (02 -04-18) Section posted "Imagine you had access to some of the most interesting musical artists of our time and that you kept a record of your private conversations with them and then you started a scrapbook so you could recall your most precious memories. Well, the encyclopedic Harvey Kubernik has done just that, revealing some of the most creative talents of our times in off-beat and clever ways deep inside 'Cave Hollywood.
- Roger Steffens, author of "So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley.”
"Harvey Kubernik dares to take us to the Hollywood less explored, the real-life place where the daring work their craft and push the boundaries of culture. Most pop culture books rehash old mythologies to the point of self-parody. Kubernik, by contrast, puts us in the trenches where we learn about everything from East L.A. to Jerry Heller, Brunswick to the Band of Gypsys. Get in the cave and see the light." -- Daniel Weizmann.
"Consistently well informed enough to connect expert dots between, say, Sly Stone and Santana, not to mention always brave enough to place those Monkees right on the same page as Moby Grape, a descent into Kubernik's Cave will surely be rewarded with a bounty of deep wonders and, just as importantly, lyrical fun unrivaled since the genre-obliterating daze of AM Radio's prime.
"Yes, Harvey has heard, seen, met and done it all during diligent decades on the job, and we should all thank our lucky rock stars the clues behind their chords; the stories behind their sounds are now being shared anew for you, and for me, for the ages." -- GaryPigGold.com.
March 7, 2018, When we read interviews that writers have done with rock stars, we are drawn to the artist's thoughts, visions and creativity sprinkled with some personal anecdotes. We love to read what they share as if it were some sort of personal guideline. We are drawn in and feel we are actually sitting in a room with friends as the story unfolds. Author, Harvey Kubernik's book, "Inside Cave Hollywood The Harvey Kubernik Music InnerViews and InterViews Collection, Volume 1" is filled with selections of his interviews with classic rock artists dating back 45 years.Sharing his own insight about the artist including the setting, year and personal insights, Harvey is a wealth of music history for any rock and roll fan. Classic artists are the foundation of our music. We need to preserve the history, appreciate the music and move forward with the knowledge of where these artists and memorable hits originated.---Helen Rose, Amazon
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Harvey Kubernik's 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love, released by Sterling publishers is on sale now.
In the current issue of Shindig! magazine No. 74 in their Best of 2017 issue, Harvey Kubernik's book 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love was listed in the Top Ten of the year alongside titles on Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and Jimmy Webb.
Kubernik's 1967 book was also hailed by Best Classic Bands 2017 year in review and selected number one in the Best Music Books of the Year in the Non-Biographical category.
Kubernik's cover story in the December, 2017 issue of Record Collector News magazine examined Bob Dylan and his “gospel years” multi-disc box set, Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981. In December 2017, Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by author Peter Neff for his book titled "That's The Bag I'm In: The Life, Music, and Mystery of Fred Neil" to be published by Texas Tech University Press.
Monday, October 30th at 10:20 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) Harvey Kubernik discussed his book on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows, for the Australian ABC Radio program Overnights. Trevor Chappell was the host for Kubernik's live half hour interview for the national program heard by half a million listeners. A link to the broadcast was available on the following Tuesday.
Leonard Cohen's debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, was released the last week of December 1967. Kubernik's acclaimed study on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows (BackBeat Books in the U.S. and Omnibus Press in the U.K.), has been published in six foreign language editions, in as many countries including France, Canada, China and Russia. The title is now out in paperback edition from Omnibus.
See also Kubernik's 5,800 word cover story on Leonard Cohen in the new issue of Record Collector News magazine online at www.recordcollectornews.com, and cavehollwood.com is currently exhibiting Kubernik's multi-voice narrative tribute to Leonard Cohen.
The October issue of Record Collector News magazine features Kubernik's tribute to Tom Petty and Harvey's multi-voice narrative 5,800 word cover story on Leonard Cohen.
Forgotten Hits Blogspot displays Harvey Kubernik's praised of Hugh Hefner's ongoing support of pop, rock and jazz in his recent book on 1967 music. "You see, brother, Hugh did things without any agenda whatsoever. Our country should understand that.” -- Dick Gregory to Harvey Kubernik, 2014. Read All About It (from 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love).
Harvey Kubernik is quoted in Mark Ribowsky's 2017 book, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor published by Chicago Review Press Incorporated.
On October 11th Harvey Kubernik was a 30 minute interview guest discussing his 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love book on deejay Tom Barnard's radio program The KQ92 Morning Show from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Barnard is a 2017 National Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Kubernik is introduced about 20 minutes into the show.
Harvey Kubernik's story on the acclaimed music documentary Bang! The Bert Berns Story and his interview with editor and co-director Bob Sarles is now exhibited on CaveHollywood.com. Larry LeBlanc is the acclaimed Canadian music journalist who was a recipient of a 2013 Juno Special Achievement Award after reading Harvey's interview with Bob Sarles sent out a Facebook post. "What a damn good interview by Harvey who is a friend. I love this damn film. I could watch it 100 times. Shame on Neil Diamond for not participating. Get over it Neil. This is history. But in truth he's not missed."
In a recent review of Harvey's 1967 Summer of Love book on Facebook, Poet/actor Harry E. Northup wrote, "Harvey Kubernik, the brilliant author and wordsmith who wrote the wonderful book on Leonard Cohen, "Everyone Knows," has just published another book, "1967 The Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love." My poem "The City" closes his multi-voice narrative text. The photos and the visual artifacts underscore the musicality and the cinematic qualities in his writing and curatorial skills. Harvey's arranging efforts are from the Jack Nitzsche, Allen Toussaint, Burt Bacharach and Don Randi score books. Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Brian Wilson, the Bee Gees, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane are all in the journey. Dr. James Cushing has contributed insightful, illuminating commentary. There's a piece on Harvey's book in the issue of "Rolling Stone" with Chuck Berry on the front cover. 10 books for Harvey. Once in a while the good guys win."
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the well respected music website, www.forgottenhits.com displayed Harvey Kubernik's correspondence with portal owner Kent Kotal concerning Tom Petty. Harvey had some professional and personal dealings with Tom. As MCA Records West Coast Director of A&R in 1978 he initially suggested Jimmy Iovine as producer for Petty's Damn The Torpedoes album. Harvey later served as "Organic Catalyst" on the Petty-produced Del Shannon album, Drop Down and Get Me. As a music journalist he interviewed Petty for Melody Maker. Tom Petty wrote the foreword ito Harvey's 2014 book, Turn Up The Radio Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972.
A 2010 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with filmmaker Murray Lerner on his Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight DVD was posted on the www.cohenconcentric.com website, a portal Leonard endorsed and collaborated with.
