Archives For Singing

1. Falling in Love – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

2. Baby Come Back – Player

3. Sky High – Jigsaw

4. Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band

5. Him – Rupert Holmes

6. Undercover Angel – Alan O’Day

7. Love is the Answer – England Dan & John Ford Coley

8. Fool if you think it’s over – Chris Rea

9. Bob Welch – Ebony Eyes

10. Sara Smile – Hall & Oates

11. Paul Davis – I Go Crazy

1. Rick Dees Disco Duck (Live Midnight Special)

2. Ray Stevens – The Streak

3. Exile - kiss you all over

4. Starbuck Moonlight feels right

5. Carly Simon - You’re So Vain (with lyrics)

6. Paul McCartney and Wings – With a Little Luck 1978 Video stereo widescreen

7. Paul McCartney – Silly Love Songs

8. The Archies - Sugar, Sugar (Original 1969 Music Video)

9. Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band LIVE – 1974

10. Boston- More than A Feeling

Believe it or not, this is the music that was at the top of the charts when I graduated in June of 1981.

This was Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 (6/20/81)

1. Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (The Original Version)

2. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes

3. Sukiyai – A Taste of Honey

4. A Woman Needs Love – Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio

5. All Those Years Ago – George Harrison

LDD Higher and Higher – Rita Coolidge

6. You – Rita Coolidge

7.  The One That You Love – Air Supply

8. America – Neil Diamond

9. You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates

10. Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield

Archives: Paperback Writer – The Beatles

11. This Little Girl – Gary .S. Bonds

12. I Love You – The Climax Blues Band

13. Living Inside Myself – Gino Vanelli

14. Take It On The Run – REO Speedwagon

15. What Are We Doin’ in Love – Dottie West

16. Sweetheart – Franke & The Knockouts

17. Is It You – Lee Ritenour

18. Hearts – Mary Balin

19. The Waiting – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

20. The Theme From “The Greatest American Hero” – Joe Scarbury

21. Nobody Wins – Elton John

Archives: Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones

22. I Don’t Need You – Kenny Rogers

23. Elvira – The Oak Ridge Boys

24. Winning – Santana

25. Modern Girl – Sheena Easton

26. Gemini Dream – The Moody Blues

27. Boy From New York City – Manhattan Transfer

28. Still Right Here In My Heart - Pure Prairie League

29. Fool In Love With You – Jim Photoglo

30. Time – The Alan Parson Project

31. Seven Year Ache – Rosanne Cash

32. Say What – Jesse Winchester

Archives: When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge

33. Queen Of Hearts – Juice Newton

LDD: If – Bread

34. Sweet Baby – Stanley Clarke & George Duke

35. Just he Two of Us – Grover Washington JR & Bill Withers

36. Stronger Than Before – Carole Bayer Sager

37. Too Much Time On My Hands – Styx

38. Angel Of The Morning – Juice Newton

39. How ‘Bout Us – Champaign

40. The Stroke – Billy Squier



1. a-ha - Take On Me (Official Video)

2. The B-52′s – “Love Shack” (Official Music Video)

3. Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take it [Extended Version] OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO


5. Pink Floyd – The Darkside of the Moon FULL ALBUM *Free Dowload Link*

6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (Full Album)

7. Bob Seger – Night Moves (Full Album)

8. Bad Company - The Very Best Of Bad Company (Full Album)

9. The Doobie Brothers - The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers (Full Album)

10. Phil Collins Greatest Hits FULL ALBUM

11. Michael McDonald - The Ultimate Collection – Full CD

12. Christopher Cross - The Definitive Christopher Cross

I was reading an article about Governor Deval Patricks support on the state’s first-in-the-nation ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. It made me think of Michael Jackson and how he died because of an overdose of his medications.  So I decided that today’s music choices would be all about Michael Jackson.  Hope you enjoy!

1. Michael Jackson - They Don’t Care About Us

2. Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone

3. Michael Jackson - Black Or White

4. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel

5. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

6. Michael Jackson - Bad

7. Michael Jackson - Earth Song

8. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal ~ Moonwalker Version [MFO]

9. Michael Jackson - Beat It (Digitally Restored Version)

10. Michael Jackson - Remember The Time

11. Michael Jackson - Thriller

12. The Jacksons - Can You Feel It (Official Video)



The tow-headed toddler wears a polka-dot dress and a red ribbon that holds a spray of blond hair. Her glamorous mother mimics her hairstyle and serious expression.

