20th August 06:01
From the guy who coined the term "heavy metal"
I'm Mike Jahn, the first rock critic of "The New York Times" and whose
syndicated column of reviews and interviews with all top rockers of
the late sixties and early seventies was syndicated to newspapers in
just about every city in America.
I knew most of the top rockers of the time, including all the legends
who died. Among other things, I put Jim Morrison on the floor by
shaking his hand too hard (he claimed that I broke it, even though I
don't have one of those turbo handshakes). I had a beer with Jimi
Hendrix in a seedy, second-floor Chinese restaurant in Greenwich
Village. And John Lennon accused me of conspiring with the CIA to get
him thrown out of the country (for revealing that he was recording an
album in New York in 1972 when he only had a vistor's visa).
I'm also the guy who coined the term "heavy metal" The next story I
post will be about that
Feel to drop in on my non-profit site, TALES OF THE ANCIENT ROCKER, in
which I write about these things and many more, including newspaper
clips that haven't been seen in three decades. I'm updating it often
and, like I said, I'm not trying to make money off of this so it's
very honest and open. I'd like feedback too, including your own
Hope to see you there