Dewey Bunnell: Captain AMERICA

Dewey Bunnell: Captain AMERICA

By David DeRocco  As a country America may have a bit of an international image problem right now. But as the band who hit #1 with “Sister Golden Hair,” AMERICA is still infinitely more popular internationally than the country’s golden-haired tin-man of a POTUS will...
Chubby Checker: Still Twistin’

Chubby Checker: Still Twistin’

By David DeRocco   It’s kind of ironic, but if you’re someone who stays in shape attending fitness classes that involve any form of dance or rhythmic movement, you might owe some thanks to a guy nicknamed Chubby. You see, in the annals of rock and roll history, the...
Emilio Castillo: Tower of Power’s Head Horn

Emilio Castillo: Tower of Power’s Head Horn

By David DeRocco    As an aspiring 17 year old musician living in Oakland TOWER OF POWER founder Emilio Castillo had a rather modest dream for his career. “When I started out in 1968 there was a band called The Spiders we used to go see that got a gig in Sacramento,”...