1970-1979

ALEXANDER BUTTERFIELD WATERGATE TESTIMONY 1972

by Ethan Russell

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JIMMY CARTER’S ENERGY ADDRESS 1977

by Ethan Russell

The tumult of the Sixties seemed long gone. Ronald Reagan had settled into his Presidency. After Nixon’s resignation, Gerald Ford was sworn in as the 38th President. Viewed through the lens of a parliamentary democracy – as I learned from my years in England – Gerald Ford as leader of the House Majority would have […]

KEITH MOON’S DEATH (1978)

by Ethan Russell

The list of casualties seemed endless enough knowing just my family and searching only my own memory. The ones that came to mind, most of whom I knew or had at least worked with, included Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, John Entwhistle, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. FROM AN AMERICAN STORY This video is […]

JIM MORRISON’S DEATH 1970

by Ethan Russell

The list of casualties seemed endless enough knowing just my family and searching only my own memory. The ones that came to mind, most of whom I knew or had at least worked with, included Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, John Entwhistle, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. FROM AN AMERICAN STORY This video is […]

ELVIS PRESLEY’S DEATH

by Ethan Russell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0KtANYJNZo&feature=youtube_gdata_player The list of casualties seemed endless enough knowing just my family and searching only my own memory. The ones that came to mind, most of whom I knew or had at least worked with, included Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, John Entwhistle, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. The list of casualties seemed endless […]

JIMI HENDRIX DEATH (1970)

by Ethan Russell

The list of casualties seemed endless enough knowing just my family and searching only my own memory. The ones that came to mind, most of whom I knew or had at least worked with, included Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, John Entwhistle, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. FROM AN AMERICAN STORY This video is […]

KEN STABLER “QUARTERBACK’S LONG HAIR”

by Ethan Russell

Still, when I was touring with The Rolling Stones standing on stage in auditoriums filled with 20,000 ecstatic longhairs, it was pretty easy to feel that the polarization over lifestyle had been laid to rest, and that we had ”won.” I remember seeing the changes in small things. Returning from England while watching an American […]

FAILED US IRANIAN HOSTAGE RESCUE

by Ethan Russell

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In the world outside, Ronald Reagan had settled into his Presidency. After Nixon’s resignation, Gerald Ford assumed office. It was interesting to me – now an ex-resident of Britain – to understand that in a Parliamentary democracy such as the UK or Canada – that would have been Ford’s natural role. The Prime Minister is […]

JONI MITCHELL “FREE MAN IN PARIS” 1974

by Ethan Russell

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Music video was about music titularly, but it wasn’t music (Nor was it video, really. Most of them were film.) The most telling fact was that almost all videos were lip-synched, so while the visuals improved to extraordinary levels, there were no actual musical performances in the videos themselves, which is to say: music being […]

TRAFFIC “DEAR MR. FANTASY” 1972

by Ethan Russell

All of this was conceived by Ron Coro for Dave Mason’s new record. Split Coconut. We all awaited Dave Mason (once of Traffic; he had performed on “Dear Mr. Fantasy”). Yet another Englishman living in L.A., Mason soon walked through the door, breaking into peals of laughter when presented with his mask. He placed it […]