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The Platters

At the Intersection of Abbey Road and Tin Pan Alley

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The mission impossible: write a brilliant lyric, and write it yesterday. Carl chose to accept it.

Of Phil Spector, Marshmallows and Ebb Tides

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the early 1960s, my father, songwriter Carl Sigman, and many of his "Great American Songbook" contemporaries watched in horror as airwaves and ...

Platters Founder Herb Reed Dies At 83

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Celebrity

BOSTON -- Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," ...

The Authenticity of Pretending

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

Pretense can be powerful. Who makes the decision that your work is important? Whether you believe the answer is your boss, the marketplace, your colleagues, your customers or you yourself, the answer is, ultimately, that you decide.

My Top 10 Most Influential Rock 'N' Roll Pioneers

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Teenagers back in the day who actually wore poodle skirts and experienced the Brylcreem era remember -- first hand -- the musical explosion that came to be known as rock 'n' roll.

Still a Wizard, a True Star: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Tonight Alive's "Starlight" (Exclusive)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"

GIft Guide For The Post 50 Man Who Has It All

Bryan Miller | Posted 02.08.2012 | Fifty
Bryan Miller

Somewhere between ages 50 and 60 many begin protesting, "Don't buy me anything this year--I have all that I need." This, of course, is pure bunk. So pull out your credit cards, print this gift guide, and get out of here.

Harvey Robbins: Still Movin' To The Rhythm

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Harvey Robbins turned off the radio in 1964 and, since then, has happily listened to music without it. Today, the music he loves has led him to a car...

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of The Perfect Wave: The Hawaiian Independence Movement Gains Momentum

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Sachs

The Hawaiian independence movement isn't just a nutty gambit to avoid paying federal taxes, the way it is in Texas. The Hawaiians have some pretty legit grievances.