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Jeff Lynne's ELO live in Rosemont: A night of hits

Jeff Lynne's ELO live in Rosemont: A night of hits
When you think of bands who have been influenced by The Beatles, who comes to mind? If the Electric Light Orchestra isn’t at the top of your list, think a little more. ELO was formed in 1970 by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood and Bev Bevan. Their idea was to blend rock and classical music. Lots... Read more »

My ten favorite items at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

First a few honorable mention items:
I love this pic of Darlene Love with Bruce Springsteen. They're probably singing Christmas songs.
It’s August. Just a few weeks left until the end of summer. Time for one more mini-vaca before school starts. So where should a couple go? CLEVELAND!!!!! Yeah…I know, I know BUT…. CLEVELAND ROCKS…so the song says (shrugging shoulders). BUT…it’s only six hours away by car and it has the one place that I’ve wanted... Read more »

For Christmas Eve: Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth

For Christmas Eve: Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth
It’s Christmas Eve. One day to go until the big holiday. CHRISTMAS: A day of giving and receiving presents. How’s your shopping going? I was just at Best Buy looking for deals. There were more employees than customers. I take that as a good sign. CHRISTMAS: A day of solemn religion. Jesus’ birthday. CHRISTMAS: A... Read more »
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At what age do you stop finding new music?

At what age do you stop finding new music?
One of my favorite ongoing discussions is when do you stop finding new music. Age thirty seems to be the magic number. I feel it’s even younger. I always say it’s when you graduate college. The reasons are basically the same no matter the age. In those early years, you have a lot more free time and... Read more »

Music for an eclipse

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We're hoping for a "Sunny Afternoon" but I'm afraid it will be mostly cloudy.
We’re just hours away from the eclipse. People are traveling all over the world to see the sun and moon come together. For some of us, it’ll be our last chance to witness this phenomenon. It’s easy to find a viewing party….and if there’s a party, there needs to be music. Here’s some tunes to... Read more »

It's a great week to be Paul McCartney

It's a great week to be Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney had a special week. You may be thinking, when isn’t it a great time to be Sir Paul…and you’d be right. Sure, he’s had his times of despair. The death of wife #1, a messy divorce from wife #2 and the fans of Kanye West not knowing who he is, but all in... Read more »
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Songs about Independence and Freedom

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Richie Havens- "Freedom". It doesn't get much freer than three days at Woodstock in the rain.
Happy July 4th. Today we celebrate our countries independence. But there are songs that talk about other kinds of independence and freedom. Here’s some music to celebrate. Enjoy your holiday. Be Free! Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt... Read more »

The Influence of Chuck Berry

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All the Beatles loved Chuck Berry. John Lennon said if you were going to give Rock and Roll a different name you'd call it Chuck Berry. Here they sing "Rock and Roll Music".
Legendary music pioneer Chuck Berry died yesterday at age 90. One way to tell and artist’ influence is by the number of his songs recorded by other great musicians. There are hundreds of Berry tunes covered by musicians in all genres of music. Here’s a look at some of them: Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Jagger, Richards,... Read more »

Playlist for the Trump administration

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In a town of cronyism, Donald Trump really is the "New Kid In Town".
During campaigns politicians have songs that they think relate to them. They play them at all their rally’s and their conventions. Why not have songs that describe the new Presidency? Here are some tunes for the new President: In spite of the snarkiness of these songs, I really so want things to go well for... Read more »
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From "When I'm 64" to Medicare

From "When I'm 64" to Medicare
I was born in 1952. The olden days. Back to the time when kids walked two miles to school in a blizzard and were happy to do it. Back in the days when people made distinctions about owning a black & white or color television…if they even owned one at all. Okay…okay…we get it. You’re... Read more »
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