A-L-E-R-T. The Definitive Elvis Documentary on HBO Sat. Night

Drop everything or set up the DVR, because one of the most recognizable personalities and iconic entertainers of the 20th century, whose global impact still resonates today, is finally getting his due: “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” is, according to Priscilla Presley,...

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April Love! Pat Boone, We (Still) Love You!

Apparently, April and Sept. are the two most popular months for pop songs to sing about:  i.e. “April Showers” and Carole King's "It Might As Well Rain Until September." The ne plus ultra of them all?  “April Love” by Pat Boone.  White bucks.  White teeth.  White...

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“Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)”

Get out the peanuts and crackerjacks, baseball season began yesterday, and as its “America’s favorite pastime" listening to “Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)” will help set the mood. In 1981, singer/songwriter Terry Cashman created this love letter...

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Paul Simon’s Final Tour

Paul Simon's upcoming tour, appropriately named "Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour" is his last.   He's not "retiring," but he won't be touring anymore.  At 76-years old, Simon says that "travel and time away from my wife and family take a toll that detracts from the...

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The Perfect Song For St. Patrick’s Day Revelry

50-years ago, March 17th,1968, "The Unicorn" by folk group The Irish Rovers entered the Billboard Top 100. Written by Shel Silverstein, who also wrote "Cover Of The Rolling Stone" and "Sylvia's Mother" for Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show,  “The Unicorn” is the perfect...

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Let’s Hear It For Bon Jovi!

Yes, dear reader, Bon Jovi is having a year. Two weeks ago it was a performance on the  "Late Show With Stephen Colbert;” next week the band resumes their North American tour in Denver; and next month: induction into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, where they will be...

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And The Oscar For Best Song Goes To: A Song I’ve Never Heard

January’s Grammy’s kicked off “Awards Season,” with the biggie on Sunday night—the 90th Annual Academy Awards, which will, of course, include the Award for “Best Song” from a movie. This year’s nominees don’t have quite the punch packed by past winners, songs that...

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Let’s Hear It For The Temptations!

In 1998, NBC aired a two part mini-series on The Temptations, one of Motown’s all time greatest groups, which had, by then, made the leap from songs like "My Girl," "Get Ready," and "The Way You Do The  Things You Do" to "Cloud Nine” and "Psychedelic Shack." Even...

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