A Blogger and a Podcaster celebrate Travis Pike's 1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders
January 24, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsFirst out the gate, Patrick Prince had Travis Pike as his guest on the January 14, 2019 Goldmine Magazine Podcast. The accompanying blurb states "Travis Edward Pike comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about his latest book, 'A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders.' He also talks about all the music and creativity that's covered in the book, which includes full songs that we'll play from the album, 'Reconstructed Coffeehouse Blues' ('Don't You Care At All' and 'Sing a Song of Blues' – both about the Vietnam War). It's great rock 'n' roll from a man who was there from the beginning of the '60s rock revolution."
We've heard it, and it's a fine interview with our favorite rock 'n' roll Renaissance Man, but just to be sure that last line above is not misunderstood, although Travis was on the scene for the '60s rock revolution, he served overseas in the U.S. Navy in Germany, but never went to Vietnam, but he did share military hospital wards — and stories — with sick and wounded servicemen returning from that conflict.
Kent Kotal's Forgotten Hits review of "1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders" reports, [Travis Pike's] "recap of his life in the late '60's and early '70's … told from an interesting perspective that you don't always see in rock biographies … recounts numerous occasions and opportunities where he lived several 'close but no cigar' moments which keep the reader riveted … I found it to be an enjoyable reading experience."
But to get the whole story, see the Friday, January 18th Forgotten Hits blog, about three-quarters of the way down the page, to read the entire article.
And while we're on Forgotten Hits, in the Sunday, January 20th Forgotten Hits blog, about two-thirds of the way down the page, Kent Kotal posts "… a clip I recently pulled from our radio tapes in Dodge City. Note concerts from the Fugs, Spirit (yet to have a big hit) AND TRAVIS PIKE TEA PARTY!!! It's WBZ Boston from 1-20-1968!"
That WBZ Radio 103 late night spot promoting The Unicorn Coffee House and the Psychedelic Supermarket's weekend attractions, also includes radio play of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love." The signal varies some, but Dodge City, Kansas, is more than 1,500 miles from WBZ's tower. Talk about getting the word out!
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