Author Archives: Steve Goddard

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 »

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 »