Paul McCartney Spreads His Wings…so to speak

Paul McCartney Spreads His Wings…so to speak

A musical adaptation of the Christmas movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" is brewing and famed English West End show producer Bill Kenwright and scriptwriter Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot,” “Rocketman”) are over the moon that Paul McCartney agreed to write the music,...

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Dion Just Turned 80.

Dion Just Turned 80.

The media-sphere spent much of last week talking up the golden anniversary of the moon landing, which meant that there wasn't much of a public shout out on July18th when Dion DiMucci,  one of rock's  greatest  performers, and a superb vocalist, too, turned 80. Dion...

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In a David Bowie Frame of Mind (continued)

In a David Bowie Frame of Mind (continued)

  In JFK’s 1961 inaugural speech, when he promised "we choose to go to the moon in this decade," the oldest Boomers, depending on where they lived, were either in their last year of junior high or high school freshmen. In 1969, when the moon landing actually...

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Props for Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

Props for Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

The cultural impact of Tommy Roe’s "Dizzy" (1969) was sufficiently significant that it’s included in USA Today’s recent list of the "Absolute Best Songs in History." “Dizzy” spent 15 weeks on Billboards Hot 100 and it’s been covered over 20 times. Singer/songwriter...

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New Orleans Has Lost Two Greats, Plus,  RIP to a One-hit Wonder

New Orleans Has Lost Two Greats, Plus, RIP to a One-hit Wonder

Dave Bartholomew, a jewel in the crown of rock n’ roll’s “golden era” has died. He was there at the beginning, writing, co-writing, playing on, and producing dozens of rock's early hits: "I'm Walkin',", "Walking to New Orleans,”” Blue Monday," "Ain't That A Shame," "I...

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Hip-Hip-Hooray!  Today is the First Day of Summer  

Hip-Hip-Hooray! Today is the First Day of Summer  

Today is not only the longest day of the year, it's the official “start of Summer 2019” which is also the 50th anniversary of that most memorable “Summer of ‘69,” which included such historic events as “The Stonewall Uprising" (June), the Apollo 11 moon landing (July)...

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Happy 70th Birthday to the Awesome Lionel Richie!

Happy 70th Birthday to the Awesome Lionel Richie!

Boomer Lionel Richie was barely 30-years old, in 1976, when his group The Commodores scored early hits like "Sweet Love" and "Just To Be Close To You"--when he went solo, six years later, he was off to the races! In 1981 Richie wrote the theme song for the film...

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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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