Bruce Handy


Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.

The Real Story Behind Herb Alpert's Iconic 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights' Album Cover, 50 Years Later

As Herb Alpert remembers it, he was in a recording studio one day in 1965 when the art director for A&M, the label Alpert co-owned, showed him the photograph that would eventually grace one of the most memorable LP covers of all time. “My first reaction was, Holy shit, man. Too racy,” Alpert says. “Obviously now it would hardly register, but at the time I thought, Wow, that’s a little much. And I didn’t know, quite frankly, whether it reflected the album -- the music I was doing at the time. But we decided to go with it. Obviously that was fortuitous.”
Yoko Ono of the Plastic Ono Band

Yoko Ono Talks Modern Sky Festival, the Future of Plastic Ono Band & Archival Beatles Plans

Should Hurricane Joaquin skip New York City this weekend, another force of nature will perform in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on Sunday. Artist and performer Yoko Ono and the latest iteration of Plastic Ono Band -- a loose collective that she formed in 1969 with her late husband John Lennon and revived in 2009 after a 35-year hiatus -- will headline the Modern Sky Festival.
Film Score Composer Howard Shore

'Lord of the Rings' Composer Howard Shore Talks Hobbits, His Start on 'SNL' and Working With Martin Scorsese

Whatever you think of director Peter Jackson’s decision to pump up J.R.R. Tolkien’s table-setting novel 'The Hobbit' into three films to rival the more naturally epic 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, the indisputably good news is that when the final installment, 'The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies,' is released this December, we will have several hours more of composer Howard Shore’s Middle Earth music to enjoy.