Richard Houghton, author of "You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69"

Today, we put "Five Questions" to author Richard Hougton, whose new book is "You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69." The book provides insight into those early Stones tours through recollections of people who were in attendance. Get your copy quick; like The Stones, they're selling out quickly!


Richard Houghton: "You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69"

We recently spoke to Richard Houghton, author of the new book You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69, which collects fan's remembrances from those early Stones concerts. We asked Houghton if he had any favorite music biographies or books and if he had read any recently that he’d like to recommend.

"The Twelve Books of Christmas 2015"

Starting today, we will once again count down twelve music books from the past year that we think would make awesome Christmas or holiday gifts. There was a lot to choose from this year, as it seems there was truly something for everyone. And, to make your holiday shopping a snap, you can purchase your book via Amazon with a single click  —  just click on the book!

Thanksgiving. It's 1976.

For music lovers, there are few things to be more thankful for than Thanksgiving Day, 1976. Oddly, that was the day that a legendary band of four Canadians and an Arkansan would retire from public performance. The fact that this Band would rekindle interest in American roots music is well-documented; they are, in fact, the first and last word in the music now known as ‘Americana.’ Their landmark album Music From Big Pink, shifted the psychedelic axis of music to a more intimate, pastoral worldview.