News-Pilot from San Pedro, California on March 21, 1975 · 27
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News-Pilot from San Pedro, California · 27

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Record reviews Zeppelin flexes muscle with ' Physical Graffiti' “Physical Graffiti” Led Zeppelin (Swan Song) — With the two big powers in rock The Who and Rolling Stones growing more listless as the days slip by Led Zeppelin stands alone all but forming itself into an impregnable dynasty “Physical Graffiti” its first recording since “Houses of the Holy” was released in early 1973 is perhaps the best look into Led Zeppelin’s overwhelming popularity with the masses It’s pure and simple rock n’ roll with enough kick to knock you through the wall And as a double LP that’s a lot of walls Side one sets the pace which the other three sides follow “Custard Pie” “The Rover” “In My Time of Dying” — straight-ahead churning rock n’ roll with Jimmy Page doing some nice bluesy slide guitar on the latter Robert Plant’s high reaching ' vocals are so akin to rock that his singing alone makes each cut a novel affair The tight rhythm section comprising drummer John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones is a major factor to the band’s dominance in heavy-rockdom Lack of studio gimmicks plays more in the group’s favor allowing no distortion to its solid brand of rock What Zeppelin has become is the rock band's rock band -Joseph Bensoua “LA - 59” Elf (MGM) -Rock n’ roll in the exuberant tradition of Rod Stewart and the Faces in the force of the Rolling Stones and in the inspiring vocal manner of Stories contributes to Elf’s success For many people Elf was an unknown band until warming up the stage for Deep Purple in a recent tour For those that knew of Elf in the past the group remained buried under obscurity Thanks to Purple and the production of ex-Purple bassist Roger Glover Elf is getting a much deserved chance to be heard and recognized Sure you’ve heard the stuff before but its groups like Elf that give rock n’ roll an extra kick to wake it up from its doldrums — JB " “Propaganda” Sparks Island) —Here they are again The two brothers Ron and Russell Mael who left the solitude of Pacific Palisades for the highly competitive rock market in-England — and succeeded They didn’t catch on until with a revitalized band they came out with “Kimono My House” which swung the Maels’ career toward the light at the end of the tunnel They’ve seen the light and have come out with a successor in “Propaganda” “Kimono My House” was powerful in vocal characterizations on Russell’s part The new band brought forth a flair for well-balanced rock “Propaganda” is pure dynamite It takes Sparks one step higher with an aim toward the funny-serious side of lyrical interpretations Although the rapid fire singing of Russell is often times unintelligible it doesn’t detract in the slightest from stopping this album in becoming a masterpiece Variety is a bands greatest ally and in the case of Sparks it has won the group’s battle for success We’ve come to expect quality from Sparks It now comes in abundance Solid (I mean solid) musicianship vocals arrangements song writing talent — it’s no overnight sensation ‘ The one great aspect that sets Sparks apart from other bands is that what they do is unique Instrumentation for one There’s nobody else around that sounds like they do Read the lyrics You’ll see its Records— 12 col 1 Sweet Surrender The back-to-nature movement has never had a more popular spokesman than John Denver Some of his previous hits like “Sunshine On My Shoulders” “Back Home Again" and "Annie’s Song” have become as standard in the popular music scene as "Silent Night” is at Christmas Not only has he cut numerous million-seller albums performed in sellout concert tours across the country and made major television appearances on talk shows and series (his own TV special was nominated for an Emmy) this young prodigy has even been named by his state’s governor as Poet Laureate of Colorado Like many of today's artists John took up the guitar as a boy and then turned seriously to music in college influenced by Elvis Presley and the folk music explosion He was a part of the Chad Mitchell trio for four years before going solo From then on his career went straight to the top Today John lives in Aspen with his wife Ann devoting what spare time he has to motorcycles and sports But his primary concern lies in' the