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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Classics IV

I know what you’re thinking:  Who are Classics IV?  There are many lists of acts who have been unfairly snubbed from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and this is not an act that tends to be thought of, … Continue reading

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Private Emotion

Most of the time, I am not someone who is a fan of musicians before they hit the mainstream.  From time to time it happens, when I hear a song on the radio by an obscure band and have to … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Johann Pachelbel

There are quite a few classical composers whose work has found itself appropriated or stolen for pop music.  Apollo 440 made a career out of adapting classical songs with a disco beat, Brahms found the theme from the third movement … Continue reading

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Big Machine

Not too long ago, I watched a music-related YouTube channel I follow and the person had listed their favorite songs by the Goo Goo Dolls that had appeared on a particular Billboard Chart, I believe it was the Adult Rock … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Seals And Crofts

Growing up as a child I was at least a little bit familiar with Seals and Crofts because I listened to a lot of adult contemporary music [1], but because “Summer Breeze” was the one song I recognized as theirs, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Neil Sedaka

When it comes to immensely prolific singer-songwriters, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame does not always get it right.  Carole King, who had an immensely popular career as a performer, is inducted as a non-performing songwriter.  Laura Nyro, a … Continue reading

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If I Could Walk On Water

In 1988 Eddie Money released the single “Walk On Water.”  It became his last top ten hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and aside from a blistering guitar solo from a onetime member of his band who … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Music Works

How Music Works, by David Byrne [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Three Rivers Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Admittedly, this was not an easy book to read.  I did not necessarily … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Boyz II Men

If there is any old school trend in music that I would like to see a lot more of, it would be the classy and retro New Jack Swing of the early 1990’s [1].  Boyz II Men were a big … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amadeus

Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer Those people who are familiar with the noted 1980’s biopic of the same name may not be familiar with the fact that Amadeus was a stage play before it was a screen adaptation.  There is a … Continue reading

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