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5 Fantastic Made-for-TV Songs We Can’t Stop Playing

By Leslie Simon

As we mentioned last week, the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire will be released March 10 on Columbia Records. The compilation includes all the big hits from the series— 750 more words

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First Look: The Wrecking Crew

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. 161 more words


A Trivial Concern

Once a month the golf club to which Studly belongs hosts a trivia night. Last month our four person team fared abominably. We did well on the science, geography, and sports questions, but pretty well stunk when it came to song titles and artists. 155 more words


The 10 Most '60s Movies of the '60s

There’s something specifically, quaintly wonderful about the counterculture movies of the late ‘60s: the costumes, the slang-y dialogue, the hallucinogen-inspired cinematography, the way the color temperatures have faded… 1,305 more words


Video of the Week: "Head"

Today we learn of the death of June Fairchild, free-wheeling starlet of the 1960s and ’70s whose promising career never quite materialized. Her only film with Timothy (they don’t appear on-screen together, unfortunately) was… 60 more words

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Almost 50 'Shades of Gray'

Sept. 12, 2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of when The Monkees television show premiered on NBC.

I can’t help but wonder if the song “Shades of Gray”–which was written in 1965 by songwriters (and real-life spouses) Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and was recorded in 1967 by the band The Monkees for their second album… 37 more words


Belated Happy Birthdays to Ray and Peter!

Happy Birthday, Ray Manzarek of the Doors! (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013)

The co-founder and keyboardist of the Doors had a birthday last Thursday. 76 more words

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