American Music Awards To Honor Diana Ross

It's awards month in the music world. A week and a half ago the spotlight shined on Nashville and the Country Music Awards but on Sunday attention turns to Los Angeles and the 2017 American Music Awards, with highlight performances by Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato and...

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Lyrics As Good As Those From The 70’s

Sam Smith’s “Pray” I’m young and I’m foolish, I’ve made bad decisions I block out the news, turn my back on religion Don’t have no degree, I’m somewhat naïve I’ve made it this far on my own But lately, that shit ain’t been getting me higher I lift up my head and world...

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Paying The Proper Respect: Fats Domino

 Fats Domino had a long life and nearly as long a career, having recorded his first hit almost 70 years ago, 1949's "The Fat Man"--  the earliest Boomers were only three years old. By the  the mid-50's everybody, certainly in the USA, knew him -- he performed...

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Long Live Lynyrd Skynyrd

  Forty years ago today three Lynyrd Skynyrd band members* died in a plane crash—and –yet--the band lives on. "Sweet Home Alabama" is still a mainstay on classic rock radio stations and play-lists, worldwide.  Kid Rock “reinvented” it in 2008 on his hit "All...

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What! Sammy Hagar is 70? Let’s Rock!

  He's been rockin' us for 40+ years, and we love him for it  and today Sammy Hagar, aka "The Red Rocker," turns 70-years old. From his early days in the 70s with the band Montrose to joining Van Halen in the 80's and then a solo career that generated his biggest...

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Dave Sholin’s Tribute To Tom Petty

On February 9th, 1964 The Beatles appeared for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show, an event that was transformative for millions of young music fans. One of those watching, on that Sunday night, was a then 13-year old Tom Petty, who, at that moment, discovered his...

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Shania Twain Is Back

Shania Twain has released her first new album in 15 years, and the first single, "Life's About To Get Good," is a kiss-and-tell song in the Taylor Swift style; the follow-up single "Swingin' With My Eyes Closed" is also touchy-feely and personal, and both make a clear...

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Steely Dan Fans, This Is For You

Last month, after the death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, surviving partner Donald Fagen stated that he intended “to keep the music we created alive as long as I can,” and to honor that commitment, he’s announced an eight city Steely Dan tour beginning in...

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