The child is Peaches Geldof, who posted the snapshot on Instagram a day before her sudden death. And the woman is Paula Yates, who shared with her daughter a TV career, a weakness for musicians, a history of hard partying and a tragic end.


Thirteen years before Geldof, 25, was found dead under unexplained circumstances, Yates killed herself with a heroin overdose while in the grips of a heartsick depression brought on by the hanging of her lover, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

Peaches was emotionally scarred by the death of her mother — who had left her father, rocker and activist Bob Geldof, for the edgy Australian singer — and vowed that she would always be there for her two sons.

“Even if it’s an archaic idea I want Astala to have a mummy and daddy together for ever,” she said of her first-born child in a 2012 interview with the Daily Mail’s Elle magazine.

“It’s a commitment. I want to be a good wife, a good mother, a good person.”

Astala is just 23 months old; his brother, Phaedra is 7 months old.

Peaches was 11 when her mother died. She and her sisters, Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle, had been raised in the English countryside by Yates, who met Bob Geldof when he was the lead singer of the Boomtown Rats.

In 1995, when Peaches was 7, Yates left her husband for Hutchence, and as a bitter divorce and custody battle played out, Yates had a fourth child, Heavenly Haarani Tiger Lily, with her new partner.

A year later, the romance came to a shocking end when Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room. A devastated Yates insisted that he accidentally killed himself during a sex game, but the coroner’s verdict was suicide.

The entire tragic drama was played out on a very public stage, and Peaches once said she was “very much old enough to see what was going on.”

“I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”

“I was completely aware of the whole situation, the transition of my mother who was amazing, who wrote books on parenting, who gave us this idyllic childhood in Kent; and who then turned into this heartbroken shell of a woman who was just medicating to get through the day,” she said in 2012.

After Hutchence’s death, Yates struggled with depression. In a 1998 magazine interview, she admitted: “I’m broken, I don’t have any fight.”

Yates did stints in psychiatric and rehab clinics and reportedly tried to kill herself twice. On September 17, 2000, she was found dead in her bed in London. Despite her emotional distress, the coroner found she did not commit suicide but died from an accidental heroin overdose.

Peaches Geldof said she didn’t cry at the funeral.

“I couldn’t express anything because I was just numb to it all. I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16,” she told Elle.

Before long, the teenager was following her mother into the public eye with a modeling and TV career. In 2008, she married U.S. musician Max Drummey in Las Vegas, but the couple split the next year.

She was dogged by reports of drug use and in 2010 lost a modeling contract after nude photos surfaced.

Geldof said the rumors were exaggerations.

“I did experiment with drugs, I did get drunk and go to parties, but I was never that wild,” she said two years ago. “I could have been, I could have let myself spiral but all the time I remembered what happened to my mum.”

By then, she was already the mother of one child, and soon to be pregnant with a second. She and Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the London band S.C.U.M., got married in 2012 in the same church where her parents wed.

It was also the place where her mother’s funeral had been held, and Peaches said Yates was never far from her thoughts.

“I feel her presence all the time,” she told Hello! magazine. “But especially today.”

First published April 7th 2014, 6:20 pm

1. Neil Diamond - The Very Best Of (Full Album)

2. Barry Manilow - The Greatest Songs of the Seventies (2007)

3. Glen Campbell – ‘Gentle On My Mind’ & ‘Southern Nights’ LIVE on Weekend Wogan 2010

4. Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy

5. Kenny Rogers Best of The Best Greatest Hits compile by djeasy


April 07, 2014 1:45 AM ET

Mickey Rooney attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party last month in West Hollywood.

Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 90-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.

Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home.

Smith said police took a death report but indicated that there was nothing suspicious and it was not a police case. He said he had no additional details on the circumstances of his passing.

Rooney started his career in his parents’ vaudeville act while still a toddler, and broke into movies before age 10. He was still racking up film and TV credits more than 80 years later — a tenure likely unmatched in the history of show business.

“I always say, ‘Don’t retire — inspire,’” he told The Associated Press in March 2008. “There’s a lot to be done.”

Among his roles in recent years was a part as a guard in the smash 2006 comedy A Night at the Museum.

Rooney won two special Academy Awards for his film achievements, and reigned from 1939 to 1942 as the No. 1 moneymaking star in movies, his run only broken when he joined the Army. At his peak, he was the incarnation of the show biz lifer, a shameless ham and hoofer whom one could imagine singing, dancing and wisecracking in his crib, his blond hair, big grin and constant motion a draw for millions. He later won an Emmy and was nominated for a Tony.

