Stories by Ed Turner

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Music by Turner: Documentary tells tale behind music

I bet you heard Hal Blaine play some of your favorite songs in the last few days. Don Randi too. Let's not leave out Carol Kaye, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, or Plas Johnson either.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Music by Turner: Here's your chance to see, hear legend - Elton John

Elton John's March 10 date in Augusta begins at 8 p.m. Surprisingly, tickets are still available and are $39, $79 and $139 from georgialinatix.com.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Music by Turner: These dreams are for Heart

The year was 1976. In those all-analog, pre-digital days of music, radio stations would receive dozens of new records most every day.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Music by Turner: Symphony to pay tribute to King, Wonder, Joel, more

One cannot imagine a better Valentine's date than attending "A Tribute to Carole King and the Great Keyboard Rockers," part of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta Pops! series.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Music by Turner: Local concert calendar is full of hits

Here they come … to Augusta! As a 40-year veteran of the local concert scene, I have never seen such a flurry of great musical acts coming to our area.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Music by Turner: Time teaches us to be appreciative

It's a new year, and the change of just one digit always makes me reflect and appreciate those who taught, mentored, coached, and encouraged me through the years.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Music by Turner: 40 years ago, listeners tuned in to 'Mad Music Asylum'

Forty very long years ago I was asked by a buddy of mine if I would like to do a "free-form style" radio show.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Music by Turner: Dash away all to buy these great box sets

Here are nine marvelous box sets and reissues that would make anyone who's an ardent music fan very happy on Dec. 25. Sure, some are a bit pricey but remember - it's Christmas!
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Music by Turner: Wrap up year with musical gifts

As we enter the final days of 2014, there are still plenty of terrific shows scheduled locally and regionally. Let's take a quick peek at ones that will be sure to warm your musical bones as the ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Music by Turner: 'Inside Your Eyes' work of local talents

As a musician and a columnist, I never cease to be amazed at just how much astounding talent there is in our part of the world. You can now add Aiken's Lauren Meccia. Her new album, "Inside Your ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Music by Turner: Now we'll rush home to memories

As a fifth-grader in 1965 at William Robinson Elementary, I (as well as most of my friends) had stopped hanging around the school after the final bell rang in order to get home as quickly as ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Music by Turner: Vannelli to make local stop

Gino Vannelli, best known for hits such as "Living Inside Myself," "People Gotta Move," and the Grammy-nominated "I Just Wanna Stop," is performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Columbia ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Music by Turner: War within doesn't hurt tunes

"Why Can't We Be Friends?" No, its not just the name of the great top-10 smash from 1975 from the legendary group War. The song's title also is a very appropriate description of the current status ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Music by Turner: Ninth month brings nine concerts you want to catch

In honor of September, let's take a quick peek at nine of the more interesting shows set for this month in Augusta, Atlanta and Columbia.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Music by Turner: Band is humbled by stage presence of Sharon Jones

A few weeks ago, I was munching on my popcorn, waiting for the Augusta premiere of the James Brown biopic "Get on Up" to begin when a voice whispered in my ear ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Music by Turner: Expect Beach Boys to bring fun, fun, fun for audience

It's "Surf's Up" for the first time in Augusta in over 30 years as the legendary Beach Boys visit Bell Auditorium on Sunday, July 13.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Music by Turner: July concert calendar rocks

From Lionel Richie to Yes, concert offerings make for great summer.
By Ed Turner

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Music by Turner: Led Zeppelin album reissues worth a 'Whole Lotta Love'

Oh, the humanity! The first three Led Zeppelin albums have just been reissued and the results will leave you amazingly dazed but certainly not confused.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Music by Turner: Music will outlast current performers

Gene Simmons, one of the founding members of KISS, said recently that he envisioned a day when "the band would perform concerts with no original members after he and Paul Stanley retire."
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Music by Turner: Not all shows cancel or cost too much

I cannot imagine that there is anything more upsetting and traumatic to a concert promoter than to have an act cancel a show.
By Ed Turner
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