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THE OLD ROCKER: It doesn't get much better than Bing and Nat at the holidays
Here is a list of my holiday favorites certain to be heard during this Christmas season.
TH OLD ROCKER: Christmas tunes time is here? Aaaallllvviiiin!!
The Old Rocker contemplates a few things in the music world.
THE OLD ROCKER: Southern flair comes to the silver screen
It took two major series of events for moviemakers to begin looking to the Southeast to produce big-budget films.
THE OLD ROCKER: Part 2 of my list of turkey tunes for the 10 years starting 1955
Several No. 1 hit songs in the early rock era do not merit that recognition.
The mood in Dallas went from excitement to somber as word of the death of JFK spread
Performers in Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars reflect on their experience in Dallas the day President Kennedy was assassinated.
Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, and The Replacements are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
OPINION: The Hall's selection needs a Chubby-style twist
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation once again leaves music great Chubby Checker out of the lineup.
THE OLD ROCKER: My list of turkey tunes for the 10 years starting 1955
Turkey Day has another meaning for me. It gives me time to reflect on songs that reached No. 1 from 1955 through 1965 and wonder how that gobbler made it to the top slot.
THE OLD ROCKER: In 1964, the Beatles took America by storm and blocked nine potential No. 1 hits from the top spot
Turn back the clock. Turn it way back to 1964 when the British Invasion was in full blast. That’s the year the Beatles crossed the pond and precipitated one of the biggest musical explosions in history.
THE OLD ROCKER: Sonny and Cher were one of the most successful husband-and-wife music duos
Of all the different vocal group combinations — all male, all female, male-female groups, trios, mixed trios, male duos and female duos — the least successful has been male/female duos.