“Mickey Rooney, to me, is the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with,” Clarence Brown, who directed his Oscar-nominated performance in The Human Comedy, once said.

Rooney’s personal life matched his film roles for color. His first wife was the glamorous — and taller — Ava Gardner, and he married seven more times, fathering seven sons and four daughters.

Through divorces, money problems and career droughts, he kept returning with customary vigor.

“I’ve been coming back like a rubber ball for years,” he commented in 1979, the year he returned with a character role in The Black Stallion, drawing an Oscar nomination as supporting actor, one of four nominations he earned over the years.

That same year he starred with Ann Miller in a revue called Sugar Babies, a hokey mixture of vaudeville and burlesque. It opened in New York in October 1979, and immediately became Broadway’s hottest ticket. Rooney received a Tony nomination (as did Miller) and earned millions during his years with the show.

To the end, he was a non-stop talker continually proposing enterprises, some accomplished, some just talk: a chain of barbecue stands; training schools for talented youngsters; a Broadway show he wrote about himself and Judy Garland; screenplays, novels, plays.

Mickey Rooney and wife Ava Gardner in January 1942.


Rooney was among the last survivors of Hollywood’s studio era, which his career predated. Rooney signed a contract with MGM in 1934 and landed his first big role as Clark Gable as a boy inManhattan Melodrama. A loanout to Warner Bros. brought him praise as an exuberant Puck in Max Reinhardt’s 1935 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which also featured James Cagney and a young Olivia de Havilland.

Rooney was soon earning $300 a week with featured roles in such films as Riff RaffLittle Lord FauntleroyCaptains Courageous,The Devil Is a Sissy, and most notably, as a brat humbled by Spencer Tracy’s Father Flanagan in Boys Town.

The big break came with the wildly popular Andy Hardy series, beginning with A Family Affair.

“I knew A Family Affair was a B picture, but that didn’t stop me from putting my all in it,” Rooney wrote. “A funny thing happened to this little programmer: released in April 1937, it ended up grossing more than half a million dollars nationwide.”

The critics grimaced at the depiction of a kindly small-town judge (Lionel Barrymore) with his character-building homilies to his obstreperous son. But MGM saw the film as a good template for a series and studio head Louis B. Mayer saw the series as a template for a model American home. With Barrymore replaced by Lewis Stone in subsequent films and Rooney’s part built up, Andy Hardy became a national hero and the 15 Hardy movies became a gold mine.

Rooney’s peppy, all-American charm was never better matched than when he appeared opposite his friend and fellow child star Garland in such films as Babes on Broadway and Strike up the Band, musicals built around a plot of “Let’s put on a show!” One of them, the 1939 Babes in Arms, brought him his first Oscar nomination. He was also in such dramas as The Human Comedy, 1943, which gained Rooney his second Oscar nomination as best actor, and National Velvet, 1944, with Elizabeth Taylor.

But Rooney became a cautionary tale for early fame. He earned a reputation for drunken escapades and quickie romances and was unlucky in both money and love. In 1942 he married for the first time, to Gardner, the statuesque MGM beauty. He was 21, she was 19.

“I’m 5 feet 3, but I was 6 feet 4 when I married Ava,” he said in later years. The marriage ended in a year, and Rooney joined the Army in 1943, spending most of his World War II service entertaining troops.

Rooney returned to Hollywood and disillusionment. His savings had been stolen by a manager and his career was in a nose dive. He made two films at MGM, then his contract was dropped.

“I began to realize how few friends everyone has,” he wrote in his second autobiography. “All those Hollywood friends I had in 1938, 1939, 1940 and 1941, when I was the toast of the world, weren’t friends at all.”

His movie career never regained its prewar eminence. The Bold and the Brave, 1956 World War II drama, brought him an Oscar nomination as best supporting actor. But mostly, he played second leads in such films as Off Limits with Bob Hope, The Bridges at Toko-Ri with William Holden, and Requiem for a Heavyweight with Anthony Quinn. In the early 1960s, he had a wild turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s as Audrey Hepburn’s bucktoothed Japanese neighbor and was among the fortune seekers in the all-star comedy It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Mickey Rooney performing at age seven.


Rooney’s starring roles came in low-budget films such as Drive a Crooked RoadThe Atomic KidPlatinum High School, The Twinkle in God’s Eye and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.

But his later career proved his resilience: The Oscar nomination for Black Stallion. The Sugar Babies hit that captivated New York, London, Las Vegas and major U.S. cities. Voicing animated features like The Fox and the HoundThe Care Bears Movie andLittle Nemo. An Emmy for his portrayal of a disturbed man in the 1981 TV movie Bill. Teaming with his eighth wife, Jan, off-Broadway in 2004 for a musical look back at his career called, fittingly, Let’s Put On a Show.

