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November
2017
BUBBLE PUPPY has a new album out called Certified BadAss.
The ASSOCIATION will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/20/18.
* The new album called P.U.R.E. Live by JIM SOWDER has just been released !
* CHUCK BERRY has a new album out called CHUCK.
* The YARDBIRDS have a new album out called YARDBIRDS '68.
* DONOVAN has a new album out called The Morgan Studios Sessions 1971.
October
2017
JOHN LODGE will be at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. on 10/26/17.
September
2017
The YARDBIRDS have a new album out called YARDBIRDS '68.
The ROLLING STONES will be at the 8x10 in Baltimore, MD. on 9/15/17.
August
2017
You can now hear a sampler of the P.U.R.E. Live album at the Store link.
July
2017
CHUCK BERRY has a new album out called CHUCK.
June
2017
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 10/3/17.
May
2017
The new album called P.U.R.E. Live by JIM SOWDER has just been released !
April
2017
The MOODY BLUES will be at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. on 7/20/17.
March
2017
DONOVAN has a new album out called The Morgan Studios Sessions 1971.
February
2017
The ANIMALS will be at the Parilla Center in Rockville, MD. on 3/6/17.
January
2017
_______ THE 2016 MUSIC REVIEW (Major Musical Highlights Of 2016) _______
* PAUL GURVITZ has a new album out called Train Of Love. Available www.PaulGurvitz.com !
* STATUS QUO has a new album out called Aquostic II (That's A Fact!).
* DONOVANs new album Shadows Of Blue has finally been released on CD!
* DONOVAN has a new album out called The Morgan Studios Sessions 1970.
December
2016
STATUS QUO has a new album out called Aquostic II (That's A Fact!).
JUSTIN HAYWARD will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/8/17.
November
2016
DONOVAN has a new album out called The Morgan Studios Sessions 1970.
The ASSOCIATION will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 1/22/17.
October
2016
DONOVANs new album Shadows Of Blue has finally been released on CD!
SILVER APPLES will be at the Rock N Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. on 11/6/16.
September
2016
The ANIMALS will be at the Barns at Wolf Trap, VA. on 11/16&17&18/16.
August
2016
PAUL GURVITZ has a new album out called Train Of Love. Available at www.PaulGurvitz.com !
July
2016
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 11/20/16.
June
2016
The YARDBIRDS will be at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Festival in Bethesda, MD. on 7/10/16.
May
2016
The LOVIN' SPOONFUL and The ASSOCIATION will be at the Sate Fair in Timonium, MD. on 6/18/16.
April
2016
JUSTIN HAYWARD will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 5/29/16.
March
2016
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. on 5/20/16.
February
2016
TODD RUNDGREN will be at Rams Head in Annapolis, MD. on 2/2/16.
JOHN MAYALL will be at the Hamilton in Washington, D.C. on 3/16/16.
January
2016
_______ THE 2015 MUSIC REVIEW (Major Musical Highlights Of 2015) _______
* TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called Global.
* PAUL JONES has a new album out called Suddenly I Like It.
* UTOPIA has a new album out called Live At The Fox Atlanta.
* MASON WILLIAMS has a new album out called The Best Of ... Instrumentals & Songs, Volume One.
* JIM SOWDER has a new album out called The Official Unofficial Live Bootleg
* JIM SOWDER has a new album out called The Official Unofficial Live Bootleg 2
December
2015
The ANIMALS will be at the Barns at Wolf Trap, VA. on 2/10&11/16.
The WHO will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on 3/24/16.
November
2015
The Official Unofficial Live Bootleg 2 CD has just been released !
You can now order Jim Sowder Live CDs at the new Jim Sowder Store.
MASON WILLIAMS has a new album out called The Best Of ... Instrumentals & Songs, Volume One.
DONOVAN will be at the Hamilton in Washington, D.C. on 12/14/15.
October
2015
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 12/22/15.
The YARDBIRDS will be at Amp by Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. on 11/18/15.
The IRON BUTTERFLY will be at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. on 11/30/15.
September
2015
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 10/18/15.
Due to ROGER DALTREYs illness, the WHO tour has been postponed until 2016.
