Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

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

OldiesMusicBlog: How long did it take to collect all the information from Mr. Consiglio? Tony and I began to pal around together in early 2000.  The interviews got less formal as we traveled together, but he continued to come up with new stories for me to research and document until April 2008, so about eight   Read More …

Firstly, I would strongly recommend you to listen this magic song. You will be enchanted by the soft voice of Barbara and by the mesmerizing lyrics. Today, Barbara Harris is still touring and reveals details about her music career in a recent interview: “I think we rehearsed it twice and recorded it once [A Lover’s   Read More …

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