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On This Date In 1957 A Rockabilly Classic Is Recorded 

February 2nd 1957 : Dale Hawkins records “Susie Q”. Hawkins recorded “Susie Q” at the KWKH Radio station in Shreveport, Louisiana.”Susie Q”  featured guitar work by James Burton, who also worked with Ricky Nelson and later with Elvis Presley, among … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Died

February 2nd 1959 : Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper play their last show as part of the “Winter Dance Party” tour, stopping this night at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA. Admission: $1.25. The last song … Continue reading

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The Sparkomatics – Draggin’ Me Down

I caught this band The Sparkomatics about a month back open for the Big Fat Combo to virtually an empty room at the Outer Space in Hamden,  Connecticut.  I went on an invite from a friend at work who knew … Continue reading

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Today In History Johnny Cash Records Legendary Live Album

January 13th 1968, Johnny Cash played a show, which was recorded, for his forthcoming live album at Folsom Prison, near Sacramento, California in front of 2,000 inmates. When released, the lead single, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ (an update of his 1956 … Continue reading

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Wingnut’s Psychedelic Bubblegum Shop With Ronald Webb 

Wingnut’s Psychedelic Bubblegum Shop w/ Ronald Webb Saturdays at 11am (EST) n’ Tuesdays at 8pm on CygnusRadio.com. Tune in and invite a friend! —

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May 4th In Music History, Saying Happy Birthday To A Surf Rock Legend

May 4th 1886 : The graphophone, a link between the earlier gramophone and the modern phonograph, is patented, featuring wax cylinders which conducted music better than Thomas Edison’s original tinfoil ones. Join me in wishing a Happy 78th Birthday to Legendary … Continue reading

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Remembering Davy Jones On His Birthday

Happy Birthday to the late Davy Jones. Jones would’ve been 69 today. Sadly we lost him in February 2012. This early TV version of Valleri in my opinion was far superior to the later LP version. Why? It’s more raw … Continue reading

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Monkees Present Box Set

Rhino Handmade has yet again delivered with an excellent Monkees set. The final album featuring Michael Nesmith. 3 CD’s, 85 Tracks, 60 Previously unreleased. Monkees.com pre released “Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye” , a rare mono version on their website … Continue reading

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Whats I’ve been listening to lately…Indie Pop Rocks! on Soma FM

Throughout the last couple years I’ve had a few different musical obsessions. I was obsessed with the banjo. Something I will always love. As a few of my favorites will always be Pete Seeger, Dock Boggs & Roger Sprung. However, … Continue reading

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