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The Alamo Movie With John Wayne

The Alamo with John Wayne Yesterday, I woke with a song running through my head, which then led to thoughts of the movie from which it came. “The Alamo,” filmed in 1960, starred John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Ken Curtis, Chill Wills and a cast of […]

The Temptations: Soul, Flash and Style

  The Temptations – How It All Began In the 1960s and 70s, musical groups became a major feature both on recordings and public appearances. We couldn’t get enough of rock ‘n roll, and some musical stars. For many of us, there was no finer group onstage or on record than The Temptations. Their music […]

Kenny Rogers: All The Right Reasons

Kenny Rogers: A Star For All The Right Reasons Photo Credit I met Kenny Rogers in the 1980s in my role as Assistant to the Entertainment Director of the Las Vegas SUN newspaper. I was introduced to him backstage at one of the hotspots in town, where he was performing with Dottie West for a […]

Sam Cooke’s Mysterious Death

Photo Credit What Happened To The Great Sam Cooke? In the early 1960s, Sam Cooke’s smooth, golden voice is all over the radio. His  recordings are top hits and enjoyed by all races. At the pinnacle of success in his chosen field, he conquered the recording industry as singer, composer and entrepreneur. Then disaster struck….this […]

Two Mysterious Deaths In Musical History

Photo Credit Cass Elliott aka “Mama” Cass Mysterious deaths in musical history are far more common than you might think. There is even a 27 Club known to all as a list of performers who died, mostly under mysterious circumstances, at the age of 27. But while researching this fascinating topic, I discovered something even […]

 
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