Bobby Vee Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease

Bobby Vee

Fargo native and pop music icon Bobby Vee has gone public with his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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via Bobby Vee Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease « CBS Minnesota.

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Don Kirshner took popular music to new heights

Don Kirshner, Ron Dante and Toni Wine, 1963

Goldmine article on recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Don Kirshner.

(Excerpt)
I’ve heard all the arguments related to the inclusion of the late Don Kirshner, who received the Rock Hall’s Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. He wasn’t a singer. He wasn’t a musician. He was the guy who supervised the music for “The Monkees” TV show and created The Archies, for crying out loud. To those who object to his inclusion, these achievements are not considered “real” rock and roll. But to many, Don Kirshner was the man with the golden ear. He was the Don Draper of the music world, heading Aldon Music with his partner, Al Nevins, in New York’s famed Brill Building. The Aldon publishing offices employed a stable of talented songwriting teams: Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield; Carole King and Jerry Goffin; Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil; Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Burt Bacharach and Hal David; Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman; and Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. At the height of Aldon’s productivity, 18 writers were on the staff, which included the likes of Neil Diamond and Jack Keller. Collectively, this one-of-a-kind talent factory was the soundtrack for much of the late 1950s through the late 1960s.

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Don Kirshner took popular music to new heights | Goldmine Magazine.

Back to the 60s

Laura's Ron Dante Fan Pages

Ron Dante of The Archies

On Sunday, April 22, 2012, Ron Dante will be appearing at BB King Blues Club & Grill in NYC as part of the Back to the ’60s show. Joining Ron will be the 1910 Fruitgum Company and Joey Levine. For info and tix, please click on the link below. This is going to be a great show and fun night!

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill – BACK TO THE ’60s ft. RON DANTE of THE ARCHIES, THE 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY & JOEY LEVINE – Apr 22, 2012.

 

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Dick Clark,’America’s Oldest Teenager,’ Dies at 82

Dick Clark, 2011

It’s the end of an era. R.I.P. Dick Clark, who passed away on April 18, 2012, following a massive heart attack.

Dick Clark, Entertainment Icon Nicknamed ‘America’s Oldest Teenager,’ Dies at 82 – ABC News.

See also:

Dick Clark’s Official Site

Dick Clark’s Wikipedia page