Author Archives: Steve Goddard

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 »

Listen To The New Paul McCartney Single – Album September 7

All that talk last week about the immediate release of a new Paul McCartney album was half right. Here’s the story from Paul’s own blog: ‘I DON’T KNOW’/’COME ON TO ME’ AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY 20th JUNE on CAPITOL RECORDS Following a whirlwind week that saw his Instagram presence rebooted as he played one of the most intimate gigs of his storied ... Read More »

SUMMER CLEANING TURNS UP A TOWER RECORDS TRINKET

Did you ever have one of these? It’s amazing what we put away in a drawer and forget about, until we do a major cleaning. This past weekend while doing my own major summer cleaning, I found this trinket from Tower Records…still in its original wrapper with instructions – and then it hit me… I had bought two of these, ... Read More »

Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney

He’s 76. I knew that was the first question you were going to ask, so let’s just get it out of the way. As a member of The Beatles, they scored 21 #1 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 and 17 chart toppers in the U.K. He has written and co-written 188 charted records that break down like this: 91 hit ... Read More »

Elvis Presley’s First Drummer D.J. Fontana Has Died

One of my most prized musical items is a Sun Records sleeve signed by Scotty Moore and D.J Fontana, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 87. In the mid-80’s, I had D.J over at the house for an entire afternoon- and tape was rolling as we talked…tomorrow I’ll be going through my archives looking for it. It was ... Read More »