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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 three 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, January 3, 2017

THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO's Most Frequently-Played Artists 2016




Now that we've done our year-end countdown on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, it's time to reveal our expanded stats. Courtesy of Fritz Van Leaven, here's the list of TIRnRR's 101 most frequently-played artists in 2016.

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1. The Monkees
2. The Beatles
3. David Bowie
4. The Kinks
5. The Bangles
6. Big Star
7. The Rolling Stones
8. The Ramones
9. The Flashcubes
10 [tie]. The Beach Boys
              Prince
12 [tie]. 1.4.5.
              The Go-Go's
14. The Animals
15 [tie]. Cheap Trick
              Jefferson Airplane
17. Screen Test
18 [tie]. The Pretenders
              Ray Paul
20 [tie]. The Small Faces
              Sweet
22. The Richards
23 [tie].  Badfinger
              Eytan Mirsky
              The Smithereens
              Status Quo
27. The Spongetones
28 [tie]. The Bevis Frond
              One Like Son
30 [tie]. The Bay City Rollers
              The Muffs
              R.E.M.
              The Who
34 [tie]. Dress Code
              The Hollies
              KISS
              The Nerves
              Paul McCartney
39 [tie]. Gary Frenay
              The Jam
              John Lennon
              Nick Lowe
              Sugar
              Terry Draper
              The Velvet Underground
              Warren Zevon
               The Wonders
48 [tie]. The 101ers
              Clockwork Flowers
              The Dave Clark Five
              Emerson, Lake & Palmer
              The Forty Nineteens
              Fountains Of Wayne
              Holly Golightly
              The Isley Brothers
              Josie & the Pussycats
              Matthew Sweet
              Michael Carpenter
              The Poptarts
              Ringo Starr
              The Romantics
              The Undertones
63 [tie]. The Beat
              Chuck Berry
              Cocktail Slippers
              Dave Edmunds
              Elvis Costello & the Attractions
              The Flamin' Groovies
              Lulu
              Lyres
              Mannix
              Paul Revere & the Raiders
              Pezband
              Redd Kross
              The Sex Pistols
              The Spinners
              Squeeze
              Todd Rundgren
              XTC
80 [tie]. Alex Chilton
              The Beau Brummels
              The Bee Gees
              Blondie
              Courtney Barnett
              Earth, Wind & Fire
              The Easybeats
              The Faces
              The Grip Weeds
              Joe Jackson
              The La's
              The Legal Matters
              Marshall Crenshaw
              The Only Ones
              Rockpile
              Simon & Garfunkel
              Steve Stoeckel & his This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio All-Stars
              Teenage Fanclub
              The Turnback
              The Well Wishers
              Wilson Pickett
              Wreckless Eric