Today in 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. It was later identified as “The Day the Music Died”, after singer-songwriter Don McLean referenced it in his 1971 song “American Pie.”Continue reading
With couples spending an average of over $38,000 on their wedding and the industry bringing in $78 billion in revenue in 2019, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best Places to Get Married as well as accompanying videos.
Tulsa ranks as 2020’s 7th Best Place to tie the knot.Continue reading
Thinking about Leon because this new book just came out: ‘Leon Russell In His Own Words’, edited by Steve Todoroff and John Wooley. Todoroff has been working on a Leon book for at least 30 years that I know. Todoroff ambitiously had some conscripts go through the union logs in L.A. to find how many recording sessions Leon played on; there are probably thousands.Continue reading
Touring again after five years, Michael Buble’ enchanted at Tulsa’s BOK Center Monday, performing before an enthusiastic audience of all ages.Continue reading
There was once a show called Name That Tune, where contestants would compete to name a song in the fewest amount of notes. There weren’t too many rounds won by hearing a single note. For the fans gathered inside Tulsa’s BOK Center Saturday night for Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” they accomplished the feat. When John sat down in front of his piano after taking the stage, he played the opening note of “Bennie and the Jets,” which was instantly recognized by the crowd. What followed was a nearly three-hour trip of some of his biggest hits, with some lesser-known songs sprinkled in for good measure.Continue reading