Motown is rocking – and ...

May 18, 2017 by

They’re rocking in Detroit — and selling, too By Peter Hoffman Detroit — Until recently, this motor town’s...

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How Judy Garland’s caree...

May 16, 2017 by

Here is a heartfelt — though dramatized and beautified (and sometimes somewhat inaccurate) — story of Judy...

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Meet Little Stevie Wonder (196...

Apr 2, 2017 by

Behind the unseeing eyes of Little Stevie Wonder there is music and rhythm. As he sits and talks, his hands beat jazz rhythm on imaginary bongos. It seems as if he is giving a beat to a tune playing in his mind.

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Elvis swaps mansion for Army l...

Jan 24, 2017 by

Elvis swaps mansion for Army living Elvis Presley swapped his plush $100,000 mansion for an Army barracks Monday after he breezed...

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Autographs from 11 lost music ...

Jan 17, 2017 by

Here are the autographs of eleven lost music legends, many gone far too soon.

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Secret passage: The Beatles in...

Jan 10, 2017 by

Secret passage Not since Normandy had an invasion been so skillfully staged. The jet from London touched down at Kennedy...

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Jazz music has a remarkable hi...

Dec 18, 2016 by

Jazz has remarkable history as a fad Starting twenty years ago in New Orleans, it has swept from coast to coast and is invading...

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Heat Miser & Snow Miser: ...

Dec 1, 2016 by

Let’s hear a “Ho, ho, ho” for two of the most memorable characters from the stop-motion animated Christmas specials...

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Maxell cassette tape ads (1980...

Nov 2, 2016 by

Maxell was one of the leaders in the cassette tape world — and, amazingly, the company is still making blank audio tapes. So if...

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Johnny Cash & June Carter...

Sep 21, 2016 by

June Carter & Johnny Cash are married Johnny Cash and Miss June Carter, country and Western music singers who teamed up on a...

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James Brown’s singles of...

Aug 11, 2016 by

James Brown: Dynamite & Prisoner of Love (1963) … with a new pop teenage sound, singing sweet as he did in “Lost...

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Look who’s doin’ t...

Aug 7, 2016 by

N.Y. becomes Twistin’ Town U.S.A. as dance fad grows New York – This city has turned into a twistin’ town. The...

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Stupendous! Rock-Ola jukeboxes...

Jul 17, 2016 by

The Rock-Ola Line Is a Very Good Line: Distribs CHICAGO — A reporter usually gets two answers when asking distributors —...

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Courtship Of Eddie’s Fat...

Jul 5, 2016 by

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father was a TV sitcom about a widower, Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his son, Eddie (Brandon Cruz),...

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The Andrews Sisters on the cov...

May 20, 2016 by

The Andrews Sisters The Andrews Sisters — Maxene, Patty and LaVerne — comprise one of the top singing trios in the...

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Dorothy Lamour & Dinah Sh...

Apr 24, 2016 by

Dorothy Lamour on FM Radio Listen — it’s Dorothy Lamour herself in natural color on FM radio Dorothy Lamour… A...

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New on the scene: The Jackson ...

Apr 15, 2016 by

by Louie Robinson Explosive soul brothers from Indiana are hottest young group in entertainment history The No. 1 singing group in...

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Reactions to Elvis’ deat...

Apr 10, 2016 by

Elvis’ Hollywood Blvd star receives respect Placement of producer Bill Burrud’s bronze star in Hollywood...

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A look back at Elvis, from rig...

Apr 10, 2016 by

A view of Elvis… The writer was six years old when Elvis Presley began making his presence felt in the world of music. Now, at...

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Death claims Elvis (1977)

Apr 10, 2016 by

Death claims Elvis King of rock suffers heart failure at 42 Memphis — Elvis Presley, the gyrating king of rock n’ roll...

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Schoolhouse Rock videos: Nouns...

Feb 29, 2016 by

Schoolhouse Rock: A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing Written and performed by Lynn Ahrens, and first aired in 1973 Schoolhouse Rock:...

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The reinvention of Fleetwood M...

Jun 27, 2015 by

Fleetwood Mac gets it together By Kathie Staska and George Mangrum One of the hottest bands in the country, and one of the tightest...

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My Fair Lady’s dream com...

Jun 27, 2015 by

“My Fair Lady’s” dream comes true Wouldn’t it be lovely if ‘Enry ‘Iggins and Eliza Doolittle were as warm and ‘owling a hit on the...

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Fanzines: Chaotic dabblings in...

Jun 17, 2015 by

Fanzines: Chaotic dabblings in the ’80s Fanzines emphasize the negative side of everything, but still manage to be witty and...

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Little change in the turntable...

Jun 17, 2015 by

Little change in turntable since Edison By Preston McGraw One part of a high fidelity stereo system is basically unchanged from the...

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Conjunction Junction video �...

May 28, 2015 by

Here’s the unforgettable song from Schoolhouse Rock. One of the first in the “Grammar Rock” series, it made its...

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Shirley Jones & Gordon Ma...

May 9, 2015 by

Movie review: Carousel “Carousel” is CinemaScope’s “answer” to Todd-AO and its “Oklahoma!”...

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Before the Summer of Love: Hip...

Apr 16, 2015 by

San Francisco braces itself for influx of hippies Editor’s Note — San Francisco has survived the gold rush and the earthquake,...

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Remember Tommy James and the S...

Apr 3, 2015 by

Remember Tommy James and the Shondells and their hits – Crystal Blue Persuasion and Crimson and Clover?

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These are the Mamas and the Pa...

Jan 30, 2015 by

These are the Mamas The skinny blonde, model-looking one is Michelle — Michelle Phillips. The hefty one with the full-moon face and...

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Annie takes Broadway (1977)

Dec 30, 2014 by

What have the protagonists of a half-century-old comic strip – Little Orphan Annie – got to do with Broadway?

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Meet big Stevie Wonder (1969)

Dec 15, 2014 by

By Craig Modderno Moving onstage to the Motown beat of his hit songs “Uptight” and “I Was Made to Love Her,” the 18-year-old musician...

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Holiday Inn, starring Bing Cro...

Oct 1, 2014 by

Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time, Holiday Inn.

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Woodstock through the eyes of ...

Aug 16, 2014 by

This article, published a week and a half after Woodstock, not only highlights the perspective of six Festival attendees, but doesn’t mince words when it comes to the opinion of the nearby Middletown (New York) newspaper.

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Snow White dazzles the critics...

May 29, 2014 by

NYC, 1938: The dramatic entertainment most widely discussed for the past four weeks has been Walt Disney’s first full-length film, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’

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Bruce Springsteen brings the h...

May 19, 2014 by

To say Bruce Springsteen is a singer would be like saying Roberto Clemente was a baseball player.

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The shocking murder of Beatle ...

May 7, 2014 by

John Lennon, the former Beatle whose music set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home by a man who earlier obtained his autograph on the rock star’s new record album, police said today.

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Fleetwood Mac: The best band y...

Apr 30, 2014 by

Unless you’re really following the music scene chances are good you haven’t heard of — or heard, for that matter — the Fleetwood Mac.

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Hall and Oates break through (...

Apr 29, 2014 by

Daryl and John: A shifting mood for the dynamic duo by Michael Barackman As a maid shuffles in time to the music resounding outside...

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