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September 7, 2013: Guests: Glenn Tilbrook & Margaret Ross of the Cookies!
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CLICK HERE for info onTHE GIRL GROUP SOUND SPECTACULAR Featuring Margaret Ross of the Cookies, Maxine Brown and Baby Washington and , The Toys, The Exciters, Reparata and the Delrons, the Jaynetts, the Raindrops & more
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|Limonaire Brothers Organ||Unknown Song|
|Neil Sedaka||Breaking Up Is Hard to Do|
|Benny Barnes||Mine, All Mine|
|Percy Mayfield||Stand By|
|Dr. Severino & Conjunto Subversion||Olhou Pra Mim|
|Tom Petty||Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll|
|Birds, the||Run, Run, Run|
|Hank Thompson||Cocain Blues|
|Dennis Diken With Bell Sound||Standing in That Line|
|Cookies, The||The Old Crowd|
|Cookies, The||Softly In The Night|
|Mel Torme||Right Now|
|Glenn Tilbrook||Parallel World|
|Squeeze||Some Fantastic Place|
|Cookies, The||Don't Say Nothing Bad About My Baby|
|Glenn Tilbrook||Pulling Mussels From a Shell (demo)|
|A MINUTE WITH||SCOTT SCHINDER|
|Andy Kaufman||I Want Those Tapes|
CLICK HERE for info in the Fête Paradiso at Governors Island
CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show
CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section
CLICK HERE for twelve seconds of The Limonaire Organ in action at Governors Island
CLICK HERE to see the amazing and mind boggling lists of celebrities who will spend three days signing autographs at the at the Chiller Theatre convention in Parsippany, N.J.
CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!
CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!
CLICK HERE to find out that Hollywood poster makers are LAME!
CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!
CLICK HERE if you have a spare $625,000 and care to buy Maxwell's
CLICK HERE to listen to tons of Alan Lomax's field recordings
CLICK HERE for a look at The Beach Boys' new box set "Made in California" - with a sample track!
CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne writes songs
CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"
CLICK HERE for The Monkees: Complete un-aired TV pilot from 1965
CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track
CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent
CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow
CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"
CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing
CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak
CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"
CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area
CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!
CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.
CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!
CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!
CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing
CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn
CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"
CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.
CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!
CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!
CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"
CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter
CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.
CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.
CLICK HERE for a few actual kind hearted people who would like to give $1 million to each and every person in America but are unfortunately not all that good at math
CLICK HERE for a series of Beatles vocal harmony tutorials
CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'
CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!
CLICK HERE to read "Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery' ".
CLICK HERE to watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!
CLICK HERE to see why Bob Lefsetz thinks the Stones' tour is a greedy failure, and how the band is clueless.
CLICK HERE to watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"
CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"
CLICK HERE to see Elvis & Elmo sing "The Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"
CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"
CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.
CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.
CLICK HERE for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 1 !
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 2 !
CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.
CLICK HERE for The Worst Work Stations Ever
There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"
CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!
I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.
CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America
CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"
CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.
CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú
CLICK HERE for Albums that never were (but should have been!)
CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!
CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.
CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!
CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!
CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.
CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios
CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!
CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"
Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.
CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."
CLICK HERE for a similar 156 page "Book On Demand" titled "Nick Lowe" that boasts being made from "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" What is the world coming to? Only $19.95.