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Author, journalist and music historian Harvey Kubernik has been actively engaged with Otherworld Cottage Industries since our launch in May, 2013. He wrote the Foreword to our first publication, Travis Edward Pike's Odd Tales and Wonders 1964 - 1974 A Decade of Performance, and then submitted his own book, It Was 50 Years Ago Today THE BEATLES Invade America and Hollywood to us for publication to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to the USA -- which fit in nicely with our DVD release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of Demo Derby, a short film that played across the country on more than 6,000 screens with the Beatles Hard Day's Night. Since then, Harvey had three more books published and numerous articles in magazines, contributing his first-hand insights in films and over the airwaves of the many movers and shakers in the film and music industries -- (including several interviews with writer, singer-songwriter and publisher, Travis Edward Pike. This page was created to help Harvey Kubernik's fans keep track of his schedule and accomplishments.
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Harvey Kubernik's new book "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love" has been released b y Sterling publishers and is now on sale.
The July issue of Record Collector news magazine features Harvey Kubernik's multi-voice cover story on the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and the 50th anniversary of this landmark album as well as a Kubernik appreciation of John Coltrane. It can also be viewed at www.recordcollectornews.com
Clive Davis interview with Harvey Kubernik in "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love" quoted in The Los Angeles Times cover story about the 50th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival on Sunday, June 11, 2017 by writer Randy Lewis.
On Sunday, June 11th at 1:00 pm (PST), Harvey Kubernik was interviewed live on KCSN-FM (88.5) Tangled Roots program hosted by Pat Baker. Music from 1967 underscored the visit. The first hour is a salute to the 50th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival. The second hour spotlights Harvey's new book "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love."
This Week In Music 5-11 June This week Pete Mitchell is joined by author Harvey Kubernik live from Hollywood. On the pop agenda David Bowie, Wings, Cole Porter, The Rolling Stones, Funkadelic, Tangerine Dream, The Monkees and Ms.Moxy.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:25 AM, Weekend Warrior Digital Rundown... Author Harvey Kubernik was the interview subject on The Weekend Warrior Show radio program with Dr. Robert Klapper on Saturday June 3rd, between 8:00-8:45 am (PST) discussing his new book 1967 The Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love.
Mark Nardone of MUSIC CONNECTION, a national publication found monthly in select booksellers, all Barnes & Noble stores in America, and at 30+ music conferences, submited this much-appreciated review of Kubernik's 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love. MUSIC CONNECTION is also available in a Digital Edition (including video and audio content) at www.musicconnection.com/digital.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Michael Simmons released this 4 star interview of Harvey Kubernik's "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love" for the July 2017 issue of MOJO Magazine, Musical memories and images from a year-long summer.
There wasn’t competition in the air but collaboration everywhere,” writes Harvey Kubernik in his technicolourfully illustrated, oral history of that blissful blip called The Summer Of Love. The native Angeleno and vet scribe is the perfect age to have participated in -- as well as accurately chronicle -- the time when optimism ran joyously rampant (despite the looming tragedy of Vietnam) and was channeled through rock and soul music that had entered "the realm of aesthetics."
With the advent of light show-lit ballrooms and underground/pirate radio, the inmates were rocking the asylum, with visionary possibilities exponentially expanding via cannabis and acid.
The book’s authenticity stems from the hundred interviews the author conducted and has excerpted, including icons and movers (Andrew Loog Oldham is his usual wildly witty self) and the young people who comprised the largest bohemian movement in history.
On May 21st, 2017, Richard Williams,' in his thebluemoment.com review of "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love." wrote "Harvey’s book moves mostly between San Francisco and Los Angeles on its journey from January to December, with detours to Monterey and London. Some of the oral history — from backroom people like Andrew Loog Oldham, Shel Talmy and Bones Howe as well as stars such as Jerry Garcia, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana — is of rich in opinion and anecdote, despite being mostly divided into bite-sized chunks and arranged around the visual material. There are some real gems, as when the actress Peggy Lipton, one of the great beauties of the time, tells Kubernik about her Monterey Pop Festival experience: “There was a light drizzle and we went to hear Ravi Shankar. I remember I left my body.”
On Monday, May 1st, 2017, Harvey Kubernik, author of 1967, A complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love and Barry Cain, author of 77 Sulphate Strip are UK-based deejay Pete Mitchell's guests on his “This Week in Music” radio channel Apple iTunes, and iHeart Radio hour-long radio series, heard by 3.5 million listeners. Kubernik will talk about his book what was happening and what was changing in pop music 50 years ago, and Cain will be talking about his book and the changes in the pop music of 40 years ago, brought about in large part by the punk artists. Please visit the website for broadcast schedule and weekly Kubernik and Mitchell interview information. This Week in Music Podcast 1st - 6th May, 2017
On April 28th, , Harvey Kubernik was the guest interview subject on the Dublin, Ireland-based program Union Square hosted by Eoghan Barra broadcast on Dublin Digital Radio (DDR) and now displayed on podcast. Listen on link https://www.mixcloud.com/DublinDigitalRadio/union-square-with-eoghan-barra-episode-8-the-summer-of-love-ddr/.
Harvey Kubernik's 2 page multi-voice narrative and examination of The TAMI Show/The Big TNT Show (Collector's Edition) 2-Disc Vlu-Ray DVD on Shout! Factory was published in the spring 2017 issue # 44 of Ugly Things magazine.
Wednesday, April 26th, Don't miss Hector Saldana's book review in mySanAntonio.com Summer of Love captured in "1967" writes, "The year is ownderfully captured in his (Harvey Kubernik's) new book, "1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love."
