Last Year's VPR -Go-Go dance party in Middlebury was such a big success that we are doing it again this year! VPR A-Go-Go II is Saturday September 27th at 7 p.m. at Higher Ground Ballroom on Williston Road in South Burlington. VPR's Joel Najman will be spinning the platters from the decade that took us from beach parties to Woodstock. In advance of our fun 1960's dance extravaganza, this Saturday's My Place will preview some of the great dance music already requested by listeners for the party.
Swan Records was an independent record company formed in Philadelphia in 1957. Over the next decade, it released dozens of nationally popular hit singles. This week on My Place, host Joel Najman traces the history of the Swan Record Company, and presents a mixture of Swan's biggest hits and most significant releases by Freddy Cannon, Billy & Lillie and The Beatles.
Previews of an amazing variety of world-class music happening live in our area this week, including Billy Bragg in Bellows Falls, the Infamous Stringdusters in St. Johnsbury, Le Vent du Nord in Bethlehem, NH, and John Hammond in Stowe!
This program will air on Sunday, September 14th from 7-10 p.m.
This week on My Place, we'll hear an hour of rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll hits that came out of New Orleans, Louisiana, during the early years of the rock era, like memorable recordings by Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, Smiley Lewis and many others. Broadcast on Saturday, August 23rd at 8 p.m.
A preview of the New World Festival, one of Vermont's best summer music festivals; songs for Labor Day weekend, dedications to folk diva Jean Redpath and Vermont fiddler Harold Luce, and, as always, a feast of other local live performances.
This program will air on Sunday, August 24 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Bert Berns was a singer, songwriter, producer and record company executive who helped create some of the most memorable hit singles of the 1960's. He fostered the early careers of several of the rock era's biggest stars including Neil Diamond and Van Morrison.Running off-Broadway in Manhattan until September 14th, 2014 is a stage musical titled, Piece Of My Heart - The Bert Berns Story.
In recognition of the 57th Annual Vermont Auto Enthusiasts Antique and Classic Car Show in Stowe, Vermont this weekend, My Place presents an hour of popular songs that reflect America's on-going love affair with the automobile. Featured are memorable car songs by Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and many others.