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Show #274 - Lesley Gore Book (8/18/16)
Lesley Gore had a series of million-selling singles in the mid 1960's, including "It's My Party," "Judy's Turn to Cry," and "You Don't Own Me."  At the same time, she blazed a trail for the current crop of female artists that are dominating the pop music of today.  Unbelievably, there...
Show #273 - Fabian (8/5/16)
Long before Justin Bieber, N’ Sync, and even David Cassidy, Fabian was one of the original teen idols, scoring big hits in the late 50’s and early 60’s with songs like “Tiger” and “Turn Me Loose.”  The shelf life of a teen idol is a finite one, yet Fabian was...
Show #272 - Rhonda Ross (8/3/16)
Rhonda Ross has some very famous parents - she's the only daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.  Yet, she’s always walked to her own beat - first making a name for herself as an actress  - garnering a Daytime Emmy Nomination for her role...
Show #271 - The Bangles (Vicki Peterson) (7/21/16)
The Bangles first received national attention with their debut album, All Over the Place in 1984, and the MTV hit, “Hero Takes a Fall.”  The followup album, Different Light, would go triple platinum and spawn three massive hits with “Manic Monday,” “If She Knew What She Wants,” and “Walk Like...
Show #270 - Holger Petersen of Stony Plain Records (7/13/16)
Holger Peterson started Stony Plain Records 40 years ago at his kitchen table with partner Alvin Jahns.  It’s grown into one of the most respected independent labels in history, balancing a roster of legendary artists like Maria Muldaur, Ian Tyson and Long John Baldry with up and coming acts.  To...
Show #269 - Bruce Channel (7/4/16)
Bruce Channel wrote and recorded one of the most iconic songs of the early rock n’ roll era with “Hey Baby” - a number one hit in 1962, featuring harmonica from Delbert McClinton.  That one song has endured, being included in movies like Dirty Dancing, TV shows like Mad Men,...

In Tony's Blog

Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell (concert review)

Golden Boys: Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell - Rose Music Center - 8/6/16 (concert review)

A surprisingly satisfying trip down Memory Lane

Honestly, you just don’t know what you’re going to get at a concert these days.  Many artists feel they only have to play 60 minutes, despite the grumblings of fans leaving the venue.  That’s what made the Golden Boys’ concert such a pleasant surprise - a two-hour, fun-filled show from three performers whose average age is 74.

Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell were all teen idols from the 1950's and early 60's who all grew up in the same neighborhood in South Philadelphia, and all benefited from heavy exposure on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.  They’ve been touring together as the Golden Boys for over 30 years now.


This Day in History

Thursday, 25 August 1949
He's the guy with the long tongue

gene simmons of kissHappy Birthday to Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, who is known for his makeup and demonic image in the band.  He's also recently starred in his own reality TV show, Family Jewels.  To hear songs by Kiss on Itunes, click here.

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