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Launched in 1969, Rock was a New York-based bi-weekly music magazine in newspaper format. It ceased publication in the mid-1970s.

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Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention: You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here: Frank Zappa

Profile and Interview by David G. Walley, Rock, 8 June 1970

"Always wondered whether I could make it in society because it's a drag when you're rejected..." ( Frank Zappa c. 1965) ...

Cat Stevens: Easy Does It: Cat Stevens

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Rock, 24 May 1971

STEPHEN GIORGIO and Alun Davies sat in straight-backed chairs facing 2300 non-believers. From the Fillmore East balcony, Cat Stevens and partner looked hopelessly tiny. Just ...

Willie Dixon: It's Not the Singer, It's the Song

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock, 1972

2013 NOTE: Hard to imagine today but even as late as 1972 the contributions of the old black blues masters were still not recognized by ...

Harry Nilsson: A Category of His Own

Profile and Interview by Ron Ross, Rock, 28 February 1972

FOR THOSE who can afford to bite into the Apple on their own terms, the smart money is on Central Park South, where only an ...

Charles Mingus: Charlie Mingus: Let My Children Hear Music (Columbia); The Candid Recordings (Barnaby/Candid)

Review by Dan Nooger, Rock, June 1972

One of the finest bassists and composers of the 20th century ...

Stevie Wonder: Music Of My Mind (Tamla)

Review by Vernon Gibbs, Rock, June 1972

A breakaway from restrictive formulas ...

Alice Cooper: Alice's New Snake – Yvonne Likes Her Work

Profile by Jim Esposito, Rock, 17 July 1972

THERE ARE lots of rumors circulating the rock industry, especially about Alice Cooper. However, the one about Alice having to get rid of his old ...

Jo Jo Gunne: The Tour Goes On And On

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock, 23 October 1972

JAY FERGUSON stood in the lobby of the auditorium where Jo Jo Gunne were playing, beneath a huge neon-lit marquee that read "Hockey Game Tues ...

Savoy Brown and Them Changes

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock, November 1972

2012 NOTE: I was young, probably a bit too much of a fan, and just looking to do a superficial, light-hearted story, but we now ...

Quicksilver Messenger Service: Quicksilver: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock, 6 November 1972

ACCORDING TO LEAD guitarist Gary Duncan, Quicksilver is going through a "transitory period," mainly because of all the trouble they've been having with their label. ...

Poco: A Good Feeling To Know

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock, December 1972

IT'S VIRTUALLY impossible to do anything even resembling country rock nowadays without being compared to Poco in some aspect or another, because if Poco didn't ...

Elf: Elf

Review by Jim Esposito, Rock, 29 January 1973

2013 NOTE: I was into Deep Purple so when I noticed this debut album by a hitherto unknown group called Elf was produced by Roger ...

Allman Brothers Band, Elvin Bishop, Commander Cody, John Hammond, Jo Jo Gunne, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Roxy Music, Wet Willie, Edgar Winter: Allman Brothers, Edgar Winter Group, Mahavishnu Orchestra et al : Rock & Roll Nine, Hollywood FLA

Live Review by Jim Esposito, Rock, 26 February 1973

ALMOST EVERYTHING about Rock & Roll Nine was good in some ways and bad in others. Celebrated on an isolated raceway in the swampy boondocks ...

Deep Purple: Who Do Deep Purple Think They Are?

Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock, 26 February 1973

2021 INTRODUCTION: Wrote this story based on interviews I had with Deep Purple the night they played Pirate's World in Dania, Florida, on December 16th, ...

Ben Gansell, Freelance Piano Tuner

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock, 7 May 1973

BEN GANSELL is a stocky, heavy-set man of medium height with a full head of bristly hair which he keeps conscientiously trimmed just a shade ...

The Who on the Beach

Report and Interview by Michael Gross, Rock, 1976

THE POOL AREA of The Doral Hotel on Miami Beach was virtually empty. A few children splashed in the water, a small group of double-knit ...

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