August
2015
UTOPIA has a new album out called Live At The Fox Atlanta.
July
2015
The WHO will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on 11/1/15.
June
2015
JUSTIN HAYWARD will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 8/27/15.
May
2015
TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called Global.
April
2015
The Official Unofficial Live Bootleg CD has just been released !
You can now order Jim Sowder Live CDs at the new Jim Sowder Store.
March
2015
PAUL JONES has a new album out called Suddenly I Like It.
STEVE MARTIN (CARO) has just rejoined the LEFT BANKE.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 5/14/15.
February
2015
My original, Second Chance, just hit number one in Virginia on NumberOneMusic.com !
January
2015
_______ THE 2014 MUSIC REVIEW (Major Musical Highlights Of 2014) _______
* TED NUGENT has a new album out called ShutUp&Jam!.
* JACK BRUCE has a new album out called Silver Rails.
* STATUS QUO has a new album out called Aquostic (Stripped Bare).
* TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called A WIZARD A TRUE STAR. It's a live version of the original A Wizard, A True Star album.
December
2014
The MOODY BLUES website is down for some reason, so I have added MoodyBluesToday.com.
November
2014
STATUS QUO has a new album out called Aquostic (Stripped Bare).
October
2014
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 12/4/14.
September
2014
JUSTIN HAYWARD will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 11/6&7/14.
August
2014
TED NUGENT has a new album out called ShutUp&Jam!.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 10/28/14.
July
2014
JOHN MAYALL will be at the Hamilton in Washington, D.C. on 9/24/14.
June
2014
Creedence Clearwater REVISITED will be at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, W.V. on 7/5/14.
May
2014
JACK BRUCE has a new album out called Silver Rails.
April
2014
Sending a big thank you to all the new Jim Sowder/P.U.R.E. fans at NumberOneMusic.com !
March
2014
After finally having time to check out the top three browsers, I have found out that there are major problems with Google Chrome and especially Firefox. I highly recommend that everyone use Internet Explorer to avoid problems.
February
2014
TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called A WIZARD A TRUE STAR. It's a live version of the original A Wizard, A True Star album.
The MOODY BLUES will be at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. on 3/10&11/14.
January
2014
_______ THE 2013 MUSIC REVIEW (Major Musical Highlights Of 2013) _______
* TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called State.
* DONOVAN has a new album out called Shadows Of Blue.
* TED NUGENT has a new double album out called UltraLive BallisticRock.
* The MASON WILLIAMS album The Mason Williams Ear Show has finally been released on CD and is available at www.realgonemusic.com!
* DONOVANs album Lady Of The Stars has finally been released on CD!
* The ANIMALS album The Animals On Tour has finally been released on CD!
December
2013
The ANIMALS album The Animals On Tour has finally been released on CD!
November
2013
TED NUGENT has a new double album out called UltraLive BallisticRock.
The ASSOCIATION will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 1/4/14.
October
2013
On 10/25/13 ASTIG RADIO FILIPINAS selected JIM SOWDER for Artist Of The Week !
MIKE NESMITH will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 11/4/13.
September
2013
DONOVAN has a new album out called Shadows Of Blue.
DONOVANs album Lady Of The Stars has finally been released on CD!
LESLIE WEST added a new site www.OfficialLeslieWest.com and will be open soon.
JOHN MAYALL will be at the Hamilton in Washington, D.C. on 10/7/13.
August
2013
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 10/18/13.
July
2013
DONOVAN will be at the Parilla Center in Rockville, MD. on 9/7/13.
TED NUGENT will be at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD. on 8/16/13.
June
2013
The MASON WILLIAMS album The Mason Williams Ear Show has finally been released on CD and is available at www.realgonemusic.com!
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 8/5/13.
May
2013
The ROLLING STONES will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on 6/24/13.
The MONKEES will be at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on 7/21/13.
April
2013
TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called State.
JUSTIN HAYWARD will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 8/15/13.
March
2013
PETER TORK will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 5/21/13.
February
2013
The TURTLES will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 6/23/13.
MIKE NESMITH will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 4/17/13.