On September 18th, Cave Hollywood posted Harvey Kubernik's article about Criterion Collection's re-release of Murray Lerner's Festival.
Harvey Kubernik's extensive interview with filmmaker Murray Lerner who directed the influential music documentary Festival! is now exhibited on cavehollywood.com.
Helen Marketti's interview with Harvey Kubernik and his 1967 Summer of Love title appears in the new September 13th-October 11th issue of the Cleveland, Ohio-based publication "North Coast Voice." VIEW IT HERE!
Harvey Kubernik's 1976 and 1999 interviews with Walter Becker of Steely Dan were displayed on www.forgottenhits.com, on September 6, 2017. The Becker/Steely Dan piece is now online at cavehollywood.com.
Wednesday, September 20th at 11:20 a.m. (PST) Harvey Kubernik discussed his book, 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love (Sterling) for the Australian ABC Radio program Overnights. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/overnights/. Kubernik's live half hour interview was conducted by Trevor Chappell. The program is national with half a million listeners and is heard at 4:20-5:00 am live in Australia. Later in the year Kubernik will return to discuss his acclaimed study on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows (BackBeat Books) in the U.S. and published in six foreign language editions.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Bogata, Columbia. SIXTY-SEVEN, a new seven-part series. Deejay/host Andrew Loog Oldham, legendary first manager of The Rolling Stones, record producer and raconteur, explores the year of the appearance of the American Hippie - its music, politics, lifestyle, hopes and drugs. Drawing on Danny Goldberg's In Search of the Lost Chord, Eric Luft's Die at the Right Time and Harvey Kubernik's 1967 - A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love. [Repeated Sunday 11am.]
- It'll air each Friday between 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (BST) - A repeat will air each Sunday between 11 a.m. - 12:00. First programme airs on Resonance FM on Friday 15th September. Programmes will also be available on the Resonance FM Mixcloud account after they air.
In the October issue of Goldmine magazine, Gillian G. Gaar's Quick Picks article summarizes Harvey Kubernik's 1967: A COMPLETE ROCK MUSIC HISTORY OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE, Sterling Publishing (Hardback), Genre: Music History. "This beautifully illustrated book takes you step by step not just through that fabled
summer, but the entire year, from the “Human Be-In” in San Francisco in January, through Monterey in June, to Otis Redding’s death in December."
A 2006 Interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker is quoted in Dont Look Back by author Keith Beattie, a BFI (British Film Institute) book published in 2016 by Palgrave, a UK division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Harvey Kubernik is a contributor to the just published book Bob Marley and the Wailers The Ultimate Illustrated History written by Richie Unterburger from Voyageur Press.
An excerpt from Harvey Kubernik's book, 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of The Summer of Love, reprinted with permission, is a multi-page display in the August 2017 issue of Shindig! magazine.
Harvey Kubernik's interview with author Ronnie Schneider on his 2017 book Out Of Our Heads: The Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Me with Proof of Truth is now displayed on cavehollywood.com.
On Friday, August 18th, 2017 Harvey Kubernik was the guest speaker at the Stephen Wise Temple in Bel-Air, California celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The Shabbat service was followed by a concert featuring music from 1967 performed by the Stephen Wise clergy and musicians. Featured vocalists were Freda Payne and Florence LaRue of the 5th Dimension. Kubernik helped curate and narrate a stage program of music culled from his book 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love.
August 24th, 2017 | 7:00 PM Tune in to The Summer of Love Part Two on Kffi, a very special radio show in Kansas City will celebrate The Summer of Love ... The show will take a look back at the music and the artists surfacing out the 60's and specifically 1967. In addition to lots of great music, author and artist Harvey Kubernik will be interviewed.
Harvey Kubernik's story on the theatrical release of the music documentary movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is now displayed on cavehollywood.com.
A Harvey Kubernik 2000 interview with onetime Rolling Stones' manager/record producer Andrew Loog Oldham quoted in Joseph's McComb's OUT magazine August 2017 article on Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. More here.
Harvey Kubernik's *1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love*, reviewed & recommended at curledup.com.
Monday, July 17 Journalist Gary Pig Gold touts the new Harvey Kubernik 1967 Summer of Love title. Check it out HERE!
Harvey Kubernik has just returned from his book signing, lecture, and audience question and answer session on his 1967 Summer of Love chronicle in Cleveland, Ohio, in the Library Speaker's Series of the prestigious ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. Harvey's been invited back to the venue in the future.
Breaking News! Harvey Kubernik has just inked a book deal with Sterling Publishers, owned by Barnes and Noble, to write The Story of The Band. Publication date is late summer, 2018, and will coincide with the 50th anniversary of their epochal debut album, Music From Big Pink. Kubernik attended the Band's "The Last Waltz" event in 1976, and has interviewed members of the influential group.
July 9, 2017 Michael Fremer's AnalogPlanet review of "1967" Harvey Kubernik's Summer of Love Chronicle begins, "Anyone who thinks "The Summer of Love" was a media creation simply wasn't there. Like many baby boomers, Kubernik was there. Unlike many of us though, he was there with photographers Henry Diltz and Guy Webster among others, both of whom gave the rock culture chronicler access to their photos for this highly entertaining, image filled and recollection rich book." Click the link to read the entire review posted at analogplanet.com.
MONDAY, JULY 3RD, 11:20 PST Harvey Kubernik was the feature interview subject
discussing his Neil Young Heart of Gold book for the Australian ABC Radio program Overnights. Kubernik's half hour interview on Young's 1966-1976 work is the main focus of the 4:20-5:00 am live in Australia interview. The show is national with half a million listeners. Future July and August Kubernik return visits to the station will spotlight his Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows book and his 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love volume. Click here to listen to the show now.
June 30th, 2017 The Frame | 89.3 KPCC, is a daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Today, host John Horn interviewed Harvey Kubernik about his new book, “1967: a Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love," that tracks the iconic moments and movements of that pivotal time in pop culture. To hear it all, click the following link, because The Summer of Love was about more than just music.
Harvey Kubernik cited and quoted in Michael Limnios 2017 appreciation of Allen Ginsberg. Read the tribute HERE!
April 18, 2017 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love is groovy. ... Harvey Kubernik has put together a graphically sensational, beautifully narrated, jam-packed encyclopedia of ... fantastic graphics on each and every page, or you can sit down and read the narration or even the eyewitness accounts. Read the review at All Music Books | Waiting to take you away
Sunday, June 25th, on Head Room with Barry Smolin, 8PM-10PM (PST) KPFK 90.7 FM, author and music historian Harvey Kubernik discussed his book, 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love. Interview with Harvey began at 8:15 pm. Listen to the entire show.
