My Favorite Albums – The Archies – The Archies

Another of my favorites is the debut, self titled album, for The Archies. It was the first album that I purchased on its release day. In 1968, I got Mother to drive me to the Kmart in Sandy Springs where I picked it off the record sections new release end cap. I played it over and over, hundreds of times before I dropped it and lost the first two songs on each side!

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Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe – Live 1989

An Evening of Yes Music Plus is a recording of the group’s concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, on September 9, 1989 that was originally broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio program.

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My Favorite Albums – The Beatles – The Beatles

My first album, in this series of posts, is The Beatles (aka the white album). I love all the Beatles records but I’ve always had a special place in my heart for this diverse work of art. I originally had it on cassettes! It also has such an exciting cover! It was released on November 22, 1968, was the groups 9th studio album and their only double. The album has been certified 24√ó platinum by the RIAA.

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Geoff Stephens Dies

Geoff Stephens was born October 1, 1934 in New Southgate, North London, England. He started out writing songs for amateur theatricals while working as a school teacher, air traffic controller and silk screen printer. His first hit was in 1964, “Tell Me When”, co-written with Les Reed, a Top 10 hit for The Applejacks. Later that same year, with Peter Eden, he discovered and managed Donovan.

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The Craft (1996)

I finally watched this 1996 Columbia Pictures film “The Craft” on Netflix DVD. This movie was produced by Douglas Wick (Wolf, Girl Interrupted, Gladiator, Hollow Man, Spy Game, Divergent Series) and directed by Andrew Fleming (Dick, Nancy Drew, The Craft: Legacy, TV like Grosse Pointe, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings). The new girl joins three teenage witches, at her new high school, to pursue witchcraft for their own gain which they find has repercussions.

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Covers – La Grange by ZZ Top

La Grange, by ZZ Top, was on their 1973 album Tres Hombres and reached number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. Here it is covered by “that little ole band from Peanuts”, Charlie Brown (Guitar and Vocals), Snoopy (Bass) and Pig-Pen (Drums).

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Lou Ottens Dies

Lodewijk Frederik Ottens was born in  Bellingwolde, Netherlands, June 21, 1926. He was always interested in electronics, even constructing a radio during World War II to secretly listen to the Radio Oranje broadcasts which consisted of brief commentaries on current affairs and political speeches,

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