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The Critic as viewed by the audience

Critic John Simon Talks To Artie Shaw – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Conversations With Artie Shaw – Guest: John Simon – Feb. 29, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Critics – an alternately loved and despised lot, viewed by some as a combination of giddy swooning fan and stone-faced curmudgeon. The critic, throughout history has been a starmaker and icon-basher. Why...

Slave to Fashion 1967

It’s May 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Life Is Groovy – Life Is Happening – Life Is Weird

KHJ – The Real Don Steele – May 3, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A very busy Spring – this Spring of 1967. Life is happening. The Strip is Happening. The Hollywood Bowl just had KHJ Appreciation Night with The Seeds, Supremes and Buffalo Springfield. The Monkees are coming...