“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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Take a Break.  Listen to “Cathy’s Clown” 

Take a Break.  Listen to “Cathy’s Clown” 

60-years ago this week, "Cathy's Clown," by the Everly Brothers, was the  #1 song on Top 40 radio.  First wave Boomers (Zoomers) would be entering 9th grade in the Fall. "Cathy's Clown" was the Everly Brothers biggest hit:  #1 for 5-weeks and selling upwards of 8...

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Bob Seger Just Turned 75-Years Old

Bob Seger Just Turned 75-Years Old

Last November, after 56 years of touring, Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet band put a wrap on it. Seger turned 75 y/o May 6th --we Boomers remember his hard driving, high testosterone heartland rock and roll, softened with a poet’s insight; his gentle, often tender...

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Today is Ricky Nelson’s 80th Birthday

Today is Ricky Nelson’s 80th Birthday

"Father Knows Best," "Leave It to Beaver," "My Three Sons" -- these TV shows were iconic but the show that holds the record (14 seasons) for the  longest running live sitcom of all time is "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" which was also the launching pad for...

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