Author Archives: Steve Goddard

EDDIE COCHRAN WOULD HAVE BEEN 80 TODAY

Brian Setzer’s idol Eddie Cochran was born in Oklahoma City 80 years ago today. Best kknown for his hits of “Summertime Blues” and “C’mon Everybody”, this track didn’t even make the top 50 of the American charts, but “Somethin Else” remains one of my top 10 favorite rockers of all time. The kinescope audio muffles much of the sons punch ... Read More »

I LOVE APACHE JUNCTION AND EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT SATURDAY

Been awhile since I’ve been let out of “the cage”, but this weekend we had a great group of people who came out for the grand opening of the new Discount Tire store in Apache Junction. lots of food and drinks, pie eating, Petula Clark ticket giveaways, and a perfect day to enjoy the festivities. Thanks also to store manager ... Read More »

IT’S NATIONAL RADIO DAY

…whatever that means. What great times I’ve had over the past half century! And thank you for continuing the ride with me…you’re the reason I still love doing it… – Steve Read More »

ONE LAST CHANCE TO HEAR OUR ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE

If you missed our Aretha Franklin tribute , you have one last chance to hear it this Saturday at 3pm Arizona time. Please tell you friends that might be interested, they can stream it anywhere in the United States at oldies927az.com Read More »

ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE TONIGHT AT 6 HERE ON OLDIES 92.7

Ironic that we lost the king (Elvis Presley) and no ueen (Aretha Franklin) on the same date – August 16th… Tonight you’ll hear all of Aretha’s Top 10 hits and interviews with Aretha, Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and others who were impacted by her God given talent. Tell your friends all across the ... Read More »

ARETHA FRANKLIN GRAVELY ILL

Sad to hear the condition of Aretha Franklin is now reported by a close family friend to be grave. She is in a Detroit hospital surrounded by family and people close to her. May her journey be a peaceful one… Read More »

THE FIRST REIMAGINED ELVIS TRACK THAT WORKS

I’m pretty worn out on the idea of putting new backgrounds with old vocals, so when I read about the “new’ Elvis album “Where No One Stands Alone” using that concept, it didn’t move me much. Then I heard the initial sample from the album and for the first time I really got excited – vocals from the ’68 special ... Read More »

JOHN LENNON “FOREVER” STAMP IS COMINT TO A POST OFFICE NEAR YOU

The U.S. Post Office’s Music Icon series has honored Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, and now fours after the initial announcement, a John Lennon stamp will be issued on September 7. The image is a photo Bob Gruen shot for Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges’ album in 1974. On the day of the stamp’s release ... Read More »

WHERE DID CROSBY STILLS AND NASH FIRST SING TOGETHER?

It happened 30 years ago this month…of that they’re all in agreement. But the location where they first sang together is a point of contention. Graham Nash and David Crosby remember one location, but Stephen Stills (who’s coming to MIM in Scottsdale with Judy Collins on September 11) has a different memory. I spoke with Graham about it in 2012 ... Read More »

MY INTERVIEW WITH JOHNNY RIVERS

Johnny Rivers is in town tonight for one show only at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. With 17 top 40 singles to his credit, including 9 top 10 hits,there’s plenty of material choose from. Hits like Memphis, Slow Dancing (Swaying To The Music), Secret Agent Man, Mountain Of Love, Poor Side Of Town, Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, ... Read More »