April 25, 2011
'Carnal Knowledge' Ann-Margret was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar in Mike Nichols' controversial 1971 drama. She stole the film as Susan, a party girl who enters into a horrific relationship with a womanizer (Jack Nicholson). 'Tommy' The actress picked up a Golden Globe and lead actress Oscar nod as pinball wizard Tommy's (Roger Daltrey) outrageous mother in Ken Russell's electric 1975 adaptation of the Who's seminal rock opera. 'Viva Las Vegas' Ann-Margret reunited with her "Bye Bye Birdie" director, George Sidney, for this rollicking 1964 Elvis Presley musical in which she plays swimming instructor Rusty Martin, who is romanced by Presley's Grand Prix racer, Lucky.
October 19, 2009 |
What's the difference between hearing Roger Daltrey perform the Who's music when he's fronting the legendary band versus hearing him play those same songs solo? With the Who, you get Daltrey's voice, one of the Olympian wonders of classic rock; with Daltrey alone, you get an entire human being. Daltrey spent a generous amount of time sharing of himself during a nearly two-hour show Saturday at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the fifth concert on his first solo trek in nearly a quarter-century.
December 8, 2008 |
Barbra Streisand, a vocal critic of President Bush, visited the White House this weekend but kept the gloves on. The Brooklyn-born diva was one of six performing artists celebrated at this year's Kennedy Center Honors, one of the most prestigious awards in the arts.
August 24, 2008 |
SOUNDBOARD Who wants to be a roadie? Want to be a substitute for another guy? It ain't cheap. The Who has an auction at eBay for a fan who wants to pay to be a roadie for a day during its U.S. tour. The bidding hit $20,000 after four days, and it may go higher by Sunday's cutoff. The auction is for a good cause: Roger Daltrey is saving up for a villa in the south of France. No, that's just a joke. The auction is a fundraiser for the Santa Monica nonprofit group K9 Connection, which brings at-risk teenagers together with homeless dogs.
January 3, 2008 |
The feeling of dread was overwhelming as I rendezvoused with my band and noted the absence of our foremost member, drummer Chris Gailfoil. Stricken with stage-four cancer, Chris had been teetering on the brink of death for weeks, and seeing his seat uncharacteristically empty, I couldn't help but assume the worst. It was a gut-wrenching scene, made all the more incredible because it occurred not at a hospital, but in a rehearsal room at the MGM Grand's Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
November 15, 2007 |
Is there a big enough movie to tell the tale of Keith Moon? Rock singer Roger Daltrey hoped to produce a feature film about Moon, his late friend and fellow member of the Who, but after years of searching can't find a screenplay that matches the robust and reckless life of the iconic drummer. "The trick is you have to find a script that is really worth shooting," Daltrey said this week while in town promoting the new documentary "Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who."