America’s Oldies But Goodies–The Talk Show

In 1967, the Summer of Love, it was impossible to turn on the radio and NOT hear the "59th Street Bridge Song ("Feelin' Groovy)" performed by pop group Harpers Bizarre, whose lead singer, Dick Scoppettone, currently hosts a funky pod-cast called “America’s Oldies But...

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Thomas Rhett, Country-Pop Super-Star

  Remember Rod Serling narrating “The Twilight Zone?” He’d be off to the side, beckoning you with his intimate and commanding voice, prepping you for the “journey ahead…?” Now imagine him saying: Consider Thomas Rhett, winner of the gene pool lottery. A Grand...

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The Rapper & His Grandmother

  Seattle hip hop rapper superstar Macklemore, who is 34-years old, made a video of his surprise visit to his grandmother on her 100th birthday, then set it to a song called “Glorious” which is not only uplifting and fun to listen to, it’s also wise, insightful,...

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How Do You Spell Charisma? E-L-V-I-S P-R-E-S-L-E-Y

The King” passed away 40 years ago today, and, if you’re like most Boomers, you remember exactly where you were when you heard the news, and just in case you could use a reminder of just WHY you remember, it’s because Elvis Presley’s impact on 20th century culture...

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Glen Campbell: R.I.P.

Six years ago, Glen Campbell announced to the world that he had Alzheimer's disease. Four days ago, the dreaded, yet expected, news arrived.  The legendary singer had died at age 81. For  six decades Campbell defined what it meant to be a multi -talented performer:...

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The Genesis of Genius 

Last month rock fans saluted the 50th anniversary of "Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." However, the Lennon-McCartney partnership began 10 years earlier--July 1957, when 15-year old Paul McCartney, wanting to impress his new musical acquaintance, 16-year old...

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Carlos Santana at 70. Still Rockin.’ Still Working.

  Carlos Santana turned 70-years old yesterday. Let that sink in. And then note that he’s got a new album out, “Power of Peace” a collaboration with the Islely Brothers that puts a funky, soulful spin on African rhythms, PLUS he’s on tour. Carlos had just turned...

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Baby Driver: A Hip Movie & A Hit Soundtrack

"Baby Driver," one of this summer’s hottest and hippest films, rates 97% on “Rotten Tomatoes” and the soundtrack is getting enough raves that it instantly became one of the top selling albums on iTunes. The soundtrack’s songs range from oldies:  "Nowhere To Run"...

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