Wednesday, August 19, 2020

OFFBEAT Magazine talks about Led Zeppelin Visiting the Streets of New Orleans in 1970's

The ever-popular and widely read OFFBEAT Magazine focuses on the New Orleans music scene, the regions culture and its unique cuisine. But when Led Zeppelin blew into town in the early 1970's for a sold-out concert and a private party held at the legendary Cosmos Recording Studio, the Atlantic Records Regional Promotional Manager Phillip Rauls, who was on tour with the band, was asked to describe the landscape at the time. But only described in words that can be printed in a respectable public magazine. Don't miss this classic story with historical rock music significance! Story by Randy Savoie. 

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Turn Back the Clock with YES's Rick Wakeman

 My photo for this week is legendary YES keyboardist (also the Strawbs) Mr. Rick Wakeman who was recently inducted into The Rock & Roll Music HOF. Pictured here from the early days while Wakeman was on the road during the ground breaking YES "Fragile Tour." Photo taken at precisely 3:07 PM on Dec.18th 1971 while the group was appearing in concert at the popular venue The Warehouse in New Orleans. Here Rick is being interviewed here over WRNO-FM Radio by DJ 'Humble' Hugh Dillard (photo (c) by phillip rauls). Hope you enjoy and appreciate memories of that incredible era! Read about those days in the non-fiction memoir "The Rock Trenches" by Phillip Rauls available in books at