Monday, February 13, 2012
'How a Longtime Rock 'n Roll Editor Became Obsessed With Beethoven'
That's the title of my new piece at Huff Post -- which happens to be an excerpt from our new book. My back pages, as someone once put it. Excerpt from the excerpt: "From the age of four, music was my greatest love, even beyond baseball. I asked my parents to buy for me new singles by Tony Bennett and Eddie Fisher, and I entertained visitors by taking requests and spinning the 78s on my record player. Then rock 'n roll arrived, and like millions of other kids I became devoted to American Bandstand and Ricky Nelson playing his hits at the end of Ozzie & Harriet." Obviously, that is yours truly in photo at left, caught in the act, with my brother. Some things never change.