About That Elton John Tribute Show

Is it just me, or has the chameleon-like Lady Gaga, master of so many different looks, now morphed into 1970s impressionist extraordinaire Marilyn Michaels? You'll have to be a certain age to get that reference, but since I am, that was one of the thoughts that...

Concert Review: Graham Nash

Graham Nash may be 76 years old, but he still looks great (with a silver mane of hair) and sounds great, too. He's able to hit the high notes that a lot of other rockers can't at his age. When he brought his Intimate Evening Of Songs and Stories to the Pageant on...

Mini-Concert Review: Steve Winwood

I checked another artist off my Classic Rock Bucket List when I went to see Steve Winwood at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday night. I've been a longtime fan of his solo stuff as well as his work in Traffic, Blind Faith, and the Spencer Davis group. I'm happy to report...

Dr. Demento, “Covered In Punk”

Radio legend Dr. Demento -- the man who popularized such oddball songs as "Fish Heads," "Wet Dream," and "Shaving Cream" -- visited my radio show to discuss his new project, "Covered In Punk." He was accompanied by John Cafiero, who produced the project, which plays...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Gavin Edwards on the backstory of Otis Redding's classic song, "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay," the first posthumously-released single to go to number one... Steve Cropper, who regularly backed Redding up as the guitarist for Booker T. and the MG’s (a.k.a. the Stax...

Stephen Davis, “Gold Dust Woman”

Stephen Davis has written books about Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, and other musicians. Now he has a best-selling biography of Stevie Nicks, “Gold Dust Woman.” In my conversation with him, we talked about: How the version of "Rhiannon" we all know isn't the...

The Wizard Of Oz In Concert

Here's something rare you can share with your family today. It's a staged concert version of "The Wizard Of Oz" that was done at Lincoln Center on May 5, 1995, as a benefit for the Children's Defense Fund. It aired exactly once on TNT and TBS, on November 22, 1995....

Picture Of The Day

There are a few old-time acts I wish I could have seen in person on one of my trips to Vegas -- Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Hackett, and Louis Prima/Keely Smith -- but I missed them by a generation. In particular, I would have loved to see Prima and Smith in one of their...

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