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  • Supergroups of the Sixties - The Searchers
    When Beatlemania exploded across America, record labels began scouring England and specifically Liverpool looking from groups that might be able to follow the Fab Four up the charts. One of the first to accomplish this…
  • Story Behind the Song: "Come Softly to Me"
    “Come Softly to Me” is a rock & roll classic. It’s been covered by a multitude of artists including Fleetwood Mac’s Bob Welch & Christine McVie. The original was recorded in the fall of 1958…
  • How Neil Sedaka Helped Create The Super-Group ABBA
    Yes, you read that correctly. Neil Sedaka, of “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” fame, actually played a part in the formation of one of the most popular acts ever in pop music, the Swedish…
  • The Essential Boomer Album Collection - In Search of the Lost Chord
    One of the greats in the first wave of “stoner” albums, the Moody Blues’ In Search of the Lost Chord was actually the band’s 3rd studio album, but the first to make its presence known…
  • Attack of the One-Hit Wonders: "Judy in Disguise"
    John Fred formed his first Playboy Band in 1956. They made their first recording three years later. But John would have to wait another nine years before he finally recorded a hit record. It was…
  • R.I.P. Art Rupp
    Art Rupp is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yet, most people are totally unaware of who he is and the role he played in the early days of rock & roll. Art…