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ABBA Back In Action!

The following article appeared in Forbes.com. ABBA has recorded two new songs, its first in 35 years, and plans a TV special and a digital project to recreate the four members performing as ‘ABBAtars.’ It is enough to inspire countless headlines today about “Money, Money, Money” – and “Mamma Mia,” here we go again - referencing some of ABBA’s best-known songs, along with “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.” While figures vary, industry watchers agree that ABBA has sold at least than 200 million albums and singles worldwide, similar to the Rolling Stones. Only the Beatles are in front among groups. Some unconfirmed estimates, giving figures of 400 million, ev

Bob Dylan Starting His Own Whiskey Company

The following article appeared in Billboard and Spin Bob Dylan has announced that he’s starting his own whiskey company called Heaven’s Door. Including a straight rye, a Tennessee bourbon, and a double barrel whiskey, the collection represents a partnership with Marc Bushala -- co-founder of Angel’s Envy bourbon. “We both wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story,” Dylan recently shared with the New York Times. “I’ve been traveling for decades and I’ve been able to try some of the best spirits that the world of whiskey has to offer. This is great whiskey.”

Forgotten Favorite

Many songs disappear after they reach their peak on the charts and are rarely heard anymore. Here's one of my favorites. This song came out in 1978. It was recorded by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman. Suzi Quatro played the character Leather Tuscadero on TV's Happy Days in the seventies. I first played this song on a radio station in Sussex county, N.J. WSUS. I immediately took a liking to it and have loved the song ever since. Enjoy it's a goodie!

Music Festivals Coming to Ocean City and the Delaware Beaches

As the clock counts down toward summer, businesses throughout Delmarva are making the most of the shoulder season by hosting their annual spring festivals. In Ocean City, Seacrets will present its Twelve-Pack of Local Music & Brew Fest at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, which includes drink samples from various Maryland and Delaware breweries. (Food must be purchased separately.) Performers this year will include Eastern Electric, The Rogue Citizens, Triple Rail Turn, Audio Riot, Radio Neon, Off the Edge, South Paw and more. The three-hour event will rap up at 4 p.m., after which regular patrons can enjoy the sounds of the Whiskeyhickon Boys (5 p.m.

A Trip Back to April 25, 1972

Come with me today as we take a trip back to April 25, 1972. Where were you? What were you doing back then? I was in my second year of college and working at a part time job in a supermarket. Here's a look at some interesting statistics and costs back then. Don't be too shocked! Cost of Living 1972 How Much things cost in 1972 Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.27% Yearly Inflation Rate UK 6.4% Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1020 Average Cost of new house $27,550.00 Average Income per year $11,800.00 Average Monthly Rent $165.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas 55 cents Roxanne Ladies Swimsuit $30.00 Kodak Pocket $28.00 Wrangler Jeans $12.00 ladies Timex WatchFrom $30.00 --Below ar

A Look At The Music of 1969

Where were you in 1969? Was it a good year for you? Here are the songs that shaped your life back then compiled by Billboard Magazine 1. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies 2. Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension 3. I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations 4. Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones 5. Everyday People - Sly and The Family Stone 6. Dizzy - Tommy Roe 7. Hot Fun In the Summertime - Sly and The Family Stone 8. (It Looks Like) I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Tom Jones 9. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations 10. Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and The Shondells 11. One - Three Dog Night 12. Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James and The Shondells 13

The Best App for Iphone and I pads to Listen to Internet Radio

As internet radio continues to grow, more and more ways to listen are being developed. The article below outlines the best apps for internet radio listening. I am glad to say that Edgewater Gold Radio can be heard on Audials, My Tuner, Tunein, and Live 365. This information was obtained from the Igeeks blog. Best iPhone Radio Apps #1. Beats 1 by Apple If you are an Apple fan and wish to stay committed to the company, go for Beats 1. The radio service is integrated with Apple Music and has a pretty decent user interface. With network over 100 countries and streaming 24/7, it is one of the most prevalent radio apps for iOS. The benefit of subscribing it is that, you’ll be able to access Apple

