In July 2018, Christopher Crenshaw of Florida State University in his online essay and PDF, Five to One: Rethinking the Doors and the Sixties Counterculture, quotes the Ray Manzarek and Harvey Kubernik "Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A." interview in Kubernik's "This Is Rebel Music: The Harvey Kubernik Inner Views," published in 2003 by University of New Mexico Press.
Harvey Kubernik's 5,000 word essay on The Band's "Music From Big Pink" 1968 album, just re-released in an expanded 50th anniversary edition, is now displayed on www.cavehollywood.com.
On November 6, 2018, The Kubernik-written "The Story of The Band From Big Pink to The Last Waltz" coffee table-size book will be published by Sterling/Barnes & Noble.
Kubernik also authored the informative, illustrated Afterword to 1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders, Travis Pike's new 374 page Trade Paperback memoir about that turbulent decade published by Otherworld Cottage Industries.
A 2014 Harvey Kubernik interview with Peter Lewis, co-founder of Moby Grape displayed in Kubernik's book "Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows," and excerpted on www.cohencentric.com is now cited in the 2018 Jawbone Press book "What Is Big and Purple and Lives in the Ocean?: The Moby Grape Story" by Dr. Cam Cobb.
This week, deejay Pete Mitchell is joined by legendary Motown songwriter and vocalist Brenda Holloway and music author Harvey Kubernik on The Face Radio. Free, View in iTunes.
Harvey Kubernik's correspondence with Kent Kotal, editor of the popular www.forgottenhits.com website was displayed in the August 23rd newsletter. Seminal 1966-1969 SoCal recording were discussed and editor Kotal hailed several of Harvey's recent books
Harvey Kubernik’s “Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon,” published in 2009, cited on July 14, 2018 “Gulf Oil Spill, Smithsonian Ocean, 2018, on J.D. | The Pop History Dig.
Online NOW! www.cavehollywood.com, parades Kubernik's examination of the band Love and salutes the 50th anniversary of their epic album Forever Changes.
Online NOW! www.cavehollywood.com, is displaying Harvey Kubernik's article on The Beatles White Album, and Harvey's interview with Mike Garson, David Bowie's pianist for 20 albums. Garson has just published a revised and updated edition, the first in paperback, of his only biography, Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson, written by Clifford Slapper.
Monday, July 23rd author Harvey Kubernik was the featured guest interview subject on the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Tom Barnard Show discussing his new book The Doors Summer's Gone. The Kubernik and Barnard interview 20 minute segment was heard at 12:35 pm (PST). KQRS-FM host Barnard in 2017 was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Visit the website to download and listen anytime at www.tombarnardshow.com.
In Mark Nardone's musicconnection.com review of The Doors Summer's Gone he writes "Here’s another kick-ass compendium of interviews, courtesy of journalist/historian Harvey Kubernik, who seems to have a bottomless trove of chats with the band’s members, intimates and authorities."
Salli Stevenson, an Amazon verified purchaser, posted a FIVE STAR review titled OH, GIVE ME THE FANS, for Harvey Kubernik's The Doors Summer's Gone, concluding, "...this celebration of The Doors is a golden explosion of words that leaves me craving more. This is not necessarily a “turn the page” book. Its glory is that you can pick any page at random and savor the experience as written and collected by journalist/writer, Harvey Kubernik. Start with fan, Marina Mulfriedel. She’s wonderful and will put you in the mood for more!
During August, Harvey's book on The Doors Summer's Gone, published by Otherworld Cottage Industries, is touted and referenced in a three-part online story by Kirk Silsbee on artsmeme Ten Years of fine-arts blogging.
RE: The Doors Summer's Gone "Jim Morrison epitomizes the grating dichotomy between the Love generation and the militants marching for a whole range of human rights, and he paid the price. America's downfall is his downfall, and vice versa. If you really want to know what it was like to be alive in the brief golden efflorescence of 1965-1969, read Harvey Kubernik's latest, a compendium of absolutely essential interviews with the prime figures in Jim Morrison's life - band mates, lovers, studio personnel, drinking buddies, fellow poets and actors. They delineate their common belief that Morrison was bipolar, egged on by an uncontrollable alcoholism, thus referred to as Jim when relatively communicable and Jimbo when he was full tilt gonzo madman, hanging from the rafters physically and psychically. His genius is undeniable, but he was never built to last. Herein, you will learn why. A magnificent accomplishment, once again, for the King of L.A. music writers." ---Roger Steffens, whose latest book is about another troubled artist, gone too soon: So Much Things to Day: The Oral History of Bob Marley from W. W. Norton. L.A. July 5 18
Harvey Kubernik's article on the Byrds' groundbreaking "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" is the feature article this week spotlighted on the subscription site www.rocksbackpages, the ultimate library of rock music writing and journalism, "So You Want to be a Country-Rock Band."
During the second week of July, www.cavehollywood.com, following Kubernik's current study of Otis Redding on the site, will display Harvey's interview with Mike Garson, David Bowie's pianist for 20 albums. Garson has just published a revised and updated edition, the first in paperback, of his only biography, Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson, written by Clifford Slapper.
Harvey Kubernik's Buffalo Springfield story has just been picked up by the popular online website www.forgottenhits.com displayed on June 10th. Check out Harvey Kubernik’s new narrative regarding Rhino Records’ brand new Buffalo Springfield’s deluxe box set on Cave Hollywood.
Musicologist and author Jon Kanis in his recently published book, "Encyclopedia Walking Pop Culture & The Alchemy Of Rock 'N' Roll" (Da Vinci Publishing) devotes a chapter to Harvey & Kenneth Kubernik's "A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival" book and examines the landmark music gathering.
Virgin Radio announces launch of a new hour-long documentary series focusing on classic acts including David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. Harvey Kubernik will be a guest interview on producer/broadcaster Pete Mitchell's documentary "Revolutions in Music: The Rolling Stones" that will be broadcast on Virgin Radio Sunday 17th June at 7pm in the UK. Mitchell has also interviewed the Stones' Mick Jagger and producer Andrew Loog Oldham whose recording studio collaborations will be heard on this British-birthed radio special. Future editions of the show will focus on Led Zeppelin, David Bowie’s Berlin period and the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour.
