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  • R.I.P. Christine McVie (1943-2023)
    One of the key members of Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie has died at the age of 79. Born with the "perfect" name of Christine Perfect (her actual name - not a stage name), she established…
  • The Rock Christmas Album That Started It All
    A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU (1963) Around our house, it’s just not Christmas until we play the classic album A Christmas Gift for You. Technically, the album is credited to “Various Artists,” but we all…
  • Buried Treasure: The United States of America (1968)
    One album from that great era of psychedelic rock is the self-titled album by a group that called itself The United States of America. The group was led by an avant-garde composer intensely interested in…
  • Revenge of the 1-Hit Wonders: “Have I the Right?”
    A Look at Some of the Best of the “One-and-Done” Recording Acts This catchy little pop tune was part of the British Invasion that took over world radio in 1964. The band was originally called…
  • The Songs That Inspired the Musical, "Grease"
    Who could have guessed that a cute little Broadway show designed to appeal to nostalgic Baby Boomers and their slightly older siblings would go on the become such a multi-generational cultural touchstone? But Grease did…
  • R.I.P. Jerry Lee Lewis (1935-2022)
    By now, you know that the last of the rock pioneers, Jerry Lee Lewis passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022. He was 87 years old and, somewhat like Keith Richards, it almost defies belief…