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Capitol Records

Paul McCartney Is 72 Today – His Top 10 Albums

Here’s the shocker: Band On The Run” isn’t the biggest album of Paul McCartney’s solo career.  It’s close, but one other album beat it out. Here are Paul’s top 10 in order, with audio of […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/18/2014

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: June 18 – Paul McCartney Is 72 – Lennon Lyrics Bring Big Bucks

JUNE 18 BIRTHDAYS 1942 – Paul McCartney 1942 – Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominos/bass) 1942 – Richard Perry (record producer – Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand Leo Sayer, Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters) […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/18/2014

RSO Records

Today In Pop Music: June 17 – First Solo Artist To Top Chart With First Three Releases

JUNE 17 BIRTHDAYS 1930 – Cliff Gallup (Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps/guitar – one of the greatest rock guitarists in anybody’s band – see bottom of blog) 1946 – Barry Manilow (real name: Barry Alan Pincus) […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/17/2014

Atco Records

Today In Pop Music: June 16 – The First Major Rock Festival Gets Underway

JUNE 16 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Lamont Dozier (legendary Motown songwriter/producer – wrote hits for The Supremes, Four Tops,Marvin Gaye, Marths and the Vandellas, Freda Payne, chairmen of the Board, among others.) 1942 – Edward Levert […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/16/2014

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Casey Kasem Is With the Stars

I never met Casey Kasem personally, but he certainly touched my life professionally.  I’ve always been interested in the stories behind the songs and recordings of the songs I heard off and on the radio.  […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/15/2014

Arista Records

Today In Pop Music: June 13 – Big Records Set With Whitney’s Second Album

JULY 13 BIRTHDAYS 1934 – Uriel Jones (Motown Records session drummer) – You may not know his name, but you know the songs he played on: Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, The […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/13/2014

Warner Brothers Records

Today In Pop Music: June 12 – Common Thread Between Queen, Van Morrison, Phil Collins, And Little Richard

JUNE 12 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Reg Presley (The Troggs/lead singer – ‘Wild Thing – died 2013) 1948 – Barry Bailey (Atlanta Rhythm Section/original guitarist – ‘So Into You’) 1949 – John Wetton (Asia/bass – ‘Only […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/12/2014

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: June 11 – Paul McCartney’s Biggest Mistake – By Far

JUNE 11 BIRTHDAYS 1940 – Joseph DiNicola (stage name: Joey Dee [and the Starlighters] – ‘Peppermint Twist’ – Jimi Hendrix was a member of the band during 1964) 1946 – John Lawton (Uriah Heap/vocals – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/11/2014

RSO Records

Today In Pop Music: June 10 – The Most Unlikely #1 Hit Of The 70’s And A Star Studded Duet

JUNE 10 BIRTHDAYS 1910 – Chester Burnett (Howlin’ Wolf – influential blues man and major inspiration for The Rolling Stones) 1922 – Judy Garland (way more than Over The Rainbow’) 1941 – Shirley Owens (The […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/10/2014