Cave Hollywood this week posts Harvey's story on the Miles Davis and John Coltrane landmark collaboration Miles Davis & John Coltrane-The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, and also displays Harvey's tribute and oral music history dialogue with Russ Regan, the late visionary A&R man and record executive who signed Hugh Masekela, Elton John and Neil Diamond, to the UNI/MCA, now UMe record label. While President of 20th Century Fox Records, Regan inked Barry White to the label. He is also credited with giving the Beach Boys their band name. On Monday, June 4th, the website will spotlight Kubernik's 16,000 word multi-voice examination on the upcoming Buffalo Springfield box set Rhino Records is releasing, WHAT'S THAT SOUND? THE COMPLETE ALBUMS COLLECTION.
The June 20th issue of Record Collector News magazine features Kubernik's cover story on the music documentary Bang! The Bert Berns Story which has just been released on DVD.
The summer issue of Ugly Things magazine (#48) will spotlight Kubernik's multi-page spread on Elvis Presley, a revised and edited text from Harvey's 11,000 word essay on Presley currently displayed online at cavehollywood.com and the same issue will publish Harvey's 8,000 word essay on Love's "Forever Changes" album that is celebrating a 50th anniversary edition.
In Andy Pearson's review of The Doors Summer's Gone, he writes, "...this book really captured my imagination. Instead of just recounting the same old stories, facts and figures, Harvey Kubernik has opted to gather together rare or exclusive interviews and recollections with people who were there at the time, ranging from the band members themselves to original fans and acquaintances, to relate the memories that really capture what made it special for them." Read the entire review posted online at Fear and Loathing Fanzine.
Attention Shindig! magazine readers! Issue #80 with MC5 on the cover, features an excellent Grahame Bent four star review of Harvey Kubernik's The Doors Summer's Gone in which he reports "To his eternal credit Kubernik’s thoughtfully assembled episodic text doesn’t focus excessively on already well explored aspects of The Doors’ mythology, but rather attempts to build a fuller, more rounded picture of the band and their turbo-charged rise to the top by incorporating material and viewpoints from a wide diversity of sources which lends a tangible sense of time and place to the material." And while we're on reviews, check out the two Five Star reviews on the AMAZON webpage.
"I could not put this book down.Through a series of interviews gathered over half a century, Kubernik, not just a lover of rock music and its giants but extremely knowledgable, respectful and insightful skillfully paints and weaves through these interviews, portraits of the Doors that shows them in a new light as if seen for the first time." -- Earl Goldstein
"With Harvey Kuberniks’ recently released tome, we finally get to the reality of the inner workings of this legendary band . . . At two hundred twenty-two pages, Summer’s Gone is a quick, entertaining read, with the real story of the four men who put the L.A. music scene of the 60s on the cultural map." -- Jan A. Henderson.
The May Record Collector News 10th Anniversary issue showcases Harvey's cover story on Miles Davis & Coltrane-The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, and his articles on the Electric Flag, and to celebrate, they've created a stunning page of 67 covers, 64 of which showcase feature stories by contributing editor Harvey Kubernik. VIEW IT HERE.
On Sunday, May 6th, Harvey Kubernik did an hour long interview with host Larry Battson on his Wild World Program discussing Harvey's recently published books. Their conversation starts about 15 minutes into the show which may be heard at Larry Battson welcomes Harvey Kubernik on Wild World.
Make that two more great reviews for Inside Cave Hollywood. In addition to the Lonn Friend, Author, Life on Planet Rock writes, "“Harvey Kubernik is the Gandalf of pop culture coffee table volumes, a literary wizard whose gift of visually fun and fact-filled chronicle story telling is unsurpassed.
Inside Cave Hollywood continues the pulp magic by taking us behind the most worn and wonderful tinsel town velvet ropes,” we discovered Mark Nardone's review in the Book Store section of the March issue of Music Connection Magazine in which he wrote, "Music historian Harvey Kubernik unleashes another trove of vintage interviews with both famous and obscure figures who have made the music industry so fascinating. Al Kooper, Johnny Cash, Grace Slick, Elton John, Leon Russell all make appearances here, as well as the men and women who worked behind the scenes. Lots of great revelations in this book: Who knew Bob Marley once lived in an apartment in West Hollywood?"
U.K-based deejay and his radio program at Pete Mitchell's Soul Time --The Face Radio, will host an interview Mitchell just conducted with Harvey Kubernik as they jointly examine the soul music legacy of singer Al Green the week of April 30th-May 4th. For early June, the duo will discuss the Rolling Stones.
Monday, April 23, 2018 Pat Prince, Editor of Goldmine Magazine, has posted the GOLDMINE MAGAZINE PODCAST conversation with author Harvey Kubernik, in which they talk about Harvey's new Doors book and his back catalog detailing 1960's L.A.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Thanks to Kent Kotal, for his endorsement in The Sunday Comments (04 – 22 – 18) on his Forgotten Hits 60s blogspot, in which he writes that the book he’s reading right now , “Harvey Kubernik’s Summer’s Gone, a tribute to The Doors with TONS of commentary on the band, both from folks who were there at the time and reflective looks back,” is “VERY well done.” See the Forgotten Hits follow up in its Tuesday, April 24's This and That.
And while we’re at it, Marina Muhlfriedel emailed Harvey to thank him for Summer’s Gone. “I’m enjoying reading all the pieces and humbled and honored to be included,” she wrote. “Great volume. Great love letter to The Doors.”
While we're on Cave Hollywood, be sure to check out Harvey's feature story, Blood, Sweat & Tears Child is the Father to the Man Celebrates 50th Anniversary. And we're pleased to announce that Jan Alan Henderson wrote, in his review of Inside Cave Hollywood in the current issue #151 of FILMFAX magazine, "Harvey Kubernik’s Inside Cave Hollywood has the inside track on Hollywood’s often forgotten hidden history, with a collection of articles, interviews, essays, profiles and encounters that place us smack in the middle of this fascinating slice of Tinseltown history . . . Inside Cave Hollywood Vol. 1 is an essential literary archive of a music dynasty that should never be forgotten!”
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A half-century chronicle and examination of author and music historian Harvey Kubernik’s personal and product relationship with the legendary band.
Since attending a Doors’ concert in Southern California during 1968, over the last five decades Kubernik has interviewed three members of the band and conducted dozens of interviews with musicians who shared the stage with the Doors, studio engineers, producers, filmmakers, poets, literary professors, spiritual leaders, record company presidents, deejays, fans, friends, and intimate insiders about the Doors’ still ongoing musical influence and cultural impact.
