THE LONG-PLAYING RECORD IS 70 YEARS OLD

On June 21, 1948, Columbia Records held a press conference in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, to announce a new way to hear music. The long-playing record became the industry standard for the next 40 years, and is still preferred by many music lovers. The […]

HELP US RESTORE AUSTRALIA’S PACIFIC VOICE

We have an opportunity, probably a last chance,  to restore Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio services to the Pacific region. If you have a Pacific connection, act now. The ABC shut down its shortwave radio transmitters to the Pacific last year, drastically reducing the reach of […]

CELEBRATE SUPERMAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH SONGS ABOUT SUPER-HEROES

It’s 80 years since we first met Superman. In April 1938, Action Comics #1 hit the news stands, featuring a new hero from another planet, a man equipped with super-human powers and an unerring moral compass. Superman was an instant success, spawning radio and TV […]

NEIL DIAMOND RETIRES FROM TOURING

 It wasn’t always cool to admit your liking for the music of Neil Diamond. In the early 70s, he was ultra-cool, every household had a copy of Hot August Night and a Neil Diamond show was the hottest ticket around. At other times, well, […]

TONY COHEN – A TRIBUTE TO AN AUSTRALIAN ROCK MUSIC LEGEND

Record producer and sound engineer Tony Cohen has been remembered as a national treasure, a genius, and as the brain, ears and fingers behind some of Australia’s best music. Tony died in Dandenong on August 2nd. He was 60. He made hundreds of records and […]