The July issue of Record Collector news magazine features Harvey Kubernik's multi-voice cover story on the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and the 50th anniversary of this landmark album as well as a Kubernik appreciation of John Coltrane. It can also be viewed at www.recordcollectornews.com
Published in June 2017 from tgophoto.com is a new book "GUNDELFINGER Memoirs of a Rock & Roll Photographer From Monterey Pop To Deja Vu & Beyond" that features 1967-1972 photos by Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal along with text written by Harvey & Kenneth Kubernik.
On Sunday, June 11th at 1:00 pm (PST), Harvey Kubernik was interviewed live on KCSN-FM (88.5) Tangled Roots program hosted by Pat Baker. Music from 1967 underscored the visit. The first hour is a salute to the 50th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival. The second hour spotlights Harvey's new book "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love."
Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:25 AM, Weekend Warrior Digital Rundown... Author Harvey Kubernik was the interview subject on The Weekend Warrior Show radio program with Dr. Robert Klapper on Saturday June 3rd, between 8:00-8:45 am (PST) discussing his new book 1967 The Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Michael Simmons released this 4 star interview of Harvey Kubernik's "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love" for the July 2017 issue of MOJO Magazine, Musical memories and images from a year-long summer.
There wasn’t competition in the air but collaboration everywhere,” writes Harvey Kubernik in his technicolourfully illustrated, oral history of that blissful blip called The Summer Of Love. The native Angeleno and vet scribe is the perfect age to have participated in -- as well as accurately chronicle -- the time when optimism ran joyously rampant (despite the looming tragedy of Vietnam) and was channeled through rock and soul music that had entered "the realm of aesthetics."
With the advent of light show-lit ballrooms and underground/pirate radio, the inmates were rocking the asylum, with visionary possibilities exponentially expanding via cannabis and acid.
The book’s authenticity stems from the hundred interviews the author conducted and has excerpted, including icons and movers (Andrew Loog Oldham is his usual wildly witty self) and the young people who comprised the largest bohemian movement in history.
On May 21st, 2017, Richard Williams,' in his thebluemoment.com review of "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love." wrote "Harvey’s book moves mostly between San Francisco and Los Angeles on its journey from January to December, with detours to Monterey and London. Some of the oral history — from backroom people like Andrew Loog Oldham, Shel Talmy and Bones Howe as well as stars such as Jerry Garcia, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana — is of rich in opinion and anecdote, despite being mostly divided into bite-sized chunks and arranged around the visual material. There are some real gems, as when the actress Peggy Lipton, one of the great beauties of the time, tells Kubernik about her Monterey Pop Festival experience: “There was a light drizzle and we went to hear Ravi Shankar. I remember I left my body.”
On Monday, May 1st, 2017, Harvey Kubernik, author of 1967, A complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love and Barry Cain, author of 77 Sulphate Strip are UK-based deejay Pete Mitchell's guests on his “This Week in Music” radio channel Apple iTunes, and iHeart Radio hour-long radio series, heard by 3.5 million listeners. Kubernik will talk about his book what was happening and what was changing in pop music 50 years ago, and Cain will be talking about his book and the changes in the pop music of 40 years ago, brought about in large part by the punk artists. Please visit the website for broadcast schedule and weekly Kubernik and Mitchell interview information. This Week in Music Podcast 1st - 6th May, 2017
On April 28th, , Harvey Kubernik was the guest interview subject on the Dublin, Ireland-based program Union Square hosted by Eoghan Barra broadcast on Dublin Digital Radio (DDR) and now displayed on podcast. Listen on link https://www.mixcloud.com/DublinDigitalRadio/union-square-with-eoghan-barra-episode-8-the-summer-of-love-ddr/.
Harvey Kubernik's 2 page multi-voice narrative and examination of The TAMI Show/The Big TNT Show (Collector's Edition) 2-Disc Vlu-Ray DVD on Shout! Factory was published in the spring 2017 issue # 44 of Ugly Things magazine.
Wednesday, April 26th, Don't miss Hector Saldana's book review in mySanAntonio.com Summer of Love captured in "1967" writes, "The year is ownderfully captured in his (Harvey Kubernik's) new book, "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love."
April 24th, Harvey Kubernik interview with Leonard Cohen cited in the spring 2017 first collection of essays on Leonard Cohen in the UK by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the book Spirituality and Desire in Leonard Cohen’s Songs and Poems: Visions from the Tower of Song, edited by Peter Billingham.
Real Gone Music and their Verbum Series label in spring 2017 reissued on red vinyl Allen Ginsberg Reads Kaddish A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem. Harvey Kubernik is thanked in the sleeve credits and a portion of a 2005 Kubernik interview with producer Jerry Wexler is the closing paragraph of the producer liner notes.
April 14: A new 272-page, coffee-table book—1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love—celebrates the music and youth culture of that pivotal year that gave us Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Doors and so much more. Written by Harvey Kubernik, a veteran California-based author and journalist, the 9 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ book, out April 18 from Sterling Publishing, takes a month-by-month look at the musical happenings of the year, including rock, Rhythm and Blues and more.
Pre-order is available here.
Both the American and British rock scenes are covered extensively—the hip young bands such as Jefferson Airplane and Procol Harum, hitmakers like the Monkees, the Beach Boys and the Turtles, and soul from Motown and Stax—with hundreds of first-hand recollections from artists, fans, critics, music industry executives and others. Hundreds of color and black-and-white photos, as well as period-specific art, are included. Events such as the Monterey Pop Festival, love-ins and the 14-Hour Technicolor Dream concert in London (which featured newcomers Pink Floyd) are also spotlighted. See the article at Best Classic Bands.
On Tuesday, April 18th, Cave Hollywood displayed Harvey Kubernik's story on Elton John and the story behind the expanded edition of his 17-11-70+ double LP vinyl being released by the Universal Music label in conjunction with Record Store Day April 22nd. Besides some reflections by Elton, the text also includes comments from Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night, who first covered the John/Bernie Taupin songwriting team, as well as an interview with visionary record executive Russ Regan, the former Vice-President of UNI/MCA Records, who signed Elton John to the label in 1970.
April, Harvey Kubernik’s 2002 interview with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones is displayed on the website www.cavehollywood.com. An authorized documentary on Wyman, The Quiet One, will be distributed in North America during 2017 by Sundance Selects.
