We interview L.E. Kalikow, author of Sex, No Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Memoirs of a Music Junkie. He’s had an amazing life as a recording artist, performer, and entrepreneur. His book is about a horny little guy trying to make it in the music industry during the 60’s and 70’s.
Coming to you this time from the Billboard Archives Library
Thousands of musicians never quite caught the golden ring but Mr. Kalikow came close opening for top acts like Van Morrison, Richie Havens, Phil Oaks, and Buffy Saint Marie at Greenwich Village coffee houses. When the music industry started to change he changed course and went into business.
“The Baby Boomer generation went through the same growth process as the music itself. Right after WWII, the country was innocent and everything was black and white. As we became teenagers and rebellious, so did the country. As we became cynical, the country got cynical. (Nixon, Watergate, etc.) The music was affected by the times.”
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