Ron Tortu

March 27, 2018 markvoger 0

See Thrust live on April 7 A coupla Sundays ago, I saw an old friend I hadn’t laid eyes on in 11 years: Ron Tortu, […]

‘Groovy Trailer Theme’

December 3, 2017 markvoger 0

Doo-wop and ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ drums By Mark Voger, author, “Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture” I’ve got a great brother. He gave me […]

Chris Farlowe

August 31, 2017 markvoger 0

His ‘Out of Time’ is out of sight By Mark Voger, author of “Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture” No matter how obsessively […]

Happy Together 2017

August 7, 2017 markvoger 0

‘I love the flower girl’ By Mark Voger, author of “Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture” Maybe it happens at every Cowsills concert. […]

‘L.S. Bumblebee’

February 23, 2017 markvoger 0

In, probably, 1975, I bought the bootleg Beatles album “L.S. Bumblee” from a glorified head shop on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey. It was […]

Overend Watts R.I.P.

January 31, 2017 markvoger 0

One year and five days after the death of Mott the Hoople‘s drummer, Buffin Griffin, comes the death of the band’s bassist, Overend Watts. (Yeah, […]

Asbury Park

July 13, 2016 markvoger 0

The thousand-millionth look at the old sights By Mark Voger, author, “Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972″ I had a photo shoot […]

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How I met Karch

May 30, 2016 markvoger 0

Blogger’s note: The following account of how I met Karch has been refuted by my bassist/brother, Voger. He sez I remember it all wrong. But […]

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Planet Earth is blue

February 22, 2016 markvoger 0

What can I say? David Bowie was a hero. When I first spotted the “Diamond Dogs” album at Franklin Music in the Echelon Mall, I knew I […]

Buffin Griffin R.I.P.

January 20, 2016 markvoger 0

This is terrible. First Bowie. Now Dale “Buffin Griffin. Who’s next? Steve Harley? Buffin, the drummer for Mott the Hoople, has died at age 67 […]