A Review: Everybody Had An Ocean by William McKeen

31621229Didn’t learn a lot of “new” things reading this, but it’s a pretty comprehensive, journalistic overview of the underbelly of the “peace-love-surf” hippy music culture of the 60s – you know, the ones the media always claims was the greatest music ever. The book reconfirms many of my long held beliefs that half of those folks were not that talented, just a lucky product of the drug-induced culture at the time.

And, as if it wasn’t obvious to most folks already, it also reconfirmed that Mike Love is a lucky jerk and David Crosby and Jim Morrison were awful human beings. Good thing (for them) most of the awful acts these hippies inflicted upon the world was overshadowed by a legitimate evil – Charlie Manson and his family.

Charleston Night Market – March 16

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STARTING FRIDAY, MARCH 16

East Atlantic Publishing will be Doin’ the Charleston in the Charleston Night Market each Friday and Saturday evening, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.  Mark Jones and/or Rebel Sinclair will be manning a booth, and autographed copies all EAP books will be for sale. Come see us for a book, or conversation. If you have questions about Charleston history or culture, we’ll be glad to talk with you! 

LOCAL HISTORY – LOCAL AUTHORS

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Mark Jones & Rebel Sinclair

Notable Deaths – 2017

JANUARY
11. Tommy Allsup, guitarist (lost seat on Buddy Holly’s plane in ‘59)
21. Maggie Roche, singer, songwriter
22. Pete Watts (Mott The Hoople)
24. Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers Band)
25. Mary Tyler Moore, Actress
26. Mike Conners, Actor
31. John Wetton, singer, songwriter, bassist (Asia, King Crimson)
FEBRUARY
5. Sonny Geraci, musician (The Outsiders [“Time Won’t Let Me”], Climax Blues Band
12. Al Jarreau, musician
18. Clyde Subblefield, drummer (James Brown)
25. Bill Paxton, actor
MARCH
10. Joni Sledge (Sister Sledge)
18. Chuck Berry, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Founding Father of Rock ‘n Roll
21. Chuck Barris, Game Show creator, Host of “The Gong Show”, CIA agent (according to him)
22. Sib Hashian, drummer (Boston)
APRIL
6. Don Rickles, comedian, actor, insult master
11. J. Geils, guitarist (J. Geils Band)
22. Erin Moran, actress (“Happy Days”, “Joanie Loves Chachi”)
MAY
13. Jimmy Copley, drummer (Jeff Beck, Tears For Fears)
17. Chris Cornell, musician (Soundgarden, Audio Slave, Temple of the Dog)
23. Sir Roger Moore, actor (James Bond, The Saint)
27. Gregg Allman, singer, songwriter (Allman Brothers Band)
JUNE
9. Adam West, actor, Batman
16. Stephen Furst, actor, “Animal House”
22. Jimmy Nalls, musician (Sea Level)
JULY
15. Martin Landau, actor
21. John Heard actor
AUGUST
8. Glen Campbell, musician’s musician, singer,, songwriter, actor.
19. Dick Gregory, political activist
20. Jerry Lewis, comedian, actor
30. Skip Prokop, musician (Lighthouse)
SEPTEMBER
3. Walter Becker, musician, songwriter (one half of Steely Dan)
3. Dave Hlubek, musician (Molly Hatchet)
8. Don William, singer, songwriter
13. Grant Hart, musician (Husker Du)
15. Harry Dean Stanton, actor
27. Hugh Hefner, Playboy
30. Monty Hall, game show host of “Let’s Make A Deal”
OCTOBER
2. Tom Petty, singer, songwriter (The Heartbreakers, The Traveling Wilburys)
22. George Young, musician, producer (The Easybeats, AC/DC)
24. Fats Domino, musician, singer, Founding Father of Rock ‘n Roll
NOVEMBER
9. Malcolm Young, guitarist, songwriter (AC/DC), brother of George and Angus Young)
19. Mel Tillis, singer, songwriter, Country Music Legend
19. Della Resse, singer, actress
21. David Cassidy, singer, actor
30. Jim Nabors, singer, actor, comedian
DECEMBER
12. Pat Dinizio, singer, songwriter (The Smithereens)
16. Keely Smith, singer, legendary Vegas performer
28. Rose Marie, actress, singer comedian (“Dick Van Dyke Show”)