Legacy: Casey Kasem

More than 500 Sunday mornings of my pre-to-teen years were spent with my ears glued to the radio from 8am-12pm listening to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. It was a weekly ritual; while my mother and sisters were downstairs in the kitchen starting Sunday’s afternoon dinner (the scent of sausages frying in the pan wafted … More Legacy: Casey Kasem

Legacy: Fontella Bass

Rest In Peace, Fontella Bass. The singer – most known for her Aretha Franklin-sounding soul classic “Rescue Me” – passed away at the age of 72 from complications resulting from a heart attack she suffered a month earlier. Click on photo for Huffington Post obit.

Legacy: Dobie Gray

Sad to hear the passing of Pop and Soul singer Dobie Gray. His “Drift Away” is one the seminal songs of the 1970s. Read his obituary here. Here’s a re-post of a blog I wrote last year about his classic jam – one of my favorite songs of all time. Rest in peace, Dobie. I … More Legacy: Dobie Gray