Kubernik’s multi-voice narrative offers a revealing words-eye-view and details the Doors and their audio and filmic legacy like never before. Rare and never seen photos of the Doors by Henry Diltz, Tom Gundelfinger O’Neil, Heather Harris, Kurt Ingham, Helie Robertson and archive items from the collection of Ida Miller are also displayed.
REVIEWS KEEP POURING IN FOR THE DOORS SUMMER'S GONE
"Harvey Kubernik’s Summer's Gone is an anomaly in a jungle of Jim Morrison tomes. While other literary endeavors focus on exploiting the folklore, Mr. Kubernik reveals the bare-bones of the Doors of perception. There is an old saying, “When you have the choice of printing the truth or the legend, print the legend.” Wisely, Kubernik veers away from mythology and gives the back story from insiders’ points of view, of the people who were there, who were now and present in that time that we shall never see again.
- Jan Alan Henderson, author of Crypt 39, Speeding Bullet, Behind the Crimson Cape (the cinema of George Reeves), contributor to FilmFax Magazine, Cult Movies, and American Cinematographer
“Harvey Kubernik's newest book The Doors Summer's Gone gives the reader a more intimate knowledge - no holds barred - at times into the life and times of The Doors . . . Kubernik's last two books, his literary anthology Inside Cave Hollywood and 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love shows all that this prolific writer ain't just whistlin' dixie. Don't say that I'm not warnin' ya 'all. This is some great human stuff, man!”
Carlos "Cake" Nunez, former 'scribe for fLiPSiDE Fanzine (currently researching his upcoming
autobiographical book about his experiences and friendship during his Punk Rock college days
(1984 - 1987) and his eventual hook-up with fLiPSiDE Fanzine (1990 - 1999)
Once again Harvey has taken key elements from the interviews he’s done over the past 40+ years and woven them into a very descriptive perspective of The Doors, both musically as personally . . . The book is brilliantly put together and even the most casual Doors fan will enjoy the fly-on-the-wall memories who were there from the beginning and caught these guys performing in the clubs before and after their first record was ever released. The way the band grew in fan appeal (and mythical proportions) is unbelievable. Highly recommended.
Kent Kotal, Forgotten Hits Blogspot
"There are authors who live it and breathe it. And there are authors who can only dream about it. Harvey Kubernik's new book The Doors Summer's Gone relives his intense alliance to one of L.A.'s finest homegrown bands. Not only did Kubernik forge a personal friendship with the three remaining Doors but he also maintained a spiritual connection with Morrison from the great beyond. It gives me great pleasure to know that all of Kubernik's rock 'n' roll life has been one big intersection with Venice's favorite sons."
Gene Aguilera, East L.A. music historian and boxing book author,
Latino Boxing in Southern California (Arcadia Publishing)
"Few music journalists have revealed the detailed facts behind rock’s golden era as assiduously and lovingly as Harvey Kubernik. He once again delivers the goods with his Doors history Summer’s Gone."
Michael Simmons, MOJO, High Times
First Galley Reviews for The Doors Summer's Gone
"More than any band of rock's Golden Age, the Doors have been fogged up by the smoke and mirrors of legend and mythology.
"Kubernik's masterful anthology gets behind, under, and beyond the tall tales and casts an uncompromised eye on their real art, their real story, their real impact, and their real magic." --Author Daniel Weizmann
"As he always does when putting sound and motion onto page, Harvey Kubernik strips away every candy carnival coating with the precision of background and experience, getting straight to the heart of the real matters.
"Of course The Doors have for a half-century and counting far too often fallen victim to myth-raking and hyperbole – Jim Morrison, among others, always did want to touch Elvis, now didn't he? But Summer's Gone brings only the most insightful truths, from the most knowledgeable mouths, together under one cover. In between are The Doors." --Author Gary Pig Gold
In the April Ugly Things magazine, Jon Kanis' review of Kubernik's recently published Inside Cave Hollywood reports "This latest anthology of Kubernik’s published work has a classic roster of subject matter, including insightful essays on Lenny Bruce, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Jefferson Airplane. His first-person interviews with Leonard Cohen, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman of the Turtles, child star Billy Mumy, bassist Billy Cox, guitarist extraordinaire Danny Korchmar, producer/arranger/composer Jack Nitzsche, impresario Andrew Loog Oldham, and photographer Guy Webster are all fascinating reads. Kubernik’s access to these legendary figures is the key ingredient that drives these meditations, and the results are always compelling."
In the same Ugly Things issue, Kubernik's multi-voice narrative and review article on the new DVD, The Doors: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 from Eagle Rock Entertainment is currently displayed.
The May/June issue of Record Collector News magazine will showcase Kubernik's cover story on the new 4CD boxset and digital configuration Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6. Record Collector News magazine in the April/May issue spotlighted Kubernik's cover story on the 60th anniversary of Muddy Waters' first album on Chess by reissuing The Best of Muddy Waters on vinyl in original mono for the first time in 30 years. The Geffen/UMe label is also making it available for download and streaming for the first time ever.
On March 15th cavehollywwod.com presented Harvey Kubernik's 11,000 word essay and multi-voice narrative text on Elvis Presley celebrating the April 14th HBO premiere of the three and a half hour documentary Elvis Presley: The Seeker. The film debuted on March 14th at SXSW. RCA/Legacy Recordings will release a 3-CD collection.
The Summer 2018 issue of Ugly Things will publish a multi-page edited text of Kubernik's 11.000 word Elvis Presley essay.
In 2008, Kubernik penned the 5,000 word liner notes to the 40th anniversary edition of Elvis The '68 Comeback Special 5 CD box set. Harvey's text includes his archive voices of Dick Clark, Jerry Leiber, along with Andrew Loog Oldham, director Steve Binder, Don Randi, and Hal Blaine. Kubernik in 2007 appeared in the deluxe edition DVD of Viva Las Vegas
Friday, March 2, 2018 Forgotten Hits Friday Flash Scroll down to read Harvey Kubernik's article on Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 and his 2014 interview with engineer Bones Howe about the recording session on the memorable and influential hit single "Mas Que Nada."
