[Music] Ric Ocasek found dead today — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

Sad news from New York tonight. Ric Ocasek was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, law enforcement confirmed. Some reports say he was 75 and some say he was 70. Ric wrote some of the best pop hits of the late seventies and eighties for the Cars. The Cars were a big part […]

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[Music] MARIANNE FAITHFUL’S DECCA YEARS. — dereksmusicblog

Marianne Faithful’s Decca Years. By March 1964, it was apparent that pop music wasn’t just a passing fad. The Beatles were a global phenomenon, and the British Invasion of the American charts had just begun. Britain was a musical powerhouse, that the world envied. Despite this, many labels weren’t resting on their laurels. Record companies […]

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[Music/Podcast] Neurotica (featuring Jeffrey Kinart and Adrian Belew)

I couldn’t be happier to promote this upcoming show! My old friend and colleague Jeffrey Kinart is pairing with the legendary Adrian Belew on a new podcast called (what else?) Neurotica.

Check out the bumper on the Spotify link to get a taste as to what’s headed your way. It will expand to other services shortly, so if you have any suggestions as to where they should go, send the suggestions my way, and I’ll forward it to them.

[Music] NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #189 ~ 04-13-19] — No Condition Is Permanent

My brother was Andre’s booking agent for many years, and they had lots of fun times together. May he rest in peace. And, definitely, kudos to No Condition Is Permanent, because their podcast is a killer.

Pictured: Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, R.I.P.. Returning after more than a month’s work related absence, Reeshard & Lee-Roy resumed business within the DJ booth at the Purple Bat Lounge last Saturday evening. Those who can recall the night in question — but who speaks to those people? — say it was like the pair had […]

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