Rock & Roll Heaven

August 21, 2021

Remembering Aretha Franklin – Queen Of Soul

With much ‘R-e-s-p-e-c-t,’ recalling The Queen Of Soul, ARETHA FRANKLIN, as this week we mark the 3rd anniversary of her passing (August 16, 2018). Sharing a […]
August 16, 2021

Reflections of Al Alberts – The Four Aces

Remembering vocalist and TV impresario AL ALBERTS, of THE FOUR ACES, on the anniversary of his birthday August 10 (he passed in 2009, age 87) . […]
August 6, 2021

Reflections of Doris Coley – The Shirelles

Remembering DORIS COLEY (Kenner-Jackson) of THE SHIRELLES, who would have celebrated her 80th birthday on Aug 2. (she passed on  February 4,.2000).  In 1958, Doris sang […]
July 30, 2021

Reflections of Pat Upton – Spiral Starecase

The golden voice of PAT UPTON, is missed “More Today Than Yesterday,” on the 5th anniversary of his passing (July 28), as the original lead singer […]
July 23, 2021

Mama Cass – reflections of a songstress

She had an angelic voice with a projection like no other, her name – MAMA CASS ELLIOTT. In 1965, after a stint with The Mugwumps, she […]
July 16, 2021

“Glory Bound” reflections – Rob Grill of Grass Roots

One of the most profound acts that was embraced by the late 1960s-70s, was THE GRASS ROOTS, and their bassist / vocalist, ROB GRILL. There was […]
July 9, 2021

Let The Good Times Roll with Shirley Goodman

In the early 1950’s, the vocal duo of Shirley & Lee , meshed r & b, with a new sound known as rock & roll, and […]
July 5, 2021

Being “Oh How Happy” with Shades Of Blue

The year 1966, was a springboard of music that topped the charts, ranging from garage band rock, to the latest british invaders. But thru it all, […]
July 2, 2021

Remembering the heart & soul of Eugene Pitt

“But they must cry,cry,cry,.. their blues away..” Remembering the man who wrote those immortal lyrics, EUGENE PITT lead singer of THE JIVE FIVE, who passed on […]
June 21, 2021

Remembering Niki Sullivan – The Crickets

One of the focal points in the early recordings of Buddy Holly & The Crickets, was the talented lead guitar stylings, which were done by Niki […]
June 15, 2021

A man 4 all seasons – Tommy De Vitto

He was the original “Big Man In Town,” TOMMY DE VITO, founding member of THE FOUR SEASONS, who would have celebrated his 93rd birthday on June […]
June 8, 2021

“And now… the genius Ray Charles”

On June 10, 2004, we lost one of the most unique, innovative and creative performers of our time, his name was RAY CHARLES. In my career […]