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February 25, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
Steve Gillette recently made this joking assessment of the life that he and his wife, Cindy Mangsen, lead as itinerant folk singers with a tradition-steeped approach that isn't geared for the mainstream: "It's really not oblivion, but you can see it from here." Gillette--who traces his career roots back to the Orange County folk clubs of the early '60s--can afford to joke about oblivion.
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March 9, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
In the 1960s, Steve Gillette was one of the first folkies from Orange County to make a mark in the wider world when his songs were covered by the likes of Ian & Sylvia and Linda Ronstadt. Thirty years on, the '60s folk boom may be a distant memory, but Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, his wife and musical accomplice since 1989, continue to show how valuable and moving tradition-steeped folk songs can be.
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February 27, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From our everybody-dance-now perspective, it's hard to imagine that folk music once was a major tributary of the pop mainstream. Then, in the mid-'60s, the British invasion and a plugged-in Bob Dylan drove folk to the outskirts of the music industry, where, ever since, it has been nurtured by the gentle purists who are its traditional guardians.
NEWS
February 25, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
Steve Gillette recently made this joking assessment of the life that he and his wife, Cindy Mangsen, lead as itinerant folk singers with a tradition-steeped approach that isn't geared for the mainstream: "It's really not oblivion, but you can see it from here." Gillette--who traces his career roots back to the Orange County folk clubs of the early '60s--can afford to joke about oblivion.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
In the 1960s, Steve Gillette was one of the first folkies from Orange County to make a mark in the wider world when his songs were covered by the likes of Ian & Sylvia and Linda Ronstadt. Thirty years on, the '60s folk boom may be a distant memory, but Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, his wife and musical accomplice since 1989, continue to show how valuable and moving tradition-steeped folk songs can be.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
I'm back on the street again, Gotta stand on my own two feet again, I'm walkin' that lonely beat again, Rememberin' when. Few folk troubadours have waxed more wistful and melancholic than Steve Gillette did when he thought up those lyrics in the shower one day, almost 25 years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to Garth Brooks, a very, very green Christmas is in the offing for songwriter Rex Benson of Tustin and his partner, Steve Gillette. "Unto You This Night," a song by the veteran songwriting duo, is one of the 11 tracks on Brooks' just-released Christmas album, "Beyond the Season." Brooks, the country singer who has emerged as the hottest-selling pop figure of the '90s, told Billboard magazine recently that his label, Liberty Records, expects to sell 3 million copies by Christmas.
SPORTS
September 20, 1986 | DAVE WHARTON
Canyon High got the two things it wanted most from Friday night's game at La Canada: a win and a strong defensive performance. The outcome of the game was never in question. Canyon ran away from the Spartans, 42-6. The victory extended the Cowboys' win streak to 40 games. Canyon's offensive prowess was expected. But Cowboy Coach Harry Welch was happier about his defense.
NEWS
July 24, 1986 | DAVID PACK
La Canada High School has named Steve Gillette head football coach. The 38-year-old Gillette replaces Steve Silbert, who resigned. Gillette was offensive coordinator at Duarte High School and previously was an assistant coach at Brea Orlinda, Muir, Burroughs and San Fernando high schools. Hoover High quarterback John Alaimo led the East All-Star team to a 14-0 victory in the San Fernando Valley All-Star Football Game. He scored the East's first touchdown with eight minutes left.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to Garth Brooks, a very, very green Christmas is in the offing for songwriter Rex Benson of Tustin and his partner, Steve Gillette. "Unto You This Night," a song by the veteran songwriting duo, is one of the 11 tracks on Brooks' just-released Christmas album, "Beyond the Season." Brooks, the country singer who has emerged as the hottest-selling pop figure of the '90s, told Billboard magazine recently that his label, Liberty Records, expects to sell 3 million copies by Christmas.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From our everybody-dance-now perspective, it's hard to imagine that folk music once was a major tributary of the pop mainstream. Then, in the mid-'60s, the British invasion and a plugged-in Bob Dylan drove folk to the outskirts of the music industry, where, ever since, it has been nurtured by the gentle purists who are its traditional guardians.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
I'm back on the street again, Gotta stand on my own two feet again, I'm walkin' that lonely beat again, Rememberin' when. Few folk troubadours have waxed more wistful and melancholic than Steve Gillette did when he thought up those lyrics in the shower one day, almost 25 years ago.
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March 18, 2000 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Gillette knows the rewards of being a successful songwriter. Over the years, he's written or co-written songs that have been recorded by veteran folkies ("Darcy Farrow," Ian & Sylvia), '70s pop stars ("Bed of Roses," Kenny Rogers; "Back on the Street Again," Linda Ronstadt) and country music biggies ("Unto This Night," Garth Brooks; "Glass Houses," Tammy Wynette). These days, however, Gillette is drawing royalties in personal satisfaction.
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March 9, 1987 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
OK, I'm convinced. I'm going to try to get down to Kerrville, Tex., in May for the city's 16th annual folk festival. A Kerrville "sampler" Friday night at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood was a winning reminder of the values of music that, in the words of festival founder Rod Kennedy, is "original music, not copy music." In a pop world that seems increasingly depersonalized, the mini-festival was an endearing example of musicians playing and singing for the love of it.
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