Rest in peace, Kenny Rogers: “Love Will Turn You Around” (1982)

(Above: Recognize any of those kids?) This morning we got the news that Kenny Rogers passed away at the age of 81. I've already seen a lot written about Rogers' expansive career in both Pop and Country music. (I already covered one of favorite songs of his, "Ruby (Don't Take Your Love To Town)," when … Continue reading Rest in peace, Kenny Rogers: “Love Will Turn You Around” (1982)

Not all that glitters: The Billboard Top 40, April 17, 1982

(Above: These guys made a star out of that guy from Rush.) I've mentioned before that I enjoy listening to the "VJ Big 40 Countdown" on Sirius XM's 80s on 8 channel. I especially enjoy when I catch the list in the first hour or so and catch the tunes that stalled out in the … Continue reading Not all that glitters: The Billboard Top 40, April 17, 1982

Greatest Misses: The Producers, “She Sheila” (1982)

In early 1990 I was, in a radio sense, homeless. My first full-time gig at KRVR flamed out very quickly.  (Lesson learned: sometimes you're hired to be fired.  The PD was planning to bring in his friends and fire the rest of the staff.  I quit before he got the chance.) Being largely unwilling to … Continue reading Greatest Misses: The Producers, “She Sheila” (1982)