Tempting? Talking with Otis Williams of The Temptations! INTERVIEW

By BOB ANDELMAN (Originally published August 25, 1984) CLEARWATER - There were no ca­sualties, but the battle was fierce. Arms flailed, legs kicked, and tempers flared, but it was all in good fun as the Temptations and Four Tops squared off musically on the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday night. The promoters nicknamed... Continue Reading →

Don McLean: “I’m OK … You’re So-So” 3 INTERVIEWS

Today's Guest: Don McLean, singer, songwriter, "American Pie"   (NOTE: The first interview below was done in advance of Don McLean's 1983 appearance at the old London Victory Club in downtown Tampa; the next two were written from a second, single phone interview in 1986. My enduring memory of the Tampa show was taking a... Continue Reading →

MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer kicks out the mofos! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Wayne Kramer, guitarist, MC5, author, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Wayne Kramer by clicking on the video player above!  Everybody knows at least one MC5 song – and that would be “Kick Out the Jams,” mofo. Know... Continue Reading →

Michael Franks almost froze those popsicle toes! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Franks, singer, "Popsicle Toes"   By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 4,1986) Michael Franks was in Columbus, Ohio when he heard that Ringo Starr had just recorded one of his tunes, “Monkey See – Monkey Do.” “I was on the road when the record came out,” the singer-songwriter recalls. “Somebody said, ‘One... Continue Reading →

Still Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s, too)! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Belinda Carlisle, singer, The Go-Go's   By Bob Andelman (Originally published August 22, 1986) This year’s Belinda Carlisle model looks like a model. Men are ga-ga over the slimmed down, radiant ex-Go-Go. Women want to know who does her hair. And fans are mad about her debut single as a solo act, “Mad... Continue Reading →

Success followed Joe Henderson’s lost-and-found love story! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Joe Henderson, legendary jazz saxophonist By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 21, 1986) A man and a saxophone, A love story with an O. Henry ending. Once there was a jazz musician. From the time he was born ln Lima, Ohio, 49 years ago, a saxophone never has been far from Joe Henderson’s... Continue Reading →

Sarah Vaughan: I try to please the people! 1984 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer, “Lullaby of Birdland,” "April in Paris"   By Bob Andelman October 19, 1984 Sarah Vaughan sang at a lot of church and school functions before that fateful day in 1942 in Harlem at the Apollo Theater’s amateur hour. “That’s when I first got discovered. Billy Eckstine discovered me, and... Continue Reading →

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