Benny Mardones:  Three-Hit Wonder

Benny Mardones:  Three-Hit Wonder

You probably won't recognize his name--Benny Mardones--however, you probably will recognize the best selling song he penned 40 years ago--"Into The Night"...it has  such a captivating melody that it charted on the "Billboard Hot 100"  three different times:  first in...

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Dion’s Still Got It

Dion’s Still Got It

Tomorrow is the legendary Dion DiMucci's 81st birthday. He was only 19 y/o, in 1958,  when the now classic  "I Wonder Why"  became an instant sensation. ... ...and he's still performing--last month he released "Dion Blues With Friends" --the friends being Bruce...

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Happy (70th) Birthday, Huey Lewis

Happy (70th) Birthday, Huey Lewis

Happy (70th) birthday, Huey Lewis, singer/actor/golfer/performer extraordinaire and all-around Mr. Nice Guy. Lewis was only 21 y/o, in 1971, when he hooked up with the band Clover; fast forward 11 years, the band renamed themselves Huey Lewis & The News and had a...

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“A Capitol Fourth” Tomorrow Night

“A Capitol Fourth” Tomorrow Night

Yes, the world and the nation continue to grapple with Covid-19, but the 40th annual "A Capitol Fourth" will broadcast anyway, tomorrow, without a live audience; it's on PBS at 8P-Eastern. Performers include John Fogerty, The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Country stars...

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Summertime, 50 Years Ago…

Summertime, 50 Years Ago…

Sunday, Father's Day, is officially the first day of summer, and, for sure, it's not going to be like any summer any of us have ever had before. Fifty years ago, "In the Summertime," by Mungo Jerry, was the #1 song in the U.K.; over here, the top slot was "The Long...

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A Grab-bag of Songs:  Some Old, Some New, & Some Surprises!

A Grab-bag of Songs: Some Old, Some New, & Some Surprises!

Got a jones for some 60s-70s tunes, maybe the Beach Boys or the Turtles? Enter Jason Brewer and The Explorers Club, a Nashville based band of rotating members that’s releasing two albums today. The first, Boomer-friendly “To Sing and Be Born Again,” covers some...

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