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One of the “Beautiful” people of the 60’s & 70’s died unexpectedly died on January 23rd. No cause was given. The announcement was made by her three children Leilah, Jeordie and Beau Jarred. They posted the following message: We are heartbroken, but want to thank each and every one of you for the affection you have for our Mother, and to tell you that she loved all of you so much! She was one of the most talented, strong and passionate women of the era and every word she wrote, every note she sang reflected that. Our world is much…
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No, this isn’t a story about gambling. This is about a very important part of music history. You might have to be of a certain age to even know what a Jukebox is. They are hard to find in public places these days, but once they were vital to popular music.
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Dire Straits had a huge hit with their song “Money for Nothing”. It’s so easy. All you have to do is pick up a guitar and you’ll go far. What Mark Knopfler, who wrote the song, doesn’t sing about is just how long it took him to reach the top of the mountain of success. He was already over thirty when the song made it big. He’s not the only one who had to struggle for years to make a “mark” in music. You can go all the way back to the beginning of Rock and Roll. Chuck Berry and…
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Many are glad to see the year 2023 fade away. For many, it wasn’t the best of years. However, music fans may look back on this year as the year of some of the best Rock music in many years. Just when many were predicting that most artists were not even going to bother making new records, we had an avalanche of new releases. And it was more than The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Dolly Parton who released memorable music during the year.
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On Friday November 17 the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia honored outstanding members of the broadcast industry by inducting them into their Hall of Fame. It was a night of smiles and memories that all who attended will cherish for years to come. Those who were inducted included those with a wide range of broadcasting skills. Each making a huge contribution with their abilities and hard work Terry Belford started his 50 years in television while he was just in his second year of high school in Texas. After working at a couple of TV stations in Texas where he was…
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“Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” is one of Billy Joel’s most popular songs. The inspiration for the epic saga of Brenda and Eddie is said to have been a real Italian Restaurant. Having dined at the eatery that apparently was the catalyst, it is hard to imagine how it sparked any ideas. Certainly nothing fancy about it. It is just like so many other such places that serve the traditional Italian favorites. Perhaps that is exactly why.The lengthy story telling song is a favorite for several reasons, but the tale of the high school sweethearts certainly is relatable. Everyone can…