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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Love Traditional Country? You’ll Love This.

  Life is good these days for Country traditionalist Chris Stapleton—he’s earned a rare “Album Trifecta” meaning he’s got the #1, #2, and #3 slots on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, the first time that’s happened since Garth Brooks in 1992, and prior to...

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Justin Timberlake Returns To Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Sunday is former bad-boy but now settled-down Justin Timberlake’s first appearance on the Super Bowl half-time stage since the infamous 2004 nipple- gate/Janet Jackson incident, and it’s timed with today’s release of his new album, "Man Of The Woods."  Produced by...

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All Hail the Grammys: 60-years Old on Sunday.

  In the Spring of ’59, when first wave Boomers were in junior high, the music industry gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the first Grammy awards, honoring the songs and artists of 1958. “Record” And “Song Of The Year” went to  "Nel Blue Del Pinto Del...

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Bob Seger Pays Tribute To Glenn Frey

More than 50-years ago, Bob Seger met, bonded and began a lifelong personal friendship and professional collaboration* with fellow Detroiter and Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who died two years ago yesterday. Seger’s 18th album, “I Knew You When” (released in...

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A Medley of Hits by Artists Who Died in 2017

Nashville was freezing on New Years Eve, but that’d didn’t prevent Keith Urban from entertaining 100,000 party revelers for"Music City Midnight." One highlight was this 9+ minute medley of hits from music icons who died in 2017—all formats were honored, beginning with...

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David Bowie’s BBC Documentary To Air On HBO

This Monday (1/8) HBO airs “David Bowie: The Last Five Years," a documentary that premiered last month on the BBC. The Channel’s showing coincides with Bowie's birthday--he’d be 71-years old. The film spotlights Bowie’s last two albums, "The Next Day" and "Blackstar,"...

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It’s Christmas–Time For “Jingle Bell Rock”

1957 was a big year for the late Bobby Helms. "My Special Angel" became the 24-year old singer's first #1 hit, and then, just months later, he recorded the now iconic, timeless, holiday classic "Jingle Bell Rock."  (At the time, it was popular, but never reached #1.)...

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“The Gambler” Says “Time To Fold ‘Em”

  Kenny Rogers is retiring. Everybody knows “The Gambler,” (1978) which was huge worldwide and almost everybody knows "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" or "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was in)” by The First Edition, but most people don’t...

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