April 24th, Harvey Kubernik interview with Leonard Cohen cited in the spring 2017 first collection of essays on Leonard Cohen in the UK by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the book Spirituality and Desire in Leonard Cohen’s Songs and Poems: Visions from the Tower of Song, edited by Peter Billingham.
Real Gone Music and their Verbum Series label in spring 2017 reissued on red vinyl Allen Ginsberg Reads Kaddish A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem. Harvey Kubernik is thanked in the sleeve credits and a portion of a 2005 Kubernik interview with producer Jerry Wexler is the closing paragraph of the producer liner notes.
April 21st, Harvey Kubernik's "How Elton John broke America" article displayed on www.rocksbackpages.com the ultimate library of rock music writing and journalism. Online site touts new Kubernik book title. Essential Reading: Harvey Kubernik's new summer-of-love opus
April 14: A new 272-page, coffee-table book—1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love—celebrates the music and youth culture of that pivotal year that gave us Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Doors and so much more. Written by Harvey Kubernik, a veteran California-based author and journalist, the 9 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ book, out April 18 from Sterling Publishing, takes a month-by-month look at the musical happenings of the year, including rock, Rhythm and Blues and more. Pre-order is available here.
Both the American and British rock scenes are covered extensively—the hip young bands such as Jefferson Airplane and Procol Harum, hitmakers like the Monkees, the Beach Boys and the Turtles, and soul from Motown and Stax—with hundreds of first-hand recollections from artists, fans, critics, music industry executives and others. Hundreds of color and black-and-white photos, as well as period-specific art, are included. Events such as the Monterey Pop Festival, love-ins and the 14-Hour Technicolor Dream concert in London (which featured newcomers Pink Floyd) are also spotlighted. See the article at Best Classic Bands.
On Wednesday, April 19th, Kubernik interview with Howard Kaylan of the Turtles cited by John R. Kruth in The Observer in his article, Can a 50-Year-Old Pop Album Stop Us From Destroying Each Other?"
On Tuesday, April 18th, Cave Hollywood displayed Harvey Kubernik's story on Elton John and the story behind the expanded edition of his 17-11-70+ double LP vinyl being released by the Universal Music label in conjunction with Record Store Day April 22nd. Besides some reflections by Elton, the text also includes comments from Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night, who first covered the John/Bernie Taupin songwriting team, as well as an interview with visionary record executive Russ Regan, the former Vice-President of UNI/MCA Records, who signed Elton John to the label in 1970.
April, Harvey Kubernik’s 2002 interview with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones is displayed on the website www.cavehollywood.com. An authorized documentary on Wyman, The Quiet One, will be distributed in North America during 2017 by Sundance Selects.
On Monday, March 27, 2017, Harvey Kubernik and Stephen Jones of Babybird were interviewed for “This Week in Music” radio channel Apple iTunes, and iHeart Radio hour-long radio series by UK-based deejay Pete Mitchell. The debut program will be broadcast during April 3rd-10th. Kubernik will be Mitchell’s weekly interview subject whose popular show is heard by 3.5 million listeners. Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bill Haley, Oasis, Henry Mancini, Al Green, Tiny Tim, Herbie Hancock, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and the Clash will be among the initial recording artists discussed, along with a discussion of the popularity of online music streaming. Please visit the website for broadcast schedule and weekly Kubernik and Mitchell interview information. This Week in Music Podcast 10th - 17th April, 2017
On March 20, 2017, Andy Greene, Senior writer for Rolling Stone magazine, conducted an interview with Harvey Kubernik for a story in their mid-April issue about the April 2017 publication of Harvey's book, 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love from Sterling Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. When it appeared, the periodical displayed the front cover image of the book, and in his review, Andy Greene wrote "Packed with new interviews with principals like Carlos Santana, Michelle Phillips and Roger McGuinn, it gives month-by-month accounts of the scenes in London, San Francisco, New York, and even Australia, where the Bee Gees were scoring their first hits."
On March 26, 2017: Harvey Kubernik's 5,000 word profile and interview with Robbie Robertson of the Band, with a spotlight on Robertson's autobiography Testimony and album of the same title, will grace the cover of Record Collector News magazine's April/May issue and online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
The May-June issue of Recorde Collector News will have Kubernik's cover story on virtuoso guitarist Robin Trower as well as a Harvey's multi-voice narrative article on the acclaimed Frank Sinatra 1967 album with Brazilian music legend Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim that is now expanded for its 50th Anniversary Edition, just issued on CD and digitally from Universal Music Enterprises.
March 18, 2017: Harvey Kubernik 2006 interview with Marshall Chess and 2002 interview with Bill Wyman incorporated in the Forgotten Hits tribute to Chuck Berry. that can be viewed at www.ForgottenHits.com.
The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader by David Brackett, Associate Professor at the Department of Research in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University was recently published by Oxford University. The book, now in a third edition, includes excerpts from “No Town Like Motown. Berry Gordy: a conversation with Mr. Motown,” a 2002 interview conducted by Harvey Kubernik. The collection features over 100 readings from a wide range of sources and writers including LeRoi Jones, Nat Hentoff, Jerry Wexler and David Ritz, Richard Cromelin, Irwin Silber, Paul Nelson, Jim Delehant, Phyl Garland, Andrew Sarris, Ellen Willis, Ralph J. Gleason, Cameron Crowe, Nelson George, John Mendelsohn, Greil Marcus, Ben Fong-Torres, Jon Pareles, and Camille Paglia.
