• Larry Knechtel – RIP

    I was sad to hear that Larry Knechtel has passed away. Jay Senter and Mike Melvoin, in picture, off to airport. Flying to Atlanta for the Sammy Johns session. I won’t go into his resume here as a quick Google search will reveal his impact on music over the last 40 or so years. I

  • RIP Bob Bogle – Recording with The Ventures

    Back in the early 70s, after I had just moved to Los Angeles, I received a call to record with The Ventures. Who, as a guitar player, hadn’t learned “Walk Don’t Run” and wouldn’t be flattered for that opportunity, I certainly was! I had completely forgotten about these recording sessions until I saw that Bob

  • Life And The Music Business

    For the past few years I’ve been creating library music. It’s a new adventure for me and I thoroughly enjoy it but my reasoning is different then you might think. I am ever grateful to God, the Universe, Buddha, whatever, for any success I might have had or will have. I’ve been very blessed in

  • War Stories With Phil Spector

    Sad to hear about Phil but not surprising. I worked many times with Phil in the 60s and 70s with The Righteous Brothers and John Lennon. Check out our other site at http://over50music.com/arts-musings/my-time-with-phil-spector/ for the complete story.

  • C, Eb and G Walk Into a Bar…

    C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not

  • Remembering Delaney Bramlett — R.I.P.

    Play clip from rehearsal tape. Here! I was saddened to learn that Delaney Bramlett has just passed away. It immediately took me back to the early 70s. I had just recently moved to Los Angeles from Newport Beach when I got a call from Delaney to join a band he was forming. He was about

  • So Sorry, So Tardy

    Well, I recently noticed I have been very tardy at posting and keeping up our website. It’s all good as Robin and I are working on finishing up her new album. She is writing up a storm and that’s keeping me busy as well as my just completing a new quad core PC for my

  • Glen Campbell – Some Early Stories

    The first time I remember seeing Glen was when I was playing with Dick Dale at a high school prom and Glen was the opening act. All I could think was who was this guy? Amazing singing and guitar playing. This had to be around 1961-62. The first time I met Glen was at the

  • Darlene Love And The Blossoms – What I Remember

    I believe I first heard of the Blossoms when they appeared on Dick Dale’s “King Of The Surf Guitar” (I was lucky enough to be on that session playing guitar next to Glen Campbell but that’s another story). I’m not sure if the girls were at the date but I soon learned that they were

  • Dick Dale and Will Ferrell.

    What do Dick Dale and Will Ferrell have in common? Well bear with me and I will enlighten you! I ran across some old pictures the other day and it reminded me of a bit of trivia that some of you might find interesting. BTW my meanderings have no chronological order – it’s just how