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"Questioning anything and everything"*...

Ryan Richardson, one of the United States’ foremost collectors, archivists, and dealers of punk rock records and ephemera has given us a most welcomed gift. 

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This Week: Boogie with Bandstand and The Beatles

Two iconic musical anniversaries will be celebrated this week on “The Grooveyard” and “Saturday Soiree”.

Thursday night at 9 PM on “The Grooveyard”, Alan Seltzer honors the anniversary of Dick Clark beginning host duties on the show that became “American Bandstand” by playing music by artists that performed on the show.  119 more words


If I gave you a $100,000, would you stop being a hippie?

   One of the strangest and most telling interviews of the 1960s occurred in less than two minutes.  It happened in June of 1967, on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” at the start of the Summer of Love.  935 more words

Popular Culture

Five decades of Rick Springfield

Due to the unprecedented exposure of the last post – about 400 views in 48 hours (yes, I was surprised, too) – I thought I’d take the opportunity to launch the Rick Springfield is Not a One-Hit Wonder campaign. 473 more words

Rick Springfield

Music Was Better When I Was A Kid

Nostalgia. It’s a hell of a drug. Like freebasing your youth, or some other pithy metaphor. For me, I wish I could say it was grunge or Sub Pop but if I’m truly being honest, I was too young to care. 289 more words

Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr.
was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts.
At 15, McMahon began his announcing career as a bingo caller. 320 more words