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Ivor Levene

Writer, Photographer, Music Junkie

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I've been into music in one way or another for most of my life. I love to interview musicians, write about music, and read about music. When it comes to writing my credo is "Be nice, be honest, and be interesting. If you stick to this, everything will always work out". When I write, I write with a purose, to inform and entertain. My articles have appeared in Relix.com, Goldmine Magazine, Rock Cellar Magazine, JoniMitchell.com, EastCoastRocker.com and The Los Angeles Beat. I'm going to enjoy every single minute of what I do!

Portfolio
Bass Musician Magazine, The Face of Bass
12/11/2017
Brian Wilson - Take 3

Brian Wilson - Take 3 The interview was conducted in the midst of his "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour", a grueling sojourn around the world that began in 2016, was extended through October of this year, and is slated to continue on in 2018 due to popular demand.

Goldmine Magazine
03/31/2018
10 Albums That Changed My Life: Tony Franklin - Goldmine Magazine

Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the '80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin's life built the backbone of his nickname, "The Fretless Monster."

The LA Beat
05/11/2016
Led Zeppelin In Court (Again) In Los Angeles

Attorneys for Led Zeppelin were supposed to have battled this case out in a courtroom in downtown Los Angeles this week, but the case has been given a continuance. What is at stake here is the reputation of one of the biggest names in rock music.

The LA Beat
06/23/2016
Lawyers In Led Zeppelin Case "Ramble On" In Stairway To Heaven Trial

It's 6:50am on a hot Los Angeles morning outside of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse, and I'm standing in line with twenty or so of my brethren from the media. Writers mostly, law students, and the occasional Led Zeppelin fan.

The LA Beat
07/29/2015
Let's Rock This Joint! The Mick Rock Interview At The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Were the earth to suddenly start spitting out creative geniuses in the world of music photography, surely they would materialize at the Morrison Hotel Gallery. The works of some of the most seminal photographers in the annals of music photography have either passed through these doors, or will be someday.

The LA Beat
09/14/2015
Behind The Lens with Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz

Baseball fans have Cooperstown, dog lovers have the Westminster show, and the religious have their mecca. If you are a photographer and a music junkie like me, you have The Morrison Hotel Gallery. For the uninformed, the Morrison Hotel is the tiny perfect gallery, nestled in the cool comfort of the Sunset Marquis hotel, just off the Sunset Strip.

The LA Beat
11/07/2015
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This - Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you're walking down a long hallway with many doors, and you stop and open each door one by one, and there are strangers behind each door? Now replace the strangers with rock stars. That's what the rehearsals for Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp are like.

East Coast Rocker
06/05/2016
Keith Levene, Founder of The Clash and PIL, Talks

Interview © 2016 IVOR LEVENE, Photos © MELANIE SMITH I recently sat down for a long discussion of happenings past and present with the founder of The Clash and Public Image Ltd., Keith Levene. Unless you're more than a casual fan of the aforementioned bands, Keith is not going to be a familiar figure to you.

California Rocker
06/09/2016
The Clash Founder Keith Levene Talks Joe Strummer, Punk Rock

Keith Levene Part 2 - Interview © 2016 IVOR LEVENE, Photos © MELANIE SMITH I recently sat down for a long discussion of happenings past and present with the founder of The Clash and Public Image Ltd., Keith Levene. (Part One is posted on EastCoastRocker.com . This is Part Two).

Relix
07/30/2016
Rearview Mirror: Burton Cummings Reflects on The Guess Who

Rearview Mirror: Burton Cummings Reflects on The Guess Who Every country has its own seminal band or artist that everyone can look to, lift up, and point to as that which represents their particular nation. Britain has The Beatles and The Stones, the U.S.A. has Elvis and Sinatra, and Canada has The Guess Who.

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