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American Pie Number One On This Day In 1972 [VIDEO]

On this day in 1972, "American Pie" by Don McLean hit number one on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks! Here's a local connection. I saw Don McLean on stage at the Utica Memorial Auditorium back in 1971, singing that song before it became a hit.

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photo: LeMoyne Student Planning Board
photo: LeMoyne Student Planning Board
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Meet Gary Johnson – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Gary Johnson is a legend to the residents of Sylvan Beach where he grew up and is on a mission to see how far the ripples can spread from where the pebble was dropped 30 years ago.

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photo: (Frank Derocco) Freddy Piperetta
photo: (Frank Derocco) Freddy Piperetta
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R.I.P. Frank DeRocco Of Soul Injection – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Normally this column would be accompanied with audio from an interview and some contagious smiles but today is different. I'm sad to say that I've just gotten word that Frank DeRocco, our friend, fellow musician and the guitar player from the band Soul Injection lost has passed away.

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photo: Anderton Photography
photo: Anderton Photography
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Meet Molly D’Agostino Of ‘Pacinello’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Molly is almost 19 years old and has already done more than most musicians do who are more than twice her age! She's a college student who picks up a guitar and wows crowds both big and small, locally and nationally while trying to fit in her studies on the road.

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Valentines Soundtrack – Top 10 Romantic Songs

When the dinner and movie  are over and the flowers have been given out what is left? Normally it is a good thing to end the night by going back to the house or apartment to enjoy a nice bottle of wine along with some great romantic music. Always a perfect ending to a great night. Here is a list of ten songs that will more than likely go good with that bottle of wine.

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Music Played on Drinking Glasses Is Absolutely Brilliant

Forget classical music. We’re much bigger fans of glassical music.

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New radioPup Update Adds Alarm Clock, Sleep Timer + More

Listening to our radio station on the go just got ever better! A new update (version 3.0) for our mobile listening app radioPup has added some great new features listeners have been clamoring for, including the ability to wake up to your favorite radio station each morning.

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Nastiest Rock Feuds

What's the recipe for some of history's nastiest rock feuds? Take talented, outspoken and occasionally emotionally sensitive artists, then pit them against each other -- in a competition that can't possibly be measured in any objective way -- for the hearts and wallets of the record- and ticket-buying public. 

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Rock And Roll’s Greatest Hits – Saturday January 11th – The King Of Pop In The Spotlight

Join host Dick Bartley as he shines the spotlight on Michael Jackson this weekend. It is another edition of Rock And Rolls Greatest Hits and you can hear it at 7 o'clock on Saturday night on Oldiez 96.1 WODZ.

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American Top 40 The SEventies – Sunday January 12th – The Top 50 Songs Of The Seventies

Every week on Sunday morning Casey Kasem counts down the top 40 songs in the USA.  It is all the original shows just the way they aired back in the 1970s. This weekend he will count down the top 50 songs of the 1970s.

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photo: Greeley Ford
photo: Greeley Ford
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Meet Greeley Ford Of ‘Classified’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

If you haven't met the guy behind the bass in the band Classified, then you're not going to want to miss this! I've seen Greeley Ford play many times but never had the chance to really have a good conversation with him and I'm blown away at his story...

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Kiss’ Smash Hit ‘Beth’ Spoofed in Hilarious New Video

Kiss' biggest chart hit, 'Beth,' has been re-imagined as a '70s-style dramedy in a hilarious video complete with actors playing the role of Peter Criss and a nagging wife imploring him to leave a recording session -- because dinner is getting cold and the kids are driving her crazy.

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