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July 15, 2019

Of all the artists I’ve worked with Doug Sahm is one of the most memorable, he was a crazy character filled with music.  His close friends included Bob Dylan, who has said that Doug had one of his favorite bands. I usually called him, ‘Sir Doug,’ a moniker put on him b...

The song would be much bigger for The Pointer Singers than The Boss, one critic wrote: " Springsteen has created a song that might well have been done by the Ronettes in the '60s, and the Pointers inherit and develop the legacy nicely.

I was being extra careful around her because her husband was an exec at the Label and I was in a minefield. Long story short, I threw a well attended Cocktail Party before her first show at the hotel and the week went fine.

Buddy Knox enjoyed a long career, outliving other Texans Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, and a very supportive fan-base. He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame as a pioneer of that Musical Form and "Party Doll" was voted one of The Rock and Roll Hall o...

It being the 80's different people had different theories of what he was singing about, the easy one was Animal Rights, and the weirder one was that it was a tribute to Stanley Milgram's experiments in his book "Obedience to Authority."

MEMPHIS is a song about a guy calling "Long Distance Information" (if you don't know ask someone older) and asking to contact a girl "On the Southside, high upon a ridge, just a half a mile from the Mississippi Bridge."

Then in 1984 at the peak of his success, Cross got gob-smacked by a new phenomena known as MTV that took over control of the Charts.

WALK DON'T RUN, was The Ventures first release, and skyrocketed up to #2 on the Hot 100 Chart, but was kept from the Top Spot by Elvis and "It's Now Or Never," but they still sold over a Million Discs and went Solid Gold.The song was so loved that The...

Murray's kibitzing prompted Brian to fire his Father as Manager, he later explained, "We love the family thing – y'know: three brothers, a cousin and a friend is a really beautiful way to have a [Rock] Group – but the extra generation can become a hang-up....

TDR-Classic Artist and Song: BLONDIE and HEART OF GLASS. It must have been around 1978 that I was working Radio in St. Louis with our Distributor's two hot-shot Promo Guys: Greg Hagglund and Charlie Scott. (Going around with the local guys paid off in many ways, for on...

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