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.
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December 19, 2004 |
In the Orange County of a half-century ago, the John Birch Society was thriving and critics of rock 'n' roll warned that the music was a communist plot to corrupt teenagers. Man, were they clueless to what was happening in Orange County's hip and rocking underground. Locally made Fender and Rickenbacker guitars carried rock to the rest of the world and, some say, contributed to the downfall of European communism.
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.
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.
December 8, 1998 |
No Doubt, Orange County's hottest-selling rock band, has chosen Jim Guerinot, the county's highest-profile music executive, as its new manager. Guerinot's Laguna Beach-based Rebel Waltz management company also represents the Offspring, another heavy-hitting O.C. rock act, with total worldwide record sales rivaling the 14 million No Doubt reaped with its 1995 release, "Tragic Kingdom." Guerinot also owns a record company, Time Bomb Recordings, financed by the German conglomerate Bertelsmann.
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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.