March 12, 2017: Harvey Kubernik interview with photographer Jimmy Steinfeldt introduces Steinfeldt's new book "Rock 'N' Roll Lens Volume 11: 30 Years of Music Photography and Stories" published in 2017 by Point...Shoot...Press. Steinfeldt's pictures are accompanied by text stories from musicians Kenny Aronoff, Clem Burke, Del Casher, Blondie Chaplin, Steve Jones, David Was, Waddy Wachtel, Larry Dunn, Norwood Fisher, Leland Sklar, Rami Jaffee, Danny Saber, Sirius Trixon, Nick St. Nicholas, and Slim Jim Phantom, along with other commentaries supplied by multi-instrumentalists, singers, deejays, actresses, actors, writers and talent managers.
Harvey Kubernik 1976 interview with Steely Dan members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker quoted in the book Steely Dan: Reelin' In The Years by Brian Sweet, published in 2016 by Overlook-Omnibus.
Harvey Kubernik's article on the Kinks new Mono Collection box set is now available to read on Cave Hollywood.com.
Harvey Kubernik acknowledged in the book Conversations With The Masters The VintageRock.com Interviews by Shawn Perry.
Gregory Weinstein, visiting professor at Davidson College in his 2015-2017 music course MUS122 Music of the United States Fall 2015 - Courses is utilizing Harvey Kubernik’s, “Berry Gordy: A Conversation with Mr. Motown” 2002 interview as a PDF for students along with a previously published music writing from Jon Landau, “A Whiter Shade of Black” (PDF) in one classroom session. Listen requirements include Gladys Knight and the Pips, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” • Marvin Gaye, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” • The Supremes, “You Can’t Hurry Love” • The Four Tops, “Bernadette.”
During July 2015, Kubernik gave an extensive interview and provided an archive interview he conducted with Andrew Loog Oldham in 2007 to author Jonathan Gould for his book, Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life that Crown Archetype Group will publish May 16, 2017.
Kubernik' article on Otis Redding published in Goldmine Magazine in 2007 is also listed in acknowledgements and credits in "Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul" by Mark Ribowsky, published by W.W. Norton in 2015.
Harvey Kubernik interviewed about singer and songwriter Paul Rogers and Free back album catalogue by author Lonn Friend for his Rogers biography being penned for Free reunion May 2017 “Free Spirt” tour in the UK that will draw attention to Willows Animal Sanctuary & Assisted Therapy Unit.
Northwestern University History and American Studies Winter 2017 Course: US Popular Music History – Michael J. Kramer in week six will include a discussion on Motown Records utilizing Harvey Kubernik's 2002 interview with Berry Gordy, Jr. "Berry Gordy: A Conversation with Mr. Motown" that appears in Kubernik's 2004 book "This Is Rebel Music."
In Hot winter reads from Edmonton AM - Edmonton - CBC News, Harvey Kubernik’s book on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows, is hailed as one of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation morning show’s top picks for your 2017 reading list.
A portion of Harvey Kubernik’s archive interview with record producer and songwriter, Willie Mitchell, will appear in author Jimmy McDonough’s Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green that will be published on August 29, 2017 by Da Capo Press. Kubernik also receives a big thank you in the book credits.
The Roots of Indie: The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo album was recently explored on www.diffuder.fm by James Stafford. Harvey Kubernik’s interview with Roger McGuinn of the band, initially published in Kubernik’s Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon was incorporated in the piece.
Harvey Kubernik’s article in Goldmine magazine on Bob Dylan’s album John Wesley Harding cited on the Bob Dylan Commentaries website.
A 2014 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with Graham Nash about Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s recording of Neil Young’s song “Ohio” is now referenced in the Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame under Articles - Reactions to the Kent State Shootings. . The full interview is archived at www.rocksbackpages.com.
An excerpt from Harvey Kubernik’s book Hollywood Shack Job Rock Music In Film and on Your Screen currently utilized in the promotional materials on the theatrically screened music documentary on Doug Sahm, Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, directed by Joe Nick Patoski. In 2015, Variety touted Patoski as one of “the ten documakers to watch.”
Harvey Kubernik’s 1996 interview with Allen Ginsberg about his recording “The Ballad of the Skeletons” published on the front page in “The Los Angeles Times” Calendar section is now displayed at openculture.com.
Music journalist Harvey Kubernik, author of “Turn Up The Radio, Rock, Pop and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972,” joined Ira David Sternberg on “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira,” Thursday, March 2nd, at 8 p.m. on KUNV-FM (91.5) and online at www.915thesource.org. After the show aired, it was posted at www.talkaboutlasvegas.com.
Kubernik and Sternberg discussed Kubernik's book Turn Up The Radio! Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972, published in 2014 by Santa Monica Press. Harvey recalled the music he heard in that golden sound era as a youth from downtown Los Angeles, Crenshaw Village, Culver City, West Hollywood to Laurel Canyon.
Previous guests who have appeared on Sternberg’s influential radio program have included Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik, Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Blue Man Group, Dick Dale, Ramsey Lewis, Willie Nelson, Kamasi Washington, Dion, and Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues.
In March, Harvey and his brother Kenneth Kubernik, authors of A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival, published by Santa Monica Press in 2012, festival organizer Lou Adler and Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, filmmakers Andrew Solt and D.A. Pennebaker, writer Paul Body and photographers Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal and Henry Diltz have been taped among the interview subjects to be taped in the National Public Radio (NPR) studios in Culver City, California for a radio documentary special produced and hosted by Paul Ingles about the landmark 1967 music festival. The program will air nationally and globally in May. In 2007, Harvey wrote a cover story in MOJO magazine about the 40th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival event.
