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Mike Olszewski

The Beach Boys… Under A Microscope

In the long-twisted history of rock and roll perhaps no one better typifies the moniker of “the All American band” than the Beach Boys. Over sixty plus years their continuing…

Gonks Go Beat

We all know the connection between age and wisdom, and most can look back at moments in their lives or careers and think “Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea.”…

This Day In Rock History – June 12th

June 12 2011Bruce Springsteen sax player Clarence Clemons suffers a stroke at his home in Florida.The 69-year-old Clemons is listed as “responsive and in stable condition” after two brainsurgeries but…

What. Were. You. Thinking!?

First in a series of Unlikely Media Decisions I had a recent conversation with a friend who laughed and said, “Thank goodness I did all my crazy stuff before the…

Three Funny Guys….Right In Our Backyard!

Memories of the Three Stooges in the Buckeye State! Touring comedians are no novelty. They’ve done it for years and carrying on that long tradition is the Kent Stage where…

MC5 – A True Testimonial

It took a while, longer than it should have, but Detroit’s MC5 has finally been recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Many musicologists would agree it was…

Grande Cleveland – A Nice Place…But It Wasn’t Detroit

We are proud to have Mike Olszewski as a featured writer here at CRR. Mike is the author of some of the best books ever written about music, radio and…

This Day In Rock History – May 10th

May 10 1964The TV debut of Dusty Springfield  on The Ed Sullivan Show.  She sings “I Only Want To Be With You”. Gerry and The Pacemakers and Bobby Rydell are on the same program. 1966…

This Day In Rock History – May 9th

May 9  1970 The Guess Who have a hit on Billboard‘s Hot 100 with “American Woman”, a song born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman strums a heavy riff on stage after he…

This Day In Rock History – April 22nd

April 22 1959 Alan Freed’s last film, Go Johnny Go, premieres starring Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran,  and The Flamingos. 1972 “Human Kindness Day” draws 25,000 the Washington Mall, in…

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