Russ Giguere, the co-founder of the 1960's pop/rock group The Association, has been at the forefront of the folk rock and pop scene for several decades. Russ has been involved with the 7-time Grammy nominated band who had major hits like "Windy" and "Cherish," for over 50 years. Multi-award winning program director Ray White talks with Russ about his new book - Along Comes The Association, which covers his career in the music industry. In this April of 2020 interview, Russ touches on his beginning days with pioneering Folk Rock group - The Men, singing with The Eagles, playing on the Ed Sullivan show several times, and many other aspects about the band that has sold over 70 million records. In our showcase segment, we feature the music icon Kenny Rogers, who passed away on March 20, 2020. Kenny had tremendous success in numerous music areas including Folk, Rock, Country and Gospel. In his phenomenal career he's had more than 120 hit singles, sold over 100 million records, and has won nearly every major music industry award. Classic Artists Today, bringing you insights that paved the way for generations!
Co-founder of Tower of Power, in the late 60's, Emilio Castillo has led the band with Doc Kupka for over 50 years. Always hiring super-talented musicians, many of their band members have went on to enormous success themselves. TOP's music transcends several music genres and provides a groove that won't quit! Over the years, they've landed eight songs on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. Emilio talks with multi-award winning program director Ray White about the bands' hot new album Step-Up, TOP's horn sections' work on rock superstar's recording sessions, and much more. In our showcase segment, we look back at the highlights of the legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist John Prine's career. John has recorded nearly two dozen albums and has been bestowed with numerous industry awards, culminating with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. This patriarch of Americana music passed away on April 7. 2020. His last album was The Tree of Forgiveness. For more information on our shows and legacy artists of rock, pop and soul, visit us at Classic Artists Today.