Baby Boomers Still Going Strong

If you're scanning your radio dial, you'll find it very difficult to find any real oldies stations. Sure you'll hear lots of stations that classify themselves as classic rock or classic hits but no oldies. By oldies, I mean the music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s. Most commercial radio stations play the same 500 songs from the 70s and 80s over and over and call themselves "classic hits." The thought is that advertisers only want to cater to young audiences. This is very frustrating to us boomers who spend lots of money and are still a vital part of the consumer market. A real oldies station will not only feature huge hits from the late 70s and 80s leaning toward a rock sound. Real oldies stati

An Inside Look at Ringo Starr's New Video Give More Love

A new video by Sir Ringo Starr for the title track to his Give More Love album was released April 19 by the newly knighted Beatles drummer. The clip, directed by Brent Carpenter, includes fan photos contributed especially for the video that were submitted in a contest sponsored by Ringo. “They (Ringo and the record company) told people to submit stills and video that to them meant 'Give More Love,'" Carpenter told Billboard in a phone interview. “And Ringo did a little announcement about it.” He said Ringo then helped choose the images to be used. “And then I just picked whatever I thought would work and put stuff together.” Additional graphics in the forms of flowery emojis were done by Zaf

Back To A Day Where DJ's DJ's and Radio Was Radio!

I grew up listen to WABC and enjoyed hearing happy, humorous voices playing great music and keeping me company all the time. Dan Ingram was a radio genius. His quick wit kept us laughing all the time. There was no anger, vulgarity, smart ass talk, degrading comments, or anything that would insult his audience. Radio was bright, fun and an uplifting way to get through your day! Back in 1968, you would hear a live announcer identify the station twice an hour. This was a staff announcer who was in the studio assigned only to ID the station. WABC's studio consisted of one air personality, and engineer and staff announcer. WABC eliminated the staff announcer after 1968.

Universal Basic Income, Will it Work In the US?

A very interesting news story was on CBS Sunday Morning. There is one Scandinavian country who implemented this and it works! An interesting concept but will it work? Technology is changing the kinds and number of jobs we have in this economy, so there's a push to give people who lose out a guaranteed minimum income. How big would that check be? And who would it come from? Questions for Lee Cowan to answer in our Cover Story: Sometimes a sign in a window can be a sign of the times. And the one emblazoned outside Cafe X in San Francisco says it all: "Robotic Coffeebar." Now we all know robots are coming for our jobs, eventually, and maybe that's why no one here seemed particularly surprised a

A Song Especially Relevant in Today's World

In December 1967 Who Will Answer by Ed Ames made the top 20 on the pop charts. We play this song on Edgewater Gold Radio. Music can be timeless and this song really hit me when I heard it yesterday. It is more than ever still relevant in today's turbulent world. Yesterday's songs still speak to us!

Lady Gaga Proving to Be An Exceptional Artist

Music has changed drastically over the last twenty years. If you're from the baby boomer generation, I'll bet that you have difficulty connecting to and understanding today's music. For one thing, lyrics have gotten very angry and vulgar in my opinion. Now I'm not talking about all songs and all music. There is certainly beautiful, deep and meaningful lyrics being written everyday. On the other hand, there are some lyrics filled with hate and vulgarity performed by many contemporary artists. When Lady Gaga hit the scene, I thought that she was outrageous and didn't see her real talent. During the past several years, she has proven to be one of the most talented artists in music today. She h

Lindsey Buckingham Leaves Fleetwood Mac before Tour

The following article was written by Alex Young - The Consequence of Sound. When Fleetwood Mac return to the road this fall, they’ll be without a familiar face. Longtime guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has left the band according to a new report from Variety. The band subsequently confirmed Buckingham’s departure in an issued statement. In his place, Fleetwood Mac has recruited Mike Campbell, longtime lead guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn. They’ll be joining the band for their upcoming, as-yet-unannounced tour. “We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family,” the members of Fleetw

