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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,...
Show #268 - Human Beinz part two (6/13/16)
Our conversation with Ting Markulin, rhythm guitarist for the Human Beinz, continues.  After the success of their lone hit, "Nobody But Me," how did they try and follow it up?  Markulin also talks about how Capitol Records misspelled their name, how the band toured with the Beach Boys, and met...
Show #267 - Human Beinz part one (Ting Markulin) (6/10/16)
The Human Beinz emerged from Youngstown, Ohio in 1968 scoring a #8 hit with their cover of the Isley Brothers’ song “Nobody But Me.”  Ting Markulin, the band’s rhythm guitarist, is the only remaining original member.  In part one of our interview, Markulin talks about the band’s early days, including...
Show #266 - Makana (5/27/16)
Guitarist Makana plays in an interesting style native to his home of Hawaii - slack key guitar. It’s a dazzling method that sounds like 3 guitars are all playing at once: the bass, rhythm and melody.  He’s performed on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack to the Descendants, starring George...

In Tony's Blog

Heart / Joan Jett / Cheap Trick (concert review)

Heart / Joan Jett & the Blackhearts / Cheap Trick - Klipsch Music Center, IN,  7/17/16 (review)

Heart headlines a stellar lineup that defies time

The bands on the Rock Hall Three For All tour have several things in common.  The obvious one is that they have all recently been inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  But, there’s another, less apparent reason - until you actually see them in concert.  All three acts play with an energy that few artists, no matter what their age, are capable of.

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This Day in History

Sunday, 25 July 1965
Turning Point

bob dylanBob Dylan is booed off stage at the Newport Music Festival after playing electric for the first time.  He had been crowned the darling of the folk movement, but grew tired of the "spokesman for a generation" tag. Two great films shed further light on the event:

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back is a film documenting the entire 1965 tour and the harsh reaction he received in several locations.

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home is an excellent documentary on Dylan's entire life directed by Martin Scorsese.

Click on either link above to purchase the DVDs from amazon.com


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