Rick Nelson Part 1

Rock’n’roll pioneer Rick Nelson would have celebrated his 82nd birthday today – May 8. This photo of Rick and me was taken in his car when I worked at KGW in Portland, OR in 1959. Notice the tape recorder. It was called a Mohawk, and like the haircut of the same name, it cut out…

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1958 Los Angeles Trip

In 1957 I drove my brand new ’57 Ford convertible to Hollywood. I was exactly twenty when I first visited “Tinseltown” but 1958 proved to be a more rewarding visit. I was greatly impressed by the sounds of KFWB during the Summer of 1958. Arnold Passman in his most colorful book “The Deejays” describes the…

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Bruce Allen On Red Rock Diner August 27!

My friend and entertainment industry legend Bruce Allen has accepted my invitation to join Pat O’Day and me on the Red Rock Diner finale Sunday, August 27 from 12-4pm on 650 CISL! Bruce and I go way back: he was an 11-year old kid in the audience when I presented Bill Haley and The Comets…

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Remembering Leon Bibb

Singer Leon Bibb has died at 93. A few years ago I interviewed Leon for Global TV and we talked about his history in show business in the U.S. He was in the original production of Annie Get Your Gun in the 1940’s. In 1966 he received a Tony nomination for his work in the…

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Red Rock Diner Returns!

Red Rock Diner is about to tour the province with the kick off at the Surrey Arts Centre on Wednesday October 14. I will be on hand to support this incredible cast and hope to see you there. “The singing and dancing are terrific. The band is hot. And individual performances are great” — Jo…

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