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My Hot Weekend With Frank Sinatra

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay I Was Breathless With Anticipation It was the Spring of 1994 and I was seated in the back of a long, black limousine, headed for the Las Vegas Strip. I was breathless with anticipation as I was on my way to the MGM Grand to meet Frank Sinatra. My heart was […]

Bitter Tears by Johnny Cash

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Judy Schweitzer Bitter Tears by Johnny Cash In the 1970s, Johnny Cash’s interest and compassion for the stories of the American Indian (as they were called in that era) grew, as the public became more aware of an activist group known as AIM ( American Indian Movement). Johnny recorded an album […]

Things You Might Not Know About Frank Si...

  In The Beginning There Was Francis… Francis Albert Sinatra, born on December 12, 1915, in an upstairs tenement in Hoboken, New Jersey, would grow up to be a force to be reckoned with in America’s music industry. No one knew that yet and his birth certainly didn’t signify that kind of success. He weighed […]

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 […]

 
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