Over the years, Rooney also made hundreds of appearances on TV talk and game shows, dramas and variety programs. He starred in three series: The Mickey Rooney Show (1954), Mickey(1964) and One of the Boys (1982). All lasted one season and a co-star from One of the Boys, Dana Carvey, later parodied Rooney on Saturday Night Live, mocking him as a hopeless egomaniac who couldn’t stop boasting he once was “the number one star … IN THE WOOORLD!”

In 1983, the Motion Picture Academy presented Rooney with an honorary Oscar for his “60 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances.” That matched the 1938 special award he shared with Deanna Durbin for “bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth.”

A lifelong storyteller, Rooney wrote two memoirs: i.e., an Autobiography published in 1965; Life Is Too Short, 1991. He also produced a novel about a child movie star, The Search for Sonny Skies, in 1994.

In the autobiographies, Rooney gave two versions of his debut in show business. First he told of being 1½ and climbing into the orchestra pit of the burlesque theater where his parents were appearing. He sat on a kettle drum and pretended to be playing his whistle, vastly amusing the audience. The theater owner kept him in the show.

The second autobiography told a different story: He was hiding under the scenery when he sneezed. Dragged out by an actor, the toddler was ordered to play his harmonica. He did, and the crowd loved it.

Whatever the introduction, Joe Yule Jr., born in 1920, was the star of his parents’ act by the age of 2, singing “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” in a tiny tuxedo. His father was a baggy-pants comic, Joe Yule, his mother a dancer, Nell Carter. Yule was a boozing Scotsman with a wandering eye, and the couple soon parted.

While his mother danced in the chorus, young Joe was wowing audiences with his heartfelt rendition of “Pal o’ My Cradle Days.” During a tour to California, the boy made his film debut as a midget in a 1926 Fox short, Not to Be Trusted.

Young Joe Yule played another midget in a Warner Bros. feature, Orchids and Ermine starring Colleen Moore. Then he tried out for the lead in a series of Mickey McGuire comedies, meant to rival Hal Roach’s Our Gang.

“I was ready to be Mickey McGuire,” Rooney wrote in his memoirs, “except for one thing: his hair was black, mine was blonde.”

His mother dyed his hair black the night before the audition, and her son won the role. He also acquired a new name: Mickey McGuire. He starred in 21 of the silent comedies, 42 with sound.

The boy was also playing kid parts in features, and his name seemed inappropriate. His mother suggested Rooney, after the vaudeville dancer, Pat Rooney.

After splitting with Gardner, Rooney married Betty Jane Rase, Miss Birmingham of 1944, whom he had met during military training in Alabama. They had two sons and divorced after four years. (Their son Timothy died in September 2006 at age 59 after a battle with a muscle disease called dermatomyositis.)

His third and fourth marriages were to actress Martha Vickers (one son) and model Elaine Mahnken.

The fifth Mrs. Rooney, model Barbara Thomason, gave birth to four children. While the couple were estranged in 1966, she was found shot to death in her Brentwood home; beside her was the body of her alleged lover, a Yugoslavian actor. It was an apparent murder and suicide.

A year later, Rooney began a three-month marriage to Margaret Lane. She was followed by a secretary, Caroline Hockett — another divorce after five years and one daughter.

In 1978, Rooney, 57, married for the eighth — and apparently last — time. His bride was singer Janice Darlene Chamberlain, 39. Their marriage lasted longer than the first seven combined.

After a lifetime of carrying on, he became a devoted Christian and member of the Church of Religious Science. He settled in suburban Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. In 2011, Rooney was in the news again when he testified before Congress about abuse of the elderly, alleging that he was left powerless by a family member who took and misused his money.

“I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated,” Rooney told a special Senate committee considering legislation to curb abuses of senior citizens. “But above all, when a man feels helpless, it’s terrible.”

I tribute today’s music choices to some oldies but goodies. Hope you enjoy!

1. Donna Summer Last Dance

2. I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher Top of the Pops 1965

3. John Lennon/Yoko Ono – Oh My Love

4. Captain and Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together

5. Tribute to Linda McCartney: Paul McCartney – My Love


2) Pilot – Magic – You Tube Exclusive! – IN STEREO 1975

3) Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started

4) Rihanna - Diamonds

5) Rihanna - Umbrella (Orange Version) ft. JAY-Z