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Tweet My 100 Essential Albums number 11, The Great 28 by Chuck Berry How could Chuckles not be in my 100 essential albums? This is a greatest hits album released in 1982. I normally do not like greatest hits albums. To me there is something wonderful about hearing a track in its intended place, in […]
Tweet My 100 Essential Albums I like Desert Island Disks. For those that do not know this radio show the premiss is very simple. A celebrity is asked to choose just 8 tracks that they would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island. Obviously, 8 tracks is a nonsense. […]
Tweet On This day in 1958 Billboard ran an article attacking the practice of accepting money to play certain records on the radio. The term used was ‘payola’ a combination of ‘pay’ and ‘victrola’ (Victrola was a line of phonographs originally introduced by RCA Victor in 1906 that continued until 1970). The article went on […]
Tweet The Stones made their TV debut this day in 1963 on Thank Your Lucky Stars playing their first single C’mon. It may come a surprise to some of the younger readers that The Stones were once a rock and blues band playing blues covers. Their first album, imaginatively titled The Rolling Stones featured songs […]