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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the four THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO: Featured Acts Yet To Be



Featured Acts have been a consistently popular treat on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. When we feature an act on TIRnRR, we play at least one track by that act per set throughout that week's show. It's fun to do, and we think it's fun to listen to, as well. The list of all TIRnRR Featured Acts to date can be found here. We certainly intend to continue having the occasional TIRnRR Featured Act for as long as we keep doing the show.

Good thing, too. Because get a load of this partial list of worthy acts we ain't featured yet!

ARTFUL DODGER
BADFINGER
THE BARRACUDAS
THE BEAU BRUMMELS
CHUCK BERRY
BLONDIE
THE BUZZCOCKS
THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS
THE CLASH
COCKTAIL SLIPPERS
ELVIS COSTELLO
THE COWSILLS
THE DAMNED
THE dB's
THE DICTATORS
MICKY DOLENZ
THE DRIFTERS
EARTH, WIND & FIRE
THE EASYBEATS
DAVE EDMUNDS
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES
FOOLS FACE
THE FOUR TOPS
HOLLY & THE ITALIANS
BUDDY HOLLY
WANDA JACKSON
THE JAM
THE KENNEDYS
THE LOLAS
MARY LOU LORD
LULU
EYTAN MIRSKY
MR. ENCRYPTO
THE NEW YORK DOLLS
GRAHAM PARKER
SUZI QUATRO
R.E.M.
THE RASCALS
OTIS REDDING
THE REMAINS
SEX CLARK FIVE
THE SPINNERS
THE UNDERTONES
THE YARDBIRDS
WARREN ZEVON

We've been remiss!! I was particularly surprised that we haven't yet featured The Easybeats, and that's not even the most egregious omission to date. But we'll try to get to these, and more, as This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio continues its wobbly path forward.

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