November 26, 1987 |
For better or worse, it's been a relatively uneventful year on the local music scene. The good news is that there hasn't been anything approaching 1986's dismal record of four major music clubs folding. The bad news is that's because there haven't been four major clubs in operation this year--a shocking condition for a county of more than 2 million people just 40 miles from the heart of the West Coast entertainment industry.
February 7, 1986 |
When the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach closed last week, Orange County lost its most significant piece of pop music history. The closing has drawn a wide range of responses from the local musical community, which expressed everything from shock and anger to resignation and even optimism following the demise of the club that featured Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Cream, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Steve Martin, B.B.
March 15, 1985 |
Pinpointing the model for most rock performers' styles is usually easy, be it the classic sex 'n' swagger of Elvis Presley, the intellectual attack of Bob Dylan, the histrionics of Jimi Hendrix or some combination of all three.
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May 31, 2001 |
Linda's Doll Hut, the Anaheim roadhouse widely regarded by fans and musicians as the spiritual center of Orange County's original music scene, will close at the end of summer, its owner said Wednesday. Club owner and chief bartender Linda Jemison has decided to throw in the towel after 12 years because of steadily declining business over the last three years. "It had become a very expensive hobby," Jemison said over breakfast at a coffee shop in Orange on Wednesday.
September 17, 2006 |
WITH the Pacific Symphony now settled in the just-unveiled Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, leaders of the Orange County Performing Arts Center can rest. For a minute. Then they'll get back to the business of wooing listeners, and the true competitors will be watching to see how many Orange County music lovers the Pacific Symphony can keep from sneaking north to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and how many Los Angeles listeners it can bring south to Costa Mesa.
March 29, 1985 |
As Orange County pop music fans await next week's unveiling of the 1985 schedules at Irvine Meadows and Pacific amphitheaters, local bands need wait no more for their good news. This year, at least one of the facilities will finally book shows with Orange County acts. "I'm going to do them, I promise," said Pacific Amphitheatre general manager Steve Redfearn in a recent interview.