Category Archives: Nicky Hopkins

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows just a small selection of wonderful books we have talked about at Life Elsewhere. If you overlooked any of them. we encourage you to pop into your local independent bookstore and search them out. While you are there, help us a little and mention you heard about the book on Life Elsewhere.
*Confucius wrote our headline.

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Memories Of Wes & Nicky

On August 30, 2015, Wes Craven died of brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 76 years old. Craven, a prolific film director, writer and producer was best known for his work on horror movies. His noted films include, A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, the Scream seriesThe Hills Have EyesLast House On The Left, Red EyeMy Soul To Take and The Serpent and the Rainbow. To help us remember the master of horror, frequent Life Elsewhere contributor, film and media critic, Bob Ross joins the program.

Nicky Hopkins, the famed keyboard player, would have turned 71 on September 6th. Sadly, he died way too young at age 50, in 1994. Hopkin’ssession work is legendary, performing with a wide variety of famous bands, including the Rolling StonesLed ZeppelinThe WhoThe Pretty ThingsThe KinksThe MoveNew Riders of the Purple SageQuicksilver Messenger Service…the list goes on and on. He was plagued by illness from an early age, and suffered from Crohn’s disease, while still in his teens. His poor health and ongoing surgery made it difficult for him to tour. This resulted in him working primarily as a studio player for most of his career. Yet his superb skill on the keyboards cast him as one of the most important session musicians in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Julian Dawson, author of And on Piano …Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock’s Greatest Session Manwill share his recollections and stories from his definitive book on Hopkins.

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