The Beach Boys: All Summer Long

The Beach Boys: All Summer Long

Album #10: July 1964

Episode date - February 10, 2016

In 1964, the music scene changed very rapidly, too rapidly for most. Popular singers who predated the Beatles were suddenly struggling to maintain relevance.

The Beatles: Something New

The Beatles: Something New

Album #9: July 1964

Episode date - February 3, 2016

Top 500 of the Top 40 Album #9 - SOMETHING NEW – THE BEATLES July 1964 - #2 On previous entries, I’ve already bemoaned Capitol’s self-proclaimed license to invent and/or reinvent

The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers

The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers

Album #8: May 1964

Episode date - January 27, 2016

Imagine a day when the Rolling Stones could legitimately claim to be England’s newest hitmakers.

The Beatles: The Beatles Second Album

The Beatles: The Beatles Second Album

Album #7: April 1964

Episode date - January 20, 2016

Barely three months after releasing “Meet the Beatles,” Capitol Records assembled a follow-up album from leftover bits and pieces that they previously neglected, or considered unworthy

Bing Crosby: The War Years and Beyond

Bing Crosby: The War Years and Beyond

Channel 21- 8

Episode date - January 15, 2016

In a poll taken from soldiers during World War II, Bing Crosby was selected as the most important personality for boosting troop morale.

Bing Crosby: The Pre-War Years

Bing Crosby: The Pre-War Years

Channel 21-7

Episode date - January 8, 2016

As famous as Bing Crosby may have been before the War, it paled to his popularity during the conflagration.

Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News

Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News

Album #6: January 1964

Episode date - January 6, 2016

“Ain’t That Good News” is the very last piece of musical evidence we have to suggest what might have been, what should have been, if Sam Cooke lived more than 33 years.

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto

Album #5: March 1964

Episode date - December 30, 2015

Before the Beatles, Jazz and International both enjoyed a strong presence on the charts.

Bing Crosby: Radio Star

Bing Crosby: Radio Star

Channel 21-6

Episode date - January 1, 2016

Perhaps it was true that video killed the radio star in the 1980’s, but fifty years earlier, Bing Crosby had precious little to worry about.

Bing Crosby: Merry Christmas

Bing Crosby: Merry Christmas

Channel 21-5

Episode date - December 18, 2015

No artist in the history of music has been more associated with the Christmas holiday than Bing Crosby.

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