KYA San Francisco Top 40 Radio Honored with DJs Norman Davis,Tommy Saunders

Top far left is DJ Lucky Logan (Norman Davis), who was on hand 6-23 when legendary Top 40 San Francisco Radio Station was honored by local Legends in Broadcasting. Also appearing were Djs Tommy Saunders and Gary Mora.        San Francisco Celebrates KYA Top 40 Day with DJs Norman Davis, Tommy Saunders, Gary Mora  Legends in Broadcasting is a fine organization that celebrates its own radio personalities in the San Francisco Bay Area. It meets each quarter for a luncheon to honor a personality or radio station . June 23, 2016 was KYA Day, featuring DJs NORMAN DAVIS (known as Lucky Logan when he first came aboard in 1959), TOMMY SAUNDERS from 1962-1965 and GARY MORA from the late 60s and 1970s with noted DJ and media mogul BEN FONG-TORREZ as moderator. MORA continues to keep KYA alive with an internet version of the station with lots of memorabilia, concentrating on his era of the late 60s       From 1958 to 1963, KYA was the biggest radio thing in San Francisco  with popular DJs including those pictured above including ‘all night’ JOHNNY HAYES, PETER TRIPP, BOB MITCHELL, LUCKY LOGAN (Norman Davis) and TONY TREMAIN. GENE NELSON. TOMMY SAUNDERS and RUSS (The Moose) SYRACUSE  joined the staff in 1962 coming from noted broadcasting school in Syracuse. KYA was so popular several albums were produced with songs from the era and DJs pictured (partial) on cover (as at left)   VIDEO:Tommy Saunders and Norman Davis talk about the ‘happy days’ at KYA, circa 1959-1965.  They describe how the station’s popularity was driven by the new ‘TOP 40’ format, which...
RECORD STORE DAY Shows Vinyl’s Resurgence, Why We Love Records

RECORD STORE DAY Shows Vinyl’s Resurgence, Why We Love Records

  A look at Hollywoods Amoeba Records and why folks are lining around the block on Record Store Day…. Yes, vinyl has made an amazing comeback , with many old and new artists releasing their music on vinyl gain. Record Store Day Brings Back the Good Times in Vinyl Again Pretty exciting to have vinyl still with us today with the old and even new artists recording on it again.  For us, going to the record store for the first time in a long time and seeing little changed….plus all the new artist vinyl PLUS record players! Being able to visit the old LPs and 45s, again – the warm sounds, the art and liner notes- was like visiting an old friend. VINYL LPs or albums, as they are still known, include wonderful art, large pictures and extensive cover art and liner notes, unlike most CDs (compact discs) that later followed but have come on hard times. Today, LPs again have their own place on , yes, RECORD STORE and music store shelves and displays, like the Walter Brennan album above.     VINYL 45 rpm records ushered in the Rock and Roll era in the mid-50s as 78s were phased out. 45s were the listening media of choice and many included jacket art. There were even EPs (extended plays) or mini-albums.   It’s a modern, homeade CD but a tribute to the ERA. Until everyone gets their record players back again, items like this will help made for a transition. THE OLD IS NEW AGAIN! VISIT YOUR FAVORITE, LOCAL RECORD STORE TODAY (EVEN AFTER RECORD STORE DAY)>>> More...
NEIL DIAMOND 75 BIRTHDAY  TRIBUTE Jan 24 with Sedaka,Streisand,Interviews

NEIL DIAMOND 75 BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE Jan 24 with Sedaka,Streisand,Interviews

SKYWRITERS TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND ON HIS BIRTHDAY 74 LAST YEAR NEIL DIAMOND 75 BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE January 24   Let’s start off with this 1962 rarity from 1962 ‘At Night’   SURPRISE NEILS DIAMOND and SEDAKA PERFORM ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SIXTEEN’ TOGETHER . What a treat! Of course the Neils grew up together in Brooklyn.     Diamond on Late Night, but not US – Ireland , 2011 for interview   NEIL DIAMOND ALBUMS FOR SALE     Neil  with full orchestra on BBC Electric Proms 2010 Neil Diamond in his first ever British TV appearance 2010   At Fenway Park in Boston where ‘Sweet Caroline’is sung every Boston Red Sox game during the seventh inning ‘stretch.’   Full TV Show featuring  Diamond ‘Behind The Scenes’ 1977   Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand duet on You Don’t Bring Me Flowers from the 70s. Streisand was another old Brooklyn school mate of Diamonds, from Erasmus High School...
ELVIS Remembered Around the World on 39th Year of passage

ELVIS Remembered Around the World on 39th Year of passage

ELVIS’ Friend WINK MARTINDALE’s SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT WITH  SPOKEN TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO ELVIS RECORDED AFTER ELVIS’ DEATH AND NEGATIVE REACTIONS SURROUNDING THE DEATH   PRISCILLA AND LISA MARIE Celebrating Elvis’ birthday last year     Turn up the volume and click the arrow….From Graceland to Malaysia to Moscow to  Forbidden Island in Alameda,CA Elvis was remembered by old and new fans on this, the 34th year since his passing ,August 17, 1977. by Missing Elvis. At  Forbidden Island, where we honored The King of Rock and Roll,  Elvis song clips from his movies were shown and Elvis drinks were served. I had the Blue Hawaii, made with rum and curacao.  A good time was had by all. And the party will continuue in our hearts, daily as we remember Elvis… Tell us your experiences , share clips, etc. BEST  PRICES, COMPLETE SECTION FOR EVERYTHING  ELVIS: Elvis Presley Poster Print, 24×36 Poster Print, 24×36 Funko Elvis Presley 70’s Aloha Pop Rock sElvis Presley: The Great Performances [DVD] Elvis Heart Key Ring – Heart Key Ring Fun and Funky “Burning Love” Elvis Sunglasses – Gold with Brown Gradient Lenses Retro Elvis Style Computer Microphone (Silver )Elvis Presley PVC Steering Wheel Cover   Elvis Presley Night Light Elvis Presley Tote by Galleria Enterprises...
Christmas Favorites for YOU! Phil, Elvis, Fats, Jerry, Dion, 4 Seasons

Christmas Favorites for YOU! Phil, Elvis, Fats, Jerry, Dion, 4 Seasons

Christmas is timeless. While music changes along with everything else the rest of the year we come back to the tried and true standards that brung us here. How can you beat the likes of Rockin Around the Chrsitmas Tree, White Christmas (Bing, Drifters and others), Phil Spector’s classics – Phil celebrates a birthday this week!, Pretty Paper,Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, O Holy Night and so many more. Roch, Country, Pop and R and B all come together like families this one time of year… Enjoy your/our favoirtes! IF THE PHIL SPECTOR CHRISTMAS ALBUM isn’t the best all time Christmas LP we’d like to know a better one. Here’s side 1 to start things off… JACKIE WILSON was sometimes called the Black Elvis, with not dissimilar looks and vocal style, plus the two were friends. here is a nice Christmas medley tribute with the two of them trading Christmas songs BEACH BOYS were one of the more popular groups to do Christmas… FOUR SEASONS, like many had thier own Christmas album with some great songs you may not have ever heard… DION (no not Celine please) doing his great version of the Phil spector classic sung orignally by Darlene Love and Crystals. Dion has a great Christmas album out around 2009. ELVIS’ Christmas classic ‘Blue Christmas THE KILLER, JERRY LEE LEWIS Doing his version of Blue Christmas, originally recorded by Jim Reeves; Elvis was not the first FATS DOMINO had his own Chirstmas album a few years back when Dion did and it was also a real sleeper that didn’t get the airplaly. How’s HIS version of ‘Blue...