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Joel Selvin

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The Joel Selvin Interview Set III

The Jake Feinberg Show

Voracious journalist and author talks about the many lifetimes he has led in writing about Sly Stone, Crosby Stills & Nash and Hollywood High among others. 

1hr 9mins

25 Jul 2022

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The Joel Selvin Interview Set II

The Jake Feinberg Show

Music critic and author talks about the class of Hollywood High in 1958 and his latest book on a magical period of artistic creation in Southern California.  

1hr 31mins

30 Oct 2021

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Author Joel Selvin discusses his new book Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars...

William Ramsey Investigates

Author Joel Selvin discusses his new book Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise.http://joelselvin.com/Hollywood Eden Spotify playlist:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0w53BuSCbTNmat0DemQRVo


15 Oct 2021

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The Joel Selvin Interview

The Jake Feinberg Show

Decorated newspaper columnist and author talks about distilling the truth in the psychedelicized Bay Area milieu of music and culture. 

1hr 47mins

14 Aug 2021

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Joel Selvin Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest D

The Opperman Report

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s.In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth—until now.Altamont explores rock’s darkest day, a fiasco that began well before the climactic death of Meredith Hunter and continued beyond that infamous December night. Joel Selvin probes every aspect of the show—from the Stones’ hastily planned tour preceding the concert to the bad acid that swept through the audience to other deaths that also occurred that evening—to capture the full scope of the tragedy and its aftermath. He also provides an in-depth look at the Grateful Dead’s role in the events leading to Altamont, examining the band’s behind-the-scenes presence in both arranging the show and hiring the Hells Angels as security.The product of twenty years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, and featuring sixteen pages of color photos, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rock’s formative and most turbulent decade.Source:https://www.spreaker.com/user/opperma.


14 Jun 2021

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Joel Selvin- Artist Spotlight Podcast Series

Artist Spotlight Podcast Series

Author Joel Selvin joins James and Beth Riley on Artist Spotlight Podcast Series to talk about his amazing new book, Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise.  It bookends between Jan Berry, Dean Torrence and others harmonizing in the showers after football practice at University High School in 1957 through "Good Vibrations" and Jan Berry's car accident in 1966.  It was only a short period but it changed the landscape of music forever.  There was both triumph and tragedy and we touch on a lot of that with key players like Bruce Johnston, Terry Melcher, The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Dick Dale, Nancy Sinatra and more!  It's a fascinating conversation that you don't want to miss!


2 Jun 2021

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Episode 42 – Beach Boys vs Jan and Dean (with Joel Selvin)

Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories

The guys welcome legendary music journalist Joel Selvin to join them in a discussion of Jan and Dean (featuring kidnaps and train wrecks), the Monterey Pop Festival and hanging out with Dennis Wilson.This episode brought to you by: Baxter Blue - get 10% off your next purchase of blue light, sleep, or kids glasses HERE.SHOW NOTES:More on Joel Selvin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_SelvinMore on Jan & Dean: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_and_DeanJoel's book Hollywood Eden: https://houseofanansi.com/products/hollywood-eden


19 May 2021

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Joel Selvin on "a sylvan moment in Hollywood history"

Word In Your Ear

The great Joel Selvin has just published 'Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars and the Myth of the California Paradise', a thumping account of the West Coast pop revolution between 1958-1968 beginning with the rise of Jan & Dean and ending with "the greatest record ever made", Good Vibrations. He beams in from San Francisco, a substantial cigar on the go, to talk about the shamefully uncelebrated Nancy Sinatra's pioneering records (and '57 pink Thunderbird), the Beach Boy who invented the surf market, the "poisonous" Kim Fowley, the genius of Phil Spector and Lou Adler and the rise of Sunset Strip. @Joelselvin https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hollywood-Eden-Electric-California-Paradise/dp/1487007213 Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


13 May 2021

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Ep. 430 Joel Selvin Author of Hollywood Eden Talks KISS at Winterland and the Cow Palace

Three Sides of the Coin – A KISS Podcast and Radio Show

Episode 430, May 11, 2021. This week former San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic Joel Selvin joins us for an amazing discussion of music history and his new book Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise. Joel saw KISS perform at the legendary Winterland Ballroom and at the Cow Palace and he shares his memories about all the shows, including what he thought and the crowd reaction. We talk about the San Francisco music scene back then and how it differed from Los Angeles. We end the interview with a discussion on the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and his thoughts and would he have voted for KISS if they were nominated while he was a voting member. Visit: https://www.JoelSelvin.com/ Forget the haters, we won! Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at www.michaelbrandvold.com Since launching in 2012 Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 6,000,000 times. Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, Eddie Trunk, AEW Superstar and lead singer of Fozzy Chris Jericho, Angel lead guitarist Punky Meadows, Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook, Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Slaughter lead singer Mark Slaughter, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, comedian Craig Gass, KISS’ former business manager Chris Lendt, the Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley’s Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss’ drum tech), Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS’ Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was picked (October 2013) as a ‘What’s Hot’ podcast by Apple’s iTunes. In the early ’90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He built, launched and maintained Kissonline.com (KISS’ official web presence). He now owns Michael Brandvold Marketing, providing marketing services and digital strategy to musicians. Tommy Sommers spent 15 years on the record show circuit collecting, trading and selling memorabilia / Kiss merchandise. He is now a successful residential Real Estate agent in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Tommy has also produced a KISS song For The Oddfathers and is the owner of Rock Steady Digital Photography. Mark Cicchini, is a world renown KISS collector. KISS have used parts of Mark’s vast KISS collection for audio, video & print materials including their book NOTHIN TO LOSE, CD re release of the LOVE GUN album & the VH1 Ultimate Album KISS ALIVE! special as well as many other KISS projects. His wife also makes a mean meatloaf!!! It’s only our opinion… it’s neither right nor wrong. Three Sides of the Coin Radio: www.threesidesofthecoinradio.com Facebook: facebook.com/threesidesofthecoin Twitter: twitter.com/threesidescoin Spotify: spotify.threesidesofthecoin.com YouTube: youtube.threesidesofthecoin.com iHeartRadio: iheartradio.threesidesofthecoin.com Spreaker: spreaker.threesidesofthecoin.com iTunes: itunes.threesidesofthecoin.com TuneIn: tunein.threesidesofthecoin.com Stitcher Radio: stitcher.threesidesofthecoin.com SoundCloud: @michaelbrandvoldmarketing Web: threesidesofthecoin.com Merchandise: shop.threesidesofthecoin.com Three Sides Of The Coin is unofficial & unsanctioned and has no affiliation with the band KISS. MichaelBrandvold.com Three Sides of the Coin Monthly Option 1 : $1.99 USD – monthlyOption 2 : $5.00 USD – monthlyOption 3 : $9.99 USD – monthly If you would rather make a one time donation of any amount, please use the Donate button below.

1hr 18mins

10 May 2021

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Joel Selvin - Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise

C86 Show - Indie Pop

Joel Selvin in conversation with David Eastaugh From the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean to the Byrds and the Mamas & the Papas, acclaimed music journalist Joel Selvin tells the story of a group of young artists and musicians who came together at the dawn of the 1960s to create the lasting myth of the California dream. Compelling, evocative, and ultimately tragic, Hollywood Eden travels far beyond the music into the desires of the human heart and the price of living out a dream. A rock 'n' roll opera loaded with violence, deceit, intrigue, low comedy, and high drama, it tells the story of a group of young artists and musicians who bumped heads, crashed cars, and ultimately flew too close to the sun.


29 Apr 2021