As one of the most respected journalists covering pop culture during the ’60s thru the ‘00s, Carl Arrington has assembled a rare series of interviews with a who’s who of the biggest names in music and film, along with esteemed authors of the day.
As music editor for People Magazine and stints at the NY Post and Detroit Free Press, Arrington has spent hundreds of hours talking to the most major influential talents of the era including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bob Seger, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Carrie Fisher, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Patti Smith, Nora Ephron and scores of others – often at crucial moments in the course of their iconic careers. His interview with Tina Turner was featured in the recent award-winning HBO documentary “TINA!”
This unique collection of original audio tapes, the CARL ARRINGTON ARCHIVE, eloquently captures the voices of artists in their own words, revealing their most intimate thoughts and dreams as they sat down for lengthy conversations with Arrington, who had a gift for creating a safe haven for them to share what was going on in their hearts and minds.
As a freelance writer for Time Magazine and Rolling Stone as well as a rock critic and editor for the legendary Circus Magazine, cultural commentator for CBS Radio and People Magazine and a movie reviewer, Arrington’s encyclopedic knowledge and talent allowed him to chronicle what many consider a peak time in the world of entertainment and offer a truly authentic glimpse into the lives of these legendary artists.