Don Zerilli Mooradian

Category Archives: 1960s music

Leonard Cohen Sings Himself to Sleep

I have spent many a night with Leonard Cohen—not just listening to his music but seemingly with him in the very same room as his somnolent voice drifted in from … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Don Draper is the Devil

Donald Draper is the devil. He used hippies to sell Coke and, I suspect, would eventually be responsible for plastering diamond-studded peace symbols on expensive handbags. It’s all in a … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Norwegian Wood Offered New Sound to Young Western Ears

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of Beatle John, died April 1, 2015. They were married from 1962 until 1968 with one son, Julian. Cynthia was the wife referred to when “SORRY … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Laura Nyro was her own genre

There was madness to Laura Nyro’s music. Some songs tip-toed gently as fairy’s feet on flower petals; others stomped like a ghetto gang charging down an alley—and any one of … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment