Author Archives: johnnymaraca

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.

When Tom was your first friend on…what was it called again?

So I was checking my Myspace page the other day. Yes, I’m kidding. I don’t even have it bookmarked and I’m not sure if I can recall my password. Maybe Tom knows it. Ah yes, Tom. If you opened a … Continue reading

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Canadian Graffiti

The ads for American Graffiti posed the question, Where were you in ’62? I was living the first year of my life but a dozen years later my folks took me to see American Graffiti at the Birchcliff Theatre in … Continue reading

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Lazy, ignorant or clueless?

During my college years, many moons ago, I was seated in the Uptown Theatre in Toronto and ended up next to a friendly, laid back (okay, most likely stoned) fellow who gave me his take on modern cinema. Don’t recall … Continue reading

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If you missed Saturday’s radio Riot, stream it here and, here’s the playlist

To listen, click the tracks on the audio player on the right side of my home page. Segment 1 Wanda Jackson rip it up (from her 2011 album produced by Jack White, the Party Ain’t Over) Chuck Berry Carol Creedence … Continue reading

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