Jackie Wilson Just Got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jackie Wilson Just Got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jackie "Mr.Excitement" Wilson got a well-deserved and long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame two days ago (9/4). Sadly, Wilson's widow, Harlean Harris Wilson, who had planned to attend the tribute, passed away less than two weeks ago.  She had been looking...

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due:  Rodney Crowell!

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Rodney Crowell!

This has been a big month for singer/songwriter/producer Rodney Crowell. On Aug. 10th he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame. On August 15th he released "Texas," his newest album, featuring an "all star cast:"  Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann...

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Calling All Motown Fans!

Calling All Motown Fans!

Tomorrow night Showtime airs  the documentary "Hitsville: The Making Of Motown" (9 ET/PT) with never-before-seen behind the scenes footage, plus interviews with Berry Gordy and the Motown stars. This is a definite  DVR alert for Motown fans-- which likely includes...

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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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