Obviously it has been a while since my last post and I wanted to explain why there hasn't been much activity on my blog.

For the last several months I have been conducting extensive research into the roughly three-year period beginning immediately after the release of No Other (September 1974) extending to Gene's eventual hooking up with Roger McGuinn in late 1977.

In this time I have interviewed:

Byron Berline
Al Perkins
Rick Clark
Duke Bardwell (from the Silverados)
Jim Fielder (bass player on Two Sides To Every Story)
Gerry McGee (guitar on Two Sides To Every Story)
David Campbell (arranger)
Peter Oliva (bassist, Mendocino Rhythm Section & KC Southern Band)

True Clarkophiles can probably figure out the rest...
More to come.


Anonymous said…
You might want to check out my "memoir" on Whin's Facebook page (Gene Clark Symposium)--I describe two concerts I saw Gene perform in Mendocino, on in late f1975, the other about ten months later. I'm interested in knowing the make-up of the Mendocino Rhythm Section (aka Method)that played in the 1976 concert I saw. Good luck, and keep writing about Gene. Brian Nash.
The Clarkophile said…
Hi Brian,
Yes, I've read your piece. Very evocative of the times. May I quote you in mine?
Cat said…
Can't wait to read about it all!!
lost_jewels said…
It look very interesting to me as well. Thanks for you're doings. If possible I would very much like clicks to where to buy you're publications and of course you're post here.
lost_jewels said…
Like this very much. Thank you Tom. Please feel free to give a click on you're publications so I can buy them. Already excited about you're post in this blog. Keep up The lovely work.
Rufus said…
Tom, that is outstanding news. I can't wait to read this. Any idea when you will be posting this?
The Clarkophile said…
Thanks for the encouraging words, everyone.

This piece will not be published on my blog, but in a magazine coming soon. I'll post details once everything's in place.
Lesley said…
Very excited about this! I have always wondered what Gene was up to during those "lost years". Looks like it will be a fascinating read!
The Clarkophile said…
Hi Lesley,
Thanks for the comments!
The article won't be appearing on my blog, but will be published in the forthcoming issue of Shindig, available in August.
Anonymous said…
look forward to the shindig,i remember checking the music papers regularly following no other's release and info was so sparse,i do remember a bit saying that there would be a recording with the silverados but not much else
The Clarkophile said…
I'm very please with how the article turned out, although, because of space limitations, I couldn't go into as much of the post-Two Sides era as much as I would have liked (KC Southern Band, trip to Europe, etc).
Anyway, it'll be out in a couple of weeks now. I hope you enjoy it.
ge said…
OT, but a kick may be got by readers here of this atypical cover: http://holycontour.bandcamp.com/track/the-mountain-god-clark-son
daragho said…
Hi Tom,
Really looking forward to the Shindig article, I really enjoyed the cover story you did in the same mag a couple of years ago.
Will you be able to post here the additional material you couldn't fit in?