PHOTOS: Little Richard (left) from the Art Laboe Archives / Wink Martindale (right) with his wife Sandy Ferra and Art Laboe taken by JoMo for ArtLaboe.com
December 5, 2013 - Do you think Little Richard and Wink Martindale would be offended if we called them Oldies But Goodies? The words are somewhat fitting as they have both been around as long as I have...since before Rock and Roll! And still doing good.....
Little Richard first hit the charts in 1956 with the song "Tutti-Frutti" and in September of this year he revealed he suffered a heart attack. But he admited it wasn't his time as Jesus had brought him through the event and has something more for him do. Today Little Richard is 81 !
And Wink Martindale, who is a fellow broadcaster (we both have KRLA on our resume), began radio as a teenager, found TV success as a game show host and is still going strong. He continues to produce radio specials and makes frequent appearances at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters luncheons. Yesterday Wink celebrated his 79th birthday !
LITTLE RICHARD and WINK MARTINDALE!!!
Keep on rockin' !!
December 01, 2013 - coming to the end of a long Thanksgiving weekend on the first of the month and the birthday of a R&B singer with a truly unique voice.....like Barry White, the deep rich tones of LOU RAWLS are unforgettable. We remember Lou with a performance of his biggest hit "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOU RAWLS!!!
PHOTOS: from the Art Laboe Archives
November 30, 2013 - He's a rock and roll icon, world's oldest teenager and close friend.....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DICK CLARK!!!!
We love you and we will always remember......
November 29, 2013 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIN SCULLY!! The voice of the Dodgers for a record breaking 65 seasons! In the YouTube video, the broadcast legend is interviewed earlier this year talking about becoming a sports announcer, career highlights and his favorite meal. Vin's golden tones open the games with.... "It's time for Dodger Baseball!, Hi everybody and a very pleasant good day (or evening) to you, wherever you may be"
Are you planning on being out in the malls and department stores today?!? Be sure to take your kindness and patience with you on this traditional day of holiday shopping! We hope you find the bargains you went in search of.....
HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!
November 28, 2013 - We give thanks to you our listeners for joining us here and on the radio. Thank you for following us through the years. We hope you enjoy a holiday filled with great food with family and friends.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! HAPPY HANUKKAH!!
A once in a lifetime occurrence of the Jewish holiday falling on the same day of giving thanks....
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to music legend and founder of Motown, BERRY GORDY, JR. (in the above YouTube video at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for The Miracles). Also the LA lovin' Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winning artist, songwriter, film composer RANDY NEWMAN (pictured below at Neil Diamond's Hollywood Walk fo Fame ceremony in 2012).
PHOTO: JoMo for ArtLaboe.com
WE LOVE YOU!!
Happy holidays and