Good Morning, Musicologists! Another work week rolls around, but we’ve got you covered musically. We have a second airing of our first Singer-Songwriter feature with Paul Simon. We’ll be airing these on Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m. and will repeat them at different time slots a couple of times during the week.
Here’s Monday’s lineup:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations
The Temptations hailed from Detroit, Michigan, and had an amazing string of hits for the fabled Motown Records during the sixties and seventies. They originated the ‘psychedelic soul’ genre with their Cloud Nine album.
3:00 p.m. Badfinger Live at The Cowtown Auditorium, Kansas City, MO, April 7, 1972
Truly the one band signed by Apple Records that had star power. Under the guidance of the Beatles, Badfinger delivered the goods, resulting in an amazing string of hits. Unfortunately, Apple Records eventually fell apart, and this forced Badfinger out from under the Beatles’ wing. This is where the band’s demise began, eventually resulting in the suicide of Pete Ham who had become the heart and soul of Badfinger. It should be noted that Ham had exhibited deteriorating mental health before this stress occurred, but it certainly didn’t help. He would not be the last member of Badfinger to commit suicide. Their story is told here. Badfinger is definitely a Mermaid Lounge favorite.
7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: Paul Simon
The second airing of the first airing of our new Saturday night feature on singer-songwriters. We will run these a few times during the week at different times. The debut show features Paul Simon, an artist whose career spans six decades.
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