January
2013
_______ THE 2012 MUSIC REVIEW (Major Musical Highlights Of 2012) _______
* MASON WILLIAMS has a single out called J. Edgar Swoop and is only available as an MP3 download, although I do have a copy on CD from MASON with album cover.
* TODD RUNDGRENs rare first release of the RUNT album has just been released on CD.
* Both EVERY MOTHERS SON albums have just been released on one CD titled Come On Down - The Complete MGM Recordings and is now available.
* TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called HEALING. It's a live version of the original Healing album.
* TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called TODD. It's a live version of the original TODD album.
December
2012
MASON WILLIAMS has a single out called J. Edgar Swoop and is only available as an MP3 download, although I do have a copy on CD from MASON with album cover.
Sadly, the CREAM website www.CREAM2005.com has been taken down.
JOHN MAYALL will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/11/13.
Sadly, Lee Dorman has passed away; so the IRON BUTTERFLY has flown.
November
2012
The ASSOCIATION will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 1/26/13.
October
2012
ADRIAN GURVITZ has just informed me that he was finally able to get www.AdrianGurvitz.com back, so he will be closing www.AdrianGurvitzMusic.com.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, MD. on 10/28/12.
Sadly, the JOHN ENTWISTLE website www.JohnEntwistle.com has been taken down and sold.
September
2012
DONOVAN will be at the Hamilton in Washington, D.C. on 10/6/12.
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 10/19/12.
TODD RUNDGRENs rare first release of the RUNT album has just been released on CD.
August
2012
THE WHO will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on 11/13/12.
July
2012
THE LEFT BANKE will be at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. on 8/9/12.
Both EVERY MOTHERS SON albums have just been released on one CD titled Come On Down - The Complete MGM Recordings and should be in stock shortly.
June
2012
TED NUGENT will be at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. on 8/3/12.
May
2012
TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called HEALING. It's a live version of the original Healing album.
April
2012
JOHN MAYALL will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 7/12/12.
March
2012
TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called TODD. It's a live version of the original TODD album.
CHUCK BERRY will be at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. on 4/28/12.
TED NUGENT will be at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA. on 5/18/12.
February
2012
The TURTLES, the GRASS ROOTS, and MICKEY DOLENZ will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 7/29/12.
January
2012
_______ THE 2011 MUSIC REVIEW (Major Musical Highlights Of 2011) _______
* STATUS QUO has a new double album out called Quid Pro Quo (one CD is studio and the other is live).
* JACK BRUCE has a new album out called Live At The Milkyway.
* The FUGS album Golden Filth has just been released on CD.
_______ Newly formed / reunited legendary bands Of 2011 _______
BUBBLE PUPPY
The NEW ARMY (PAUL GURVITZ)
December
2011
PAUL GURVITZ has a new band called the NEW ARMY and is touring once again.
The YARDBIRDS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/6/12.
The ASSOCIATION will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/11/12.
JOHN MAYALL will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/21/12.
The MOODY BLUES will be at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on 4/3/12.
November
2011
Slicethepie.com has moved all its members to soundout.com, a website that is not up to our standards. So, slicethepie.com has been dropped.
October
2011
JIM & P.U.R.E. just hit #1 & #2 at www.audimated.com for "Most Played" "Artists" and "Most Played" "Singles".
September
2011
The FUGS album Golden Filth has just been released on CD.
August
2011
The VANILLA FUDGE will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 12/9/11.
July
2011
The YARDBIRDS will be at the Parilla Center in Rockville, MD. on 9/10/11.
June
2011
BUBBLE PUPPY has reunited and is performing live this month in Texas.
TED NUGENT will be at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD. on 7/23/11.
The MOODY BLUES have turned their web site over to MoodyBluesToday.com.
May
2011
STATUS QUO has a new double album out called Quid Pro Quo (one CD is studio and the other is live).
April
2011
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 10/8/11.
March
2011
JACK BRUCE has a new album out called Live At The Milkyway.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 6/28/11.
The MONKEES will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 6/19/11.
Creedence Clearwater REVISITED will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 6/24/11.
February
2011
The YARDBIRDS and the VANILLA FUDGE will be at the National Harbor festival in Washington, D.C. 5/27/11 - 5/29/11.
