Monday, March 13, 2017

RIP Barry Stacks Of The Grifs

Hello all-

Barry Stacks, singer and leader of the Grifs, passed away two weeks ago. Barry formed the Grifs in Charlotte, NC in 1964, and they went to record two of the best singles that ever came from the city, "Catch A Ride" and "Keep Dreaming". I interviewed Barry for both editions of my NC 1960s Rock & Roll book, and have recently come into a whole cache of Grifs photos, which I hope to share soon. Thanks for the ride, Barry,
-Daniel
March 13, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Norman Blake Salutes The Paragons And "Abba"!

Hello all-

Imagine my surprise as I'm reading the new issue of Mojo Magazine 60s, as Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub is listing his favorite songs of the 1960s. The first song listed? "Abba", by the Paragons. A song, and a band that I featured in our book. Wow! Thank you, Norman. And how is it that I still haven't seen the Fannies live yet? I must remedy that, immediately.

And yes, the video of the Paragons playing "Abba" on The Village Sqaure TV show in 1967 is awesome. Let's play it now!
-Daniel
February 3, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDxjm8BkGBU 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jesse Brown's Outdoors Speaking Engagement On February 2nd

Hello all-

Just a reminder that I'll be speaking at Jesse Brown's Outdoors at 6pm on Thursday, February 2nd. It's a free event, and I'll be speaking for twenty minutes about my adventures in photography and music. All of my books, including the NC 1960 book, will be available. Come by and say hello, and hope to see you there.
-Daniel
January 31, 2017

RIP Dave Long

Hello all-

Dave Long, a longtime musician, photographer, booking agent, and all-around point person in Charlotte, passed away recently. Dave played tambourine on the Paragons' legendary "Abba" single, and took the cover photo of our book. Safe travels, Dave, and thank you for all that you did.
-Daniel
January 31, 2017