U.S. listeners will now find Pete Mitchell's radio program at Pete Mitchell's Soul Time --The Face Radio, where this week, on February 13th-19th, Kubernik and Mitchell will examine some music on the Chess label -- Howlin' Wolf Smoke Stack Lightning, Ramsey Lewis Wade in the Water, and The Dells Run for Cover. On their February 19th-26 segment they'll spin and dissect "Shop Around" by the Miracles, "I'm Still Loving You" from Kim Weston, and the Temptations "Ball of Confusion."
On their February 27th-March 4th broadcast, Mitchell will speak to Kubernik about Otis Redding and his epic 1966 headline engagement at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, Ca., a chapter featured in his new book, Inside Cave Hollywood The Harvey Kubernik InnerViews and InterViews Vol. 1.
Pete and Harvey on their March 12th-19th broadcast will spotlight the sixties and early seventies recording career of soul and disco superstar Barry White.
Their March 20th-27th discussion will be about Atlantic Records and the R&B history of the landmark label. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, and Solomon Burke are the topics.
|Pete Mitchell has produced a new radio documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of Queen's News of the World. In it, Pete talks to Queen expert Phil Chapman about their 1977 classic album News Of The World along with contributions from Queen, John Lydon and Harvey Kubernik. More info HERE.
On February 5th 2018 Cave Hollywood displayed Harvey Kubernik's profile and memoir text on the landmark Blue Thumb Records label. The multi-voice oral history implements the contributions of Bobby Womack, Jim Keltner, Tina Turner, Andrew Loog Oldham, Kenneth Kubernik, Dr. James Cushing, David Kessel, Michael Macdonald, David N. Pepperell and Andy Leach.
THE GRAMMY AWARDS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 2018 Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by journalist Lynell George for her liner notes to the 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 released October 21st 2016. Kubernik was quoted at length in the text and received a special thanks credits in the package. On January 2018, George won the 2018 Grammy for Best Album Notes.
Harvey Kubernik's multi-voice narrative and review article on the new DVD, The Doors: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 from Eagle Rock Entertainment will be displayed in the next issue of Ugly Things magazine in spring 2018.
The January, 2018 issue of Record Collector News magazine Kubernik’s cover story features Harvey Kubernik's profiles and interviews with author Roger Steffens on his So Many Things To Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley, and photographer Robert M. Knight on his just published Rock Gods Fifty Years of Rock Photography.
Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by author Clinton Heylin and thanked in his November 2017 Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan's Gospel Years - What Really Happened book published by Lesser Gods.
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Kris Needs three star review of Inside Cave Hollywood in the March 2018 Issue of Shindig! magazine cites Kubernik’s "trainspotter detail" and "critical savvy."
Friday, February 23, 2018, Kent Kotal’s review of Inside Cave Hollywood in Forgotten Hits.
I've been reading Harvey Kubernik's new book "Inside Cave Hollywood" and THOROUGHLY enjoying it (although I have to admit it's cost me a bit of money to get through it!) That's because every chapter is SO unique and interesting, I've gone out and purchased copies of some of the material he describes in these articles.
Part Interview / Part History Lesson … the book gives insightful details about the artists, the '60's and the '70's and presents it in a very entertaining way. Since I've started reading, I've already gone out and bought "Motown: The Sound Of Young America," a BEAUTIFUL coffee-table type book that is supposed to be the DEFINITIVE history of the label … I've purchased and watched the dvd's spotlighting the highlights of The Johnny Cash Show … (man, Johnny had EVERYBODY on his show … from Bob Dylan to James Taylor to Linda Ronstadt to Creedence Clearwater Revival to Merle Haggard to Neil Young to The Monkees to Kris Kristofferson to Derek and the Dominoes (how many tv appearances did THESE guys do?!?!) to Glen Campbell to Neil Diamond … and on and on and on.) I had to watch these right away … and still think the story about Linda Ronstadt "singing better bottomless" takes the cake! Then I had to finally give in and order The Rolling Stones Mono Box … ALL of their '60's albums collected together into one beautiful box set presenting EVERY track in glorious mono!
Each chapter is a new adventure … Jimi Hendrix … Chess Records … The Turtles and Frank Zappa … Leon Russell … Elton John … Bob Marley and lots more. Highly recommended (although I personally will likely be broke by the time I actually finish it!!!) Order your copy HERE!
East L.A.’s rock ‘n’ roll flag gets waved high in the new book Inside Cave Hollywood, The Harvey Kubernik Music InnerViews and Interviews Collection Vol 1. The golden age of East L.A. music (1950s-1970s) has been severely neglected in countless books and documentaries, but Kubernik corrects these past omissions by including a chapter titled Tales of Vinyl from The Duke of Boyle Heights.
Sandwiched in between chapters on the Rolling Stones, Lenny Bruce, and Turtles, the East L.A. sound gets represented on a global level (alongside Cash, Dylan, Cohen, Sinatra, Marley, and Leon Russell—and seminal record labels Motown, Chess, and Brunswick) for posterity. East L.A.’s chart successes are well-documented for all to see in Kubernik’s must read tome. Now the Eastside sound can proudly hold its head up high, standing on equal ground with all other musical genres.
Thanks to Kubernik, the sleeping giant is awakening.
----Gene Aguilera, Boxing Book Author, East L.A. music historian, and noted record collector.
Sunday, February 4, 2018: Forgotten Hits Blogspot in its Sunday Comments (02 -04-18) Section posted "Imagine you had access to some of the most interesting musical artists of our time and that you kept a record of your private conversations with them and then you started a scrapbook so you could recall your most precious memories. Well, the encyclopedic Harvey Kubernik has done just that, revealing some of the most creative talents of our times in off-beat and clever ways deep inside 'Cave Hollywood.
- Roger Steffens, author of "So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley.”
"Harvey Kubernik dares to take us to the Hollywood less explored, the real-life place where the daring work their craft and push the boundaries of culture. Most pop culture books rehash old mythologies to the point of self-parody. Kubernik, by contrast, puts us in the trenches where we learn about everything from East L.A. to Jerry Heller, Brunswick to the Band of Gypsys. Get in the cave and see the light." -- Daniel Weizmann.
"Consistently well informed enough to connect expert dots between, say, Sly Stone and Santana, not to mention always brave enough to place those Monkees right on the same page as Moby Grape, a descent into Kubernik's Cave will surely be rewarded with a bounty of deep wonders and, just as importantly, lyrical fun unrivaled since the genre-obliterating daze of AM Radio's prime.