On Monday, March 27, 2017, Harvey Kubernik and Stephen Jones of Babybird were interviewed for “This Week in Music” radio channel Apple iTunes, and iHeart Radio hour-long radio series by UK-based deejay Pete Mitchell. The debut program will be broadcast during April 3rd-10th. Kubernik will be Mitchell’s weekly interview subject whose popular show is heard by 3.5 million listeners. Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bill Haley, Oasis, Henry Mancini, Al Green, Tiny Tim, Herbie Hancock, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and the Clash will be among the initial recording artists discussed, along with a discussion of the popularity of online music streaming. Please visit the website for broadcast schedule and weekly Kubernik and Mitchell interview information. This Week in Music Podcast 10th - 17th April, 2017
On March 20, 2017, Andy Greene, Senior writer for Rolling Stone magazine, conducted an interview with Harvey Kubernik for a story in their mid-April issue about the April 2017 publication of Harvey's book, 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love from Sterling Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. When it appeared, the periodical displayed the front cover image of the book, and in his review, Andy Greene wrote "Packed with new interviews with principals like Carlos Santana, Michelle Phillips and Roger McGuinn, it gives month-by-month accounts of the scenes in London, San Francisco, New York, and even Australia, where the Bee Gees were scoring their first hits."
On March 26, 2017: Harvey Kubernik's 5,000 word profile and interview with Robbie Robertson of the Band, with a spotlight on Robertson's autobiography Testimony and album of the same title, will grace the cover of Record Collector News magazine's April/May issue and online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
The May-June issue of Recorde Collector News will have Kubernik's cover story on virtuoso guitarist Robin Trower as well as a Harvey's multi-voice narrative article on the acclaimed Frank Sinatra 1967 album with Brazilian music legend Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim that is now expanded for its 50th Anniversary Edition, just issued on CD and digitally from Universal Music Enterprises.
March 18, 2017: Harvey Kubernik 2006 interview with Marshall Chess and 2002 interview with Bill Wyman incorporated in the Forgotten Hits tribute to Chuck Berry. that can be viewed at www.ForgottenHits.com.
The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader by David Brackett, Associate Professor at the Department of Research in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University was recently published by Oxford University. The book, now in a third edition, includes excerpts from “No Town Like Motown. Berry Gordy: a conversation with Mr. Motown,” a 2002 interview conducted by Harvey Kubernik. The collection features over 100 readings from a wide range of sources and writers including LeRoi Jones, Nat Hentoff, Jerry Wexler and David Ritz, Richard Cromelin, Irwin Silber, Paul Nelson, Jim Delehant, Phyl Garland, Andrew Sarris, Ellen Willis, Ralph J. Gleason, Cameron Crowe, Nelson George, John Mendelsohn, Greil Marcus, Ben Fong-Torres, Jon Pareles, and Camille Paglia.
March 12, 2017: Harvey Kubernik interview with photographer Jimmy Steinfeldt introduces Steinfeldt's new book "Rock 'N' Roll Lens Volume 11: 30 Years of Music Photography and Stories" published in 2017 by Point...Shoot...Press. Steinfeldt's pictures are accompanied by text stories from musicians Kenny Aronoff, Clem Burke, Del Casher, Blondie Chaplin, Steve Jones, David Was, Waddy Wachtel, Larry Dunn, Norwood Fisher, Leland Sklar, Rami Jaffee, Danny Saber, Sirius Trixon, Nick St. Nicholas, and Slim Jim Phantom, along with other commentaries supplied by multi-instrumentalists, singers, deejays, actresses, actors, writers and talent managers.
Harvey Kubernik 1976 interview with Steely Dan members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker quoted in the book Steely Dan: Reelin' In The Years by Brian Sweet, published in 2016 by Overlook-Omnibus.
Harvey Kubernik's article on the Kinks new Mono Collection box set is now available to read on Cave Hollywood.com.
Harvey Kubernik acknowledged in the book Conversations With The Masters The VintageRock.com Interviews by Shawn Perry.
Gregory Weinstein, visiting professor at Davidson College in his 2015-2017 music course
MUS122 Music of the United States Fall 2015 - Courses is utilizing Harvey Kubernik’s, “Berry Gordy: A Conversation with Mr. Motown” 2002 interview as a PDF for students along with a previously published music writing from Jon Landau, “A Whiter Shade of Black” (PDF) in one classroom session. Listen requirements include Gladys Knight and the Pips, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” • Marvin Gaye, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” • The Supremes, “You Can’t Hurry Love” • The Four Tops, “Bernadette.”
During July 2015, Kubernik gave an extensive interview and provided an archive interview he conducted with Andrew Loog Oldham in 2007 to author Jonathan Gould for his book, Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life that Crown Archetype Group will publish May 16, 2017.
Kubernik' article on Otis Redding published in Goldmine Magazine in 2007 is also listed in acknowledgements and credits in "Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul" by Mark Ribowsky, published by W.W. Norton in 2015.
Harvey Kubernik interviewed about singer and songwriter Paul Rogers and Free back album catalogue by author Lonn Friend for his Rogers biography being penned for Free reunion May 2017 “Free Spirt” tour in the UK that will draw attention to Willows Animal Sanctuary & Assisted Therapy Unit.
Northwestern University History and American Studies Winter 2017 Course: US Popular Music History – Michael J. Kramer in week six will include a discussion on Motown Records utilizing Harvey Kubernik's 2002 interview with Berry Gordy, Jr. "Berry Gordy: A Conversation with Mr. Motown" that appears in Kubernik's 2004 book "This Is Rebel Music."
A portion of Harvey Kubernik’s archive interview with record producer and songwriter, Willie Mitchell, will appear in author Jimmy McDonough’s Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green that will be published on August 29, 2017 by Da Capo Press. Kubernik also receives a big thank you in the book credits.
The Roots of Indie: The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo album was recently explored on www.diffuder.fm by James Stafford. Harvey Kubernik’s interview with Roger McGuinn of the band, initially published in Kubernik’s Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon was incorporated in the piece.
A 2014 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with Graham Nash about Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s recording of Neil Young’s song “Ohio” is now referenced in the Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame under Articles - Reactions to the Kent State Shootings. . The full interview is archived at www.rocksbackpages.com.
An excerpt from Harvey Kubernik’s book Hollywood Shack Job Rock Music In Film and on Your Screen currently utilized in the promotional materials on the theatrically screened music documentary on Doug Sahm, Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, directed by Joe Nick Patoski. In 2015, Variety touted Patoski as one of “the ten documakers to watch.”
Writer Andrew August in The Journal of Contemporary British History on his article "Gender and 1960s Youth Culture: The Rolling Stones and the New Woman" cites Harvey Kubernik's 2004 book This is Rebel Music from University of New Mexico Press.