Harvey Kubernik has been heard in previous Ingles-produced NPR broadcasts on the Beatles’ Rubber Soul and Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks. In 2003 Paul Ingles was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTNDA for Best use of Sound in a piece produced for NPR’s Living on Earth.
February 12: Harvey Kubernik's tribute to the late Ritchie Yorke, author, broadcaster and music writer from Brisbane, Australia is displayed on the February 12, 2017 www.forgottenhits.com website. Ritchie Yorke, Brisbane music writer, dies at 73. "I am so unhappy to hear this. I cherish the couple of hangs and meals I had with Ritchie when he came to Los Angeles. I am grateful to Roger Steffens, who first extended a dinner invite to his home to meet and eat with Ritchie and his wife Minnie and the Steffens family. Ritchie regaled us with his memories of 1957 and 1958 Australia music tours he witnessed of Bill Haley & the Comets, LaVern Baker, Big Joe Turner, Freddie Bell and the Platters as well as Little Richard, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps, and Eddie Cochran. Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Anka and Buddy Holly & the Crickets and a geezer from Oz named Johnny O'Keefe. Ritchie also took good care of my friends Kim and Rodney at the 1969 Toronto Rock and Roll Revival Festival and was always an avid supporter of John & Yoko's peace activities. I flash on my book exchanges with Ritchie, my autographed books of his, and his quotes and archive interviews that inform my books on Leonard Cohen and Neil Young as well as his reflections and archive interviews on Otis Redding and Van Morrison that will appear in my next book on the rock music of 1967. He was my first scribe in the rock 'n' roll tribe. Carry On." -- Harvey Kubernik.
February 10: Forgotten Hits Newsletter featuring the April 18th publication date for Harvey Kubernik's latest book, 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love, includes a complete Travis Pike interview on the Summer of Love that goes way beyond Pike’s sidebar in the book.
February 8: Harvey Kubernik's interview with Paul Tarnopol of Brunswick Records, home of the immortal Jackie Wilson, is up on the Cave Hollywood website and can be read at http://cavehollywood.com/harvey-kubernik-interviews-brunswick-records-paul-tranopol/
February 8: Harvey Kubernik's 1996 interview with poet and writer Allen Ginsberg, edited by David Calonne, will be published by The University Press of Mississippi in their Fall 2018 book, Conversations with Allen Ginsberg.
January 20: Blurt magazine hails Harvey Kubernik's book on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows. Now published in a Russian edition. HALLELUJAH: The Blurt Leonard Cohen Files __ Blurt Magazine It’s fascinating to note that prior to Cohen’s latter day “comeback” there hadn’t been too many books published about him. Then there was Everybody Knows, published in late 2014 by esteemed music book publisher Backbeat and written by the equally esteemed journalist and author Harvey Kubernik. Rich in photos, many of them rare or previously unseen, and arranged as an oral history along an annotated time-line plus the author’s connective narrative, the coffee table book is not only quite handsome, it’s a solid reference work. As I put it, “one could easily use this as a primary source when researching specific details and events of Cohen’s life.”
Of additional note: “Kubernik skillfully avoids the key pitfalls that plague most oral histories; his aforementioned connecting text includes notes on his respondents so the reader understands their significance and relevance, while the aforementioned time-line structure proves to be the book’s greatest strength in terms of providing a real sense of the arc of Cohen’s career.”
January 29: Record Collector News magazine just published Harvey Kubernik's cover story on The Kinks In Mono LP box set recently issued by BMG. The March and April issue of Record Collector News magazine cover story will feature a Kubernik interview with the Band's songwriter/guitarist and author, Robbie Robertson, and be posted on the Record Collector News website.
January 2017 also marked the publication of a Chinese edition of Harvey Kubernik's book on Leonard Cohen "Everybody Knows."
January 14: Cave Hollywood displayed Harvey Kubernik's feature on The Band's The Last Waltz new DVD and CD soundtrack, including Harvey's archive interview with Robbie Robertson of the Band.
January 13: In the The Reading Eagle newspaper Money section an article by Lisa Scheid on C.F. "Chris" Martin IV, chairman and CEO of C.F. Martin & Co., lists and touts "his favorite summer book as Harvey Kubernik's 'Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon.'"
January 9: Harvey Kubernik's joint interview with songwriter/poet Stephen J. Kalinich on his new California Feeling 2 multi-artist tribute vinyl album and MsMusic label owner Carol Schofield can be read HERE.
January 8th at 6:00 pm: Author and music historian Harvey Kubernik will return to host My Turn on The Sound (100.3 FM) radio station in Los Angeles that will be broadcast on Sunday, January 8th at 6:00 pm. My Turn is one of The Sound’s most talked about on-air features where guest artists and personalities take over The Sound’s airwaves as deejays for an hour over Southern California’s classic rock station. Harvey will provide commentary on his track selections for the Los Angeles radio stations’ 1.3 million listeners in Southern California on the popular Sunday evening 6:00 pm slot. You may hear the show online at KSWD.radio.net.
January 8: Harvey Kubernik's video interview with bandleader Greg Franco of Rough Church on their just released Queen's Sacrifice album can be viewed and heard on www.roughchurch.com.
January 7: Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by author Richard Houghton for his book on the Who which will be published by UK publisher Red Planet. Houghton earlier co-authored The Beatles book "I Was There."
January 4: Cave Hollywood is displaying Harvey Kubernik's story on the new Iggy Pop book "Total Chaos" and interview with author Jeff Gold.
