In the wake of "Ebb Tide," Carl's 1953 oceanic collaboration with composer Robert Maxwell, hundreds of orchestras and singers recorded it. Millions purchased those recordings. Critics fawned over it. Teens made out to it. Couples chose it as their wedding song.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hopes that his latest PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will not only educate the public but also lead to reform in the nation's public school system.
On Friday, Darlene Love, now a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will grace Letterman's holiday show for the 18th time performing the very best Christmas song from the album, A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector.
"Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" -- is that not one of the greatest expressions of the holiday spirit you have ever heard? And it came from the messianic fantasies of a twisted Jewish kid from the Bronx.