January
2011
_______ THE 2010 MUSIC REVIEW (Major Musical Highlights Of 2010) _______
* The new DONOVAN album Ritual Groove has just been released on CD and is available at www.donovan.ie.
* FRANCIS ROSSI (lead guitarist of STATUS QUO) just released his second solo album called One Step At A Time.
* The new PAUL GURVITZ album Sweetheart Land has just been released on CD and is available at www.wetworldmusic.com.
* CHUCK BERRYs albums In London / Fresh Berrys have just been released on CD.
December
2010
The LOVIN' SPOONFUL will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 1/4/11.
November
2010
The SONG OF THE MONTH has been moved from myspace to JimSowder.com due to the myspace downgrade.
October
2010
The new DONOVAN album Ritual Groove has just been released on CD and is available at www.donovan.ie.
September
2010
Kevin at WetWorld says he still plans to release THE BALLOON FARM on CD.
August
2010
CHUCK BERRYs albums In London / Fresh Berrys have just been released on CD.
July
2010
CHUCK BERRY will be at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. on 10/22/10.
June
2010
FRANCIS ROSSI (lead guitarist of STATUS QUO) just released his second solo album called One Step At A Time.
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 8/27/10.
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. 9/4-5/10.
May
2010
TED NUGENT will be at Virginia Central Park in Fredericksburg, VA. on 6/25/10.
April
2010
LESLIE WEST will be appearing at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. on 5/17/10.
The YARDBIRDS will be at the Parilla Center in Rockville, MD. on 5/21/10.
March
2010
JACK BRUCE (CREAM) will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 8/8/10.
February
2010
TODD RUNDGREN (& Kasim Sulton) will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 4/13/10.
January
2010
The ADRIAN GURVITZ website is finally back up and under construction. I tried a lot to save his old website and helped him to identify the problem, but by that time someone had bought AdrianGurvitz.com, so he had to create the new AdrianGurvitzMusic.com.
The new PAUL GURVITZ album Sweetheart Land has just been released on CD and is available at www.wetworldmusic.com.
December
2009
The ASSOCIATION will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/13/10.
JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 2/16/10.
November
2009
The MOODY BLUES will be at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on 3/26/10.
October
2009
An "Other JIM SOWDER Links" page has been added so you may now easily get to all the other JIM SOWDER sites.
September
2009
Both GRAEME EDGE BAND albums (Kick Off Your Muddy Boots and Paradise Ballroom) have just been re-released on CD.
August
2009
TODD RUNDGREN (with Roger Powell and Kasim Sulton) will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 10/21/9.
July
2009
JIM SOWDER has just been added to the Links page on KEITHs website ( http://www.keith986.com/links.htm ) !
TODD RUNDGREN (with Roger Powell and Kasim Sulton) will be at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. on 9/10/9.
June
2009
The LOVIN' SPOONFUL will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 8/2/9.
May
2009
The YARDBIRDS and The SPENCER DAVIS GROUP will be appearing at Pier Six in Baltimore, MD. on 7/12/9.
April
2009
The TURTLES and MOUNTAIN will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 8/11/9.
The AMBOY DUKES will be doing a one show reunion in Detroit on 4/17/9.
Creedence Clearwater REVISITED will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 6/22/9.
March
2009
The JACK BRUCE album Automatic will finally be released on CD in May.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 4/14/9.
ERIC CLAPTON & STEVE WINWOOD will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on 6/13/9.
February
2009
PAUL JONES has a new album out called Starting All Over Again, featuring two of the worlds greatest guitarists ERIC CLAPTON and LARRY BYROM.
January
2009
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 6/26/9.
December
2008
STATUS QUO has a new single out called It's Christmas Time.
November
2008
To all my fans: I will try to put a new song up on Jim Sowder myspace every month.
October
2008
TODD RUNDGREN has a new album out called Arena.
September
2008
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 12/17/8 and at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 12/30/8.
MOUNTAIN will be at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on 10/23/8.
August
2008
The Adventures Of Keith by KEITH (James Keefer) has just been released on CD.
BUBBLE PUPPY.com has been restored and is now safe to enter.