January 4: Photos from Harvey Kubernik's 2014 book "Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows" were featured on the official Leonard Cohen Face Book Page Thursday (04 January 2017) morning.
Saturday, December 31, Weekend Warrior Digital Rundown: HR 1: The Best of Continues... Weekend Warrior program ESPN 710 AM radio executive producer, Jared Abrams is back in the host seat as he continues to play some of the best interviews that Doctor Klapper did throughout 2016. Interviews this hour include author and music historian Harvey Kubernik A 15 minute segment where Harvey talks to Dr. Klapper about guitarists Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Dick Dale, instrument maker Leo Fender and engineer/producer Tom Dowd.
December 30: Harvey Kubernik March 1, 1975 interview with Leonard Cohen published in "Melody Maker" about his album "New Skin for Old Ceremony” spotlighted on cohencentric.com.
December: Harvey Kubernik Cave Hollywood 2010 interview with Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane quoted and cited in Neil Hussey's feature article on the band in issue 62 of U.K.-based Shindig! magazine.
Mid-December: Cave Hollywood is posting Harvey Kubernik's story and review on Bob Marley & the Wailers - Live!, a three-LP set in 180-gram black vinyl, digital release and tri-gatefold package that The Marley Family and UMe label have just issued. The expanded retail product includes both nights of the historic 1975 concert at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Harvey witnessed multiple shows by Marley & the Wailers on that same 1975 tour at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood and later interviewed the band.
December: Harvey Kubernik is acknowledged in Shawn Perry's debut book "Conversations With The Masters: The VintageRock.com Interviews," published in December 2016.
DECEMBER: Record Collector News magazine has a Harvey Kubernik-penned cover story on two legendary rock music movies, The T.A.M.I. Show and The Big T.N.T. Show, just released on Blu-Ray from Shout! Factory. The same issue will include a Kubernik article on the new book just published by Third Man Books, TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges As Told by Iggy Pop.
Later in December: Harvey Kubernik was just taped as the guest interview subject for The Tom Dunne Show on newstalk 106-108 FM radio and web, Ireland's National Independent Broadcaster. Kubernik discusses the poet and novelist Charles Bukowski. Broadcast is later in December. Harvey has an essay on Bukowski in the book Drinking with Bukowski, which features a cover design by R. Crumb.
December: Harvey Kubernik was interviewed about the Beatles debut America tour of 1964 with Pete Mitchell on his This Day in Music Radio Channel Apple iTunes music podcast to air later in December. Kubernik and Mitchell previously pre-taped hour shows on Bob Dylan and one that has already aired on Led Zeppelin. In addition, Mitchell interviewed Kubernik, along with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, singer Darlene Love, for a seasonal show in late December spotlighting the landmark album "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector."
Out Now: Harvey Kubernik’s 2015 book on Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows," now out in six foreign languages, was published in a paperback edition this week by Omnibus Press in the UK.
WINTER 2016-17: Harvey Kubernik has two pieces in issue #43 of Ugly Things, a feature article about the Turtles new box set including interviews with Howard Kaylan, founder and lead singer; and co-founder, vocalist and songwriter Mark Volman; and a feature interview with sixties rocker and Hollywood multi-hyphenate Travis Pike whose music sequences from the 1966 movie, Feelin’ Good, have been restored and are now posted on YouTube.
November 29: Cave Hollywood posted Harvey Kubernik's article on the just re-released Duane Allman an Anthology 2-LP vinyl.
TODAY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27: From 9:00-11:00 PM in Ireland (1:00-3:00 PM, PST), Harvey Kubernik was the guest interview subject in the second hour on The Tom Dunne Show on newstalk 106-108 FM radio and web, Ireland's National Independent Broadcaster. Kubernik will discuss the Band's The Last Waltz concert in San Francisco, California, now celebrating a 40th anniversary as well as his 2014 book on Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows." Kubernik was in attendance at The Last Waltz event and covered the musical action for UK's Melody Maker.
NOVEMBER 10, 2016: A 1975 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with Leonard Cohen for "Melody Maker" was included in Heather Saul's tribute to Cohen in the November 10th issue of The Independent newspaper in London, England. The Cohen quotes to Kubernik conclude the article titled "Leonard Cohen dead: Iconic musician's most perceptive quotes on life, love and death."
NOVEMBER 2016: Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by UK-based DJ Pete Mitchell for his hour long This Day in Music radio channel Apple iTunes music podcast about the early career of Led Zeppelin and their debut expedition of the United States in 1969.
ATTENTION: On Wednesday, November 23rd at 1:00 pm (PST) Harvey Kubernik will be the guest interview subject on The Tom Dunne Show on newstalk 106-108 FM radio and web, Ireland's National Independent Broadcaster.
November 15: Harvey Kubernik's 2015 book on Leonard Cohen cited in Zach Schonfeld's Stereogum appreciation story on Leonard Cohen.
Also of note: In the just published 2016 book, "Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music," by David E. James, published by Oxford University Press, Harvey Kubernik receives a front page listing in the Acknowledgements. In 2005, the University of New Mexico Press published Harvey Kubernik’s book Hollywood Shack Job Rock Music In Film and On Your Screen.
Breaking News: Already No. 2 on the UK Podcast Chart! Author and music historian Harvey Kubernik was interviewed at length by host and Award-winning DJ Pete Mitchell for his hour long This Day in Music radio channel iTunes music podcast about the just released Stones In Mono multi- disc 1963-1969 box set, and the band's never explored audio relationship with Hollywood recording studios in the sixties and seventies, to be broadcast starting November 15th. This Just In: This program and Kubernik's interview are now part of the official Rolling Stones app!
