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50 Years of The Ronnettes’ ‘Be My Baby’: An Oral History

In August 1963, Brian Wilson had to pull off the road because the song coming from his car radio overpowered his ability to drive. The same thing happened to America.


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Al Pacino Yells A Lot In Trailer For HBO’s Phil Spector Biopic

“I’ve played this game a million times before! I know how the game is played!” Al Pacino bellows during a meltdown in the trailer for HBO’s upcoming Phil Spector biopic, in which he plays the starring role.


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Rock Flashback: The Remarkable Career Of Sonny Bono

This week in 1998, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sonny Bono[/lastfm] died in a skiing accident. He’s probably more famous today for his late-in-life careers than for what he did in the 1960s, but his accomplishments in that decade were […]


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Dan Taylor Has Some Fun With Darlene Love In Studio

What a fun time we had in studio this morning with the great Darlene Love! She hung out with us for a whole hour just reminiscing with Dan and Mr. G, talked about being inducted into […]


Ronnie Spector in 2010 (Getty Images/Stephen Lovekin)

Rock Flashback: November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Critic and essayist Lance Morrow wrote of the assassination, “It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American […]


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“The Last Sultan” Profiles Atlantic Records Founder Ahmet Ertegun – Vintage Photos

Founded in 1947 by Turkish-American brothers Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records was one of the pioneering labels in R&B, jazz, and later, rock ‘n roll. Artists the label signed and/or recorded over the years […]


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John Lennon’s 1971 ‘Imagine’ Completion Party Remembered

John Lennon may have been the host with the most if this raw video footage tells the tale correctly. After wrapping up sessions for his seminal ‘Imagine’ album in July of 1971, the newly ex-Beatle […]



HBO Picks Up Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison Documentary

For kids, October is the time of year for tricks or treats.  But this Fall, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] fans will feel like kids walking door to door again with an especially sweet treat, courtesy of HBO […]


Rock Flashback: Happy Birthday Leon Russell

Singer/songwriter/sideman [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Leon Russell[/lastfm] turns 70 years old today. Some sources say he’s turning 69, but we’re going with 70, because that’s what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says. Newly inducted into the […]


Classic Recording Studios: Gold Star In The 1950s

One of the most famous studios in the history of pop music, Gold Star Recording Studios had a history of success that stretched across four decades. We start with a look at Gold Star the […]