KOOL Top 6 @ 6

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River Was A Real Place

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Creedence Clearwater Revival[/lastfm]’s Green River is one of the songs included in tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 and I count down the biggest hits on this day in 1969.  Cody’s Camp, which is mentioned […]


Bob Seger: What Happened When Fame Hit

By the time [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Seger[/lastfm] hit big in 1977 with his Live album and Night Moves he’d already  released nine others previously.  Still, many considered him an “overnight sensation” . Still The Same followed […]


How California’s Creedence Clearwater Revival Developed Their Southern Sound

Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 was sent in by listener Les Woody who not only picked the theme, he picked the songs.  The theme is “songs with cowbells” and CCR is included in the half […]


The Doobie Brothers ‘Black Water’ Wasn’t Intended To Be A Complete Song

Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 features “Wet and Wild” songs, with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Doobie Brothers[/lastfm] leading it off with their #1 hit Black Water.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Patrick Simmons[/lastfm] remembers the song was actually born during a […]


Barbra Streisand Afraid Of Being Upstaged By Peter Frampton?

True.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Peter Frampton[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carole King[/lastfm], and everyone else.  Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 will include her #1 duet  with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Donna Summe[/lastfm]r. I knew she had stage fright before each concert, but didn’t […]


Beach Boys Fans Won’t Smile Until This Album Is released

In March of this year, Capitol Records announced [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beach Boy[/lastfm]s Smile Sessions would be released in several different configurations.  A preliminary release date for July was set, then August.  With August just around […]


Roy Orbison: Why Artists Aren’t Appreciated Until After They’ve Died

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] was appreciated before his sudden death in 1988 at age 52.  When I met him the year before backstage at the Celebrity Theatre, I found him to be the most down to […]


Top 6 @ 6 Mystery Group With A Song About Clothes And Fashion

Clothes and fashion is the theme of tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 and this group had one of the best so those songs.  With 6 top 30 hits, the majority of them were great dance […]


Rolling Stones In The Studio – Not Chaos, But Not Totally Prepared

What was it like for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] before they went into the studio to record in the sixties and seventies when the group was at its peak?  Was everything ready to go or […]


The First Musical Guest On Saturday Night Live Then And Now

She had one of the most controversial hits of 1967 with Society’s Child, and an even bigger hit in 1975 that garnered two Grammys, At Seventeen.  I spend an evening with her and a rep […]