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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...

One of the first groups I ever did a show with, as a Deejay/Emcee was THE HOLLIES, they were on the same Bill as Peter Noone and HERMAN'S HERMITS, and several more hot acts at the time in a large arena. Things have changed since those days a lot, for instance, it was a...

When Eye Lipson and I were doing Radio shows for the Blind folks, we produced a few specials for Holidays. They were entertainment and allowed volunteers at the Radio Station to have the Holiday off. We produced a two-hour Christmas Special that was syndicated around t...

One of the things that drove the crowd at WOODSTOCK, was the continuing carnage of the War In Vietnam. I don't think anyone who wasn't alive in that era has any idea of the upheaval of that awful mistake, and the literal Legions of College Students and other Protestors...

One more quicky, Scott found a rare Kinescope of a Color TV Show in 1967, (The Hollywood Palace), with a live performance of THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD. STEVIE STILLS looks like he doesn't even shave yet in his Cowboy phase, and NEIL YOUNG introduces his Hot Guitar Licks...

So in 1969 the British Heavy Metal movement began, and one of the bands in the Spear Head was, JUDAS PRIEST. They scared a lot of people at first, decked out in black leather and chains, with their Marshall Amps on 11.They were incredibly popular in the 70's decade, de...

Let's do a quickie in our Roots of Rock series, going back to Gut-Bucket Blues with SONNY TERRY (Saunders Terrell) Mouth Harp and vocals, and BROWNIE MCGEE (Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee) on Guitar. They're both gone now, but for many years Sonny and Brownie were Top D...

We've talked about The Roots of Rock and Roll in R&B Music, but so-called Soul Music had its own roots in Gospel. Almost all the great Black Women Singers had their roots in Church, from Aretha on down.

Perhaps the greatest influence on that generation of singers was, M...

How about something completely different in the Roots of Rock bag? The names of the great BLUES singers often were colorful or amusing, and so it was with MUDDY WATERS, one of the masters of the form. Fans of the BLUES BROTHERS, will find the original versions of the s...

I was thinking about the old "Soul of Memphis," the multi-talented RUFUS THOMAS, the other day after Scott found a video of him doing his 1963 Hit, WALKING THE DOG.

He had a long career, starting in vaudeville, singing and tap dancing in the 1930's and eventually became...

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