THE MUSIC

 OTHER FAVORITES

I consider myself a student of film. I watch a lot of movies. I read about them. As a photographer, I’m always looking at how cinematographers use visual elements as part of the filmmaking. As a writer, I look at how words and the rhythm of dialogue becomes part of a movie. Then I watch them again to see what I missed.

THE BEATLES

Of course I knew about The Beatles growing up and could sing all the songs, but they never made it into my collection until CDs first came out. I picked up Rubber Soul and Revolver and from then on I was a student. There is a library full of books on the group and the songs, and almost as many documentaries, but the one I think best is “The Compleat Beatles” from 1982.

Eleanor Rigby / Revolver

Hey Jude / (Released as a single)

Yesterday / Help!

Strawberry Fields Forever / Magical Mystery Tour

Blackbird / The Beatles (White Album)

Favorite Tracks / From the Album

LED ZEPPELIN

Of course I knew about The Beatles growing up and could sing all the songs, but they never made it into my collection until CDs first came out. I picked up Rubber Soul and Revolver and from then on I was a student. There is a library full of books on the group and the songs, and almost as many documentaries, but the one I think best is “The Compleat Beatles” from 1982.

Misty Mountain Hop / Led Zeppelin IV

Going to California / Led Zeppelin IV

When the Levee Breaks / Led Zeppelin IV

Kashmir / Physical Graffiti

Black Dog / Led Zeppelin IV

Favorite Tracks / From the Album

CHICAGO

Another band that was part of my early years listening to the radio. Terry Kath and Robert Lamm provide unmistakable vocals, and Chicago really developed my love of backing horns in rock music.


25 or 6 to 4 / Chicago II


Make Me Smile / Chicago II


Saturday in the Park / Chicago V

Favorite Tracks / From the Album

U2

When I was at Purdue, U2 was a bit of a college band, not the mega group they now are. I knew them back from the album “Boy,” and knew the singles “New Year’s Day” and “Sunday, Bloody Sunday.” But “Joshua Tree” put U2 into the stratosphere as a supergroup and that album became one of the best of all time. The 30-year anniversary tour of that album is taking place in 2017.

With or Without You / The Joshua Tree
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / The Joshua Tree
Where the Streets Have No Name / The Joshua Tree

Favorite Tracks / From the Album

ERIC CLAPTON

Of course I knew about The Beatles growing up and could sing all the songs, but they never made it into my collection until CDs first came out. I picked up Rubber Soul and Revolver and from then on I was a student. There is a library full of books on the group and the songs, and almost as many documentaries, but the one I think best is “The Compleat Beatles” from 1982.

Layla / Layla and Other Assorted

            Love Songs (Derek & the Dominos)

Old Love / Journeyman

Crossroads / Wheels of Fire (Cream)

I Shot the Sheriff / 461 Ocean Boulevard

Badge / Goodbye (Cream)

Favorite Tracks / From the Album