"Yes, Harvey has heard, seen, met and done it all during diligent decades on the job, and we should all thank our lucky rock stars the clues behind their chords; the stories behind their sounds are now being shared anew for you, and for me, for the ages." -- GaryPigGold.com.
March 7, 2018, When we read interviews that writers have done with rock stars, we are drawn to the artist's thoughts, visions and creativity sprinkled with some personal anecdotes. We love to read what they share as if it were some sort of personal guideline. We are drawn in and feel we are actually sitting in a room with friends as the story unfolds. Author, Harvey Kubernik's book, "Inside Cave Hollywood The Harvey Kubernik Music InnerViews and InterViews Collection, Volume 1" is filled with selections of his interviews with classic rock artists dating back 45 years.Sharing his own insight about the artist including the setting, year and personal insights, Harvey is a wealth of music history for any rock and roll fan. Classic artists are the foundation of our music. We need to preserve the history, appreciate the music and move forward with the knowledge of where these artists and memorable hits originated.---Helen Rose, Amazon
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Harvey Kubernik's 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love, released by Sterling publishers is on sale now.
In the current issue of Shindig! magazine No. 74 in their Best of 2017 issue, Harvey Kubernik's book 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love was listed in the Top Ten of the year alongside titles on Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and Jimmy Webb.
Kubernik's 1967 book was also hailed by Best Classic Bands 2017 year in review and selected number one in the Best Music Books of the Year in the Non-Biographical category.
Kubernik's cover story in the December, 2017 issue of Record Collector News magazine examined Bob Dylan and his “gospel years” multi-disc box set, Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981. In December 2017, Harvey Kubernik was interviewed by author Peter Neff for his book titled "That's The Bag I'm In: The Life, Music, and Mystery of Fred Neil" to be published by Texas Tech University Press.
Monday, October 30th at 10:20 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) Harvey Kubernik discussed his book on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows, for the Australian ABC Radio program Overnights. Trevor Chappell was the host for Kubernik's live half hour interview for the national program heard by half a million listeners. A link to the broadcast was available on the following Tuesday.
Leonard Cohen's debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, was released the last week of December 1967. Kubernik's acclaimed study on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows (BackBeat Books in the U.S. and Omnibus Press in the U.K.), has been published in six foreign language editions, in as many countries including France, Canada, China and Russia. The title is now out in paperback edition from Omnibus.
See also Kubernik's 5,800 word cover story on Leonard Cohen in the new issue of Record Collector News magazine online at www.recordcollectornews.com, and cavehollwood.com is currently exhibiting Kubernik's multi-voice narrative tribute to Leonard Cohen.
The October issue of Record Collector News magazine features Kubernik's tribute to Tom Petty and Harvey's multi-voice narrative 5,800 word cover story on Leonard Cohen.
Forgotten Hits Blogspot displays Harvey Kubernik's praised of Hugh Hefner's ongoing support of pop, rock and jazz in his recent book on 1967 music. "You see, brother, Hugh did things without any agenda whatsoever. Our country should understand that.” -- Dick Gregory to Harvey Kubernik, 2014. Read All About It (from 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love).
Harvey Kubernik is quoted in Mark Ribowsky's 2017 book, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor published by Chicago Review Press Incorporated.
On October 11th Harvey Kubernik was a 30 minute interview guest discussing his 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love book on deejay Tom Barnard's radio program The KQ92 Morning Show from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Barnard is a 2017 National Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Kubernik is introduced about 20 minutes into the show.
Harvey Kubernik's story on the acclaimed music documentary Bang! The Bert Berns Story and his interview with editor and co-director Bob Sarles is now exhibited on CaveHollywood.com. Larry LeBlanc is the acclaimed Canadian music journalist who was a recipient of a 2013 Juno Special Achievement Award after reading Harvey's interview with Bob Sarles sent out a Facebook post. "What a damn good interview by Harvey who is a friend. I love this damn film. I could watch it 100 times. Shame on Neil Diamond for not participating. Get over it Neil. This is history. But in truth he's not missed."
In a recent review of Harvey's 1967 Summer of Love book on Facebook, Poet/actor Harry E. Northup wrote, "Harvey Kubernik, the brilliant author and wordsmith who wrote the wonderful book on Leonard Cohen, "Everyone Knows," has just published another book, "1967 The Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love." My poem "The City" closes his multi-voice narrative text. The photos and the visual artifacts underscore the musicality and the cinematic qualities in his writing and curatorial skills. Harvey's arranging efforts are from the Jack Nitzsche, Allen Toussaint, Burt Bacharach and Don Randi score books. Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Brian Wilson, the Bee Gees, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane are all in the journey. Dr. James Cushing has contributed insightful, illuminating commentary. There's a piece on Harvey's book in the issue of "Rolling Stone" with Chuck Berry on the front cover. 10 books for Harvey. Once in a while the good guys win."
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the well respected music website, www.forgottenhits.com displayed Harvey Kubernik's correspondence with portal owner Kent Kotal concerning Tom Petty. Harvey had some professional and personal dealings with Tom. As MCA Records West Coast Director of A&R in 1978 he initially suggested Jimmy Iovine as producer for Petty's Damn The Torpedoes album. Harvey later served as "Organic Catalyst" on the Petty-produced Del Shannon album, Drop Down and Get Me. As a music journalist he interviewed Petty for Melody Maker. Tom Petty wrote the foreword ito Harvey's 2014 book, Turn Up The Radio Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972.
A 2010 interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with filmmaker Murray Lerner on his Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight DVD was posted on the www.cohenconcentric.com website, a portal Leonard endorsed and collaborated with.
On September 18th, Cave Hollywood posted Harvey Kubernik's article about Criterion Collection's re-release of Murray Lerner's Festival.
Harvey Kubernik's extensive interview with filmmaker Murray Lerner who directed the influential music documentary Festival! is now exhibited on cavehollywood.com.
Helen Marketti's interview with Harvey Kubernik and his 1967 Summer of Love title appears in the new September 13th-October 11th issue of the Cleveland, Ohio-based publication "North Coast Voice." VIEW IT HERE!
Harvey Kubernik's 1976 and 1999 interviews with Walter Becker of Steely Dan were displayed on www.forgottenhits.com, on September 6, 2017. The Becker/Steely Dan piece is now online at cavehollywood.com.
