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Rock and Roll HOF Icon Dead At 100

Fats Domino is still one of my favorite artists – one of Fats’ closest friends and working partners (co-writer and producer) Dave Bartholomew died Sunday at a hospital in the New Orleans area. He was 100 years old. Digging through my tape archives I recall rescuing a :60 commercial for Schlitz beer from a trash can in 1975. I haven’s ... Read More »

A SURPRISE FROM MY OWN RECORD STASH

Found this during my (seemingly) never ending sweep of my archive room to make way for another vinyl record collection. It’s a disc of 60 second music beds for radio station use – probably from the early 60’s…..the tracks aren’t very good, but at least the cover is kind of cool… – Steve Goddard Read More »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY JOEL

Happy 70th birthday to Billy Joel today – That’s Columbia Records rep Bob Conrad and me in the middle holding a copy of his “Atilla” album on Epic, as he tells me what a horrible album it was…and it was, but it got him animated… Read More »

APRIL 4, 1964 – THE BEATLES HAVE THE TOP 5 SONGS ON BILLBOARD’S HOT 100

55 years ago today, the Billboard Hot 100 chart showed just how dominant The Beatles were at the time. In addition to the top 5 songs, there were 7 more Beatles tracks on that week’s chart: (31) – I Saw Her Standing There (41) – From Me To You (47) – Do You Want To Know A Secret (58) – ... Read More »

WRECKING CREW DRUMMER HAL BLAINE HAS DIED

Hal Blaine is irreplaceable – I met him on a couple of occasions and interviewed his for an additional two hours by phone. He was funny as hell, finally got his dues after a dark period on the 80’s when he went through a nasty divorce and ended up working as a security guard in Scottsdale Arizona, before people re-discovered ... Read More »