Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

The thrilling adventure of The Troggs continues thanks to Chris Allen, the artist who fronts the band since 2012. He was so kind to offer an exclusive interview for OldiesMusicBlog.com, on how he succeeded in keeping the music and the legend alive. He really had an astonishing musical journey, from covering “Wild Thing” with school friends at 13 to being today the   Read More …

Brian Young is the President of “Del Shannon Appreciation Society”, devoting his activity to the memory of the American rock and roll singer. Brian Young agreed to offer an exclusive interview to OldiesMusicBlog.com, talking about the magnificent artist and his thrilling story. OldiesMusicBlog: Why did you decide to research Del Shannon’s life and career? Have you had   Read More …

Categories: Interviews, Then and Now

Tommy James was America’s number one artist, the music prodigy, the multiple-hit wonder. But, above all, Tommy James is a memorable interlocutor, sharing his inspiring stories with passion and delight: OldiesMusicBlog: Your biography was included in Rolling Stone’s “25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time”… Tommy James: Basically, my book is an autobiography, devoted to our very   Read More …

18 pretty years and a blast of talent – please meet Charlotte, the modern doo-wop singer. Talented professional, charmingly enthusiastic singer and romantic songwriter, she revives the oldies tunes with her brother. OldiesMusicBlog: What is the story of The Fontaines? My brother and I began playing music together probably around six months ago professionally, but   Read More …

Firstly, I thought The Beatles were the best Liverpool could offer. Later on, I discovered The Merseybeats, whose soft-spoken voices and delicate tunes bewitched me instantly. The more songs I discovered, the more I began to appreciate them. “Don’t Turn Around”, “I Think Of You” or “Wishin’ And Hopin’” could be easily listed among the   Read More …

Quite nervous, I entered the backstage door of the Woking theatre hall, looking for Mike Pender. After three wrong doors and asking, step by step, five people, I found Mike Pender in his room, resting between the two concerts. It was fascinating to find him besides his wife, May, who turned out to be the   Read More …

The day I discovered “From a Window” I played it on repeat for hours. Billy J. Kramer’s voice had a unique combination of tenderness, refinement and vigor, gently emphasized by the unmistakable beat of a Lennon/McCartney creation. Smiling confident, the 20-year old Billy J. Kramer is offering a touchingly brilliant performance. No wonder the fans   Read More …

Categories: Interviews, The Beatles

OldiesMusicBlog: How would you describe in just one word the Herman’s Hermits experience, by looking back to all these years? Herman’s Hermits: Incredible! OMB: What are the top three songs you cherish the most? “There’s A Kind Of Hush” – the words are so lovely. We end our show with this song and the audience   Read More …

Veta Gardner is the manager of The Coasters and wife of Carl Gardner, the original lead singer and founder. Veta and The Coasters are now recording again after over 40 years not being into a studio. Veta Gardner was very kind to offer an exclusive interview to OldiesMusicBlog. OldiesMusicBlog: How do people perceive today the   Read More …

Categories: Interviews

OldiesMusicBlog: What is the story behind the name “Chance”? How did you choose it? It was chosen by Hy Weiss who owned and operated Old Town records. He wanted to release a single by me & thought Larry Chance was a good name because I was willing to take a chance on a single after   Read More …

Categories: Interviews, Then and Now
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