Tag Archives: rock&roll

Rising to the (physical) challenge

The man who wrote Save the Last Dance for Me spent most of his life on crutches. Doc Pomus could not dance. He was stricken with polio as a child and that Drifters hit came about after Pomus watched his … Continue reading

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The joys of being 50 plus

Ozzy Osbourne was in his early 30s when his first solo album came out and, during a radio interview, the former (and future) Black Sabbath frontman said his wife, Sharon, wondered how long Ozzy’s career would last. “Have you ever … Continue reading

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The colour of love

Whether it’s a class photo from grade 7, or a high school yearbook, I’ve often studied the photos, paused and thought, “She’s pretty. Why didn’t I notice her back then?” We’re talking mid to late ’70s and the answer is, … Continue reading

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The Toughest Girl Alive

In the summer of 2007, I bought an album by a singer I’d never heard of, at a store that is long gone, The CD Shuffle in Wasaga Beach. The owner commented on my purchase. “She used to be in … Continue reading

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