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
November 26, 2013 - She was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee and was part of a successful husband and wife duo from the late 1950s through the mid 1970s. With her first husband, she was part of the duo Ike & Tina Turner! After they split, Tina went solo and in the 1980s she achieved the highest chart topping song of her career....in 1984 with WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT! It was a gold single that spent 3 weeks at #1 for TINA TURNER and today she celebrates another candle on her birthday cake. Although she had many chart hits with Ike, she didn't hit #1 till What's Love.... from her solo album of 1984, Private Dancer. And in 1993, her autobiography, also titled What's Love Got To Do With It, was made into a blockbuster movie starring Angela Bassett as Tina and Laurence Fishburne as Ike. And earlier this year, Tina married her partner of 27 years, Erwin Bach, and plans to continue to reside in Switzerland.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINA TURNER!!
Click here to see other Divas and their real names...
November 25, 2013 - It's the birthday of the R&B artist that began his hit career with the perfect song for the Love Zone or anytime really.....the first Pop Hit for PERCY SLEDGE was a #1 Gold Record that spent 2 weeks at #1 and was also a #1 R&B hit.....WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN is the song and it is bound to be in the Hot 92.3 Hot 500 to be heard during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Vote on the Hot 500 and suggest songs now, just click here
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PERCY SLEDGE!
PHOTOS by JoMo for Art Laboe
November 24, 2013 - Well, the calendar said November 15th and NEIL SEDAKA was honored by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters at a luncheon at the Sportsmen's Lodge. David Foster was on hand to present the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award to Neil, an accomplished Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Pianist, Author to name a few of his talents. Neil has been chart topping and entertaining for nearly six decades. Calendar Girl, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Bad Blood just to name a few of his hits. Pictured above (from top to bottom):
1) Wink Martindale speaks on the star studded dais
2) Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
3) Lou Gossett Jr, David Foster, Neil Sedaka, PPB President Chuck Street
4) Neil's wife of fifty years, Leba
Others on the dais included (below clockwise from left):
1) songwriter Phil Cody (cowrote with Neil i.e. Solitaire)
2) arranger Artie Butler (including Laughter In The Rain)
3) Oscar winning actor Lou Gossett Jr. (went to high school with Neil)
4) Neil's son and successful screenwriter Marc Sedaka
Before Neil received his award, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. (below left) and David Foster (below right) spoke on the dais. All of the speakers shared their personal memories of working with Neil. Then it was time for Neil Sedaka to make his acceptance speech (below bottom row)...
And then time to gather all the dais along with Neil for the group shot and Neil with his Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Award!
A well deserved award!
CONGRATULATIONS NEIL SEDAKA!
And CONGRATS to the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters on another terffic luncheon. Looking forward to the next one in January. Click here for more on the luncheon earlier this month and PPB.
November 22, 2013 - 50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and our country devasted. Art Laboe shares a brief thought of JFK....