12/23/13 - Which group was better and more influential . . . The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? They are the most renowned bands in rock and roll history, so we’ll take up the question with historian and diehard fan John McMillian. The Beatles were the sensations of sensations, and created an everlasting body of work over ten years. John Lennon was murdered in 1980. George Harrison succumbed to cancer 12 years ago.
09/10/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents examines the 40 year hit parade ride of the Bee Gees, with rock biographer David Meyer (The Bee Gees: The Biography). The brothers Gibb began their unique harmonic careers in Australia. They moved back to England and international stardom. They sold some 250 million records, were the darlings of the disco era, and of course, had strong South Florida ties. Who can’t hum a Bee Gees pop classic? Tune in for Topical Currentsand a Bee Gees retrospective Tuesday at 1pm on WLRN.