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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 »

PETER TORK MONKEES SPECIAL AIRS TODAY

This morning at 11 and again this evening at 6 I have an hour long special on Peter Tork: Life With The Monkees. 90% of the dialogue will be spoken by Peter, who I last spoke with in 2013. Lots of Monkees hits and lots of stories… …Stephen Stills connection to the group true or false …did he really have ... Read More »