Annette Kleinbard was the female vocalist in The Teddy Bears, who, along with Phil Spector and Marshall Leib, had a 1958 hit called "To Know Him Is To Love Him". She later changed her name to Carol Connors and went on to co-write The Ripchords' 1964 hit "Hey Little Cobra", "Gonna Fly Now" (The Theme From Rocky), as well as the 1980 Billy Preston / Syreeta Wright duet "With You I'm Born Again".
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Two Rock Super Stars Now
Here is a recent photo of two rock & roll legends, who hadn't met until now. Do you recognize them? Here they are just a few short years ago - Tommy James and Connie Francis!
Dusty in Memphis
A Hidden Treasure From Rock & Soul’s Golden Era A series of posts about albums you may have missed back in the day when so much good music was coming out on nearly a daily…Read more...
The Essential Boomer LP Collection: Disraeli Gears (1967)
While their first album, Fresh Cream, delighted critics and the select few who were in rock’s then-vanguard, it was Cream’s second album, Disraeli Gears, that really propelled them to worldwide fame. Backed by the powerhouse…
Daddy’s Girl: Nancy Sinatra Revisited
Because her biggest hit, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” was so huge, there is a tendency to overlook the rest of Nany Sinatra’s recording career. That’s a shame because she lent her voice to…Read more...
The Reprise Records Story
Or How “the Most Brutal, Ugly, Degenerate, Vicious Form of Expression” Beat Frank Sinatra Nearly 60 years ago, Frank Sinatra announced the launch of his own record label, Reprise Records. In fact, it was his…Read more...
Woodstock - Featuring The Beatles?
As we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the most famous rock concert ever, you may wonder why certain acts weren’t there. After all, the intention of the promoters was to assemble the greatest bands and artists…Read more...