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Warner Brothers Records

America In Town For One Show Only – Steve Goddard Interview With Gerry Beckley

With 19 Billboard Hot 100 Singles to their credit and countless classic album tracks to draw from (‘Riverside’ and ‘Sandman’ are two of my favorites!), there’s be no shortage of hits on America’s set list. […]

94.5 KOOL FM–11/08/2013

Jeff Gordon Visits KOOL (4)

Jeff Gordon Races in the KOOL Studio!

Jeff Gordon, a four time national NASCAR cup series champion and also a winner of the Daytona 500 three times, is spreading the word about the fight against Pertussis. After learning about the risks of […]

94.5 KOOL FM–11/08/2013

Imperial Records

Today In Pop Music: November 7 – How Alan Freed Gave Johnny Rivers His Stage Name

NOVEMBER 7 BIRTHDAYS 1937 – Mary Travers (Peter Paul and Mary – ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’ – died 2009) 1942 – Johnny Rivers (‘Memphis’,’Poor Side Of Town’,Baby I Need Your Lovin”) 1943 – Joni […]

94.5 KOOL FM–11/07/2013

Columbia Records

Paul McCartney’s Musical Influences

The Beatles and Paul McCartney have influenced more musicians than any one in the world.  Other than Elvis Presley, no one even comes close. But who influenced Paul during his early years?  There are obvious […]

94.5 KOOL FM–11/05/2013

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: October 31 – Ed Sullivan Sees The Beatles For the First Time

OCTOBER 31 BIRTHDAYS 1937 – Tom Paxton (folk singer) 1947 – Russ Ballard (Argent  – guitar – ‘Hold Your Head Up) 1952 – Bernard Edwards (Chic – producer/member – ‘Le Freak’, ‘I Want Your Love’) […]

94.5 KOOL FM–10/31/2013

Gordy Records

Temptations Last Original Member Otis Williams Is 74 Today

Otis Williams is an amazing man.  As one of the founding members he was part of the golden years at Motown when he and the Temptations saw an unbreakable string of hits. Along with Marvin […]

94.5 KOOL FM–10/30/2013

Elektra Records - 1967

Today In Pop Music: October 30 – Jim Morrison’s Six Month Jail Sentence

OCTOBER 30 BIRTHDAYS 1939 – Eddie Holland (one third of Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier Holland) 1939 – Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane – Starship – ‘Somebody To Love’,’We Built This City’) 1939 – Otis Williams […]

94.5 KOOL FM–10/30/2013

Hi Records - 1972

Today In Pop Music: October 25 – Al Green Attacked With Boiling Hot Grits

OCTOBER 27 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Helen Reddy (did you know Cher had turned down  her #1 hit ‘Angie Baby’?) 1944 – Jon Anderson (Yes – vocals ‘ Owner of A Lonely Heart’) 1944 – Taffy […]


Apple Records

Today In Pop Music: October 22 – Paul McCartney Denies He’s Dead

OCTOBER 22 BIRTHDAYS 1942 – Annette Funicello (Mousketeer – ‘Taul Paul’ ,’O Dio Mio’, ‘Pineapple Princess’ – died 2013) 1942 – Bobby Fuller (Bobby Fuller Four – ‘I Fought The Law’ – died under mysterious […]

94.5 KOOL FM–10/22/2013