Harvey Kubernik’s 1996 interview with Allen Ginsberg about his recording “The Ballad of the Skeletons” published on the front page in “The Los Angeles Times” Calendar section is now displayed at openculture.com.
|Music journalist Harvey Kubernik, author of “Turn Up The Radio, Rock, Pop and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972,” joined Ira David Sternberg on “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira,” Thursday, March 2nd, at 8 p.m. on KUNV-FM (91.5) and online at www.915thesource.org. After the show aired, it was posted at www.talkaboutlasvegas.com.
Kubernik and Sternberg discussed Kubernik's book Turn Up The Radio! Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972, published in 2014 by Santa Monica Press. Harvey recalled the music he heard in that golden sound era as a youth from downtown Los Angeles, Crenshaw Village, Culver City, West Hollywood to Laurel Canyon.
Previous guests who have appeared on Sternberg’s influential radio program have included Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik, Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Blue Man Group, Dick Dale, Ramsey Lewis, Willie Nelson, Kamasi Washington, Dion, and Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues.
In March, Harvey and his brother Kenneth Kubernik, authors of A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival, published by Santa Monica Press in 2012, festival organizer Lou Adler and Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, filmmakers Andrew Solt and D.A. Pennebaker, writer Paul Body and photographers Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal and Henry Diltz have been taped among the interview subjects to be taped in the National Public Radio (NPR) studios in Culver City, California for a radio documentary special produced and hosted by Paul Ingles about the landmark 1967 music festival. The program will air nationally and globally in May. In 2007, Harvey wrote a cover story in MOJO magazine about the 40th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival event.
Harvey Kubernik has been heard in previous Ingles-produced NPR broadcasts on the Beatles’ Rubber Soul and Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks. In 2003 Paul Ingles was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTNDA for Best use of Sound in a piece produced for NPR’s Living on Earth.
February 12: Harvey Kubernik's tribute to the late Ritchie Yorke, author, broadcaster and music writer from Brisbane, Australia is displayed on the February 12, 2017 www.forgottenhits.com website. Ritchie Yorke, Brisbane music writer, dies at 73. "I am so unhappy to hear this. I cherish the couple of hangs and meals I had with Ritchie when he came to Los Angeles. I am grateful to Roger Steffens, who first extended a dinner invite to his home to meet and eat with Ritchie and his wife Minnie and the Steffens family. Ritchie regaled us with his memories of 1957 and 1958 Australia music tours he witnessed of Bill Haley & the Comets, LaVern Baker, Big Joe Turner, Freddie Bell and the Platters as well as Little Richard, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps, and Eddie Cochran. Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Anka and Buddy Holly & the Crickets and a geezer from Oz named Johnny O'Keefe. Ritchie also took good care of my friends Kim and Rodney at the 1969 Toronto Rock and Roll Revival Festival and was always an avid supporter of John & Yoko's peace activities.
I flash on my book exchanges with Ritchie, my autographed books of his, and his quotes and archive interviews that inform my books on Leonard Cohen and Neil Young as well as his reflections and archive interviews on Otis Redding and Van Morrison that will appear in my next book on the rock music of 1967. He was my first scribe in the rock 'n' roll tribe. Carry On." -- Harvey Kubernik.
February 10: Forgotten Hits Newsletter featuring the April 18th publication date for Harvey Kubernik's latest book, 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love, includes a complete Travis Pike interview on the Summer of Love that goes way beyond Pike’s sidebar in the book.
February 8: Harvey Kubernik's 1996 interview with poet and writer Allen Ginsberg, edited by David Calonne, will be published by The University Press of Mississippi in their Fall 2018 book, Conversations with Allen Ginsberg.
January 20: Blurt magazine hails Harvey Kubernik's book on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows. Now published in a Russian edition. HALLELUJAH: The Blurt Leonard Cohen Files __ Blurt Magazine It's fascinating to note that prior to Cohen's latter day comeback there hadn't been too many books published about him. Then there was Everybody Knows, published in late 2014 by esteemed music book publisher Backbeat and written by the equally esteemed journalist and author Harvey Kubernik. Rich in photos, many of them rare or previously unseen, and arranged as an oral history along an annotated time-line plus the author's connective narrative, the coffee table book is not only quite handsome, it's a solid reference work. As I put it, bone could easily use this as a primary source when researching specific details and events of Cohen's life.
Of additional note: Kubernik skillfully avoids the key pitfalls that plague most oral histories; his aforementioned connecting text includes notes on his respondents so the reader understands their significance and relevance, while the aforementioned time-line structure proves to be the book's greatest strength in terms of providing a real sense of the arc of Cohen's career.
January 29: Record Collector News magazine just published Harvey Kubernik's cover story on The Kinks In Mono LP box set recently issued by BMG. The March and April issue of Record Collector News magazine cover story will feature a Kubernik interview with the Band's songwriter/guitarist and author, Robbie Robertson, and be posted on the Record Collector News website.
January 2017 also marked the publication of a Chinese edition of Harvey Kubernik's book on Leonard Cohen "Everybody Knows."
January 14: Cave Hollywood displayed Harvey Kubernik's feature on The Band's The Last Waltz new DVD and CD soundtrack, including Harvey's archive interview with Robbie Robertson of the Band.
January 13: In the The Reading Eagle newspaper Money section an article by Lisa Scheid on C.F. "Chris" Martin IV, chairman and CEO of C.F. Martin & Co., lists and touts "his favorite summer book as Harvey Kubernik's 'Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon.'"
January 9: Harvey Kubernik's joint interview with songwriter/poet Stephen J. Kalinich on his new California Feeling 2 multi-artist tribute vinyl album and MsMusic label owner Carol Schofield can be read HERE.
January 8th at 6:00 pm: Author and music historian Harvey Kubernik will return to host My Turn on The Sound (100.3 FM) radio station in Los Angeles that will be broadcast on Sunday, January 8th at 6:00 pm. My Turn is one of The Sound’s most talked about on-air features where guest artists and personalities take over The Sound’s airwaves as deejays for an hour over Southern California’s classic rock station. Harvey will provide commentary on his track selections for the Los Angeles radio stations’ 1.3 million listeners in Southern California on the popular Sunday evening 6:00 pm slot. You may hear the show online at KSWD.radio.net.
January 8: Harvey Kubernik's video interview with bandleader Greg Franco of Rough Church on their just released Queen's Sacrifice album can be viewed and heard on www.roughchurch.com.
January 7: Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by author Richard Houghton for his book on the Who which will be published by UK publisher Red Planet. Houghton earlier co-authored The Beatles book "I Was There."
January 4: Cave Hollywood is displaying Harvey Kubernik's story on the new Iggy Pop book "Total Chaos" and interview with author Jeff Gold.
January 4: Photos from Harvey Kubernik's 2014 book "Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows" were featured on the official Leonard Cohen Face Book Page Thursday (04 January 2017) morning.
