Monthly Archive: December 2014

Merle Haggard (1999)

Merle Haggard (1999)

“…you’ve got these perfect people performing perfect music and it’s perfectly boring to me.”     At the end of the 1990s, Merle Haggard was one disgruntled country music legend.

Oscar Brown Jr.

Oscar Brown Jr.

“Liberating the slaves is not popular.”                   It’s a mystery: What killed Oscar Brown Jr.’s career? Rule out drugs, booze, out of control ego or any...

Aretha Franklin (1995)

Aretha Franklin (1995)

                      Aretha Franklin hates the new biography about her, “Respect” by David Ritz. She’s condemned it: “a very trashy book…full of lies and more...