Only Rock and Roll
i was moved to see Otis Blackwell’s children at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies last night. In fact, I thin it was the part of the ceremony where the songwriter’s were honored that had the biggest impact on me.
Of course, I always love to see Peter Wolf, anywhere, because he radiates love for the music. He reminds me of Joe Strummer, in that there could be no doubt that they both were truly *taken* by rock and roll, r&b, reggae, whatever it was – they were bodily, spiritually, chemically hooked.
Otis Blackwell wrote “All Shook Up”, “Return to Sender”, “Great Balls of Fire”, “Breathless”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Hey Little Girl”, “Fever”, “Daddy Rollin’ Stone” and many more.
Elie Greenwich, who passed away recently, was also inducted, by her sister; there’s a really informativeinerview with Greenwich here.