Next Wednesday, May 11, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET, my Top Shelf Oldies (topshelfoldies.org) show will be devoted to this year's I.R.S. 10-90 survey, as compiled by Rich Appel. I'll be featuring songs from this year's Top 109 countdown, and I'll be announcing how a listener can win a copy of the souvenir 5-CD box set containing all 109 songs on the countdown.
Those who aren't able to listen that night can catch the show in the Randy on the Radio Archives:
The deadline for entering the drawing for the CD set will be the following Wednesday, May 18.
– Randy Price
Speaking of radio shows, deejay Phil Nee is putting together a five hour special based around our recent SWEET 16 theme, "What's The Name Of That Song" ... songs we all know by heart where the title of the song never appears in the lyrics.
I told you we came up with just over a hundred titles ... and Phil will be airing eighty of them on his May 14th show.
It all happens on WRCO broadcasting out of Richland Center, Wisconsin. If you're able to tune in and listen, please do ... meanwhile we're looking into making the program available as a podcast afterwards. Should be a fun show (if I do say so myself!!!) kk
Dear Forgotten Hits Readers,
I recently did a radio interview show for the Jersey Girls Sing website with legendary session drummer Hal Blaine, whose accomplishments are massive. He played on more hits than any other drummer in the rock era, including 37 #1s and 150 top tens. He played on seven Grammy Records Of The Year, six of which were consecutive (1966 through 1971) . He named, formed and played with the musicians known as the Wrecking Crew and worked with dozens of recording artists. He joined the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000 as one of the first sidemen to be inducted.
To access the interview show, please click the following Jersey Girls Sing link -- http://www.jerseygirlssing.com/ -- and when the home page comes up, click on either of the two Hal Blaine images.
Always such cool info each week. Love to see all my friends doing so well.
Next March 18th I'm part of the best music cruise of the year.
Take a look at who is on the ship with me.
All the best pal,
PS. Anyone interested can call our special number tomorrow. 844 344 ROCK
To quote Mr. Hope: Thanks for the memories.
That was another lifetime.
In THIS lifetime -- the only one that counts -- my new album, MAGELLAN WAS WRONG, is due out on ACE Records in June or July.
Always grateful for your keeping me in your mind and your column / blog.
All the best to you,
The "Official" Keith Emerson Tribute Concert - Saturday, May 28
The "Official" Keith Emerson Tribute Concert will be held Saturday, May 28, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, presented by Goldenvoice. It will be a retrospective of Keith's entire career from the Nice, to ELP, to the Keith Emerson Band and Three Fates Project. Many of the artists who were close friends and have worked with Keith will be performing some of his most famous works.
It promises to be a great night of music and homage to one of the most influential musicians and composers of the twentieth century.
Featuring Performances by: Eddie Jobson (U.K. / Roxy Music); Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater); Steve Porcaro (Toto); Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan / Doobie Bros.); Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa); Cj Vanston (Spinal Tap); Steve Lukather (Toto); Brian Auger (Oblivion Express); Rachel Flowers; Philippe Saisse (Al Dimeola); Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr); Keith Emerson Band;
Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band / Toy Matinee); Troy Luccketta (Tesla, Three Fates Project); Joe Travers (Zappa's Universe); Travis Davis (Keith Emerson Band); Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar); Mike Wallace (Boys Club / Dragonchoir); Jonathan Sindelman (Alan White Band); Maestro Terje Mikkelsen (Three Fates Project); Rick Livingstone (The Best); Kae Matsumoto (Kae M Black); Ed Roth (Boys Club/CTA)
Hosted by "Uncle Joe" Benson – 100.3 The Sound
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
El Rey Theater 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
For more information: http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/309437
Tickets available at Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/officialkeithemersontribute