Hi, it’s me again! I’m still not actively blogging but I am continuing to keep an eye on the GMC and improve it whenever I can, because a lot of folks continue to stop by and visit some of their favorite posts. With that in mind, I got to thinking that the ‘Busiest Posts Lately’ … More About The GMC Hall Of Fame
It’s been a year or so since I’ve posted here, but it’s still a popular spot for folks who enjoy reading about music and nostalgia, so I thought I’d let everyone know that I’ve added a new list of recently deceased stars that have earlier been featured on the GMC. You might have already noticed … More Remember Me?
Although I stopped adding regular posts to the GMC quite a while ago, I thought I’d pass along some new info about comments, for the many visitors who still stop by from time to time. I know how much some folks enjoy adding comments to their favorite posts and that function has been off for … More New Info For Visitors
Surprise! I’m stopping by for a visit because I have something to announce — my new e-book! Now you can see what I’ve been doing with myself since I stopped actively blogging a while back. It’s a project I’ve actually been working on for a long time, but I’ve now had the time to finish … More SURPRISE!
I’ve given this a lot of thought for some time now, and I’ve finally come to a decision. After nine years and 1500 posts, I’m ready to step back from all this for a while. I can’t say I won’t resurface at some point in the future, but for right now I’m going to call … More A Message For My Friends
One of the most unappreciated rockabilly artists of the 1950s was Johnny Carroll, a talented and magnetic performer who was in many ways reminiscent of his friend, the much more successful Gene Vincent. In fact, Carroll’s surge of popularity later in his career was partly due to his appreciation for Vincent’s music, along with his … More The Redemption Of Johnny Carroll
Today’s featured song on the GMC Special Feature known as Fantastic Foursome is another with a strong connection to Fred Astaire. For a guy who always comes to mind first and foremost as a dancer, he had quite an impact in many other ways during his long career. In this case, he not only introduced … More Fantastic Foursome – Astaire Redux
A while back I posted a piece about a pair of 1960’s combos with very similar names — Tornados and Tornadoes — but today it’s a different kind of name thing. If you’re at all interested in jazz, you might have run across a great saxophonist who worked with everybody from Ellington to Basie to … More The Sound Of Royal Sax
Way back in 2007 I put together a post titled The Quintessential Italian Crooner, in which I wrote about some of the better-known Italian/American smoothies. But even though I didn’t intend that post to be all-inclusive and have written about quite a few more since then, it’s still surprising how many others remain. One who … More Frankie Randall Had A Helping Hand From Sinatra
It seems to me that I often open by writing about how a name might be unfamiliar to modern music fans, and I’m guessing today’s spotlighted singer will baffle most. And yet, Yma Sumac was a pretty big deal in her day. A flamboyant performer whose voice covered more than four octaves, she was a … More One Of A Kind – Yma Sumac