July
2008
The WHO will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on 11/3/8.
June
2008
Rod Prince just informed me that BUBBLE PUPPY.com has been compromised, DO NOT log in! Rod is planning a complete overhaul on his web site in a month or so.
SILVER APPLES will be at the Velvet Lounge in Washington, D.C. on 6/28/8.
May
2008
I previewed my original AFTERLIFE this month on Jim Sowder myspace.
April
2008
TODD RUNDGREN will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 8/23/8.
March
2008
The TURTLES, JACK BRUCE (CREAM) and ERIC BURDON (ANIMALS) will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 7/30/8.
PAUL GURVITZ was lucky enough to get his old website back, what a relief.
JACK BRUCE is releasing a new 3-CD album called Spirit (Live at the BBC) on March 31.
February
2008
JACK BRUCE has a new album called Seven Moons with guitarist Robin Trower and drummer Gary Husband.
January
2008
PAUL GURVITZ has a new I.S.P. and website.
MOUNTAIN has just been added to this sites musical hall of fame.
ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS have just been added to this sites musical hall of fame.
IAN LLOYD & STORIES have just been added to this sites musical hall of fame.
HERMAN'S HERMITS, with Peter Noone, will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 7/10/8.
December
2007
PETE TOWNSEND has closed his website and it is now linked to the WHO website.
The VANILLA FUDGE will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 3/16/8.
November
2007
A new CANNED HEAT Christmas Album has just been released. This album was never released in 1968 and features ERIC CLAPTON on one cut.
JACK BRUCE is releasing two new albums: One with the HR Big Band (featuring versions of Jack performing songs old and new arranged for the German orchestra of Hessische Rundfunk, available at: http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/SESSIONID/ea3755f881df1a2eb1439f4470f07bcb/jazz/detail/-/lang/en/currency/EUR/hnum/8905640) and Seven Moons with guitarist Robin Trower and drummer Gary Husband.
THE WHO will be airing AMAZING JOURNEY Saturday, November 3rd at 9:00 p.m. on VH1.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 12/16/7.
October
2007
The WHO has just opened a new web site (see our list).
MICK JAGGER has just opened a new web site (see our list).
Happy 81st Birthday to CHUCK BERRY (10/22/7) !
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 12/2/7.
September
2007
TED NUGENTs new album Love Grenade has just been released.
The new STATUS QUO album In Search Of The Fourth Chord has just been released.
August
2007
SILVER APPLES will be at the Rock N Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. on 9/10/7.
ROD PRINCE has just informed me that his BUBBLE PUPPY website will be back up in a few days and that he was having ISP problems.
July
2007
The YARDBIRDS will be at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. on 8/12/7 and at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 8/29/7.
June
2007
TED NUGENTs new album Love Grenade can be pre-ordered at http://www.tednugent.com/Store/Product.aspx?id=DM000596.
May
2007
TED NUGENT is currently working on his next album called Love Grenade.
STEPPENWOLF will be at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival in Annapolis, MD. on 8/4/7.
April
2007
The new STATUS QUO album In Search Of The Fourth Chord will be released on 9/10/7. You can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD at www.hmv.co.uk.
JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS will be at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. on 4/17/7.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 4/28/7.
TODD RUNDGREN will be at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. on 4/29/7.
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 8/3/7.
The MOODY BLUES will be at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. on 8/5/7.
March
2007
PAUL GURVITZ has just informed me that the new PARRISH & GURVITZ band double cd is now available from Kevin Mullay at kmwetworld@comcast.net!
ADRIAN GURVITZ has just redone his website.
ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 3/22/7.
The GRASS ROOTS staring Rob Grill will be at Inlet Beach in Ocean City, MD. on 5/5/7.
The TURTLES and MOUNTAIN will be appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on 7/30/7.
February
2007
Jim would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies that have joined the JIM SOWDER myspace friends! You girls rock!
PAUL GURVITZ has just informed me that the new PARRISH & GURVITZ band double cd is now available from Kevin Mullay at kmwetworld@comcast.net!
January
2007
NAZZ has just been added to this sites musical hall of fame.
