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February 2015 Blog Posts (8)

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL2- THE BRITISH INVASION PT.2

I'll start this Episode with something that has bothered me for a long time and has nothing to do with the British Invasion.

It has to do with "Sports".

IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM IS THIS A SPORT, LOL!

And I'll even have a Song for it.

Then we'll spend some time with one of my favorites, The Yardbirds- looking back, a band that should have been much bigger than they were.

With some examples of how adventurous both Eric…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 25, 2015 at 12:11am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL2- THE BRITISH INVASION PT.1

A New Year and a New Look at the British Invasion.

February always reminds me of the Beatles arrival in America in 1964, and that started the onslaught.

A good thing too, because Radio and Rock & Roll were suffering from a long period of Forty Miles Of Bad Road!

I'll have some Musical Questions, some songs that will test your memory- and given a choice between Do's and Dont's, I'll always go with Dont's.

Give a…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 22, 2015 at 11:45pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED PT.6 END

Buddy Holly was a Pioneer, using instruments on his songs no one else was doing, and getting into some Latin rhythms.

He was not really very good looking, nothing like Elvis or the other pretty boys, with his thick black glasses, bad teeth, etc.

But importantly, that allowed any average young guy to hope he too could become a Rock & Roll Star.

And Holly and the Crickets were self-contained- they wrote their own…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 18, 2015 at 10:56pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED PT.5

Alright, look at it this way, this is the 3rd HOUR, not the 3rd week commemorating Feb 3rd, 1959.

And this episode is about Buddy Holly because Holly was the major loss.

J.P. Richardson, The Big Bopper, undoubtedly would have returned to Radio.

Richie Valens was a wild card- he could have fizzled out or gone on to better things.

But Buddy already had an extensive catalogue of Music that musicians continue to play to…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 16, 2015 at 6:14pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED PT.4

This Chapter opens with a surprising Buddy Holly cover, that was also surprisingly done by Blind Faith on their one and only studio album.

After a little more Buddy, I'll play you another interview you probably have never heard.

This time it's Dick Clark with Buddy & The Crickets on the old American Bandstand, and again in October of 1958, just months before Holly's death.

And another bit of strangeness, one of the…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 11, 2015 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED PT.3

Some Planes crash, some Planes don’t.

In light of our subject, I’ll open this chapter up with a song for a Hero Pilot.

It’s about expecting more from yourself, and being better than the rest.

Remember, this was done in 2009.

I’ll give a tip of the hat to the end of last week’s show, the one with my favorite Buddy Holly song, by playing what was a rare version of it by a Wing, a Beatle and a Wife.

Frankly it's…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 8, 2015 at 11:57pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED PT.2

Moving on with the second half of a show done 50 Years To The Day after that Infamous Plane Crash on Feb. 3rd 1959, this Chapter is all Buddy Holly.

To me, Buddy ranks closely up there with the Beatles, and there is a real connection between them.

The Beatles chose their name because they wanted something similar to The Crickets-…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 4, 2015 at 12:08am — 12 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED PT.1

I saw that February 3rd would fall on the day of the terrestrial broadcast this year, and I was preparing for it.

The only other time that has ever happened was Feb. 3rd 2009- remarkably 50 YEARS TO THE DAY for the anniversary of Rock & Roll's First Tragedy on Feb. 3rd 1959- the Plane Crash That Killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 2, 2015 at 6:51pm — 6 Comments

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