by John M. Borack As Frank Sinatra once crooned, “It was a very good year.” Lots of great releases in 2015, some by old favorites, some by new upstarts, and a few that flew in straight out of left field. And …
Irish pop monsters Pugwash hit it out of the park in grand style, and The New Trocaderos come back with a blast of punk/pop, and in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll.
The Beach Boys have had numerous hit records, but sometimes their non-hits were better than those that topped the charts.
The British Invasion introduced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks and Gerry & The Pacemakers to American audiences. So where were the women?
Burt Bacharach and Hal David arguably have been the most successful composing team of the Rock era, and Dionne Warwick was their voice on many of their hits. Still, none of the three have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.