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Phil Spector’s Iconic Christmas Album Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Phil Spector’s classic Christmas album A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector, and joining us on the phone to talk about the milestone is Phil’s wife, Rachelle.

12/12/2013

The Ronettes. (General Artists Corporation-GAC / James Kriegsmann)

50 Years of The Ronnettes’ ‘Be My Baby’: An Oral History

In August 1963, Brian Wilson had to pull off the road because the song coming from his car radio overpowered his ability to drive. The same thing happened to America. That month, the sounds of […]

08/13/2013

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Phil Spector’s Wife, Rachelle, Says HBO Movie Is “Over The Top”

Phil Spector’s wife, Rachelle, called into the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show to share her insights on the new HBO biopic premiering this weekend and talk about her new single “P.S. I Love You.”

03/22/2013

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Al Pacino Liked Wearing The Various Wigs While Playing ‘Phil Spector’

This weekend is the premiere of HBO’s anticipated movie adaptation about the complex life of legendary music producer Phil Spector, played by Oscar-nominated actor, Al Pacino. The movie tackles a dramatized tale of Spector’s rise […]

03/19/2013

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Al Pacino Yells A Lot In Trailer For HBO’s Phil Spector Biopic

“I’ve played this game a million times before! I know how the game is played!” Al Pacino bellows during a meltdown in the trailer for HBO’s upcoming Phil Spector biopic, in which he plays the […]

02/05/2013

Ronnie Spector in 2010 (Getty Images/Stephen Lovekin)

Rock Flashback: November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Critic and essayist Lance Morrow wrote of the assassination, “It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American […]

11/22/2011

Ahmet Ertegun and Mick Jagger (Courtesy of Jean Pigozzi)

“The Last Sultan” Profiles Atlantic Records Founder Ahmet Ertegun – Vintage Photos

Founded in 1947 by Turkish-American brothers Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records was one of the pioneering labels in R&B, jazz, and later, rock ‘n roll. Artists the label signed and/or recorded over the years […]

11/08/2011

Classic Recording Studios: Gold Star In The 1950s

One of the most famous studios in the history of pop music, Gold Star Recording Studios had a history of success that stretched across four decades. We start with a look at Gold Star the […]

03/10/2011

2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Profile: Darlene Love

Photos: Darlene Loveview gallery [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Darlene Love[/lastfm] (née Wright) was born on July 26, 1938 near LA.  Her career started when she joined a backing group called [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Blossoms[/lastfm] in 1958 while still in high […]

03/09/2011

John Lennon 1975 Interview About "Rock 'n' Roll"

Saturday, October 9 marks what would have been [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm]‘s 70th birthday, and in honor of the occasion, EMI today releases remastered versions of the entire John Lennon solo album catalog. (A highlight of these […]

10/05/2010

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