A Grammy Salute to Elton John will Air Tuesday on CBS

Love him or hate him, Elton John is one of the biggest entertainers ever. Now the singer will be tributed in the biggest way. ‘Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute’ has celebs from all sorts of entertainment to perform Elton John’s songs and thank the artist. the show features special appearances by John Batiste, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Gayle King, Lucy Liu, Valerie Simpson and Hailee Steinfeld. If that’s not enough, Singers will perform some of his greatest hits. Those include: “The Bitch Is Back” – Miley Cyrus “Candle in the Wind” – Ed Sheeran “Daniel” – Sam Smith “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” – Alessia Cara “Your Song” – Lady Gaga

Jimmy Fallon Serenades Kathy Lee and Hoda on Their 10 Year Anniversary Show

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb taped their 10 year anniversary special Wednesday night (April 5) to celebrate 10 years of hosting the fourth hour of NBC’s Today show -- and got a special musical surprise! Jimmy Fallon, in his best Kenny Rogers suit, false beard and hairdo, stopped by as a surprise to serenade the ecstatic pair with Rogers’ hit “Through The Years.” Fallon’s spot-on rendition had the whole crowd singing along, culminating with Fallon dropping to his knees for a show-stopping, climactic note and dance move. “What happened today was epic … him walking down those stairs, I can picture it, singing Kenny Rodgers, I can’t believe it happened! We were like, ‘this isn’t happening!'”

A Classic Broadway Show That Sweeps You Out of Today's Crazy World for Two and a Half Hours

I had the opportunity to see Hello Dolly many many times over the years. The music, sets and costumes are enough to sweep you off your feet. In high school,I would cut out a little early with a very close friend of mine to catch the matinee and spend our afternoons with Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey and Ethel Merman. All did an outstanding job of playing Dolly Levi in the lead role. Last year we drove up to New York to see Bette Midler. The show didn't disappoint. It was spectacular! In this crazy, mixed up world, this show really removes you from all of the mayhem for a few wonderful hours. Billboard published this article about Hello Dolly which now stars Bernadette Peters. Since it opened

The Day The Music Died at WABC, New York - Radio's Changing Face

I grew up with WABC in the 60's and 70's. WABC was a radio giant playing all of the pop hits we remember. In the late 70's and early 80's AM radio was meeting a huge challenge. FM radio which had better stereo reception and was becoming a standard feature in cars. I remember the day, that my favorite station switched from the music behemoth of the northeast to a talk format. It was 1982 and I was sitting in my office in mid-town Manhattan listening to Ron Lundy and Dan Ingram doing their last show together before the big switch at 12 noon that day. I was nostalgic and very sad. It felt that my youth was behind me and didn't know what the future would hold. Today FM radio is facing the same

Advantages of Internet Radio

One of the greatest things that access to the Internet gives us is choice. The World Wide Web was not available to the public for long before some enterprising individuals decided that the Internet was an ideal tool for bringing choice to music, and Internet radio was born. Internet radio has several advantages over terrestrial, or land-based, radio and other music distribution systems, and if you enjoy music, you're certain to find something to like about Internet radio. Internet radio has several advantages over terrestrial radio. Choice and Variety The variety of stations available is Internet radio's greatest strength. Internet radio choices extend far beyond basic genres such as classic

Source for Oldies Concerts

As we get older, don't you sometimes feel that it's harder and harder to find "our" music. The music we baby boomers grew up with is sometimes difficult to hear anymore. We love going to concerts but can't relate to today's artists and today's music which is radically different than the music that we remember growing up. I've done some research and there is a place you can go to check "oldies" concerts in your area. Even though most groups no longer contain their original members, their music is the same. The website is CPconcertexpress.com http://www.concertpass.com/golden-oldies-spectacular-tour-dates/

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