Saturday, December 31, Weekend Warrior Digital Rundown: HR 1: The Best of Continues... Weekend Warrior program ESPN 710 AM radio executive producer, Jared Abrams is back in the host seat as he continues to play some of the best interviews that Doctor Klapper did throughout 2016. Interviews this hour include author and music historian Harvey Kubernik A 15 minute segment where Harvey talks to Dr. Klapper about guitarists Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Dick Dale, instrument maker Leo Fender and engineer/producer Tom Dowd.
December 30: Harvey Kubernik March 1, 1975 interview with Leonard Cohen published in "Melody Maker" about his album "New Skin for Old Ceremony” spotlighted on cohencentric.com.
December: Harvey Kubernik Cave Hollywood 2010 interview with Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane quoted and cited in Neil Hussey's feature article on the band in issue 62 of U.K.-based Shindig! magazine.
Mid-December: Cave Hollywood is posting Harvey Kubernik's story and review on Bob Marley & the Wailers - Live!, a three-LP set in 180-gram black vinyl, digital release and tri-gatefold package that The Marley Family and UMe label have just issued. The expanded retail product includes both nights of the historic 1975 concert at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Harvey witnessed multiple shows by Marley & the Wailers on that same 1975 tour at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood and later interviewed the band.
December: Harvey Kubernik is acknowledged in Shawn Perry's debut book "Conversations With The Masters: The VintageRock.com Interviews," published in December 2016.
DECEMBER: Record Collector News magazine has a Harvey Kubernik-penned cover story on two legendary rock music movies, The T.A.M.I. Show and The Big T.N.T. Show, just released on Blu-Ray from Shout! Factory. The same issue will include a Kubernik article on the new book just published by Third Man Books, TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges As Told by Iggy Pop.
Later in December: Harvey Kubernik was just taped as the guest interview subject for The Tom Dunne Show on newstalk 106-108 FM radio and web, Ireland's National Independent Broadcaster. Kubernik discusses the poet and novelist Charles Bukowski. Broadcast is later in December. Harvey has an essay on Bukowski in the book Drinking with Bukowski, which features a cover design by R. Crumb.
December: Harvey Kubernik was interviewed about the Beatles debut America tour of 1964 with Pete Mitchell on his This Day in Music Radio Channel Apple iTunes music podcast to air later in December. Kubernik and Mitchell previously pre-taped hour shows on Bob Dylan and one that has already aired on Led Zeppelin. In addition, Mitchell interviewed Kubernik, along with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, singer Darlene Love, for a seasonal show in late December spotlighting the landmark album "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector."
Out Now: Harvey Kubernik’s 2015 book on Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows," now out in six foreign languages, was published in a paperback edition this week by Omnibus Press in the UK.
November 29: Cave Hollywood posted Harvey Kubernik's article on the just re-released Duane Allman an Anthology 2-LP vinyl.
TODAY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27: From 9:00-11:00 PM in Ireland (1:00-3:00 PM, PST), Harvey Kubernik was the guest interview subject in the second hour on The Tom Dunne Show on newstalk 106-108 FM radio and web, Ireland's National Independent Broadcaster. Kubernik will discuss the Band's The Last Waltz concert in San Francisco, California, now celebrating a 40th anniversary as well as his 2014 book on Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows." Kubernik was in attendance at The Last Waltz event and covered the musical action for UK's Melody Maker.
NOVEMBER 10, 2016: A 1975 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with Leonard Cohen for "Melody Maker" was included in Heather Saul's tribute to Cohen in the November 10th issue of The Independent newspaper in London, England. The Cohen quotes to Kubernik conclude the article titled "Leonard Cohen dead: Iconic musician's most perceptive quotes on life, love and death."
November 15: Harvey Kubernik's 2015 book on Leonard Cohen cited in Zach Schonfeld's Stereogum appreciation story on Leonard Cohen.
Also of note: In the just published 2016 book, "Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music," by David E. James, published by Oxford University Press, Harvey Kubernik receives a front page listing in the Acknowledgements. In 2005, the University of New Mexico Press published Harvey Kubernik’s book Hollywood Shack Job Rock Music In Film and On Your Screen.
Breaking News: Already No. 2 on the UK Podcast Chart! Author and music historian Harvey Kubernik was interviewed at length by host and Award-winning DJ Pete Mitchell for his hour long This Day in Music radio channel iTunes music podcast about the just released Stones In Mono multi- disc 1963-1969 box set, and the band's never explored audio relationship with Hollywood recording studios in the sixties and seventies, to be broadcast starting November 15th. This Just In: This program and Kubernik's interview are now part of the official Rolling Stones app!
November 12: Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with Leonard Cohen cited and quoted in The Los Angeles Times and online at www.latimes.com in music critic Randall Roberts Appreciation "Leonard Cohen Always Found Just The Right Words."
November 12: Two of Harvey Kubernik's mid-seventies archive interviews with Leonard Cohen requested are now on display at www.cavehollywood.com.
Saturday, November 19, 8:15 a.m., (PDT): Harvey Kubernik was a feature guest interview subject on "The Weekend Warrior"
program hosted by Dr. Robert Klapper, M.D. on ESPNLA 710 am and ESPNLA.com. Klapper's program from 7-9:00 am is a mix of medicinal advice and music. Kubernik, who wrote a 2014 book on Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows," will discuss the musical legacy of Cohen as well as commenting on Bob Dylan, Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones.
November 11: Cavehollywood.com displays Harvey Kubernik's multi-voice narrative story on the 36-CD box set "Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings"
Also of note: Harvey Kubernik's interview with recording engineer Andy Johns is cited in Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener’s Companion by David Malvinni, published by Towman & Littlefield in February 2016.
November: During November Kubernik will contribute a sidebar/review of the Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypys 1970 album for the upcoming book Jimi Hendrix: The Illustrated Story by Gillian G. Gaar to be published in the last quarter of 2017 by Voyageur Press. Kubernik is also contributing a sidebar essay to Voyageur’s Bob Marley: The Illustrated Story, by Richie Unterberger.
November: Cave Hollywood is displaying Kubernik's multi-voice narrative on the 50th anniversary edition of the Otis Redding Live at the Whisky a Go Go, The Complete Recordings, box set for for retail release in October.
