I have mentioned before that sometimes, people I write about on this blog write me back, like Rod Novak of King Harvest, Kurt Maloo of Double, Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, Denny and Diane Will from the Bells, and former Milwaukee DJ King Zbornik. This week, I heard from another. About a month ago, at WNEW.com, I wrote about impresario Don Kirshner, who co-owned the Brill Building publishing company Aldon Music and later created ABC’s In Concert and his own syndicated music show, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. I also mentioned that it seems odd that he isn’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This week, I heard from Kirshner’s assistant, who had come across the post and liked it, and is planning to show it to Kirshner himself.
That may not seem like a big deal to you, but it’s a big deal to me.
I haven’t linked to my WNEW.com stuff in a good long time, so here we go.
Rock 101: Otis Redding
Rock 101: Elvis in ’68
Rock 101: Lennon’s Last Live Gig
Rock 101: The White Album
This Week in Rock History: Cretinous Goons
This Week in Rock History: Stupid With a Flare Gun
This Week in Rock History: Hello and Farewell
This Week in Rock History: Without You
Founding Mother: Big Mama Thornton
Altamont: The Dark Flipside
Founding Father: Dick Clark
Founding Father: Alan Freed
This coming week at WNEW.com, I’ll discuss one of the strangest summit meetings in rock history. At this blog, we’ll celebrate Christmas with a Swede and a bunch of infidels.