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September 29, 1990 | LAUREN LIPTON
It all fits the pattern, says J.D. Souther about his resurging career. "It's a cliche to say life moves in cycles, but for me, it does--in huge, obvious cycles,"explains the musician recently turned actor. "In the '50s, my life was full of awesome experiences. In the '60s, it was mostly goofing off, motorcycle riding, chasing women. The '70s were really productive, and then in the '80s--about '82--I just went back to partyin' and gettin' high."
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October 11, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Most musicians, even country-leaning ones, know more about horsepower than the power of one horse. But on a recent visit from his Nashville home, J.D. Souther -- who helped lay the foundation for the Southern California country rock sound nearly four decades ago as part of the musical community that included Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and future members of the Eagles -- took an afternoon off and rented a horse for an impromptu ride into the hills of Griffith Park.
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May 7, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM
J.D. Souther, Karla Bonoff and an efficient desalination process probably could alter the ecological future of Southern California. Harness the tear-jerking potential of these two quintessential exponents of mellow, '70s-vintage L.A. songwriting, and the region would be drought-proof.
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September 29, 1990 | LAUREN LIPTON
It all fits the pattern, says J.D. Souther about his resurging career. "It's a cliche to say life moves in cycles, but for me, it does--in huge, obvious cycles,"explains the musician recently turned actor. "In the '50s, my life was full of awesome experiences. In the '60s, it was mostly goofing off, motorcycle riding, chasing women. The '70s were really productive, and then in the '80s--about '82--I just went back to partyin' and gettin' high."
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October 11, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Most musicians, even country-leaning ones, know more about horsepower than the power of one horse. But on a recent visit from his Nashville home, J.D. Souther -- who helped lay the foundation for the Southern California country rock sound nearly four decades ago as part of the musical community that included Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and future members of the Eagles -- took an afternoon off and rented a horse for an impromptu ride into the hills of Griffith Park.
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September 25, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Roy Orbison won't be "Only the Lonely" when he films a Cinemax Sessions special Wednesday in Los Angeles. Among those joining the be-shaded star for renditions of such classic songs as "Blue Bayou" and "Dream Baby" will be Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Don Henley, Maria McKee, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther and Tom Waits, with T-Bone Burnett serving as the show's music director.
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July 17, 1988 | DARRYL MORDEN
** 1/2 JOE STRUMMER, OTHERS "Permanent Record" sound track. Epic. Joe Strummer dominates the first half of this sound-track album from the recent box-office bomb about a teen-ager's suicide. He's backed by the Latino Rockabilly War, and indeed, he mines the best of the two worlds suggested by that group's name--guitar basics and polyrhythmic percussion.
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June 6, 2011 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Andrew Gold, a singer, songwriter and versatile musician who had a Top 10 hit in 1977 with "Lonely Boy" and was a vital component of Linda Ronstadt's pop success in the 1970s as a member of her band, has died. He was 59. Gold died Friday in his sleep at his home in Encino, said his sister, Melani Gold Friedman. He had cancer but had been responding well to treatment, she said. He played several instruments, did arrangements and sang on such Ronstadt albums as "Heart Like a Wheel" in 1974, "Prisoner in Disguise" in 1975 and "Hasten Down the Wind" in 1976.
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May 7, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM
J.D. Souther, Karla Bonoff and an efficient desalination process probably could alter the ecological future of Southern California. Harness the tear-jerking potential of these two quintessential exponents of mellow, '70s-vintage L.A. songwriting, and the region would be drought-proof.
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June 3, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
THE late Warren Zevon was a dark, sly troubadour, and he had a wonderful, world-weary laugh. Tell his son, Jordan Zevon, that he has the same laugh and he nods knowingly. "It's funny, my dad and I had this thing: He would laugh and I would say, 'Johnny Pops, that's an ugly laugh.' And he would answer, 'Well, Johnny Son, it's an ugly world.' " Zevon was like James Ellroy writing folk-rock songs.
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March 30, 2011
BOOKS Sudan: The Next Killing Fields? Will the secession of southern Sudan promote peace in the war-torn region or militate against it? Three scholars, including a Sudanese native, come together to offer their own answers on this question of the perils of post-conflict nation-building. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. http://www.hammer.ucla.edu Sarah Vowell With her idiosyncratic sense of humor intact, Vowell dives into the rich history of Hawaii in her latest work, "Unfamiliar Fishes.
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