KOOL Top 6 @ 6 backstory

Martha Reeves (Vandellas) Didn’t Come To Motown As A Singer

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martha and The Vandellas[/lastfm] were one of Motown Records biggest girl groups with 27 chart hits and a slew of classics like Heat Wave (later covered by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Linda Ronstadt[/lastfm]), Dancing In the Street […]


Story Behind One Of The Biggest Wedding Hits Of All Time

Last night’s top 6 @ 6 featured wedding and marriage songs which included The Fifth Dimension’s Wedding Bell Blues.  The song was a #1 hit, and there was more truth in the lyrics that you […]


Bruce Johnston’s First Recording Session With The Beach Boys = A Classic

That’s B[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]ruce Johnston[/lastfm] recording some of the Pet Sounds vocals with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beach Boys[/lastfm] in 1966.  He permanently joined the group the year before, recording California Girls with the band.  The story of […]


The One Thing Stevie Nicks Is Able To Give To People

Happy Birthday [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Nicks[/lastfm]!  She’s 63 today, and a few years ago she made an interesting comment about the one thing she was able to give to people.  It wasn’t her music and it […]


Unreleased Monkees (Mickey Dolenz) Interview

The Monkees have one of the songs on tonight’s Top 6 @ 6. While digging through a pile of tapes last week (and I mean a BIG pile), I ran across this audio of me […]


The Only Hit David Gates (Of Bread) Wrote While On The Road

David was the lead singer for the group, and tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 features that song.  It was the 10th out of 13 songs that cracked Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bread[/lastfm].  But […]


What Neil Diamond Hit Was Finished In A Motel Room Just Before The Recording Session?

There are a lot of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Dia  mond[/lastfm] songs to choose from so let me give you a small hint: the motel room and recording session were in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm]’s hometown of Memphis, […]


Whatever Happened To Carole King’s Real Tapestry On The Album Cover?

With over 25,000,000 copies sold of her Tapestry album, a lot of people saw the tapestry [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carole King[/lastfm] was working on when the cover photograph was taken.  But did you ever wonder what happened […]


Chicago’s “Saturday In The Park” Was Based On A Real Event

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chicago[/lastfm]’s Saturday In The Park was a top 5 hit in the summer of 1972. It’s part of tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 featuring Days Of The Week hits.  And the song was based […]


OMG! Bing Crosby Defends Elvis At The Dawn Of Rock And Roll

Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 features the six artists with the most #1 hits, and Elvis Presley is on the list.  It’s hard to believe now, but there was such an uproar over Elvis, his […]