One of the big hits I played on KPUG radio in Bellingham , WA, in 1967. Only a few months into my radio career.

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One Of The Big 1969 Hits I Play On The Radio

by Norm Gregory on May 22, 2017

in 1969, KJR

One of the big hits I played on KJR radio in Seattle, WA, in 1969.

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1970’s Rock Still Big Draw

by Norm Gregory on May 21, 2017

in Music


It’s more than a feeling: Many of the rock ‘n’ roll bands that were huge in 1977 will comprise a big part of the summer concert market 40 years later.

Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel and Rod Stewart are among those launching major tours this spring and summer, even though some of them haven’t had a big hit since Jimmy Carter (or at least Ronald Reagan) was in office.

Concert industry executives say nostalgia acts are still reliable sellers, with satellite and classic rock radio keeping their hits alive.

‘The simple answer is that good music is still good music,’ said guitarist Tom Scholz, who founded Boston and found immediate stardom with tracks that remain staples of classic rock playlists including ‘More Than a Feeling,’ ‘Peace of Mind,’ ‘Long Time’ and ‘Don’t Look Back.’ ‘It’s pretty much still Boston, as long as I’m alive, as long as I can stand up and play.’

To get a feel for how long ago that was, 1977 was the year that serial killer Son of Sam was arrested in New York, when George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson turned the Yankees into a three-ring circus, when ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ packed theaters, and when the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, died. (More Via The Columbian.)