July 22, 2016

Scott found a Fun Memory Video this morning, none other than JEANNIE C. RILEY'S Megahit: HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. I cannot tell you how big a hit this was, in fact it was the first and only song for many years to make #1 on both the Pop and Country Charts.

It was written by...

June 29, 2016

But one thing was bothering me, the last opening act was on and no Johnny Cash, I pointed this out to Rose and she told one of their people to go out to the truck and wake up J.R.

June 24, 2016

Probably one of the most controversial songs in the Rock Genre, was done by a Seattle Band named: THE KINGSMEN. It was rumored that a dirty word was in there, and investigations were held with officials trying to cut through the muddy mix to hear it.


It was very much a...

June 16, 2016

I think every once in a while it's good to remember JOHN LENNON and his masterpiece: IMAGINE. This clip is from 1975 in what's purported to be his last live appearance, but the message in this song is needed more today then ever. His candle was snuffed out, but his sou...

May 16, 2016

1968 and Psychedelics were filtering into Top 40 music, and the Bands had names like MOBY GRAPE, VANILLA FUDGE and this one: THE LEMON PIPERS. I wanna say that it was a jock in Santa Barbara that discovered this group and handled them, but I'm not sure. One way or anot...

May 4, 2016

PAPA JOHN PHILLIPS died 15 years ago at age 66, something of a miracle considering his life-style. He was an accomplished singer/song writer and singer, including all the MAMAS & PAPAS stuff. John's father was a Marine Corps. Officer and he was born at Parris Island, S...

April 13, 2016

The legendary singer HANK WILLIAMS died 63 years ago. His son Hank Jr., whom he called BOCEPHUS was just a boy, and would struggle the rest of his life with his dad's legacy; but he was also able to carve out his own distinctive and rebellious niche in music history. H...

March 29, 2016

I'm still floored that Lynyrd Skynyrd licensed "Freebird" for THAT scene in Kingsman: Secret Service. The filmmakers say they had cut the scene to several songs and been turned down, for obvious reasons. Yet Lynyrd Skynyrd allowed the song to be used against a scene so...

March 23, 2016

One year ago at the prodding of my daughter Jacqui Kramer, a marketing manager in Seattle, I decided to do two things: one write a blog/site called The Don Rocks;  and two, a dedicated The Don Rocks Facebook page, both dedicated to the Golden Age of Rock and Roll from...

March 21, 2016

 Buddy Rich with Boston Pops Orchestra, West Side Story

 

We're celebrating our first anniversay this week by pulling out some favorite posts from the past year. This Gene Krupa story originally appeared in a different format when we launched on March 23, 2015. In the be...

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