Bill Doggett and His “Honky Tonk” Hit

Bill Doggett

Introduction Bill Doggett (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1916 – died in 1996) was an American R&B jazz pianist, organist and arranger known for his multi-million selling single “Honky Tonk” in during the 50s music era. This song is now an oldies music classic. Gaining his skills in playing the piano from … Read more

One-Hit Wonders Apollo 100

Introduction Apollo 100 was a short lived 1972 group of studio musicians who were put together by multi-instrumentalist and arranger Tom Parker. The band was also known as Apollo 100, featuring Tom Parker.  The group consisted of Parker on keyboards, ex-Tornados drummer Clem Cattini, guitarist Vic Flick (of “James Bond Theme” fame), … Read more

Albert Hammond and His Music

  Introduction Albert Hammond is a prolific songwriter and composer as well as an occasional singer, originating from the British territory of Gibraltar on the Mediterranean. Born in London while his family sought refuge during the second World War, they went back to Gibraltar where he grew up and discovered his passion … Read more

Introduction to Al Hirt

Introduction Alois Maxwell Hirt or Al Hirt was an American trumpeter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1922. His reputation as a virtuoso on the trumpet rests on his great technical skill as well as his wide range of notes. Since childhood Hirt had been playing with the instrument, becoming a professional … Read more

Top 10 Auto Insurance Companies

Car insurance companies number well over 100 in many states but who are the top 10 car insurance companies? Most drivers would not be surprised to see Allstate, State Farm or GEICO on the list of top10 car insurance companies by market share but how about USAA, Farmers or Liberty Mutual? Below … Read more

Top 10 Science Fiction Books Of All Time

If you are a passionate science fiction reader, you won’t mind if that book is a classic or just newly published, and famous or little known. What matters to you is the excellent, fascinating story. Here are our Top 10 Sci-Fi Books of All Time that should be the next reading essentials … Read more