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Elvis: The Louisiana Hayride takes a chance on a 19-year-old

My new iTunes podcast episode (free to listen and subscribe). The radio host tells the young rocker that the “folk music” scene has been looking for something new and he could be it. Country radio and fans weren’t so sure. … Continue reading

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Elvis: Can’t sing, dance or play the guitar

My new podcast: In 1956, Elvis responds to an old fart of a newspaper critic who doesn’t get why Presley appeals to the younger folks, in an interview with TV Guide.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock and roll pioneer

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is going into the rock and roll hall of fame in April. Long overdue. Research material: Shout Sister Shout, by Gayle F. Wald.

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Johnny Maraca’s radio salute to Chuck Berry

Hey, if you missed last night’s show on 97.7 the Beach, you can stream all three segments right here. The playlist alternates between Chuck’s originals and cover tunes by the Beatles, Stones and more….plus a few interview clips with the … Continue reading

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