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Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons talks MGK Heavy Hitter Concert and more

The Doobie Brothers and Santana come to the BB&T Pavilion August 24 for MGK'S HEAVY HITTER concert. Founding Doobie and in the band ever since, Patrick Simmons called in to chat about touring with Santana, motorcycles and getting nekkid and silly for that Toulouse Street album cover shoot. Tickets on sale for the show now at Ticketmaster.…

THE BAND'S WITH ME author Sally Mann Romano

Sally Mann Romano has a book out called THE BAND'S WITH ME and it is one helluva rollicking ride through the 60's and mid 70's "counter" culture. She was part of the Jefferson Airplane inner circle, knew EVERYBODY and if she didn't, made sure she met them, and tells THE best stories about Frank Zappa,…

HIGHS IN THE MID-60s...A Chat with Music Industry Author Rick Levy

Rick Levy has been in the music business for over 50 years with roots in the Philadelphia music scene. From his days in a band called WAX with Rob Hyman (The Hooters) and through the years, Rick has parlayed the music business knowledge he's gained into a career not only playing music but managing other musicians' touring careers…

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

As the exuberant cast belted out and shimmied to “I Feel the Earth Move” after final bows, my friend Tracy sighed “I don’t want it to end” echoing the sentiment of all in attendance. BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is a romp through an era of infectious pop songs, written for others to sing,…

INT DENNY SOMACH

Billy Joel was still relatively unknown back in 1973 when he was booked to play the Roxy Theatre in Northampton, Pa. by then WSAN DJ Denny Somach. Due to WSAN's airplay of the COLD SPRING HARBOR album, Billy was enthusiastically received by the Roxy audience and Denny had the forethought to place a cassette recorder…

AS GOD IS MY WITNESS I THOUGHT TURKEYS COULD FLY!

As we get ready for this years MGK Turkey Drop tomorrow (11/20), I give you this. Quite a few years back (30 maybe?), Les Nessman (Richard Sanders), hapless newsman for WKRP IN CINCINNATTI, hopped on his news motor scooter and drove into the YSP studios to talk turkey. We had a chat about THAT infamous…