November 16: Kubernik's Tribute to Leon Russell is now up on www.cavehollywood.com.
November 12: Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with Leonard Cohen cited and quoted in The Los Angeles Times and online at www.latimes.com in music critic Randall Roberts Appreciation "Leonard Cohen Always Found Just The Right Words."
November 12: Two of Harvey Kubernik's mid-seventies archive interviews with Leonard Cohen requested are now on display at www.cavehollywood.com.
Saturday, November 19, 8:15 a.m., (PDT): Harvey Kubernik was a feature guest interview subject on "The Weekend Warrior" program hosted by Dr. Robert Klapper, M.D. on ESPNLA 710 am and ESPNLA.com. Klapper's program from 7-9:00 am is a mix of medicinal advice and music. Kubernik, who wrote a 2014 book on Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows," will discuss the musical legacy of Cohen as well as commenting on Bob Dylan, Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones.
November 11: Cavehollywood.com displays Harvey Kubernik's multi-voice narrative story on the 36-CD box set "Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings"
Also of note: Harvey Kubernik's interview with recording engineer Andy Johns is cited in Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener’s Companion by David Malvinni, published by Towman & Littlefield in February 2016.
November: During November Kubernik will contribute a sidebar/review of the Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypys 1970 album for the upcoming book Jimi Hendrix: The Illustrated Story by Gillian G. Gaar to be published in the last quarter of 2017 by Voyageur Press. Kubernik is also contributing a sidebar essay to Voyageur’s Bob Marley: The Illustrated Story, by Richie Unterberger.
November: Cave Hollywood is displaying Kubernik's multi-voice narrative on the 50th anniversary edition of the Otis Redding Live at the Whisky a Go Go, The Complete Recordings, box set for for retail release in October.
3 November Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons: The Photography of Guy Webster, by Harvey Kubernik, Kenneth Kubernik and Guy Webster, writer, teacher, and musician, Michael Ruscoe, (lead singer and songwriter for the indie band Save the Androids), in his November booktrib.com article Rocking around the holidays with groovy photos of music icons, writes, “While San Francisco was home to the hippie movement, its neighbor to the south, Los Angeles, was the site of the head-on collision of the youth-fueled rock culture and the traditional entertainment industry. Bearing witness to it all was photographer and L.A. native Guy Webster, who, armed with his Nikon camera, helped define the visual nuances of the era. Beginning with his controversial cover shot of The Mamas and the Papas first album, Webster would go on to photograph musicians and actors (including Simon and Garfunkel, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Jim Morrison and Raquel Welch) whose work would go on to indelibly shape the decade. Big Shots is a fascinating overview of one of rock photography’s early innovators, whose career spanned more than 40 years.”
On October 22nd, Richard Lawson, Senior Broadcast Journalist for BBC Radio 5 live arranged for a live interview with Harvey Kubernik regarding Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his recent Nobel Prize award in Literature. Then, on October 30th, brought Harvey back for this follow-up to Bob Dylan's recent recognition of his selection.
On Monday night, October 24th, See Lonn Friend on Youtube, talking to Harvey Kubernik, his phone-in guest on Energize: The Lonn Friend Podcast discussing his recent visit to a Rolling Stones' band rehearsal in Burbank, California. After polite prodding, Kubernik, in a 20 minute phone conversation, detailed his expedition.
Coming In Early December: Ugly Things magazine will spotlight Kubernik's story on the Turtles and his interviews with Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, as well as a feature Q. and A. with contemporary renaissance man, Travis Edward Pike.
More October, 2016:The 4th week in October, Record Collector News magazine will publish Kubernik's cover story on The Stones In Mono box set and the band's October live dates with Bob Dylan at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, the annual site of the Coachella music festival, which should be online by the end of the month.
October, 2016: The first week of October, Cave Hollywood displayed Kubernik's multi-voice story and review of Motown The Sound of Young America, by Adam White with Barney Ales, with a foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham. Kubernik's article on the new Jimi Hendrix album Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69, will appear the second week of October, and in mid October, Cave Hollywood will display Kubernik's multi-voice narrative on the 50th anniversary edition of the Otis Redding Live at the Whisky a Go Go, The Complete Recordings, box set for for retail release in October.
Breaking News: Harvey Kubernik, who penned the current cover story in Record Collector News magazine on the Beatles' "Revolver" album at age 50, has just discussed "Revolver" with host and multi-Sony Award-winning DJ Pete Mitchell for his This Day in Music Radio channel iTunes music podcast. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Harvey was also nterviewed by Mitchell about Bob Dylan's 1965-1975 recorded catalog, and the upcoming Stones In Mono box set, and the band's never explored audio relationship with Hollywood recording studios in the sixties and seventies, to be broadcast during October.
In September, 2016: Cave Hollywood showcased Kubernik's features on The Ramones, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, and a eulogy tribute to music agent Jerry Heller, a portion of which was excerpted in The Los Angeles Times' in music critic's Randall Roberts September 6th story on Heller's legacy.
September 4th, 2016, Kubernik's cover story on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles "Revolver" is featured in Record Collector News magazine.
Friday, August 26: Now displayed on Cave Hollywood, Harvey Kubernik's extensive article on the new Rolling Stones in Mono Box collection, also includes text on the new Joel Selvin book about Altamont. Cave Hollywood now houses Kubernik's Beatles "Revolver" multi-voice narrative, and in early September, the site will also display Kubernik's review and story on the new book Motown The Sound of Young America, by Adam White with Barney Ales, including a foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham.
