Music Box: Happy Birthday George Michael – 1991 ‘Cover to Cover’ Tour Performances

George Michael’s Cover to Cover tour came to Madison Square Garden for two sold out nights on October 25th and 26th, in 1991. It was only his second solo concert tour and his first trip back to the Garden in three years. This was not a tour to support his now-classic Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday George Michael – 1991 ‘Cover to Cover’ Tour Performances

Music Box: Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks & The Wild Heart

Once in a million years a lady like her...rises... Happy Birthday to the Rock Goddess, and the indisputable Queen of Rock N Roll, Stevie Nicks! To commemorate that, plus the upcoming 36th anniversary of the release of The Wild Heart, released on June 10, 1983, here is a rarely-seen "Liner Notes" interview Stevie did way … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks & The Wild Heart

Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

In 1998, twenty-two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin walked on stage at the Grammy Awards to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma.” With little time to prepare Franklin performed the aria as is. In Pavarotti’s key. No one knew what to expect. No one knew … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

Music Box: Patti Labelle & the Lady of the Harbor

It's hard to believe that, as a native New Yorker, it's been over 3 decades since my first - and last - visit to the Statue Of Liberty. It was during a 4th grade class trip, years before it was closed (from 1984 - 1986) for a much needed face-and-body lift. As someone who's loath … Continue reading Music Box: Patti Labelle & the Lady of the Harbor

Legacy: Ryan White – Fly Away, Skyline Pigeon, Fly…

***** On April 11, 1990, 1500+ people attended Ryan White's funeral. It was a sad chapter in American history (I previously wrote about it HERE). In times of sheer darkness and despair, you shone brighter than the most brilliant star and displayed a bravery rarely matched. Happy 39th birthday to the little boy with the … Continue reading Legacy: Ryan White – Fly Away, Skyline Pigeon, Fly…

Music Box: John Lennon – Still Watching The Wheels

***** I cannot remember a time in my life where I could sleep in silence. To drift into timelessness, there must be the delicate sounds of human language…music never helped either, and still doesn't…it has to be conversations in the dark, like angels converging in my timespace. Now, and since the genesis of my adulthood, … Continue reading Music Box: John Lennon – Still Watching The Wheels

Music Box: Meet The Old Boss, Same As The, Errr, Old Boss…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRUCE!  Rock 'N' Roll Savior.  The Boss.  The "Future Of Rock And Roll".  Senior Citizen? I know.  As hard as it is to believe, Bruce Springsteen hit the BIG SIX-O, and to celebrate, he joined the elite list of Rock icons to have graced the cover of the senior citizen bible, AARP Magazine … Continue reading Music Box: Meet The Old Boss, Same As The, Errr, Old Boss…