Ed Sullivan with The Beatles
BEST CLASSIC BANDS

10 Rocking ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Performances

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY JEFF TAMARKIN AND PUBLISHED BY BEST CLASSIC BANDS ON JANUARY 15, 2019.

There was a time in America when Sunday night meant The Ed Sullivan Show. With its consistently strong ratings, a booking on the variety program was a golden opportunity for performers of any stripe, whether a puppeteer, plate spinner, comic or rock ’n’ roll band, and everyone, it seemed—young and old—was in front of a TV set to watch the former newspaperman and his guests at the end of every weekend.

Veda Black
EARMILK

VEDA BLACK issues a cautionary single "Jim Morrison"

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY TAYO ODUTOLA AND PUBLISHED BY EARMILK ON JANUARY 12, 2019.

VEDA BLACK is back with the business as she drops her first single of the year titled "Jim Morrison". The title pays homage to the famed frontman of the legendary band The Doors who died at the young age of 27, serving as a cautionary tale about the naivety behind caring for a person who lives a reckless lifestyle. The track is a slight departure from her debut single "Thru the mirror" with a new and edgy sound provided by JoSafat. On it, JoSafat utilizes a psychedelic guitar driven style while keeping the soul-drenched vibes of BLACK on display.

Eve Babitz was the It Girl of rock 'n' roll Hollywood in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, befriending Annie Leibovitz, Steve Martin and even Andy Warhol. Pictured: Babitz aged 20 in the now famous photo of her playing chess against artist Marcel Duchamp in 1963
DAILYMAIL.COM

'THESE BREASTS HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD!' EVE BABITZ, THE 70S HOLLYWOOD IT GIRL REVEALS HOW SHE POSED NAKED WITH ARTIST MARCEL DUCHAMP AND BEDDED JIM MORRISON, HARRISON FORD, WARREN BEATTY AND STEVE MARTIN

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY CAROLINE HOWE AND PUBLISHED BY DAILYMAIL.COM ON JANUARY 7, 2019.

Eve Babitz was an unquenchable Los Angeles groupie who bedded some of the world's biggest stars. And now the 75-year-old is reflecting on her heyday of being a wild party girl.

Even before gaining literary fame, the LA wild child Eve Babitz had torrid affairs with rockers and movie stars including Jim Morrison and Harrison Ford, according to a new book. Getty Images
NEW YORK POST

How a badass, ex-drug addict groupie became a millennial hero at 75

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY STEFANIE COHEN AND PUBLISHED BY NEW YORK POST ON JANUARY 5, 2019.

Even at 20, in 1963, Eve Babitz knew how to make a statement. Back then, her curator boyfriend gave the artist Marcel Duchamp a retrospective in Pasadena, Calif., and made the mistake of not inviting her to the opening party.

So she attended another party at the museum days later. There, a photographer for Time magazine needed a shot of Duchamp playing chess with a young woman. Naked.

Babitz took her revenge.

The resulting image shows Babitz’s face hidden by her hair, her voluptuous body on full display. The photo firmly placed her in the pop-culture firmament — a shadowy figure, true, but an indelible one. That picture is one of the most iconic to emerge from the LA art scene at that time.

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Flashback: The Doors release their debut album

It was 52 years ago today (January 4th, 1967) that The Doors released their groundbreaking and iconic self-titled debut album. The album, which hit Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums chart featured such instant classics as “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” “Soul Kitchen” “The Crystal Ship, “Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar),” “The End” — and the band’s first of two chart-toppers, “Light My Fire.”