realm of ecology This week’s tune “Sweet Surrender” reflects this personal closeness with nature Of his work John says "I don’t want to entertain people I want to touch them” We think you’ll find that with this week’s tune he has done both What’s your favorite? Send requests to the Tune In Editor of this newspaper Copyright 1974 WALT DISNEY MUSIC COCHERRY LANE MUSIC CO Used by permission All Rights Reserved Copyright 1975 Spadea Syndicate Inc by JOHN DENVER (RCA RECORDS) Words and Music by JOHN DENVER L 1 Lost and a - lone on some for - got - ten high - way travel - ed by man - y E7 re - mem bered by few Look - in’ for some - thing that Lean be - lieve in look - in’ for some - thing that I’d A like to do with my life There’s noth - in’ be - hind me and noth - in’ that ties me to some -E7 thing that might have been true yes - ter - day To - mor - row is o - pen right now seems to be A more than e - nough just be here to - day and hedon’t know what the fut - ure is hold - in’ in store I don’t know where I’m go - in’ I’m not sure where I’ve been There’s a spir - it that A guides me a light that shines for me my life is worth the liv - in’ I don’t need to see the end E7 A E7 A E7 A Sweet Sweet Sur - ren - der live live with - out care like a fish in the wa - ter like a E7 A E7 A E7 A E7 bird in the air Sweet Sur - ren - der live live with - out care like a fish in the A E7 A and Fade 000000000 5 Music °oeooooooo° Classical EL CAMINO COLLEGE: Carlos Bar-bosa-Lima guitar 8 tonight Torrance PAVILION: Los Angeles Philharmonic Carlo Maria Giulini guest conductor 8:30 tonight and 3 pm Sunday Master Chorale and Simfonia Orchestra Roger Wagner director 8:30 pm Saturday Jean-Pierre Rampel flautist 8 pm Monday Los Angeles Philharmonic with Alfred Brendel pianist 8:30 pm Tuesday Thursday and March 30 American Youth Symphony Mehli Mehta conductor 7:30 pm Sunday Los Angeles Music Center REDONDO HIGH SCHOOL AUDITO R I UM : Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra Louis Palange conductor 8: 15 tonight WILSHIRE EBELL THEATER: Jean-Pierre Rampai flautist 8:15 pm Wednesday Los Angeles USC: Metropolitan Opera Western Regional final auditions 7:45 pm Saturday Bovard Auditorium Los Angeles Country PALOMINO: Diana Trask and Legarde Twins tonight and Saturday Brenda Patterson Wednesday Dorsey Burnette March 28 and 29 North Holl ywood Dance UCLA: Aman Folk Ensemble 8:30 pm Saturday Royce Hall Westwood - - ? Jazz MARK TAPER FORUM: Marian McPartland 9 pm Monday Los Angeles Music Center CONCERTS BY THE SEA: Eddie Harris through Sunday Dizzy Gillespie Tuesday through March 30 Redondo Beach LIGHTHOUSE: Bobby Hutcherson through Sunday Etta James opens April lHermosa Beach Pop - PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM: Sammy Davis Jr Jim Backus Norm Crosby and others 8 pm Sunday Pasadena - SANTA MONICA CIVIC: Labelle 8 tonight Queen and Mahogany Rush 11:30 pm March 29 : SHRINE AUDITORIUM: Blue Oyster Cult REO Speedwagon and Pretty Things 8 pm Wednesday Ohio Players Graham Central Station and Parliament-Funkadel ic 8 pm March 29 Los Angeles KNOTT'S BERRY FARM: Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids tonight through Wednesday James Darren March 27-30 Buena Park MAGIC MOUNTAIN: Larry Norman Gerry Limpic The JC Power Outlet Monday and Tuesday Andrae Crouch The Certain Sounds The McCrary Psalm 150 Wednesday through March 30 Valencia SHUBERT THEATRE: Tony Bennett and Lena Horne 8:30 pm through March 30 Century City TROUBADOUR: Melissa Manchester with Tom Waits through Sunday Los Angeles LATITUDE 20: Sky's the Limit Torrance HOLIDAY INN: George Shearing through Sunday Torrance MYRON'S BALLROOM: Catalyst every Monday and Van Halen every Tuesday 8 pm to midnight 1024 S Grand Los Angeles ‘ wa - ter like a bird in the air T DJOL-rdl PHILHARMONIC ZUBIN MEHTA conductor works byAmerienn composers Kay Markings Ives-Schuman: Variations on “America’’ St Georga: Double Concerto Ives: Symphony No 2 Friday April 4 3:39 pm Royce Hall $750 850 575 500 (students 250 r s v! Tickets at UCLA Central Ticket Office 650 Westwood Plaza LA 90024 all Mutual Agencies Wallichs Music City-Liberty Agencies at box office 1 hour before performance if available For information 825-2953 teas The leader Always has been Factory Authorized DEMO SALE Only one of each RADIO ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATE STORE 3535 Torrance Blvd Torrance 370-3336 j

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