Introduction to “Tell It Like It Was”

Excitations and good vibrations about the music of the ’60s

Neal Umphred
Jan 1, 2019 · 8 min read
Photograph of Buzz Aldrin by Neil Armstrong for NASA. (Photo: public domain.)

TELL IT LIKE IT WAS is a publication about the music and records of the not-too-distant past. It focuses on the rock & roll, soul, and related pop music of the ’60s. That was the time when the true classics of these genres were conceived, composed, and recorded — years before the term classic rock was…