follow my new publication on medium that’s all about elvis

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WE LAUNCHED our new pub­li­ca­tion Tell It Like It Was on Medium on Jan­uary 1, 2019. The ar­ti­cles within ad­dress pop­ular music, pri­marily rock & roll from the ’60s. “We” are John Ross (my fa­vorite music blogger), Lew Shiner (my fa­vorite nov­elist), and my­self. We love the music (and the books and the movies and the styles and the girls girls girls) of that era. READ MORE

talkin’ ’bout the bleeding heart liberal petition blues

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I HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE ti­tled Bleeding Heart Lib­eral Pe­ti­tions. Most days, I re­ceive a slew of emails with pe­ti­tions for var­ious causes such as saving an en­dan­gered species, urging my rep­re­sen­ta­tives in state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment to vote for or against a par­tic­ular bill, protest an in­jus­tice, etc. I read them all, sign most of them, and add a few to the Face­book page. READ MORE

the #1 hit records on the pop charts 1969

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THIS IS THE TENTH in a se­ries of ten ar­ti­cles listing and ad­dressing the #1 records of the year as they ap­peared on Cash Box mag­a­zine’s Top 100 chart from 1960 through 1969. It was orig­i­nally pub­lished as “Someday We’ll Be Honky Tonk Women To­gether” on my pub­li­ca­tion Tell It Like It Was on Medium on Oc­tober 1, 2019. READ MORE

the #1 hit records on the pop charts 1968

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THIS IS THE NINTH in a se­ries of ten ar­ti­cles listing and ad­dressing the #1 records of the year as they ap­peared on Cash Box mag­a­zine’s Top 100 chart from 1960 through 1969. It was orig­i­nally pub­lished as “Grazing In The Grass With Mrs. Robinson” on my pub­li­ca­tion Tell It Like It Was on Medium on Sep­tember 19, 2019. READ MORE

the #1 hit records on the pop charts 1967

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THIS IS THE EIGHTH in a se­ries of ten ar­ti­cles listing and ad­dressing the #1 records of the year as they ap­peared on Cash Box mag­a­zine’s Top 100 chart from 1960 through 1969. It was orig­i­nally pub­lished as “Hey, There Georgy Girl, Penny Lane, And Ruby Tuesday!” on my pub­li­ca­tion Tell It Like It Was on Medium on July 27, 2019. READ MORE

the #1 hit records on the pop charts 1965

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THIS IS THE SIXTH in a se­ries of ten ar­ti­cles listing and ad­dressing the #1 records of the year as they ap­peared on Cash Box mag­a­zine’s Top 100 chart from 1960 through 1969. It was orig­i­nally pub­lished as “Let’s Hang On To Our Ticket To Ride” on my pub­li­ca­tion Tell It Like It Was on Medium on June 2, 2019. READ MORE

the #1 hit records on the pop charts 1963

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THIS IS THE FOURTH in a se­ries of ten ar­ti­cles listing and ad­dressing the #1 records of the year as they ap­peared on Cash Box mag­a­zine’s Top 100 chart from 1960 through 1969. It was orig­i­nally pub­lished as “Walk Right In And Go Away Little Girl” on my pub­li­ca­tion Tell It Like It Was on Medium on March 13, 2019. READ MORE