‘I Need to Know: The Lost Music Interviews’ out now

‘I Need to Know: The Lost Music Interviews’ out now

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – St. Petersburg Press has published I Need to Know: The Lost Music Interviews, an anthology by longtime Florida journalist and author Bill DeYoung. I Need to Know includes 23 revealing conversations with seminal music artists including Tom Petty...
Rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest photobomb

Rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest photobomb

@2004 Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers You want to talk about being in the right place at the right time? Paul Cole, a retired salesman on Florida’s Treasure Coast, is in one of the most beloved, most reproduced and most iconic photographs of the past 35 years....
Tales of City Hall: The ‘racist mural’ controversy

Tales of City Hall: The ‘racist mural’ controversy

St. Petersburg’s City Hall is 80 years old, so its current temporary closure – for replacing the roof and upgrading the air conditioning and heating systems – seems reasonable enough. The last time the venerable Mediterranean Revival-style building got a facelift was...

Beyond the blues: TC Carr travels a rocky road

It might have been that first, massive heart attack in 2003, or maybe it was the second one seven years later, or the third, just six weeks ago. TC Carr says he got the message. “I’m trying to enjoy things,” the 68-year-old musician shrugs. “Absolutely, I‘m here for a...

In defense of early Wings

For years, John Young and I would spend hours, literally hours at a stretch, talking about Paul McCartney’s recording career as a solo artist. Just making each other laugh. Because some of McCartney’s output – particularly in the Wings era –...

The White Album in context

People who remember when vinyl records were the only option often complain about how streaming or downloading music denies the listener the total experience – no graphics, no photos, no lyrics, no nothing. The same people said that about CDs, too, and now that CDs are...