Throwback Thursday – Randall Elliott and Can’t Buy a Thrill

This year, Elliott Randall celebrates his 70th birthday.  And celebrating its 45th birthday this year is Steely Dan’s debut album, Can’t Buy a Thrill.  If you’re like me, the name Elliott Randall brings nothing to mind, while the name Can’t Buy a Thrill brings back a flood of memories. So why bring up Elliott Randall … More Throwback Thursday – Randall Elliott and Can’t Buy a Thrill

Throwback Thursday – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 marked a major turning point in the life cycle of the Beatles.  As a band, they had formed, struggled, established their “sound” and brought Beatlemania to the USA. “She Loves You” and “Please Please Me” and so many others were inescapable once the Fab Four made their way across the pond. But by 1966, … More Throwback Thursday – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Throwback Thursday – Molly Hatchet, Flirtin’ with Disaster

Memory is a weird thing.  Most memories linger because of their ties to a significant event:  meeting someone special for the first time, saying good-bye, the birth of a child, the death of a loved one.  But some memories have no such special ties to important moments and leave us scratching our heads as to … More Throwback Thursday – Molly Hatchet, Flirtin’ with Disaster

Throwback Thursday: Bookends – Simon and Garfunkel

Bookends, the fourth of five studio albums from the iconic duo Simon and Garfunkel, is just two years shy of celebrating its fiftieth birthday. Pause. Sigh. Move on. It is generally accepted that each Simon and Garfunkel album surpassed its predecessor in quality,  popularity, critical acclaim and recognition.  That being the case, why would I select … More Throwback Thursday: Bookends – Simon and Garfunkel

Throwback Thursday – Debbie and Ted and the Urban Legend

Debbie Harry is best known for fronting the New Wave/Pop Rock band, Blondie. Ted Bundy was best known for being an elusive serial killer, who’s acts against his victims were unspeakable. Born in consecutive years, the two hit their stride in their chosen fields very close to the same time.  Blondie’s biggest hits – “Heart of Glass,” … More Throwback Thursday – Debbie and Ted and the Urban Legend

Throwback Thursday – My Top Five Worst Songs of the ’70s

  In his 1984 hit song, “Keepin’ the Faith,” Billy Joel sings of his past with fond remembrance. But he balances that fondness with a clear warning about living in the past: You can get just so much From a good thing You can linger too long In your dreams Say goodbye to the Oldies but … More Throwback Thursday – My Top Five Worst Songs of the ’70s