Way Back 2016

Beach Boys for VPs,
Little Richard, Durante and
the Stones on Spots, More Throwback AGT Picks

The Beach Boys are doing their part to help promote Vice Principals starring Walton Goggins and Danny McBride; "Be True to Your School" plays on vid promos for the new HBO comedy series. Little Richard belts out "Tutti-Frutti" on a TV spot for the Farm Heroes Super Saga game app; blink and you'll miss a falling Josh Holloway (the direction his career has been going in since starring on Lost?)... MORE ››

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Martha and the Vandellas

Martha and the Vandellas jumped straight out of Detroit to #26 on the Top 100 Music Groups of the '50s and '60s! See all the vocal trios and cookin' combos ... MORE ››

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FRANKIE LAINE

Frankie Laine

That guy later became known as "Mr. Rhythm." Other nicknames, "Old Leather Lungs" and "Mr. Steel Tonsils" were less complimentary, but with no malice intended. He ended up with not one, but two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one for music, the other for television). How many people can say that? Here was an artist who sang in many styles: pop, jazz, R&B, country, gospel and even a little rock and roll. He was also a dancer who could "cut a rug" nonstop for literally months at a time...no kidding! Born in 1913 and raised in Chicago's Little Italy, Frank Lovecchio's love of music and performing was his first priority. He was destined to do what he loved for more than seven decades. The future Frankie Laine started as a singer in the choir of the Church of ... MORE ››



Vinyl Attack The Cyrkle

Red Rubber Ball
by the Cyrkle

It's surprising The Cyrkle was broken so soon, considering the band's superstar connections and some career breaks to die for. Core members Tom Dawes of Brooklyn, New York and Don Dannemann of upstate Albany met while attending Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and formed The Rondells in 1962 with drummer Jim Maiella and ... MORE ››