August 16th, 2016, Harvey Kubernik, who penned the liner notes to the 2008 Elvis Presley '68 Comeback Special box set for Sony/Legacy Records was the feature interview subject discussing Elvis Presley on host Pete Mitchell's This Day in Music Radio channel iTunes music podcast. Harvey will also discuss the Beatles "Revolver" album at age 50 for host Pete Mitchell's This Day in Music Radio Channel iTunes music podcast in late August.
On Thursday, August 11th, 2016, four photos from Kubernik's book, "Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows,"were posted on the official Leonard Cohen/Sony Entertainment administered Leonard Cohen Facebook page.
Harvey Kubernik was recently interviewed by journalist Lynell George for her liner notes to the the upcoming Otis Redding "Live at the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings," a 6 CD-box set that Stax Records, an imprint of Concord Bicycle Music will release October 21st.
During August, 2016: Cave Hollywood has displayed Kubernik's tribute to comedian and philosopher Lenny Bruce, as well as a story later in the month, his multi-voice narrative examining a new book by Joel Selvin "Altamont": The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day."
August 1, 2016: Author Andrew Loog Oldham's 2 memoirs, Stoned" and "2Stoned" have just been listed in the New Musical Express list of 20 essential music books. Writer Harvey Kubernik contributed a stand-alone six page personal oral history chapter for ALO's "2Stoned". If you click on the link above, you'll have to scroll down to find the two books.
July 19, 2016: Harvey Kubernik's in-depth interview with singer/songwriter and producer Travis Pike about his new album "Outside the Box" is now on display at Cave Hollywood.
June 25, 2016: Harvey Kubernik was Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klapper's guest on his Weekend Warrior program on ESPN. Listen in on their conversation on this ESPN Weekend Warrior Podcast.
June 11, 2016: Don't miss Cave Hollywood's feature story by record producer/music publisher and rock 'n'; roll storyteller Kim Fowley on The Beatles as told to Harvey Kubernik.
June, 2016: Kubernik has just penned the upcoming cover story on Neil Young for the July/August issue of Record Collector News Magazine,to be published in late June. Kubernik is the author of the 2015 book "Neil Young Heart of Gold."
May 7, 2016: Harvey Kubernik's in-depth pictorial interview Travis Edward Pike A Contemporary Renaissance 50 Years in the Making is now posted.
Harvey Kubernik's author and music journalism endeavors are cited twice in the just published May 2016 book, "The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones" by Richard Cohen, published by Spiegel & Grau. Kubernik's book "Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon" included in the text and bibliography while his 2011 interview with engineer Andy Johns, initially in "Goldmine" magazine quoted in the book's pages.
Don't miss Harvey Kubernik's feature article on Haight-Ashbury to Sunset Strip, The Rise and Rise of Classic Rock now displayed on the UDiscover website. Kubernik's article and joint interview with filmmaker Colin Hanks, and Tower Records founder, Russ Solomon, on the highly acclaimed documentary "All Things Must Pass" will appear in May on the UDiscover website.
See Harvey Kubernik's current feature article announcing the May 6 release by Forty Below Records of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live in 1967 - Volume Two CD, feturing John Mayall, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood posted on Cave Hollywood, and a 2007 interview with Kim Fowley on the 1967 Summer of Love is also now displayed on the website.
Harvey Kubernik special thanks credit in 2016 MOJO '60s magazine issue in Bill Holdship's Out of Control article on the Monkees and their 1968 movie "Head."
April 24 2016: Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons: The Photography of Guy Webster Written and captioned by Harvey Kubernik, Kenneth Kubernik. Introduction by Brian Wilson just garnered a 2016 Gold Ink Awards - Hardcover Books Pewter Awards.
“Throughout his decades-long career, photographer Guy Webster has captured some of the most iconic figures in music, film and politics – from the Rolling Stones to Dean Martin to Bill Clinton – during their prime.”
"A thrill for anyone interested in the L.A. music and film scene of the ’60s and ’70s, when artists were breaking boundaries and building a new aesthetic...In this age of Instagram and Tumblr and Snapchat, Webster’s photos remind readers of the beauty of a timeless picture."
THIS JUST IN: Harvey Kubernik has joined interview subjects Shepard Fairey, Caleb Deschanel, and professional surfers Steve Olsen, Jeff Ho, and Shaun Tomson in director Christopher Sibley's documentary "Crazy World Ain't It. The Life and Times of John Van Hamersveld." The world premiere of the Van Hamersveld documentary will take place at Venice Beach, Ca. June 25th at the Rose Room venue. It is also scheduled for August 13th in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at Studio 17.
Excerpt of Harvey Kubernik’s 2012 interview with engineer Andy John’s on recording the Rolling Stones during Exile On Main Street utilized in "Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion," by David Malvinni, (2016) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
A portion of Harvey Kubernik's 2007 interview with record producer Bob Johnston used in author David Dalton 's 2016 book "Who Is That Man?: In Search of the Real Bob Dylan," Published by Hachette Book Group.
A 1988 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with arranger/producer Jack Nitzsche (originally published in Goldmine Magazine), incorporated in "Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings" by David N. Howard, first published in 2004 by Hal Leonard Books, now out in 2016 paperback.
Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with Johnny Cash, first published in the music weekly Melody Maker, cited in "The Resurrection of Johnny Cash: Hurt, Redemption and American Recordings" By Graeme Thomson published by Jawbone Press in 2016.
