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They had the knack

ABOVE: Little Eva and Sharona Alperin.

WELCOME TO A special day in teenage rock ‘n’ roll. On this date in 1962, nineteen-year-old Little Eva topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “The Loco-Motion.” On the same date 17 years later, The Knack hit number one with “My Sharona,” written about eighteen-year-old  345 more words

Kansas Miracles

The band Kansas turned 40 last year, and to commemorate the event, they reunited to film a new documentary, “Miracles Out of Nowhere” – about the only time they have all been in the same room since 1981, when Steve Walsh split following the… 1,552 more words

Progressive Rock

Happy birthday, Neil Sedaka!

Neil Sedaka, whose long list of chart-topping hits includes “Calendar Girl,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” turns 75 today.  In his book,  853 more words

Music Fans

JANUARY 30: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

in 1961, the Shirelles reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” co-written by eighteen-year-old… 184 more words

"Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies: Still sweet after 45 years

It was forty-five years ago today—September 20, 1969—when The Archies‘ “Sugar, Sugar” reached #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. This was a remarkable feat for a group that had never toured or made personal appearances, mainly because the band was, well, animated. 953 more words


Tony, Toni and Me

This past Saturday night I had a very special treat. Did you ever watch a show where the famous entertainer was all smiles and was overwhelmingly charming to win the audience over, and then you find out or read they were totally insincere? 512 more words