Author William McKeen called in for a fun chat about his new book “Everybody Had An Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles.” We discussed how many casual music fans (and even some dedicated Beach Boys fans) may not know about the connection between the Beach Boys and Charles Manson, what drew so many musicians to L.A. in the ’60s, and how the hippie philosophies of peace, love and acceptance might unfortunately led to their downfall.Follow @bigwakeupcall
It was an honor to speak with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Richie Furay about his first solo album in eight years, “Hand In Hand.” We had a great conversation about singing and songwriting and how his approach to music has evolved over the years. True fact: The first song I ever played on the radio was Poco’s “Call It Love,” back in 1989.
“Hand In Hand” is out now on Entertainment One Music. It’s a fantastic record, and Richie’s vocals blew me away, as did the title track, which is a follow up to the Buffalo Springfield classic “Kind Woman.”