An interview Harvey Kubernik conducted in 2000 with record producer Phil Spector initially published in Goldmine Magazine, "Phil Spector: From the Girl Groups of the '60s to the Beatles" acknowledged in "The Popular Music Teaching Handbook: An Educator's Guide to Music-Related Sources" By B. Lee Cooper, Rebecca A. Condon, recently published from Libraries Unlimited.
Don't miss Kubernik's Cave Hollywood feature article on Mary Wilson, an original member of the Supremes whose 2015 song, "Time to Move ON" climbed to #23 on the Billboard dance charts.
“Commissioned and released to coincide with Young’s 70th birthday, Neil Young Heart of Gold serves as a complete celebration of the life and work of a true Canadian rock legend. What makes it particularly special is Kubernik’s unique understanding of Canadian iconography as it pertains to the canon of rock ‘n’ roll. For someone who has never stepped foot in the country, he has an acute sense of both that which drives the Northern musical tradition and the artists that have helped to define our sound.” Canadian writer, Juliette Jagger’s excellent review of Harvey Kubernik’s “Neil Young Heart of Gold” appears in “A Journal of Musical Things.”
The April/May issue of Record Collector News magazine contains Kubernik's feature interviews with Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane and Mary Wilson of the Supremes. When published, stories may be viewed online at www.recordcollectornews.com. The May/June issue of the magazine will feature Kubernik’s cover story on Carlos Santana and an interview Harvey conducted with Carlos this past March. Kubernik last interviewed Carlos, along with Jerry Garcia and Bill Graham for “Melody Maker” in 1976. In addition to the Santana story, Kubernik also has a feature story on Darlene Love's new album, "Introducing Darlene Love, produced by (Little) Steven Van Zandt, and an examination of the Carole King 1967 album with The City, "Now That Everything's Been Said," just reissued by the Light In The Attic label.
The April 2016 issue of Ugly Things Magazine also reviews Kubernik's "Neil Young Heart of Gold" and includes Kubernik's David Bowie tribute feature, "Bowie in Los Angeles in the 70's"
See the Harvey Kubernik article on Sir George Martin published online March 11, 2016 by Cave Hollywood.
See the March 2016, Vintage Rock Harvey Kubernik and Brian Wilson Interview/story "Pet Sounds" 50th Anniversary.
Harvey Kubernik thanked in author Barney Hoskyns'book "Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Froiends in the Wild Years of Woodstock" published in March 2016 by Da Capo Press.
Be sure to see Roy Trakin's Trakin Care of Business: Hit or Myth article that features another great review for Harvey Kubernik's, "Neil Young Heart of Gold," (Backbeat Books).
Harvey Kubernik was the featured interview on FM radio station and podcast of Dublin, Ireland-
based "Newstalk" program today. hosted by Tom Dunne, discussing the HBO TV series "Vinyl."
February 2016: Otherworld Cottage delivers on promise to post recording of Harvey Kubernik - Travis Edward Pike Audio Interview of 30 December 2015. Broadcasters, Podcasters, and Bloggers are invited to download, link, or play any or all of the informative 7 part interview.
2/8/2016: Writer Rebecca Bengal on Vogue.com cites Kubernik and his interview with director Baz Luhmann in her profile of songwriter eden ahbez's "Nature Boy."
February also saw Kubernik's interview articles on Brian Wilson, Ice Cube, and Oscar-winning director D.A. Pennebaker on his David Bowie documentray, "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" were all posted on Cave Hollywood.
We just learned that in the product package of the November 2015, Light in the Attic re-release of the Lou Adler-produced debut album by The City, the Carole King fronted group, "Now That Everything's Been Said" on vinyl format, liner notes from Steve Hochman, Kubernik received a thank you acknowledgement.
Jefferson Airplane founder, vocalist and lead guitarist, Paul Kantner died on January 28th, and Kubernik was contacted for quotes published in the Los Angeles Times, Billboard Magazine, posted here on the Yahoo Music page.
The good news on the 18th, was this MOJO article on Kubernik's "Neil Young: Heart of Gold" reprinted by Palazzo Editions.
Mark Myers posted on JazzWax.com, of "Neil Young: Heart of Gold" (Backbeat) by Harvey Kubernik, "If you're a Neil Young fan, you'll have a field day with this one. Kubernik writes smartly on Young's studio and live albums and provides a complete discography of the artist's recorded works. Kubernik is an engaging music writer, and there are loads of color photos and images of Young memorabilia."
Harvey Kubernik interviews with David Bowie (1976), record producer Ken Scott (2013), and Oscar-winning director D.A. Pennebaker (2007) on his Bowie/"Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" 1973 movie and current DVD will be included in the spring issue of Ugly Things magazine tribute to Bowie.
Kubernik's 2003 archive interview on David Bowie with Oscar-winning director D. A. Pennebaker, who directed "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars," has been reposted at Cave Hollywood, where you may also see Kubernik's January cover story on Ice Cube.
Harvey Kubernik’s 2005 book “Hollywood Shack Job Rock Music In Film and On Your Screen” cited in the 2013 Wayne State University Graduate School Dissertation of Doctor of Philosophy candidate Lara Rose Hrycaj What Is This Music? Auteur Music In The Films Of Wes Anderson.
On Monday, 11 January 2016, David Bowie succumbed to cancer and departed the planet. He was 69. In a sad, but timely note, Harvey Kubernik is cited in the text to "Rebel Rebel,” a book on David Bowie, written by Chris O’Leary, published by Zero Books in 2015.
December 2015: "What's New at Otherworld Cottage?" Harvey Kubernik's End of the Year Interview with Travis Edward Pike.