JOHN MAYALLs Live At Klooks Kleek is now available on CD and is strangely titled JOHN MAYALL "Plays John Mayall".
"Animalism" by the ANIMALS has just been released on CD and the first song was written by the great FRANK ZAPPA. It also has a lot of really great covers, including a DONOVAN song. Be careful, because there is already a ANIMALS CD out there called "AnimalismS", but this is just a compilation CD.
December
2006
CANNED HEAT has just been added to this sites musical hall of fame.
HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 1/3/7.
The WHO will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on 3/8/7.
November
2006
PAUL GURVITZ has just informed me directly that he plans to release Parrish & Gurvitz I & II as a double album on one CD!
The ROLLING STONES have just been added to this sites musical hall of fame.
DONOVANs next CD will be titled "Ritual Groove".
October
2006
The WHO will release a new album called "Endless Wire" on Halloween.
The YARDBIRDS have just been added to this sites musical hall of fame.
CHUCK BERRY has completely redone his webpage.
Mark Stein just had some minor surgery, so he will not be performing with the VANILLA FUDGE at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. on 10/27/6.
DONOVAN will be at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on 11/21/6.
September
2006
SPANKY & OUR GANG has just been added to this sites musical hall of fame. IRON BUTTERFLY will be at the Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD. on 10/4/6. STEVE WINWOOD will be at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on 10/9/6. The VANILLA FUDGE will be at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. on 10/27/6.
August
2006
BUBBLE PUPPY / DEMIAN has just been added to this sites musical hall of fame. BUBBLE PUPPY has a NEW album out called "Hot Smoke" of previously unreleased goodies.
July
2006
TED NUGENT will be at the Loudoun Summer Music Festival in Loudoun, VA. on 8/6/6. The YARDBIRDS will be at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. on 7/28/6. The WHO will be at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. on 9/23/6.
June
2006
The old Grassroots website has been purchased by someone else, so it has been removed. In an interview, Rob Grill said that they were currently working on a new Grassroots website.
May
2006
A new website has been added: check out www.myspace.com/jimsowder! Keith Richards has had a couple of accidents while on vacation. We all hope that he was not seriously injured and will be back to rockin' with the ROLLING STONES again soon.
April
2006
It is just like JOHN FAHEY not to let a little thing like dying slow him down. JOHN FAHEY has two incredible new live CDs out, "On Air" and "The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick". Unfortunately, no one seems to be keeping the JOHN FAHEY website up to date on new releases. This is just another example of why we do what we do at the Jim Sowder news page.
March
2006
On March 21, the first solo album by Howard Kaylan (lead singer of the TURTLES) called "Dust Bunnies" will be released on CD. It is an excellent album and Howard covers two classic LEFT BANKE songs (Love Songs In The Night & Two By Two). So, it is with great honor that Howard Kaylan is now added to this musical hall of fame. For those who haven't noticed, Howard Kaylan signed the Jim Sowder guestbook on 3/10/6! Is this unbelievable or what? What a great guy!
February
2006
The new SILVER APPLES webpage is now open! What is really cool is that Simeon liked and used the email header format I created when I emailed him. So, when you email Simeon, the header will say "Simeon (Silver Apples) Coxe". ADRIAN GURVITZ is also doing construction on his webpage. Next, although I do not agree with some of the personal choices made by Walter Carlos, he is one of the greatest musical artists ever known. So, it is with great honor that Walter (or W.) Carlos is now added to this musical hall of fame.
January
2006
The ROLLING STONES will be at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. on 2/1/6.
December
2005
On December 8, MASON WILLIAMS closed his Skookum Records. This is a tragic loss for the music world. Some good news is that THE WHO are planning to tour next year!
November
2005
DONOVAN will be at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD. on 12/3/5. HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Robert Parillia Performing Arts Center in Rockville, MD. on 12/10/5 and at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 1/14/6.
October
2005
MASON WILLIAMS has a new album out called "Electric Gas". The great news is that Mason has come out of retirement. The THREE MAN ARMY 3 and the new PAUL GURVITZ "Rated PG" albums have just been released on CD, and are available at www.insideout.de.
