40 Years of MTV:  Co-founder Les Garland Remembers

40 Years of MTV: Co-founder Les Garland Remembers

This Sunday, August 1st, marks 40 years since the debut of ground breaking Music Television  (MTV). In this Boomer Music Update exclusive, the co-founder of the channel, its former Senior Executive VP of Programming, Les Garland, shares his memories. Like golf, I...

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We Remember:  Sanford Clark

We Remember: Sanford Clark

Sanford Clark isn't as well known as his early rock n' roll and rockabilly peers, even though "The Fool" (1956), his biggest hit, charted on three formats:  pop, R&B, and Country,  and has had numerous covers, including one by Elvis Presley. Clark died earlier...

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This Summer’s “Must See” Music Movie

This Summer’s “Must See” Music Movie

The 1969 "Woodstock" concert is legendary, but The Harlem Cultural Festival (sometimes known as the “Black Woodstock”), a series of music concerts staged that same summer, is not, despite the star line-up and its lofty intent: to celebrate African American music and...

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Country Music Goes to the Movies

Country Music Goes to the Movies

The soundtrack to Netflix's new action flick, "The Ice Road," is packed with Country music, some new, some classic: Starring Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne, the background songs include relatively current hits--  "Hurricane" by Luke Combs, a  Brantley Gilbert...

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