Tom Snyder & Little Richard

Tom Snyder & Little Richard

Tom Snyder was one of the best broadcasters of his generation. He could do it all, from anchoring local newscasts and one-minute network updates to hosting national magazine shows and one-on-one interviews. He rose to fame doing the latter on the...
POTD: Sheryl Crow

POTD: Sheryl Crow

Last year, I wrote about how much I enjoyed Sheryl Crow when she opened for Heart and almost stole the show. Obviously, she can’t do concerts during the COVID-19 crisis, so she’s followed the lead of many other musicians by recording one of her songs at...
POTD: “Bolero”

POTD: “Bolero”

A couple of months ago (when the world was still normal), Martha and I went to see the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra perform a program that included Ravel’s “Bolero.” We were familiar with the piece even before Bo Derek used it to seduce Dudley Moore...
POTD: “Higher and Higher”

POTD: “Higher and Higher”

Jackie Wilson had a hit with this song in 1967. I played Rita Coolidge’s version when I was a Top 40 DJ in 1977. Now, all these years later, for the Picture Of The Day, we get the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performing it while...
POTD: Remembering John Prine

POTD: Remembering John Prine

John Prine, a wonderful songwriter, died yesterday at 73 of complications from coronavirus after returning home last month from a European tour. On his 1971 self-titled debut album, he included a song called “Angel From Montgomery,” which Prine described...