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About johnnymaraca

host of Johnny Maraca's Rock & Roll Riot, the rockingest show on the radio. 60 years of rockin' rhythm and blues, from the late '40s pioneers like Louis Jordan to Elvis, Chuck Berry, CCR, Stray Cats, Ramones and tons more. Friday and Saturday nights at 7 on 97.7 the Beach, listen live at, and WRSG in Middlebourne, West Virginia, Tuesdays 6-8 pm.

Stickin’ it to the man with help from the women

“Yeah, you can try, but in the end you’re just gonna lose, big time, because the world is run by the Man. The Man, oh, you don’t know the Man. He’s everywhere. In the White House… down the hall… Ms. … Continue reading

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Has ‘50s rock and roll faded away?

Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste are fine musicians and did the best they could in saluting rock and roll legends Fats Domino and Chuck Berry at the recent Grammy Awards but, when their brief mashup of Ain’t that a … Continue reading

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Trapped in an elevator

McCully & Mariane told my Mom’s “trapped in an elevator” story on 97.7 the Beach this morning. Here’s the audio: By the way, Mom was in the elevator for 45 minutes but the Wasaga Beach firefighters probably got her out … Continue reading

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The toughest girl alive

Candace Hogan died from cancer in 2016, at the age of 54. Known professionally as Candye Kane and she lived up to the title of her 2000 album, The Toughest Girl Alive. I found that disc seven years later at … Continue reading

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