Author Archives: Steve Goddard

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 »

GOOD GRIEF – ANOTHER ELVIS DOCUMENTARY

His story has been told over and over and over in some very good (and some not so good) specials and films. What else could there possible be to add? Well, in a nutshell, nothing…except for a different perspective on how Elvis’ life ties in with the changing life of America. According to the publicity for the film the movie ... Read More »

WHY I STILL BUY CDS

I may pop into Best Buy tomorrow… They informed their music suppliers a few weeks back that they will stop selling CD’s and pull them from shelves on July 1. They’ll continue to sell vinyl records in the turntable section due to long term commitment made with Best Buy Vendors…and the fact that vinyl album sales accounted for 14% of ... Read More »

FOR THE KINKS, HELL MAY HAVE FROZEN OVER

The Kinks have spent over two decades apart from each other. I would have never put any money on the band ever getting back together. ButThat 20+ year separation may be coming to an end. In an interview with the BBC this past Monday, front man Ray Davies said the group will be getting back together to record a new ... Read More »

DOORS GET DELUXE TREATMENT FOR 50th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE

The third DOORS album ‘Waiting For The Sun’, is getting special treatment, just like their first two albums. It’s hard to believe, but this is the only Doors album to hit #1 on the charts. The copy I bought in 1968 is still in pristine shape – I was always careful with what I bought…but this 50th Anniversary deluxe edition ... Read More »

50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE BEATLES “WHITE ALBUM” CONFIRMED

On November 25, 1968, The Beatles “White Album” was released in the US – last week, Paul McCartney confirmed a 50th anniversary issue is imminent. According to Sir Paul: “Something sparks another memory, but it’s really nice because we were a great little band, I think we can agree on that. The album itself is very cool and it sounds ... Read More »

Monkees Michael Nesmith Mystery Illness

When I saw Michael Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz a couple of weeks ago at Chandler Center For The Arts, I felt a little easy about the man I came to see. Nesmith kept leaving the stage several times during the show and honesly he looked more like it was the end of a grueling tour, rather that the first night ... Read More »

THE TOP 5 ACTS OF THE 60’S

Our Super 60’s weekend runs all weekend long! Yesterday I gave you five out of the top ten artists of the 60’s…It Shouldn’t be a surprise who came in at #1, but it may surprise you that both Ray Charles and Brenda Lee made the top 5. Brenda placed 52 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, 48 of them in ... Read More »

WHO WERE THE BIGGEST ARTISTS OF THE 60’S?

Friday afternoon at 3, strap yourself in for a Super 60’s Weekend with all the good stuff from what many consider to be the most creative decade of rock and roll. Motown, British Invasion, Garage Bands, American Groups, we’ll cover all the bases… But who were the biggest acts of all? Here’s five of the top 10…tomorrow I’ll finish the ... Read More »