Wednesday, September 20th at 11:20 a.m. (PST) Harvey Kubernik discussed his book, 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love (Sterling) for the Australian ABC Radio program Overnights. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/overnights/. Kubernik's live half hour interview was conducted by Trevor Chappell. The program is national with half a million listeners and is heard at 4:20-5:00 am live in Australia. Later in the year Kubernik will return to discuss his acclaimed study on Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows (BackBeat Books) in the U.S. and published in six foreign language editions.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Bogata, Columbia. SIXTY-SEVEN, a new seven-part series. Deejay/host Andrew Loog Oldham, legendary first manager of The Rolling Stones, record producer and raconteur, explores the year of the appearance of the American Hippie - its music, politics, lifestyle, hopes and drugs. Drawing on Danny Goldberg's In Search of the Lost Chord, Eric Luft's Die at the Right Time and Harvey Kubernik's 1967 - A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love. [Repeated Sunday 11am.]
- It'll air each Friday between 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (BST) - A repeat will air each Sunday between 11 a.m. - 12:00. First programme airs on Resonance FM on Friday 15th September. Programmes will also be available on the Resonance FM Mixcloud account after they air.
In the October issue of Goldmine magazine, Gillian G. Gaar's Quick Picks article summarizes Harvey Kubernik's 1967: A COMPLETE ROCK MUSIC HISTORY OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE, Sterling Publishing (Hardback), Genre: Music History. "This beautifully illustrated book takes you step by step not just through that fabled
summer, but the entire year, from the “Human Be-In” in San Francisco in January, through Monterey in June, to Otis Redding’s death in December."
A 2006 Interview Harvey Kubernik conducted with filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker is quoted in Dont Look Back by author Keith Beattie, a BFI (British Film Institute) book published in 2016 by Palgrave, a UK division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Harvey Kubernik is a contributor to the just published book Bob Marley and the Wailers The Ultimate Illustrated History written by Richie Unterburger from Voyageur Press.
An excerpt from Harvey Kubernik's book, 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of The Summer of Love, reprinted with permission, is a multi-page display in the August 2017 issue of Shindig! magazine.
Harvey Kubernik's interview with author Ronnie Schneider on his 2017 book Out Of Our Heads: The Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Me with Proof of Truth is now displayed on cavehollywood.com.
On Friday, August 18th, 2017 Harvey Kubernik was the guest speaker at the Stephen Wise Temple in Bel-Air, California celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The Shabbat service was followed by a concert featuring music from 1967 performed by the Stephen Wise clergy and musicians. Featured vocalists were Freda Payne and Florence LaRue of the 5th Dimension. Kubernik helped curate and narrate a stage program of music culled from his book 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love.
August 24th, 2017 | 7:00 PM Tune in to The Summer of Love Part Two on Kffi, a very special radio show in Kansas City will celebrate The Summer of Love ... The show will take a look back at the music and the artists surfacing out the 60's and specifically 1967. In addition to lots of great music, author and artist Harvey Kubernik will be interviewed.
Harvey Kubernik's story on the theatrical release of the music documentary movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is now displayed on cavehollywood.com.
A Harvey Kubernik 2000 interview with onetime Rolling Stones' manager/record producer Andrew Loog Oldham quoted in Joseph's McComb's OUT magazine August 2017 article on Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. More here.
Harvey Kubernik's *1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love*, reviewed & recommended at curledup.com.
Monday, July 17 Journalist Gary Pig Gold touts the new Harvey Kubernik 1967 Summer of Love title. Check it out HERE!
Harvey Kubernik has just returned from his book signing, lecture, and audience question and answer session on his 1967 Summer of Love chronicle in Cleveland, Ohio, in the Library Speaker's Series of the prestigious ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. Harvey's been invited back to the venue in the future.
Breaking News! Harvey Kubernik has just inked a book deal with Sterling Publishers, owned by Barnes and Noble, to write The Story of The Band. Publication date is late summer, 2018, and will coincide with the 50th anniversary of their epochal debut album, Music From Big Pink. Kubernik attended the Band's "The Last Waltz" event in 1976, and has interviewed members of the influential group.
July 9, 2017 Michael Fremer's AnalogPlanet review of "1967" Harvey Kubernik's Summer of Love Chronicle begins, "Anyone who thinks "The Summer of Love" was a media creation simply wasn't there. Like many baby boomers, Kubernik was there. Unlike many of us though, he was there with photographers Henry Diltz and Guy Webster among others, both of whom gave the rock culture chronicler access to their photos for this highly entertaining, image filled and recollection rich book." Click the link to read the entire review posted at analogplanet.com.
MONDAY, JULY 3RD, 11:20 PST Harvey Kubernik was the feature interview subject
discussing his Neil Young Heart of Gold book for the Australian ABC Radio program Overnights. Kubernik's half hour interview on Young's 1966-1976 work is the main focus of the 4:20-5:00 am live in Australia interview. The show is national with half a million listeners. Future July and August Kubernik return visits to the station will spotlight his Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows book and his 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love volume. Click here to listen to the show now.
June 30th, 2017 The Frame | 89.3 KPCC, is a daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Today, host John Horn interviewed Harvey Kubernik about his new book, “1967: a Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love," that tracks the iconic moments and movements of that pivotal time in pop culture. To hear it all, click the following link, because The Summer of Love was about more than just music.
Harvey Kubernik cited and quoted in Michael Limnios 2017 appreciation of Allen Ginsberg. Read the tribute HERE!
April 18, 2017 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love is groovy. ... Harvey Kubernik has put together a graphically sensational, beautifully narrated, jam-packed encyclopedia of ... fantastic graphics on each and every page, or you can sit down and read the narration or even the eyewitness accounts. Read the review at All Music Books | Waiting to take you away
Sunday, June 25th, on Head Room with Barry Smolin, 8PM-10PM (PST) KPFK 90.7 FM, author and music historian Harvey Kubernik discussed his book, 1967 A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love. Interview with Harvey began at 8:15 pm. Listen to the entire show.
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
Published in June 2017 from tgophoto.com is a new book "GUNDELFINGER Memoirs of a Rock & Roll Photographer From Monterey Pop To Deja Vu & Beyond" that features 1967-1972 photos by Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal along with text written by Harvey & Kenneth Kubernik.
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."
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.
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 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 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."
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.
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.”
Writer Andrew August in The Journal of Contemporary British History on his article "Gender and 1960s Youth Culture: The Rolling Stones and the New Woman" cites Harvey Kubernik's 2004 book This is Rebel Music from University of New Mexico Press.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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, 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."
