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Ivor Levene

About Ivor Levene

Ivor Levene likes to interview musicians, write about music and musicians, play music, listen to music, read about music, photograph musicians, and anything else you can think of with music. He has been involved with the music scene for over thirty years and his posts have appeared all over the place! Ivor says "I'm going to write about music as long as I have something to say".

Book Review: “i am Brian Wilson”

“i am Brian Wilson” has to be one of the most honest and forthcoming autobiographies ever written by a musician, but to call it simply an “autobiography” would be to sell it short. To some, it could be considered a self-help … Continue reading

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DVD Review: “Pet Sounds” Classic Album

“The Beach Boys Pet Sounds” Classic Album DVD is one of a string of products celebrating the genius that is Brian Wilson in 2016, the 50th anniversary of what is hailed as “one of the most influential records of the … Continue reading

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Donovan: A Great Concert That is Not in the Desert

Just in case you’ve decided not to get in your car and sit in traffic all the way out to the desert this weekend for Desert Trip, there are other concerts going on in and around Los Angeles, and they … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven”

About three minutes into “The Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven,” you start to wonder why exactly this hasn’t been made years before. Keith Richards, Graham Nash, and Art Garfunkel are in the opening sequence, and they remind you (in … Continue reading

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Two Days Of Lemmy On The Sunset Strip

In addition to our intrepid Editor’s post about the unveiling of the Lemmy statue at The Rainbow, there are other events happening next week that promise to blow the roof off of The Sunset Strip! Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running … Continue reading

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Jeff Beck And Friends At Hollywood Bowl

Last night Los Angeles was supposed to be in attendance for “Jeff Beck and Friends, a Celebration of 50 years” at The Hollywood Bowl. Instead what was presented was essentially nine different mini-concerts, each one an amazing retrospective of a … Continue reading

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Stars And Their Cars At Morrison Hotel Gallery

Morrison Hotel Gallery at The Sunset Marquis is putting on a celebration of summer, cars, and stars from August 12 through to the 21st.  No, they aren’t celebrating the endless gridlock here that allows some to do their makeup or … Continue reading

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Beck, Burgers, And Hot Rods

I just love (endless) summer here in Los Angeles. Where else could you possibly go for a burger at the famed Mel’s Drive-In and be sitting a few tables away from famed guitar-slinger Jeff Beck? Last night, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Everyone Prefers Blondes – Marilyn Event at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Coming up at The Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis is “Some Like It Hot,” an exhibition of the works of renowned photographer Milton H. Greene, in which never before seen images and footage of Marilyn Monroe are featured. In 1953, … Continue reading

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Pet Sounds at The Hollywood Bowl

Last night was a historical night for music lovers in Los Angeles. Brian Wilson played The Hollywood Bowl to a sold-out crowd, but this wasn’t a Beach Boys concert.  Wilson played the entirety of Pet Sounds, and rounded out the set … Continue reading

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