Scheduling Author-Journalist Harvey Kubernik, One of America’s Most Credible and In-demand Pop Music Historians
April 4, 2016 – Some of Kubernik’s recent works include his tribute to Sir George Martin, the man who discovered and produced the Beatles, currently posted on Cave Hollywood. Read the March 11, 2016 article.
“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 review of Harvey Kubernik’s “Neil Young Heart of Gold” appears in “A Journal of Musical Things.”
Also be sure to see Roy Trakin’s “Trakin Care of Business: Hit or Myth” article that features another great review for Harvey Kubernik’s, “Neil Young Heart of Gold.”
Harvey Kubernik, author of “Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon” (Sterling/Barnes and Noble) has been invited by the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, to lecture and deliver a power point presentation in 2017 for Suzanne Dean, associate professor in the contemporary writing department who teaches the Music of Laurel Canyon and Influential 20th-Century Songwriters classes at the institution. Glenn Frey and the original Eagles were profiled in the critically-acclaimed “Canyon” book that was published in paperback earlier this decade.
Fans will remember that in 2014, Kubernik had penned a memoir piece on DJ Casey Kasem for the Hollywood Reporter, which may be one reason why in January 2016, Kubernik was asked to write the article for the Orange County Register, “Reaction: Death of Glenn Frey stuns fans,” and talk about The Eagles co-founder with Steve Chiotakis on KCRW’s Soundcloud leftcoast magazine.
Days later, Kubernik was asked to write or participate in tribute articles about Jefferson Airplane’s guitarist and songwriter, Paul Kantner, including two articles for the Los Angeles Times, with the headlines “Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74” (January 28, 2016), and “How Paul Kantner and Jefferson Airplane delivered LSD” (January 29, 2016). Kubernik’s Paul Kantner Tribute and Interview is posted on Cave Hollywood.
In March, 2016, music legend and Beach Boys co-founder Bran Wilson announced a world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album, Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Read Kubernik’s entire article posted on vintagerock.com.
Kubernik also wrote a David Bowie tribute feature, “Bowie in Los Angeles in the 70’s,” for the April issue of Ugly Things Magazine.
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. Both 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.
And that’s not to mention conducting the live 7-part live audio interview with Otherworld Cottage Industries founder, author, publisher, singer, and songwriter, Travis Edward Pike, posted on our Otherworld Cottage website.
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