Rock & Roll Factoids!

 

In 1955, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips opened America's first all-female radio station, WHER in Memphis. When the station presented the foreign news, the ladies would amuse their listeners by announcing, "And now, the news from abroad."

An April Fool's Daydream

Sweet Fancy Moses!  Today is April Fool's Day!  This morning, as I was taking a walk around the neighborhood, my mind began to drift away into a fog of silly notions. Whistling under my breath as I walked along,…

Merchandising The Beatles

Merchandising among today's music artists is quite common.  I first became aware of this type of thing when I saw some Elvis Presley comic books in the late 50's.  After Elvis came the British Invasion and the musical…

Rock & Roll I Gave You The Best Years of My Life

As a songwriter, I've always enjoyed writing in a wide variety of musical genres but the rock & roll genre has always been my favorite genre.  More often than not, rock & roll music has always been there to…

Rock & Roll 1975

 

Lester Bangs

In a June 1975 article in Creem magazine, Lester Bangs, while writing about how the impact of the breakup of the Beatles, captured some of the angst that existed in rock & roll music:…

It Happened in the 60's: Rock & Roll on Network TV

Sweet Fancy Moses!  As strange as it sounds now, there once was a time back in the 1960’s when many popular rock bands of the day appeared on prime-time network television shows!  With the advent of The Beatles and…