New this week in ’70: February 21

(Above: This is relevant this week, but only from a historical perspective.) February 21, 1970 It's the day after the Georgia legislature unanimously approved the Nineteenth Amendment. If you're confused, you're not alone: the 19th was ratified in 1920 and gave women the right to vote. The measure was largely symbolic, as women had been … Continue reading New this week in ’70: February 21

Fast away the old year passes: The Zombies, “This Will Be Our Year” (1969)

Years ago I remember listening to John Landecker's morning show at WJMK/Chicago, and he made a comment about how he'd like his next job to be the guy who picks out old music to use in movies and television shows. The right song at the right time can evoke a pretty powerful feeling. Not only … Continue reading Fast away the old year passes: The Zombies, “This Will Be Our Year” (1969)

Rest in peace, Gershon Kingsley: Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972)

Word is making the rounds that Gershon Kingsley passed away last week in New York City at the age of 97. Kingsley made music that you know even though you might not know his name. He was one of the earliest pioneers of the Moog synthesizer. His work with Jean-Jacques Perrey yielded some memorable collaborations; … Continue reading Rest in peace, Gershon Kingsley: Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972)

New this week in ’69: December 13

(Above: There's an implication here that she's letting more than her hair down.) December 13, 1969 This is a slow news weekend, unless you are a fan of the Continental Football League. Remember them? Their final championship was played on this date as Indianapolis beat San Antonio 44-38. The league folded the following month. Monday … Continue reading New this week in ’69: December 13