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Readers of 16 Magazine know that Gloria Stavers was an early supporter of Bob Dylan, giving him feature articles and rave record reviews. As one of the first rock photographers, Gloria's photos of Dylan in Central Park capture a significant moment as his career was taking off. One of these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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The fearless leader of one of the top groups ever to capture the loyalties of 16 Magazine readers, Paul Revere was a rock music maestro, a tenacious businessman, and a tireless touring road warrior. For the better part of the 1960s, a pivotal period in rock music, Paul Revere &... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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We're taking a trip to Dreamsville on Gloria's birthday! Post a memory of 16 Magazine or your 16 Fave here, or at "Gloria Stavers-Tribute" on Facebook, and you'll be entered in a drawing for some soop-a fab prizes! Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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The photography exhibit "Who Shot Rock and Roll" features a "who's who" of rock photographers including James Marshall, Lynn Goldsmith, Annie Liebowitz, Henry Diltz and Gloria Stavers. Gloria was not only a pop culture tastemaker, trailblazing magazine editor and writer, she also took some of rock's most iconic photos of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
"Gloria Stavers sits high above Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, if not the world. Her gig is editing a fan magazine for teenage girls. Small potatoes? Not quite. For through the mesmeric medium that is Sixteen, Gloria Euphoria is able to open and shut the portals of the Top Twenty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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Fans, friends and family of Davy Jones have contributed their favorite veggie recipes in the new cookbook "Written In Our Hearts." I'm excited that three recipes that I contributed in memory of Gloria's friendship with Davy (Morning "Gloria" Muffins, Fave Rave "16" Bean Soup, and "Glorious" Mushroom Bourguignon) are among... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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(Sorry for the mismatched paragraphs, but if I scanned the entire page(s) it would be too small to read! ~Karen) Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
(Article from The New Yorker 7/11/13) Mavis Gallant’s Double-Dealing Literary Agent Jacques Chambrun was a New York-based literary agent in the nineteen-forties and fifties with a penchant for pinstripe suits and stealing his clients’ money. One of his clients was Mavis Gallant. The diary entries excerpted in this week’s issue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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"GeeGee recommended LPs this month include: Chambers Brothers' A New Time A New Day on Columbia; Donovan's Greatest Hits on Epic; Bunky & Jakes' L.A.M.F. on Mercury (back-up musicians on this great LP include Buzz Linhart on vibes and Felix Pappalardi -- producer of Cream -- on bass); Mandrake Memorials'... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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Fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, and of the British Invasion years, are eagerly anticipating tomorrow night's premiere of "The Dave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over." The documentary is presented by PBS as part of its prestigious "Great Performances" series, and was written,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
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The music world is mourning the loss of Rock and Roll and Country Hall of Famer Phil Everly. As The Everly Brothers, Phil and his brother Don were one of the most influential groups in music history, bridging popular music of the 50s and 60s and inspiring the close harmony... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Gloria Stavers!
"GeeGee recommended LPs this month include DONOVAN's beautiful double LP The Gift From A Flower To A Garden on Epic; the CREAM's Disraeli Gears on Atco (the Cream will no longer be cutting single records -- only LPs); RICHIE HAVENS Something Else on Verve; The Lewis & Clarke Expedition on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
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Last Sunday, the Coen Brothers and T Bone Burnett organized a tribute to folk music at Town Hall in NYC, with legacy and contemporary artists from both folk and rock coming together to celebrate the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the 1960s (The Coen's new film "Inside Llewyn Davis"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
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Gloria Stavers would have been 86 years old on this day. So many of the people she wrote about and for are now iconic performers, writers, musicians, and journalists. So watch, listen, read the works of the people featured on this blog ... and give a moment of appreciation to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
"GeeGee recommended LPs this month: Virgin Islander Scott Fagan's South Atlantic Blues on Atco; Gordon Alexander's Gordon's Buster on Columbia; Albert King's Live Wire/Blues Power on Stax; A Look Inside The Asylum Choir on Smash; Bobby Paris' Cycles on Tetragrammaton; Everly Brothers' Roots on Warners; Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
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"Who is Gloria Stavers?" Brian Epstein asked as he glanced at the piece of paper I had passed across my desk to him with her name and New York phone number on it. I told him: "I'd like you to wine and dine her while you're in New York. She's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
"BURT BACHARACH, who is responsible for such hits as Blue On Blue and Don't Make Me Over, has recorded his own record, Saturday Sunshine, for Kapp Records . . . LITTLE RICHARD recorded a single of Travelin' Shoes, a great gospel standard, for Atlantic Records . . . Recommended LPs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
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"It was on the DC5's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show that Gloria Stavers turned up, pen in hand, 1,000-watt charm turned on. (Dave Clark) 'It was after that first Sullivan appearance that 16 came on the scene. That's when we got the full import of how powerful the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
"My very fave group, gospel singers called THE STAPLES, have just signed with Epic Records. Can't wait till their first recording is released ... Here is a partial list (there are just too many LPs to mention them all) of the best buys in long-playing albums for this month: Jackie... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
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To honor Ray Manzarek after his passing on May 20, The Warner Music Group placed a full page ad in Billboard Magazine. The entire page is too large for me to scan, but it is this photo with REMEMBERING RAY above it and RAY MANZAREK 1939 - 2013 below it.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
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In the June 1971 issue of Crawdaddy, Lillian Roxon put forth her belief that many of the men and women who wrote about rock stars had more charisma than their subjects. The author of 1969's "Lillian Roxon's Rock Encyclopedia" rhapsodized about the "white light" generated by her colleagues Danny Fields,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!
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April 1964 was a milestone for Gloria and 16 Magazine. Although she had been given editorial control of the magazine in 1957 (little more than a year after she was hired as clerical help by owner Jacques Chambrun,) Gloria finally ascended on 16's masthead to Editor-in-Chief in this issue. No... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at Gloria Stavers!