There was a time when black and white teenagers where separed by a red wire on the dance floor. There was that time when any interaction between them would have been shocking. But Frankie Lymon did it. Frankie Lymon was the doo-wop king, the rock’n’roll idol and the R&B pioneer. Nothing could stop him to   Read More …

Hot new movie: “Good Ol’ Freda” – a documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.   More here

Their name is whimsical. Their music is whimsical. Even their EP cover is whimsical. Whimsically enough, their EP is mastered at Abbey Road for superb fidelity by Steve Rooke. So meet The Bearpit Brothers and their new 4-track EP – timeless and magic-full! The Bearpit Brothers are influenced by 50′s and 60′s sounds, such as   Read More …

Recently, I discovered a lovely documentary that compiles unknown stories of The Beatles. “Beatles Stories” (2011) is a beautiful collection of memories of those who stood besides, behind or on the stage with the Fab Four. One of the stories I deeply enjoyed was about Ringo’s star. It starts like this: Brian Skiff, an astronomer   Read More …

Ben E. King   Herman’s Hermits   The Hollies   Dean Martin   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles    

But… it’s not what you put in, is it? It’s what you leave out.  Listen to… listen to Marvin Gaye… A song like “What’s Going On.”  That single “woo” at the end of the second verse – you know that woo – that single “woo.” That’s what you remember.  The silly things, the little things…   Read More …

‘NEW’ was recently voted the fourth best album of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. It was produced by Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth, Giles Martin and Ethan Johns, and features the title track and recent single ‘Queenie Eye’. The sound of a 71-year-old Beatle getting back in the ring: McCartney plays to his strengths: Wings-like glam rock,   Read More …

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 …

1. “A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector” album This album has grown in stature over the years and has been reissued countless times. Featuring the amazing Spector production together with Darlene Love, The Crystals, The Ronettes, BobB. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, even Leon Russell on piano and Sonny Bono on percussion, this   Read More …

1. “Inside the Songs of the Sixties” by Brian L. Forsythe I truly recommend it to all sixties enthusiasts, as it is a never-ending source of stories – stories of artists, bands, songs, albums, concerts. And many other facts ready to be discovered page by page. The anthology includes everything that needs to be known   Read More …