Archive for January, 2011


JIMMY WEBB ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Multi-talented songwriter Jimmy Webb has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Songwriters Hall of Fame by its Board of Directors. Webb’s election follows Hal David’s decision last month to step down from the SHOF Chairmanship after more than a decade of distinguished service; he will continue as an active Board Member and Chairman […]

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DON KIRSHNER HAS LEFT THE BRILL BUILDING (Part One)

Don Kirshner, legendary music publisher and host of Rock Concert, has passed away from heart failure.  He was 76 years old. If my life was a patchwork quilt, Don Kirshner would be responsible for a lot of the music related squares in it, as he had a hand in propelling the careers of many of […]

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Remembering Gerry Rafferty (1947-2011)

Another notable musical talent has left the earth.  Scotsman Gerry Rafferty has passed away at the age of 63.  From the perspective of songwriting, he was brilliant with his lyrics, but he was considered a one hit wonder.  Because I grew up in the era of his popularity, I appreciated his five prominent singles. After […]

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