Monday, April 30, 2012

Bobby Vee Has A Sad Announcement........

Music legend Bobby Vee makes a bittersweet announcement about his health and immediate future on his official website.  Our thoughts and prayers are with both Bobby and his family and our hopes are that he is surrounded every day by those he loves and who love him.......

CLICK HERE to see his announcement



Monday, April 23, 2012

Some days are indeed "Diamond"s

If at first you don't succeed at marriage.......keep trying!  That seems to be the mantra of Neil Diamond.  From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year to walking the aisle last year. 

CLICK HERE to get the details of Neil's weekend wedding.........



Sunday, April 22, 2012

A little good news

After a week of sad news for Oldies lovers, it was nice to get some good news over the weekend!  Just when it seemed like Robin Gibb might have been entering his final days........

CLICK HERE to see what happened!



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Two Days, Two Legends Lost

The music world has suffered two huge losses in two days.  Yesterday, it was Dick Clark.  Today, it is the drummer and singer of one of the great bands of all-time, a friend and colleague of Bob Dylan, and a part-time actor whose most notable role came in a movie about music, as Loretta Lynn's father in Coal Miner's Daughter. 

Golden Hits Radio salutes Levon Helm of The Band, who passed on to rock and roll heaven today at the age of 71.......

CLICK HERE for Rolling Stone's obituary and career overview



More Love for Dick Clark (1920-2012)

Golden Hits Radio brings you more of Dick Clark's greatest moments.......

Dick Clark on a 1960's episode of Batman

A 1964 interview with The Beach Boys on American Bandstand

A conversation with Jefferson Airplane, 1967.......

And finally, 1966 and Neil Diamond.........

Celebrities tweet their fond memories of Dick Clark

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark 1929-2012

Golden Hits Radio celebrates the life of one of the folks who is responsible for the fact that we exist......Dick Clark, who passed away following a heart attack yesterday at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.  Whether it was on camera or behind the scenes, Dick Clark has been responsible for thousands of hours of our collective TV viewing since American Bandstand was first broadcast coast-to-coast in 1957. 

While we can't possibly bring you every piece of news coverage and video from around the Web, we can bring you an overview across several media organizations, and hopefully you learn something about the man that you never knew! 

CNN coverage of Dick Clark's life (includes sidebar video)

ABC News coverage (with video)

Rolling Stone pays tribute



Monday, April 16, 2012

A studio session legend passes on.......

Thanks to a current bestelling book, session musicians from the 60's and 70's era are now becoming more than just nameless and faceless pioneers.  L.A. had The Wrecking Crew in that era, Nashville had "The A Team", and Motown had The Funk Brothers.  Another of the great studio players from Memphis in those days has passed on.  CLICK HERE to find out who it is.........



Friday, April 6, 2012

Who's on the list?

This might be a "all time" list involving certain Oldies artists that The Beatles made, but Elvis Presley didn't

CLICK HERE to find out who's fashionable.........


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Brotherly love redux

For the first time in 28 years, guess who's back together? 

CLICK HERE to find out!


The Fab Faux

Shane Wilson: For the record, I think this would be an absolute disaster.  It's one thing to follow in your father's footsteps.  We know several sons of music legends who have had varying degrees of success.......Jakob Dylan (of The Wallflowers), Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (sons of Rick Nelson), and Ziggy Marley all come to mind.  But while they may have covered one or two of their father's songs or paid tribute to him in some other way, they weren't trying to directly rip off his act or use the name of the band.

Undaunted by that, CLICK HERE to see what Paul McCartney's son is proposing..........


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A "Centerfield"er puts together an all-star team

Carlos Santana, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Beck, and Tony Bennett are among the artists who have teamed up with musicians at least one generation removed from them for album projects.  So who's the latest to jump into that ring?  CLICK HERE to find out