Paul is Dead? It was ALMOST forty years ago today!

August 30, 2009

Tags: Paul is dead, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, urban Legend, rock myths and legends

I have to admit that I love the Paul is dead legend. I have a feeling that Sir Paul does as well. In the last few years, my research has led me to a forensic specialist trained at the Body Farm in Knoxville, TN. A series of photographs were released showing apparent facial differences (more…)

"Good night sweet Prince.."

June 29, 2009

Tags: Michael Jackson

There are two things that I find hard to believe. First, Michael Jackson is dead and second he was fifty years old when he died. Many of us grew up with the Jackson Five. I remember cute little Michael electrifying the stage when he was eleven years old. His life seemed like a fairy (more…)

"I Want to Believe..."(Part One) Is Jim Morrison Alive in Oregon?

June 29, 2009

Tags: Morrison in Oregon, rock myths and legends

One night I received a call from Coast to Coast asking me to comment on the possibility of Jim Morrison being alive in Oregon. The night before Gerald Pitts, a promoter for Jim in Oregon, had appeared on the show detailing that Jim Morrison was indeed alive and living in Oregon as a rancher. (more…)

"The Day the Music Died"

February 3, 2009

Tags: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper, Donna, Peggy Sue

Today is the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson. Friday night, January 30th, 2009, I had the opportunity to relive the tragedy with Donna Ludwig Fox, Peggy Sue Gerron, and J.P. Richardson, Jr. (The Big Bopper Jr)on (more…)

New tales of the strange and unexplained?

October 22, 2008

Tags: new tales, current groups

I get many questions concerning new artists and events that would qualify for the strange and unexplained. The legendary bands like the Stones, Zeppelin, and the Beatles originated at a time when Crowley's teachings of "Do What Thou Wilt" was basically taken to mean "It's your thing, do what you wanna do." Metaphysics, far eastern religions and philosophies help create interests that defined a generation.

This time period was an age of exploration of new and unique sounds such as "backward tracks" and subliminal messages. Some of these were chilling and yet other "hidden messages" seemed to poke fun at the entire genre.

There are many fabulous bands that I'm sure will be on their way to Cleveland, Ohio as future members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. My question to you is which bands do you see as making the grade? Who will be the next Stones who will be selling out arenas for hundreds of dollars a ticket in their late 60s and early 70s? Also, what does it take to become a legend an develop a following of myth? I would love it if you could share any upcoming and fresh legends or myths surrounding our current rockers. Perhaps you'd like to share an event involving your personal experiences with a song or artist that has some personal meaning? I would like this to be a forum where each of you can post your ideas. If I can answer any questions for you in this public forum, I'll be glad to do so!

Gary