Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

Metal Lives! Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

In 1969, Led Zeppelin crash landed into the music scene with a new and groundbreaking sound: Robert Plant's stunning vocals, the brilliant Jimmy Page on guitar, bass and keyboard master John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham --who placed #1 on  Rolling Stone...

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Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

The Trailer to “Rocketman,” the Elton John Bio-Pic

Fellow Boomers, are we in for a rock star "bio-pic" every year until we all die off, sometime around 2050 or so? Last year's paean to rock n' roll, "Bohemian Rhapsody," had it all:  an Oscar winning song, box office boffo, great performances by the stars. Maybe...

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Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

Doris Day Had All The Goods

Doris Day was  always "there" in Boomerville, USA. Not disrupting the status quo, like an Elvis Presley or a Marilyn Monroe..but a decades long, constant presence, just the same. Top 40 radio played her hits alongside those of Ricky Nelson, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent....

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Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

A Traditional Mother’s Day Song with Philly-Style Soul

Could there be a a more  traditional  Mother's Day song than the adoring "I"ll Always Love My Mama," with lines and verses like this… I'll always love my mama She's my favorite girl You only get one, you only get one, yeah I'll always love my mama She brought me in...

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Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

Tommy James Deserves Our Love and Respect

How about a shout out for under-rated Tommy James whose unique sound and point of view (aided by The Shondells) is embedded in Boomers brains? "Hanky Panky"  (One of the biggest hits of 1966)  "I Think We're Alone Now" "Crystal Blue Persuasion" "Crimson & Clover" ...

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Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

“Son of a Gun, We’ll Have Big Fun, on the Bayou”   

The 50th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began yesterday and runs through next weekend, a standout event in a city that revels in its musical heritage, having created and contributed to American music that's played and listened to all over the world. The...

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Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

Hittsville USA:  A TV Tribute To Berry Gordy

Sunday night at 8 PM,  ET/PT, CBS will air a tribute to soon-to-be 90-years old Berry Gordy. The show was taped at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this year. Co-hosted by Smokey Robinson, the show features performances by Motown legends Stevie Wonder,...

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Metal Lives!  Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

RIP Dick Dale, Plus Tomorrow is “Record Store Day”

  Fingers flying in scorching style as he played his left handed Fender guitar, musical trail blazer, the "King of the Surf Guitar," Dick Dale, passed away last month (3/16) at age 81. Dale practically invented surf music, paving the way for the early 60's "Surf...

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