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.
“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.
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.
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."
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."
Eagles founder Glenn Frey's death on February 18th resulted in more Kubernik quotes in the OC Register and talk about The Eagles co-founder with Steve Chiotakis on KCRW's Soundcloud leftcoast Magazine.
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.
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.
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Sunday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m., Author and music historian Harvey Kubernik returned to host “MY TURN” on The Sound (103.1 FM) radio station in Los Angeles. "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. Kubernik's DJ stint was an hour devoted to 12 Neil Young recordings that he selected from the station's library and from his own record collection. Kubernik provided commentary on Young's career for the Los Angeles radio station's 1.3 million listeners in Southern California. You may hear the show online at KSWD - 100.3 The Sound Los Angeles, CA - Listen Online.
UPDATE: GNP CRESCENDO RECORDS PRESENTS THE SEEDS: PUSHIN' TOO HARD, a film by director Neil Norman, will screen January 23rd in Southern California at the Frida Theater is Santa Ana. Harvey joins Iggy Pop, Seeds' founding members Daryl Hooper and Jan Savage, Kim Fowley, The Bangles, and Bruce Johnston on screen as some of the feature interview subjects in the movie Ugly Things listed as one of its favorite music-related film/documentary.
See Kubernik's Record Collector News cover story on The Beatles Rubber Soul Album here. It's also posted at Cave Hollywood and in the rock's backpages library. And the January/February issue of Record Collector News will feature Harvey Kubernik's cover story on "Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 The Bootleg Series Vol. 12."
What critics are saying about Harvey Kubernik's new book, "Neil Young: Heart of Gold." "...a wonderful, gorgeous-to-look-at, and surprisingly detailed and accurate illustrated biography by longtime music scribe Kubernik," says Bob Ruggiero in the November 17 edition of the Houston Press. On Clare Calvert's Weekend Reads - Nightlife (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) she said, "From a peripatetic childhood and playing with local bands in his native Canada to building an extraordinary, erratic career against a changing music scene...this book documents Neil Young's journey to becoming a music legend. The book also features exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, making this book a must for all Neil Young aficionados. Stunning imagery." Or CLICK HERE to read the full review by Fred Mills.
Forgotten Hits: The Friday Flash
Friday, October 23, 2015 -- Harvey Kubernik sent me an advance pressing of his brand new Neil Young coffee-table book... bsolutely BEAUTIFUL as always, Harvey! I have to ask you the question that I get asked at least six or seven times a week...how on earth do you find the time to do this?!?! You could literally start your own Book Of The Month Club...except that EVERY book would be written by YOU!!! Nothing short of amazing! (With five or six books now waiting for my review, I am happy to add you to the list...hardest part for me is that if I'm writing, I'm not reading!!! But I promise to get to it as soon as I possibly can.)
Meanwhile, Harvey ALSO sent me this link surrounding a brand new radio special that sounds absolutely AWESOME...all being built around the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album. (Can you believe it?!?! 50 Years since "Rubber Soul was first released?!?!? And just last year we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first coming to our shores singing the catchy but nowhere near as sophisticated tracks "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "She Loves You" and "Love Me Do"!!!
Harvey also has a news story and interview with BIlly Cox about the Jimi Hendrix Electric Church Atlanta Pop Festival, now released CD/DVD package currently posted at www.cavehollywood.com.
Preview the AUDIO trailer for the radio special, "Isn't it Good: The Beatles' Rubber Soul."
Writers, musicians and fans lead a tour through The Beatles' 1965 landmark LP on the 50th anniversary of its release (December 3, 1965). The two hour program will be available to public radio stations in time for Thanksgiving weekend and December, (also available in a one-hour version).
Heard in trailer: Harvey Kubernik, author, record producer; John Kruth, author, musician; Scott Freiman, Beatles Lecturer; BJ Leiderman, musician; Rob Martinez, musician; Shawn Colvin,musician; Ann Powers, NPR Music; Paul Zollo, writer, musician; Jon Spurney, musician; Jim Fusilli, writer, musician; Anthony DeCurtis, writer, Peter Mulvey, musician; Scott MacNicholl, public radio DJ; Sara Angharad (Schaefer Jones) Bishop, licensed music teacher.
MORE RADIO: Orthopedia Surgeon Doctor Klapper welcomed music author Harvey Kubernik to talk about the history of music in los Angeles on ESPN LA: Weekend Warrior Show - PodCenter - ESPN Radio. Hear their conversation at http://search.espn.go.com/harvey-kubernik/audio/7
KUBERNIK DOES TV, TOO!
In February,2016. Harvey Kubernik is scheduled to be interviewed on camera for a one-off biography documentary on Queen's Freddie Mercury by ITV, the UK's largest commercial broadcaster who have been commissioned by Channel 5, alongside the U.S. cable channel, Reelz. The planned two-hour program will be directed by John Fothergill and will initially air last quarter of 2016.
In June 2015, Kubernik was filmed for the Brad Ross/Jonathan Rosenberg documentary on engineer Stan Ross, who formerly co-owned Gold Star recording studio with Dave Gold. Harvey appears as a feature interview subject with Herb Alpert, Brian Wilson, Bill Medley, Chan Romero, Kim Fowley, Marky Ramone, Artie Butler, Richard Sherman, Don Peake, Fanita James, Charles Wright, Neil Norman, Perry Botkin, Jr., Carol Kaye, The Paris Sisters, Chris Montez, Hal Blaine, Don Randi, Mark Guerrero, Richie Furay, P.J. Proby, Jimmie Haskell and Ric Marlow, the lyricist of “A Taste of Honey,” recorded by both the Beatles and Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
Harvey Kubernik also served as consultant and interview subject for an hour-long examination of the musical legacy of Los Angeles for the Australia television series “Great Music Cities" broadcast on Australian subscription television broadcaster XYZnetworks Pty Ltd. Slash, Brian Wilson, Steve Lukather and Keith Richards were also lensed for the project. Senior Producer is Wade Goring for Australian music television channel MAX.
Harvey Kubernik was taped as a feature interview subject, along with Damon Albarn of Blur, Chuck D. of Public Enemy, Regina Womack, Bill Withers, actor Antonio Fargas, and the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood for a James Meycock-directed one hour film for BBC-TV on singer/songwriter Bobby Womack. The documentary recently aired in the UK.