3 November Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons: The Photography of Guy Webster, by Harvey Kubernik, Kenneth Kubernik and Guy Webster, writer, teacher, and musician, Michael Ruscoe, (lead singer and songwriter for the indie band Save the Androids), in his November booktrib.com article Rocking around the holidays with groovy photos of music icons, writes, “While San Francisco was home to the hippie movement, its neighbor to the south, Los Angeles, was the site of the head-on collision of the youth-fueled rock culture and the traditional entertainment industry. Bearing witness to it all was photographer and L.A. native Guy Webster, who, armed with his Nikon camera, helped define the visual nuances of the era. Beginning with his controversial cover shot of The Mamas and the Papas first album, Webster would go on to photograph musicians and actors (including Simon and Garfunkel, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Jim Morrison and Raquel Welch) whose work would go on to indelibly shape the decade. Big Shots is a fascinating overview of one of rock photography’s early innovators, whose career spanned more than 40 years.”
On October 22nd, Richard Lawson, Senior Broadcast Journalist for BBC Radio 5 live arranged for a live interview with Harvey Kubernik regarding Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his recent Nobel Prize award in Literature. Then, on October 30th, brought Harvey back for this follow-up to Bob Dylan's recent recognition of his selection.
On Monday night, October 24th, See Lonn Friend on Youtube, talking to Harvey Kubernik, his phone-in guest on Energize: The Lonn Friend Podcast discussing his recent visit to a Rolling Stones' band rehearsal in Burbank, California. After polite prodding, Kubernik, in a 20 minute phone conversation, detailed his expedition.
Coming In Early December: Ugly Things magazine will spotlight Kubernik's story on the Turtles and his interviews with Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, as well as a feature Q. and A. with contemporary renaissance man, Travis Edward Pike.
More October, 2016:The 4th week in October, Record Collector News magazine will publish Kubernik's cover story on The Stones In Mono box set and the band's October live dates with Bob Dylan at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, the annual site of the Coachella music festival, which should be online by the end of the month.
October, 2016: The first week of October, Cave Hollywood displayed Kubernik's multi-voice story and review of Motown The Sound of Young America, by Adam White with Barney Ales, with a foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham. Kubernik's article on the new Jimi Hendrix album Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69, will appear the second week of October, and in mid October, Cave Hollywood will display Kubernik's multi-voice narrative on the 50th anniversary edition of the Otis Redding Live at the Whisky a Go Go, The Complete Recordings, box set for for retail release in October.
Breaking News: Harvey Kubernik, who penned the current cover story in Record Collector News magazine on the Beatles' "Revolver" album at age 50, has just discussed "Revolver" with host and multi-Sony Award-winning DJ Pete Mitchell for his This Day in Music Radio channel iTunes music podcast. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Harvey was also nterviewed by Mitchell about Bob Dylan's 1965-1975 recorded catalog, and the upcoming Stones In Mono box set, and the band's never explored audio relationship with Hollywood recording studios in the sixties and seventies, to be broadcast during October.
In September, 2016: Cave Hollywood showcased Kubernik's features on The Ramones, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, and a eulogy tribute to music agent Jerry Heller, a portion of which was excerpted in The Los Angeles Times' in music critic's Randall Roberts September 6th story on Heller's legacy.
Friday, August 26: Now displayed on Cave Hollywood, Harvey Kubernik's extensive article on the new Rolling Stones in Mono Box collection, also includes text on the new Joel Selvin book about Altamont. Cave Hollywood now houses Kubernik's Beatles "Revolver" multi-voice narrative, and in early September, the site will also display Kubernik's review and story on the new book Motown The Sound of Young America, by Adam White with Barney Ales, including a foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham.
During August, 2016: Cave Hollywood has displayed Kubernik's tribute to comedian and philosopher Lenny Bruce, as well as a story later in the month, his multi-voice narrative examining a new book by Joel Selvin "Altamont": The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day."
August 1, 2016: Author Andrew Loog Oldham's 2 memoirs, Stoned" and "2Stoned" have just been listed in the New Musical Express list of 20 essential music books. Writer Harvey Kubernik contributed a stand-alone six page personal oral history chapter for ALO's "2Stoned". If you click on the link above, you'll have to scroll down to find the two books.
July 19, 2016: Harvey Kubernik's in-depth interview with singer/songwriter and producer Travis Pike about his new album "Outside the Box" is now on display at Cave Hollywood.
June 25, 2016: Harvey Kubernik was Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klapper's guest on his Weekend Warrior program on ESPN. Listen in on their conversation on this ESPN Weekend Warrior Podcast.
June, 2016: Kubernik has just penned the upcoming cover story on Neil Young for the July/August issue of Record Collector News Magazine,to be published in late June. Kubernik is the author of the 2015 book "Neil Young Heart of Gold."
Harvey Kubernik's author and music journalism endeavors are cited twice in
the just published May 2016 book, "The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones" by Richard Cohen, published by Spiegel & Grau. Kubernik's book "Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon" included in the text and bibliography while his 2011 interview with engineer Andy Johns, initially in "Goldmine" magazine quoted in the book's pages.
Don't miss Harvey Kubernik's feature article on Haight-Ashbury to Sunset Strip, The Rise and Rise of Classic Rock now displayed on the UDiscover website. Kubernik's article and joint interview with filmmaker Colin Hanks, and Tower Records founder, Russ Solomon, on the highly acclaimed
documentary "All Things Must Pass" will appear in May on the UDiscover website.
See Harvey Kubernik's current feature article announcing the May 6 release by Forty Below Records of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live in 1967 - Volume Two CD, feturing John Mayall, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood posted on Cave Hollywood, and a 2007 interview with Kim Fowley on the 1967 Summer of Love is also now displayed on the website.
Harvey Kubernik special thanks credit in 2016 MOJO '60s magazine issue in Bill Holdship's Out of Control article on the Monkees and their 1968 movie "Head."
April 24 2016: Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons: The Photography of Guy Webster Written and captioned by Harvey Kubernik, Kenneth Kubernik. Introduction by Brian Wilson just garnered a 2016 Gold Ink Awards - Hardcover Books Pewter Awards.
“Throughout his decades-long career, photographer Guy Webster has captured some of the most iconic figures in music, film and politics – from the Rolling Stones to Dean Martin to Bill Clinton – during their prime.”
"A thrill for anyone interested in the L.A. music and film scene of the ’60s and ’70s, when artists were breaking boundaries and building a new aesthetic...In this age of Instagram and Tumblr and Snapchat, Webster’s photos remind readers of the beauty of a timeless picture."
THIS JUST IN: Harvey Kubernik has joined interview subjects Shepard Fairey, Caleb Deschanel, and professional surfers Steve Olsen, Jeff Ho, and Shaun Tomson in director Christopher Sibley's documentary "Crazy World Ain't It. The Life and Times of John Van Hamersveld." The world premiere of the Van Hamersveld documentary will take place at Venice Beach, Ca. June 25th at the Rose Room venue. It is also scheduled for August 13th in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at Studio 17.
