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Eric & The Chessmen (Tour Photo)
Eric & The Chessmen (Tour Photo)
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Who Remembers Eric ‘ET’ Thorngren & The Chessmen?

Like most of the stuff I throw up on this blog, I get sparked from something I see on my Facebook feed and this find is a true piece of Oldiez nostalgia!

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Photo: Shawn Scribner
Photo: Shawn Scribner
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Meet Shawn Scribner Of Blame Anchor – 2014 Keith James All Star Band Singer

Two days back, Shawn Scribner ripped through a field of 28 other vocalists and with almost a third of the vote snagged the crown as this year's Keith James All Star Band lead singer!

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Beatles On Stage
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‘The Beatles’ On ‘Shindig’ TV Show 50 Years Ago [VIDEO]

The big year for "The Beatles" to break in the USA was 1964, and on this day of that year, they appeared performing three songs on the American TV show "Shindig."

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'Weird Al' Yankovic sitting
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Just For Laughs – Weird Al ‘Eats It’ [VIDEO]

Nobody does better song parodies than "Weird Al" Yankovic. In fact, when I play some songs on 96.1 WODZ like "My Sharona", I think of "Weird Al's" "My Bologna", or  "Jeopardy", I think of his parody, "I Lost On Jeopardy". "Just For Laughs", let's see what he can do with a Michael Jackson tune.

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Photo: Courtesy Nick Vanderwood
Photo: Courtesy Nick Vanderwood
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Meet Nick Vanderwood From Glen Street – Our New Oldiez Intern

Hailing from the expansive metropolis of NY Mills, Nick Vanderwood has become somewhat of a legend already to all who meet or hear him.

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Paul Revere & The Raiders
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Flashback To 60s Teen Music Shows [VIDEO]

When I was a kid growing up in the Cornhill section of Utica in the 1960s, we didn't have MTV or VH1 to see rock 'n roll on TV. We watched shows like "American Bandstand", "Shindig" and Hullabaloo". Yes, there actually was a show called, "Hullabaloo".

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Photo: Blame Anchor
Photo: Blame Anchor
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Shawn Scribner Is Your Keith James All Star Band Singer!

With nearly a third of the nearly 15,000 votes, Blame Anchor frontman, Shawn Scribner emerges victorious today after a fierce battle for the Keith James All Star Band microphone.

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Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
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Who Should Play Keys In The 2014 Keith James All Star Band?

Now that Elliott Ciotti of Enemy Down, half of the band COSTON and Shawn Scribner of Blame Anchor have all been voted in, it's time to find that final musician for the 2014 Keith James All-Star Band!

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'On & On'
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This ‘Neverending Story’ Parody Will Haunt Your Dreams Forever

Children of the '80s, prepare to be horrified.

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The Who
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‘The Who’ Makes U.S. TV Debut In 1965 [VIDEO]

One of the longest lasting "British Invasion" groups, "The Who" made its debut on American television on this day in 1965. They appeared on the ABC-TV show, "Shindig", a teen music program of the time. I enjoy playing "The Who" on 96.1 WODZ, as their music is so diverse.

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John and Yoko
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John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Album Certified Gold In 1971 [VIDEO]

As a lifelong fan of "The Beatles", I had to take note that on this day in 1971, the "Imagine" solo album by John Lennon was certified gold. Imagine all the great songs he wound have written by now, had he lived. This song was his masterpiece.

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Photo: Fuse for Thinkstock
Photo: Fuse for Thinkstock
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Vote Your Favorite Singer Into The 2014 KJ All Star Band

Let the hair-pulling and nail-biting commence! The nominations are all in, so scroll down to find the full list of 28 lead vocalists up for your consideration for the 2014 Keith James All Star Band...

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