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell, a documentary featuring an intimate profile of American Rock Legend Meat Loaf,spanning from his childhood of domestic violence, through a decade of rejection by record companies to global fame, bust-ups and a major comeback. Features friends, family and fellow musicians offering a candid, gritty aand humorous profile of the overweight bullied kid who became a music icon.
Upcoming Airings (All Times ET/PT): Fri, Sep 18, 8:00 PM. SHOWTIME. Sat, Sep 19, 3:30 AM. SHOWTIME. Sun, Sep 20, 7:40 AM.
Directed by Matt O’Casey, the one hour documentary features Meat Loaf, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman, Lou Adler, Tim Curry and Harvey Kubernik.
AND ACCORDING TO RELIABLE SOURCES... We’ve been saying that Harvey Kubernik is one of the music industries’ most widely quoted sources. In support of that claim we offer the following:
Harvey Kubernik, “representing” the city of Los Angeles, is a feature interview subject in Philipp Krohn’s book “Auf der Suche nach der Hauptstadt des Pop. Eine Reise von Berlin nach Memphis". ("Sound of the Cities: What is the world capital of pop? A trip from Berlin to Memphis). (In German), October 2015, Rogner & Bernhard.
Also profiled and quoted in the volume are Al Kooper, John Sebastian, Irma Thomas, Nick Gravenites, Allen Toussaint, Wayne Kramer, Stax Records’ Wayne Jackson, Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus, Urge Overkill, Doug Yule, Kurt Wagner of Lamb Chop, Brian Auger, Mike Heron, Dick Taylor of the Pretty Things, Robert Been of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Billy Bragg, Peter Kruder, Steve Wynn, Lloyd Cole, and Peter Guralnick.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL! Harvey Kubernik’s Canyon of Dreams book quoted in author Andrew Grant Jackson’s 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music,” published in 2015 by Macmillan.
Allen Ginsberg 1997 interview conducted by Harvey Kubernik for HITS Magazine utilized in Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement That Shook the Word -- Edited by Antonio D’Ambrosio. 2004.
Harvey Kubernik 1997 interview with Allen Ginsberg cited in Sounds of Poetry: Contemporary American Performance Poets by Martina Pfeiler, published by Gunter Narr Verlag. Copyright 2015.
Harvey Kubernik 1999 interview with Willie Mitchell, excerpted in 2004 MOJO Magazine article, “Tell ‘Em Willie Boy Was Here,” incorporated in author Charles Farley’s book, Soul of the Man: Bobby “Blue” Bland, published in 2011 by the University of Mississippi Press.
A Kubernik and Willie Mitchell unedited interview earmarked for research and inclusion in author Jimmy McDonough’s 2016 book on Al Green and Hi Records that Da Capo will publish.
Kubernik has provided an archive interview with Harry E. Northup for Joel Selvin’s book on the Altamont music event of 1969 for his book to be published by Harper Collins this decade.
Harvey Kubernik archive interviews initially conducted with the three original members of the Bee Gees, culled from his 1978 interview with them for “Melody Maker” implemented in The Bee Gees: The Biography by David N. Meyer. First published in 2013 from Da Capo Press.
Kubernik’s “Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon” is cited in Alyn Shipton’s “Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter,” that was published in July 2013 from Oxford University Press.
Harvey Kubernik 1996 Hits Magazine interview with director Jim Jarmusch quoted and acknowledged in Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory 2015 book by Elise Walker. Published from Oxford University Press.
Harvey Kubernik’s interview with director D.A. Pennebaker from Kubernik’s 2004 book, Hollywood Shack Job: Rock Music In Film and On Your Screen, quoted in the book, Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema, edited by James Wierzbicki. Published by Routledge in 2015.
Harvey Kubernik and D.A. Pennebaker interview quoted in Music of Counterculture Cinema: A Critical Study of…” Mathew J. Bartkowiak and Yuya Kiuchi. Published by McFarland in 2015.
Harvey Kubernik cited in credits to author Scott Saul’s Becoming Richard Pryor, published by Harper in 2014.
For fall 2016 publication, Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik, along with photographer Henry Diltz and Monkees' scholar/archivist, Gary Strobl, are assembling and editing a coffee table book on the Monkees for U.K. based Music Sales Ltd/Omnibus Press.
Harvey Kubernik review of Allen Ginsberg’s Holy Soul Jelly Roll box set recording from Huh Magazine cited in The Response to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1994: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources by Bill Morgan. Published by Greenwood Publishing. 2015.
Excerpt of Kubernik and Allen Ginsberg 1997 interview included in Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim: Creating Counterculture Community by Timothy Gray. University of Iowa Press. 2015.
Harvey Kubernik article on Otis Redding published in Goldmine Magazine in 2007, 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 2015.
During July 2015, Kubernik gave an extensive interview to author Jonathan Gould for his book, Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life that will be out on September 27, 2016 from Crown Publishing Group.
Kubernik is also cited in Luis A. Sanchez M.A, degree presentation in To Catch a Wave: The Beach Boys and Rock Histography for the University of Edinburgh. Kubernik is also referenced in Ernest Ligeti’s M.A. degree presentation for Cal State University Northridge in his paper Spatial Empowerment and the Los Angeles Counter Culture 1965-1967 The Search for Hallowed Ground In The City of the Angels.
Harvey Kubernik Bibliography acknowledgement in author Ken Hartman’s “The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret,” published in 2013 by St, Martin’s.
Harvey Kubernik’s ’s 1988 interview conducted with Jack Nitzsche for Goldmine Magazine incorporated into Ken Sharp’s Sound Explosion!: L.A.’s Studio Factory with the Wrecking Crew published in June 2015 by Velocity Publishing.
An excerpt of Harvey Kubernik interview with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in bibliography in “The Popular Music Teaching Handbook: An Educator's Guide to Music-Related Print Resources” by B. Lee Cooper, Rebecca A. Condon, published by Libraries Unlimited 2004.
Fans will want to know that the September issue of Record Collector News Magazine features a Kubernik cover story on Motown Records.
For the December 2015 issue of Record Collector News Magazine, Harvey is writing a cover story on the Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album that was initially released on December 3, 1965. Harvey's 50 year retrospective text on the album is a multi-voice narrative, implementing musicians, writers, poets, deejays, and authors of Beatles-related titles.