Music

I’ve loved music all my life, from playing my mom’s country 45’s, loving The Monkees, bubblegum like the Archies, pop music on the local AM or FM radio shopping in record stores, and classic rock /progressive music from 96 Rock and now satellite radio. I even owned a record store for 8 years and helped write a music fanzine, Melody Hill.

I also started my own
Music Hall of Fame.

I love the Beatles, Bangles, Jethro Tull, ELP, ELO, Hank Williams, Dwight Yokum, Kacey Musgraves, Jellyfish, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Orange Hat and so much more. There was no doubt that musical content would be found in my blog! Here I’ve alphabetized some musical subjects of archived posts for you to check out.

Last Updated Jan 28, 2023 @ 12:24 pm



Biographies

Click here to check out my Biographies section. Look for the ones listed as “Music”

Circle Sky Records

Business Cards
Circle Sky Opens
The Girls of Circle Sky
Snow Day

Colored Vinyl

Book Review – Extraordinary Records

September Gurls EP – Big Star, TheWhite
Sugar, Sugar/Bang-Shang-A-Lang – The ArchiesPink
We’re An American Band – Grand FunkYellow

Concerts/Videos

2Cellos
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe – Live 1989
The Bangles on American Bandstand (1986)
Archies – Jingle Jangle
Archies – July 4th, 1970
The Bangles in Germany 1986
Best to Burn (2021)
Best To Burn (2022)
25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago
DejaBlue Grass Band
Emerson, Lake & Palmer on Beat-Club (1970)
ELP – Knife Edge – Beat-Club 1970
The Old Grey Whistle Test – Genesis 1980
Susanna Hoffs – Right By You
Manic Monday
Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow
Omni Coliseum – 70s Concerts (Part 1), The
Omni Coliseum – 70s Concerts (Part 1.5), The
Orange Hat – Cartoon Dead
Alan Parsons Live Project: Turn of a Friendly Card Tour
Pink Floyd – Animals
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Larkin Poe – Preachin’ Blues
Sun & Rain
Tour Names
UFO – Boogie for George (Beat-Club)

Covers

Baby, Now That I Found You
Black Hole Sun
Lady Marmalade Covers
La Grange by ZZ Top
Max Q – Band of Astronauts
Oh Well
Summertime Blues
What’s Love Got To Do With It
The Word

Digging for Treasure

In the Beginning -Genesis

History

Atlanta’s 96 Rock
Beatles take Top Five!
Broken Records Bought During WWII?
The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits
Classic Rock Top 50
Cleaning Vinyl Records
Country Top 50
The Eagles in Nashville
Tarkus by ELP
Emerson, Lake & Palmer to Release Live Box Set October 2021
The Fox Theatre’s Mighty Mo
Heard it Through the Grapevine Origin?
Jethro Tull Announces New Album
Lady Gaga at the Apollo
Koss Headphones
Anita Mann
Paul McCartney Live at the Apollo – 12/13/2010
Moog Synthesizer
Mondegreen
Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story
Oreo Vinyl?
Alan Parsons – Dark Side of the Moon
Pheel Good Song
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
What does “She’s About A Mover” mean?
Sirius/XM Channel 30 Top 1000 Country Songs
SS Edmund Fitzgerald
Aaron Sterling
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor
Top 20 Drum Intros
Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros
Top 20 Greatest Drum Fills
Top 20 Electric Guitar Intros
Top 1000 Classic Rock
Umlauts and Rock Bands
Vinyl vs Digital
Wilson Cartoons, John David
Windows 95 Startup Song
WSB Radio 100 Years

Holidays

(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag
Merry Christmas 2020!
Octave A Capella Christmas
Mele Kalikimaka
Original Modern Christmas Songs
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
This is Halloween – Broken Peach

Instrumentals

Bumble Boogie
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Main Theme
On the Rebound – Floyd Cramer
Dixie Dregs – Take It Off The Top (Medley)
Al Hirt – The Hit Medley
The T-Bones

Live Hits

Conquistador – Procol Harum
Seven Bridges Road – The Eagles
Turn the Page – Bob Seger

Melody Hill

Click here to check out the articles from the original fanzine from Circle Sky Records. I’ve enhanced them with additional photos and videos.

Memorials

Click here to see the Memorials I’ve written on the ones we have lost. You’ll notice that some have been noted as “Music”.

Movie Reviews

The Craft (1996)
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2001)
They Live (1988)

Music Hall of Fame

Click here to see my Music Hall of Fame Inductees.

