Bruce Hackett is a seasoned writer with an insane passion for rock music.  Born in the ’50s, raised on ’60s and ’70s classic rock, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of much of the music from that era and into the ’80s.  He was a reviewer of hundreds of concerts and albums for newspapers in his native Northeast Ohio.  He currently resides in Santa Monica, California.




  1. Patti Powers · February 7, 2015

    Bruce, this is great! I’m so going to look forward to reading your posts. Good stuff, Hack. ❤


  2. Cado · February 21, 2015

    Well done Bruce!


  3. Sally · March 9, 2015

    Bruceikins! Love it! : )


  4. Debra Young Krizman · January 3, 2017

    Love this blog!


    • brucehhackett · January 3, 2017

      Many thanks, Debra! Feel free to offer any suggestions for future topics, bands/artists you’d like to see profiled, or any improvements I could make to the blog in general.


  5. Peter Millrose · January 8, 2022

    Mr. Hackett,

    Nice blog, however, your comment about the lyric to THIS GIRL IS A WOMAN NOW is ill-informed. My father was the late Victor Millrose (composer) and he made it clear to me that there was nothing “creepy” about this lyric as it was about a child’s parents hedging that their daughter had lost her virginity…and they were right. It’s funny how often I read a man’s take on this lyric as creepy and a woman’s take on it as beautiful. We hear what we hear.


    Peter Millrose


    • brucehhackett · January 9, 2022

      Thanks for writing, Peter. Glad to get another point of view, in this case from an “insider” who knows more about the songwriter’s intent. But you’re right — songs are always open to interpretation, and we hear what we hear…


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