Author, journalist, and pop music historian Harvey Kubernik is always tuned in
November 6, 2015 – On Monday, November 9th, Harvey Kubernik will be the live studio interview guest discussing his just published “Neil Young: Heart of Gold” book on BBC Radio 2 programme “Sounds of the 70s” hosted by Johnnie Walker. The show airs at 5 p.m. in the UK, (9 a.m. in Los Angeles) and may be heard HERE. The show will then be archived at that location.
The popular Neil Young Thrasher’s Wheat Radio this past Friday, also interviewed Kubernik for a broadcast on November 12th on WBKM.org, to coincide with Young’s 70th birthday. “Neil Young: Heart of Gold” spans more than 50 years of Young’s music history. “Kubernik covers Young’s uniquely shifting musical styles over five decades, including rock, punk, electro-pop, and the retro vision of Americana.” Subsequent podcast will post HERE.
Next week Kubernik is also scheduled to tape an interview with Dave “Ghosty” Wills, host of WDFU-FM (89.1) “Vintage Rock and Pop Shop.”
This month’s issue of Record Collector News magazine features Kubernik’s pictorial cover story about the history of the iconic Hollywood music store, Tower Records. For almost 50 years, Russ Solomon’s Tower Records chain, founded in Sacramento, reigned as one of the world’s premiere music retailers. In his new documentary, “All Things Must Pass,” filmmaker Colin Hanks examines the rise and fall of the legendary record retailer. Kubernik interviews both the filmmaker and the Tower Records founder.
For the December 2015 issue of Record Collector News Magazine, Harvey is writing a cover story on the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” album that was initially released on December 3, 1965. Harvey’s 50 year retrospective text on the album is a multi-voice narrative, implementing musicians, writers, poets, deejays, and authors of Beatles-related titles.
Kubernik is also interviewed in the two hour Paul Ingles radio special, “Isn’t It Good: The Beatles Rubber Soul,” available to public radio stations in time for Thanksgiving weekend and through December. (Also available in a one-hour version.) CLICK HERE for list of Paul Ingles’ other Beatles programs.
Otherworld Cottage published Kubernik’s “It Was 50 Years Ago Today THE BEATLES Invade America and Hollywood,” revealing the largely untold story of the Fab Four’s intimate ties to the Los Angeles music scene, last year.
Just prior to that, Kubernik wrote the Foreword to Otherworld Cottage Industries founder, Travis Edward Pike’s , “Odd Tales and Wonders: 1964 – 1974 A Decade of Performance, ” reviewed in the current issue of Shindig! Magazine, published in the U.K. View the review HERE. In anticipation of that review, Pike quietly took Otherworld Cottage Industries marketing and distribution worldwide.
Kubernik during this decade has conducted three previous interviews with Pike. This month Kubernik and Pike did a new interview discussing Pike’s catalog and Otherworld Cottage Industries that will be posted before Thanksgiving.
Serendipity Alert! Remember the “Shindig!” TV show? Kubernik wrote the cover article posted at Cave Hollywood, “Introducing Darlene Love,” about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, 2011 inductee the New York Times called “a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n’ roll …”
Love’s five-decade career spans some of the greatest signature moments in music, with the Los Angeles native and Fremont High School graduate, nurturing her talent early as a member of the Blossoms, a local trio who began their career providing backup vocals for artists such as Sam Cooke, Barney Kessel, and Bobbie Day. The Blossoms also were featured as part of the house band for the popular 1964-1966 music television show “Shindig!”
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