Posts tagged 70s
Posts tagged 70s
Inventor of Twister dies at 82
Story: http://nbcnews.to/155JDmp l Photo: Hasbro
Mark Foley says his father made little money from Twister but continued to be an inventor and held 97 patents.
This year’s WFMU fund-raising marathon starts February 20th, and as an enticement, the station’s d.j. Michael Shelley has created a special tribute album in which contemporary rock and pop artists cover their favorite Top 40 hits from the seventies. All songs were recorded for the compilation only. It’s not available in stores, physical or digital. The only way to get it is to make a pledge to the station.Click to listen to Yo La Tengo’s cover of Todd Rundgren’s “I Saw the Light.” For three more exclusive previews, Ben Greenman’s take on each, and the full album list: http://nyr.kr/y6gbq8
(Source: newyorker.com / The New Yorker)
RECOMMENDED: Tonight at Housing Works’ Bookstore Cafe, there will be a panel discussion on the mid-1970s music scene in New York City and Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever, featuring Will Hermes, DJ Kool Herc, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Kaye (guitarist with Patti Smith Group, author), Larry Harlow (Fania All-Stars), and Robert Christgau (“Dean of American Rock Critics”). It starts at 7 p.m.
Before you go, check out Chris Cafin’s interview with author Will Hermes on Capital:
The triumph of rhythm is really the story that connects all these genres. Punk was simplifying rock to very basic rhythms. The minimalists were taking 12-tone compositions and reducing them to a pulse. Disco was all about rhythm, obviously, hip-hop, salsa, and the loft jazz scene to an extent.”