A Romantic Song to Start Your Weekend…

Before you automatically disregard “Here Tonight” just because it’s Country, be aware that it’s not very corny, and it isn’t at all “Bro-Country,” rather, it’s uplifting and up-tempo with a positive and energizing chorus and melody, and the lyrics and overall...

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Today is Record Store Day!

Today is  one of the two days of the year set aside to give your local independently owned record store some extra love. In fact, this is the 10th anniversary of the very first "Record Store Day"-- when a number of exclusive and limited-run releases go up for sale....

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New Roy Orbison Album Released Today! Be There or Be Square!

How can it happen that there's a "new" Roy Orbison record when he's been dead for almost 30-years? (Dec. 6th, 1988.) It can happen happen thanks to brilliant production and advanced technology. "Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra"...

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The Rock-Star, The Girl and the “Pink Cadillac”

Many (most?) Boomers started driving when we were 16, an experience that many (most?) of today's 16-year olds do not share. And that's a crying shame, because if today's teens aren't driving around listening to rock n' roll on the radio, in real time (IRT), than they...

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Shout Out to Lulu on Her 70th Birthday

Billboard named "To Sir With Love" 1967's number one song of the year (51 years ago). It was sung by Scottish singer/songwriter Lulu, and tomorrow she turns 70-years old. By the time she was in her teens, Lulu's group, The Luvvers, had hit it it big in the UK; when...

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Hahaha it’s Halloween. The 50s Were a Scream.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett’s 1962 classic "Monster Mash" hogs all the Halloween airtime, but John Zacherle, named by Dick Clark as "The Cool Ghoul", had a top ten hit four years before that: “Dinner with Drac,” also a novelty song, which clearly influenced “Monster Mash.”...

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Tower of Power. Need We Say More?

  Tower Of Power founder and sax player Emilio Castillo is a full-fledged Boomer (he’s 67), but in a recent interview, he said "I tell people it's like I'm an 18-year old in my brain. Music keeps you young heart, and it's been a great ride.” That ride continues--...

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