In 1972, ABC Television hired song publisher Don Kirshner as an executive producer and consultant for their new “In Concert” music series which ran every other week in The Dick Cavett Show slot. The show, featuring acts like Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and The Steve Miller Band, was highly successful, even occasionally topping NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The following year, Kirshner left “In Concert” to launch his own syndicated weekly rock program, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.” On September 27, 1973, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” premiered featuring The Rolling Stones first American television performance in over four years. Read more…

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Let’s Celebrate #BlackMusicMonth with just a few of the talented black artist who have graced Don’s stage! See MoreSee Less

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Original KISS drummer, Peter Criss was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 after noticing a lump on his chest while working out. He was successfully treated with a lumpectomy and is still going strong.

Happy National Cancer Survivor Day.
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Original KISS drummer, Peter Criss was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 after noticing a lump on his chest while working out. He was successfully treated with a lumpectomy and is still going strong. 

Happy National Cancer Survivor Day.

Spanky & Our Gang is one of those odd groups that, despite having had a string of Top 40 chart hits in a two-year period from 1967 through 1969, somehow falls between the cracks of 1960s pop music history.

What’s your favorite Spanky & Our Gang song?
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Spanky & Our Gang is one of those odd groups that, despite having had a string of Top 40 chart hits in a two-year period from 1967 through 1969, somehow falls between the cracks of 1960s pop music history. 

Whats your favorite Spanky & Our Gang song?
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Happy Birthday Gladys Knight!

Remembering Kansas‘ very own Robby Steinhardt on his birthday. Gone but never forgotten. See MoreSee Less

Remembering Kansas very own Robby Steinhardt on his birthday. Gone but never forgotten.
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Happy National Brothers Day! Today, we’re celebrating Brothers Johnson.

Did you know Quincy Jones discovered the Los Angeles group and produced many of their hits like "Strawberry Letter"?
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Happy National Brothers Day! Today, were celebrating Brothers Johnson.

Did you know Quincy Jones discovered the Los Angeles group and produced many of their hits like Strawberry Letter?
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Genesis is one of the most successful bands of all time consisting of Phil Collins (vocals, drums), Mike Rutherford (guitars, bass), and Tony Banks (keyboards).

All of its members have had long and diverse solo careers. Did you know Peter Gabriel was a founding member?
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Genesis is one of the most successful bands of all time consisting of Phil Collins (vocals, drums), Mike Rutherford (guitars, bass), and Tony Banks (keyboards). 

All of its members have had long and diverse solo careers. Did you know Peter Gabriel was a founding member?

Rest in peace to legendary saxophonist, David Sanborn. The 6-time Grammy winner leaves behind a monumental 60-year career that has deeply influenced the world of jazz and beyond. See MoreSee Less

Rest in peace to legendary saxophonist, David Sanborn. The 6-time Grammy winner leaves behind a monumental 60-year career that has deeply influenced the world of jazz and beyond.

Happy Birthday to the piano man, Billy Joel! See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday to the piano man, Billy Joel!
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