September
2005
The CREAM will be at Madison Square Garden in New York on 10/24/5, 10/25/5, and 10/26/5! Good news, Rob Grill has been found. The GRASS ROOTS staring Rob Grill will be at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. on 11/5/5. JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS will be at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. on 11/11/5. DONOVAN will be at the Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. on 9/23/5 for the grand opening of his art exhibit. In case anyone has not heard, the ROLLING STONES will be at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. on 10/3/5. MASON WILLIAMS has a new album out called "Electric Gas".
August
2005
The new PAUL GURVITZ website is up and running. Check out the new THREE MAN ARMY Three CD! Simeon is still working on his new SILVER APPLES website. Now, something's up with the GRASS ROOTS website; we hope it will be back online soon. STATUS QUO is releasing a new album called "The Party Ain't Over Yet" on September 19th.
July
2005
I just received an email from MASON WILLIAMS informing me that he and Karen just got married on Tuesday, June 21. THE STORY: The last time MASON WILLIAMS performed live in Washington, D.C., I contacted him and he said he would be happy to add me to the VIP list. So, when I got to Constitution Hall, this meant that I would get to sit in one of the VIP boxes. I was escorted to my VIP box where Karen (Mason's girlfriend) invited me to share the box with her. You could tell right away what a kind and considerate person she was. At the end of the performance Karen invited me backstage to meet Mason. I was unable to talk to Mason long due to the fact that they were presenting him with what appeared to be a large crystal glass trophy. During this time I was entertained by Hal Blaine (known as Mr. drums and was the session drummer for so many groups) who after performing with MASON WILLIAMS, was running around backstage asking if anyone had seen his jacket. Even back then I could sense the intense bond between Mason and Karen. Mason is the nicest person I have met in the music business and Karen seems equally as kind. So, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S Mason & Karen! May you both find eternal happiness. All four of the original members of the VANILLA FUDGE have reunited (including MARK STEIN !) and will be at the Harbor Center in Portsmouth, VA. on 8/7/5. PAUL GURVITZ just emailed me and said he will have a new webpage soon. HERMAN'S HERMITS will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. on 8/19/5.
June
2005
WARNING: For all of you that have kept your vinyl records - hold on to them! They have just invented the ELP Laser Turntable "that leaves all digital formats in the dust". You can check it out at www.audioturntable.com. Unfortunately, they are too expensive right now (like buying a new car!). Let's hope the price becomes reasonable once it hits the open market. I just received an email from SILVER APPLES (Simeon Coxe). He is doing well and is producing and playing, but not touring at the moment. Unfortunately, the original drummer Danny Taylor died March 10. Danny was offered the position of drummer by Jimi Hendrix, but his loyalty and previous commitment to Simeon kept him in SILVER APPLES. We salute him.
May
2005
The good news is that the NEW YORK ROCK & ROLL ENSEMBLEs' first album is out. The bad news is that it is on the Collectables label. This means that there are the usual speed problems in the recording. The speed problems in this CD are minute speed slips here and there, which is much better than the Bubble Puppy CD where the speed was slow on the entire CD. So, you are better off going back to homemade CD's until this album is re-released. Tickets are on sale now for THE ROLLING STONES appearing at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. on 10/3/5. All four of the original members of the VANILLA FUDGE (including MARK STEIN !) will be at the Harbor Center in Portsmouth, VA. on 6/25/5.
April
2005
TED NUGENT won his case in court! For details, click on the Ted Nugent link at the bottom of the main webpage. The NEW YORK ROCK & ROLL ENSEMBLEs' first album will soon be available on CD; you can now place orders. The MOODY BLUES are appearing at Wolf Trap, VA. on July 2!
March
2005
The new STATUS QUO album XS All Areas (the greatest hits) is out. Also, several of their older albums are now on CD that were previously unavailable.
February
2005
Tickets for CREAM live at Royal Albert Hall in London went on sale and completely sold out for all dates. Dates are May 2, 3, 5, and 6. I hope all the record companies are reading this! Also, Rodger Daltry (lead singer of the WHO) received the CBE medal (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
January
2005
Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, and Ginger Baker have reformed CREAM and begin rehearsals this month.