Excerpt of Harvey Kubernik’s 2012 interview with engineer Andy John’s on recording the Rolling Stones during Exile On Main Street utilized in "Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion," by David Malvinni, (2016) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
A portion of Harvey Kubernik's 2007 interview with record producer Bob Johnston used in
author David Dalton 's 2016 book "Who Is That Man?: In Search of the Real Bob Dylan," Published by Hachette Book Group.
A 1988 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with arranger/producer Jack Nitzsche (originally published in Goldmine Magazine), incorporated in "Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings" by David N. Howard, first published in 2004 by Hal Leonard Books, now out in 2016 paperback.
Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with Johnny Cash, first published in the music weekly Melody Maker, cited in "The Resurrection of Johnny Cash: Hurt, Redemption and American Recordings" By Graeme Thomson published by Jawbone Press in 2016.
An interview Harvey Kubernik conducted in 2000 with record producer Phil Spector initially published in Goldmine Magazine, "Phil Spector: From the Girl Groups of the '60s to the Beatles" acknowledged in "The Popular Music Teaching Handbook: An Educator's Guide to Music-Related Sources" By B. Lee Cooper, Rebecca A. Condon, recently published from Libraries Unlimited.
“Commissioned and released to coincide with Young’s 70th birthday, Neil Young Heart of Gold serves as a complete celebration of the life and work of a true Canadian rock legend. What makes it particularly special is Kubernik’s unique understanding of Canadian iconography as it pertains to the canon of rock ‘n’ roll. For someone who has never stepped foot in the country, he has an acute sense of both that which drives the Northern musical tradition and the artists that have helped to define our sound.” Canadian writer, Juliette Jagger’s excellent review of Harvey Kubernik’s “Neil Young Heart of Gold” appears in “A Journal of Musical Things.”
The April/May issue of Record Collector News magazine contains Kubernik's feature interviews with Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane and Mary Wilson of the Supremes. When published, stories may be viewed online at www.recordcollectornews.com. The May/June issue of the magazine will feature Kubernik’s cover story on Carlos Santana and an interview Harvey conducted with Carlos this past March. Kubernik last interviewed Carlos, along with Jerry Garcia and Bill Graham for “Melody Maker” in 1976. In addition to the Santana story, Kubernik also has a feature story on Darlene Love's new album, "Introducing Darlene Love, produced by (Little) Steven Van Zandt, and an examination of the Carole King 1967 album with The City, "Now That Everything's Been Said," just reissued by the Light In The Attic label.
The April 2016 issue of Ugly Things Magazine also reviews Kubernik's "Neil Young Heart of Gold" and includes Kubernik's David Bowie tribute feature, "Bowie in Los Angeles in the 70's"
See the Harvey Kubernik article on Sir George Martin published online March 11, 2016 by Cave Hollywood.
Harvey Kubernik thanked in author Barney Hoskyns'book "Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Froiends in the Wild Years of Woodstock" published in March 2016 by Da Capo Press.
Harvey Kubernik was the featured interview on FM radio station and podcast of Dublin, Ireland-
based "Newstalk" program today. hosted by Tom Dunne, discussing the HBO TV series "Vinyl."
2/8/2016: Writer Rebecca Bengal on Vogue.com cites Kubernik and his interview with director Baz Luhmann in her profile of songwriter eden ahbez's "Nature Boy."
February also saw Kubernik's interview articles on Brian Wilson, Ice Cube, and Oscar-winning director D.A. Pennebaker on his David Bowie documentray, "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" were all posted on Cave Hollywood.
We just learned that in the product package of the November 2015, Light in the Attic re-release of the Lou Adler-produced debut album by The City, the Carole King fronted group, "Now That Everything's Been Said" on vinyl format, liner notes from Steve Hochman, Kubernik received a thank you acknowledgement.
Jefferson Airplane founder, vocalist and lead guitarist, Paul Kantner died on January 28th, and Kubernik was contacted for quotes published in the Los Angeles Times, Billboard Magazine, posted here on the Yahoo Music page.
The good news on the 18th, was this MOJO article on Kubernik's "Neil Young: Heart of Gold" reprinted by Palazzo Editions.
Mark Myers posted on JazzWax.com, of "Neil Young: Heart of Gold" (Backbeat) by Harvey Kubernik, "If you're a Neil Young fan, you'll have a field day with this one. Kubernik writes smartly on Young's studio and live albums and provides a complete discography of the artist's recorded works. Kubernik is an engaging music writer, and there are loads of color photos and images of Young memorabilia."
Eagles founder Glenn Frey's death on February 18th resulted in more Kubernik quotes in the OC Register and talk about The Eagles co-founder with Steve Chiotakis on KCRW's Soundcloud leftcoast Magazine.
Harvey Kubernik interviews with David Bowie (1976), record producer Ken Scott (2013), and Oscar-winning director D.A. Pennebaker (2007) on his Bowie/"Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" 1973 movie and current DVD will be included in the spring issue of Ugly Things magazine tribute to Bowie.
Harvey Kubernik’s 2005 book “Hollywood Shack Job Rock Music In Film and On Your Screen” cited in the 2013 Wayne State University Graduate School Dissertation of Doctor of Philosophy candidate Lara Rose Hrycaj What Is This Music? Auteur Music In The Films Of Wes Anderson.
On Monday, 11 January 2016, David Bowie succumbed to cancer and departed the planet. He was 69. In a sad, but timely note, Harvey Kubernik is cited in the text to "Rebel Rebel,” a book on David Bowie, written by Chris O’Leary, published by Zero Books in 2015.
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Sunday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m., Author and music historian Harvey Kubernik returned to host “MY TURN” on The Sound (103.1 FM) radio station in Los Angeles. "MY TURN" is one of The Sound's most talked about on-air features where guest artists and personalities take over The Sound's airwaves. Kubernik's DJ stint was an hour devoted to 12 Neil Young recordings that he selected from the station's library and from his own record collection. Kubernik provided commentary on Young's career for the Los Angeles radio station's 1.3 million listeners in Southern California. You may hear the show online at KSWD - 100.3 The Sound Los Angeles, CA - Listen Online.
UPDATE: GNP CRESCENDO RECORDS PRESENTS THE SEEDS: PUSHIN' TOO HARD, a film by director Neil Norman, will screen January 23rd in Southern California at the Frida Theater is Santa Ana. Harvey joins Iggy Pop, Seeds' founding members Daryl Hooper and Jan Savage, Kim Fowley, The Bangles, and Bruce Johnston on screen as some of the feature interview subjects in the movie Ugly Things listed as one of its favorite music-related film/documentary.