Some times a story falls between the cracks and threatens to get away from you, but then it offers you a bit of redemption. This is one of the stories.
The part that has fallen between the cracks, Patricia Kennealy-Morrison has released a book of her articles with Jazz & Pop magazine titled Rock Chick: A Girl and Her Music: The Jazz & Pop Writings 1968-1971 was published this past July.
Rock Chick is a selection of articles starting in September of 1968 and is from Kennealy-Morrison’s Pop Talk column. It encompasses reviews (album and concerts), interviews, obituaries, opinion, and even some things that fall outside the lines. For Doors fans the volume includes an interview with The Doors, and yes, it is the article from her first time meeting in which she literally describes an electrical spark between her and Jim Morrison. Also included, an article on her involvement with The Doors ‘Critique’ appearance, a review of The Doors at the Felt Forum in January 1970, a review of Jim Morrison’s book of poems The Lords and the New Creatures, as well as reviews of Morrison Hotel, Absolutely Live, and 13. The articles stop at February of 1971. Each article is preceded by introductory remarks for context.
I’m sorry about the tardiness of this notice. While I was aware of this book I thought the publication was still in the future. I will have a full review of the book in a few days. If you would like to get the book it is available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions.
For the part that offers a little redemption on timeliness, Kennealy-Morrison will be part of MEOWCON (Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women Conference) in Austin, Texas October 24-26. Suzi Quatro will be the keynote speaker at the Women of Valor banquet dinner. There will also be performances by a whole host of women musicians as well as screenings of films of and about women in rock. For more information, visit the MEOWCON website. There’s also an interview with Patricia Kennealy-Morrison about her new book.
Doors History: On September 15 there are a couple of events in Doors history, please see the related articles below.
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