My Favorite Albums

Album Name – ArtistReleased
The Archies – The Archies1968
All Over The Place – The BanglesMay 23, 1984
Autry Sings Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
The Original Gene
1957
The Beatles – The BeatlesNov 22, 1968
Bellybutton – JellyfishJul 27, 1990
Chicago Transit Authority –
Chicago Transit Authority
Apr 28, 1969
Christmas with The Chipmunks1963
Discipline – King CrimsonSep 22, 1981
Different Light – The Bangles, AJan 2, 1986
Free – Concrete BlondeMay 13, 1989
I Robot –  The Alan Parsons ProjectJul 8, 1977
Lake – Lake1976
Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In, KennyNov 1971
Made In Japan – Deep PurpleDec 8, 1972
More of the Monkees – The MonkeesJan 9, 1967
Mystery Pop – MysteryPop2002
Nazz – NazzOct 1968
Partridge Family Christmas Card, ANov 1971
Psychedelic Shack – The TemptationsMar 6, 1970
Relayer – YesNov 28, 1974
Seven Separate Fools – Three Dog NightJuly 1972
Sheer Heart Attack – QueenNov 8, 1974
Soap Opera – The KinksMay 16, 1975
Stealers Wheel – Stealers WheelNov 17, 1972
Swift Holiday Collection, The TaylorOct 14, 2007
Tarkus – Emerson, Lake & PalmerJun 14, 1971
Thick as a Brick – Jethro TullMar 3, 1972
U.K. – U.K.May 1978
Venus and Mars – WingsMay 27, 1975

Picture Discs

Vogue Picture Record?, What’s aVarious

Power Pop

Jellyfish – Bellybutton (1990)
Jellyfish – The King is Half-Undressed (1990)
Mystery Pop – The Sky is a Time Machine (2002)
The Raconteurs – Old Enough
Uncle Green

Progressive Rock

Keith Emerson on Oscar Peterson Show
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells on the BBC 1973
Yours is no Disgrace – YES

Radio Favorites

How Do You Do?Mouth and Mac Neal
Mother and Child ReunionPaul Simon
One Tin SoldierThe Original Caste

Reviews

Abba’s Dark Song CycleDonnie Thompson
The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles HitsDoyle Tatum
The Green Pajamas – Northern GothicRichard Golden
Star Crossed by Kacey MusgravesDoyle Tatum
The Shazam – Tomorrow The WorldRichard Golden

Soundtracks

GodspellDay by Day
Jesus Christ SuperstarOriginal/Movie

Stacks of 45’s

American PieDon McLean
Amos Moses/The Preacher And The BearJerry Reed
Cool Aid/DetroitPaul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists
Dizzy/The You I NeedTommy Roe
Georgy Girl/When the Stars Begin to FallThe Seekers
Groovy Grubworm/Moose TrotHarlow Wilcox & the Oakies
I’m a Nut/Knee DeepLeroy Pullins
Jean/The ArrangementOliver
No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) / Feelin’ FineThe T-Bones
Rocket Man/Susie (Dramas)Elton John
Run Through The Jungle/Up Around the BendCreedence Clearwater Revival
Sink The Bismarck/The Same Old Tale The Crow Told MeJohnny Horton
The Snake/Getting Ready For TomorrowAl Wilson
Summer Breeze/East of Ginger TreesSeals & Crofts
Sweet Surrender/Make It By YourselfBread
Venus/Hot SandThe Shocking Blue
Vincent/Castles In The AirDon McLean
Winchester Cathedral/Peek-A-BooThe New Vaudeville Band
Witchy Woman/EarlybirdThe Eagles

Tribute Bands

Zepparella – Whole Lotta Love

Album Art – King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King
When it first appeared in record shop windows it created a storm of interest with many awed shoppers buying the album on the strength of the cover alone.
Wooly Willey
Using a wand with a small magnetic tip at the end, a user could move the magnetite whisker material around Wooly Willy, giving him anything from bangs to beards to bowties.
Lisa Loring Dies
She originated the onscreen role of Wednesday Addams.
Storyland Amusement Park
One of a small chain of nursery-rhyme theme parks
Jim Salle’s Record Shop
Once inside, my mother discreetly let me know that the man behind the counter was Mr. Salle, the same gentleman who had sold her the hit records that she had listened to as a swinging teen.
Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?
Sometimes dogs look at their owners attentively while tilting their heads and appear to absorb every word.
My Favorite Albums – U.K. – U.K.
Progressive Rock Supergroup
1000 Days in a Row!
At least one post a day.
Lord Byron
A British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe.
Winchester Mystery House
It is sometimes claimed to be one of the “most haunted places in the world”
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