Harvey Kubernik Keeps Truckin', Rockin', And Rollin' All Around Shakey Town
February 27, 2019 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Actor Rami Malek just won an Academy Award in The Best Leading Actor category for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," so today, vintagerock.com spot-lighted Harvey Kubernik's 1975 interview with Freddie Mercury conducted in Beverly Hills, California. Read about Harvey's regional encounter with Freddie Mercury before the rest of the world, and Rami Malek, a Notre Dame High School graduate in Sherman Oaks, California, discovered Queen, and helped bring their sound and the pound to the silver screen.
Reprints of his works are nothing new to Harvey. When iconic music photographer Guy Webster passed away on February 5th, Harvey and Kenneth Kuberniks' award-winning "Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons" (2014 - Insight Editions), that career biography of the photographer whose images graced many classic album covers, featured in entertainment industry books and magazines for most of 50 years, and in many of Harvey Kubernik's own books, including "The Doors Summer's Gone," (2018 - Otherworld Cottage Industries). "Big Shots" won an Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 Bronze Medal in Photography, and the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Gold Winner in the category of Art & Photography, so it isn't at all surprising that The Los Angeles Times, Variety, and Rolling Stone all quoted "Big Shots" for their tasteful obituaries.
And Harvey still rocks and rolls, even when Los Angeles County manages to stop shaking. The February Music Connection magazine proudly presents Harvey's 10,000 word essay on Johnny Cash celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cash and his band recording an album live at San Quentin.
The March issue of Ugly Things magazine features Harvey's multi-page articles on Howlin' Wolf's debut album "Moanin' In The Moonlight," initially issued 60 years ago, The Doors' "Waiting For The Sun," and a Jon Kanis review of the Kuberniks' "The Story of The Band From Big Pink to The Last Waltz," (2018, Sterling), in which he writes, "The Kuberniks do a highly commendable job in this beautiful coffee table book of capturing the essence of this dynamic band of brothers, along with some incredible photographs by Elliott Landy, John Scheele, Henry Diltz, and others."
In 2015 and 2016 Harvey wrote the books Leonard Cohen "Everybody Knows" (Palazzo Editions), and Neil Young "Heart of Gold." (Palazzo Editions), and now cavehollywood.com is exhibiting Harvey's salute to the 50th anniversary of Leonard Cohen's "Songs From A Room," and on March 1st, will post a Kubernik-penned 50th anniversary appreciation of Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere."
And the February/March issue of Record Collector News magazine features Harvey's cover story on The Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus" 50 year anniversary DVD/Blu-Ray, and his story on record producer and entrepreneur Norman Granz, founder of Verve Records.
And all that's why Otherworld Cottage Industries maintains a Kubernik's Korner page on its website, and invites you to learn more about Harvey's breaking stories, or to peruse some of his previous stories, through the numerous links posted there.