Tag: Dick Clark

The Vibrations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy”

"Sloopy" was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first...

Lloyd Price

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lloyd Price, “Personality”

In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Little Anthony & the Imperials, “I’m on the Outside (Looking In)”

In 1964 Little Anthony & the Imperials began a run of four straight hit singles...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chubby Checker, “Let’s Twist Again”

"The Twist" was the only 45 to reach #1 in two different years. But was the success a curse?...


The 40th Annual American Music Awards Live Blog

We're back in the business of live blogging award shows! Check out our blow by blow of this evening's American Music Awards ceremony....


Blerd Briefs: Rihanna & Nicki Lead The AMA Pack

The nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards were announced earlier today, and the 20 categories are dotted by the likes of Rihanna...


We’re Triple Trouble, Y’all

A word regarding Adam Yauch; probably the first of many....

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 7

Put your headphones on and your cares away, and come back with us once again to the world of Time-Life's "AM Gold" -- 1963 style!...


Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Sam Cooke: Crossing Over” American Masters (PBS)

Maybe it’s because I’ve read Peter Guralnick’s comprehensive 2005 Sam Cooke biography Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam...