Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

Helpful Links

We invite you to visit these “friends of R&SRNR” and/or helpful music information links:

Here is a web site resource you must absolutely remember to visit – FORGOTTEN HITS
They're doing their part to Keep The Music Alive. Their Damn-Near Daily Posts can be found here: forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com. And at their archive site, you can find some of their most popular articles: http://www.forgottenhits.com. This is the place to share your musical memories alongside the deejays who play the oldies and the artists who made them back when they were brand new! They are currently celebrating their 22nd year, and they totally rock

A new book about Bob Dylan. And it has received very positive reviews. It's Decoding Dylan by Jim Curtis, Ph.D. For more information, visit https://mcfarlandbooks.com/newly-published-decoding-dylan/  

Music is like Sushi;  it’s best served Fresh and Raw.  Michael Salsburg, as master at improvisation with his violin, has been performing professionally for 50 years.  The content of his YouTube channel, Michael Salsburg, is mostly comprised of live recordings, with a few non-commercial studio recordings mixed in.  His palette for improvisation includes shades of Americana, blues, jazz and rock.  The top section contains hour-long serenades of popular melodies for his neighbors through the COVID lockdown.

If you're a grown up who feels like a kid, or a kid who feels like a grown-up, you'll love "Breakfast Jams With Fred Koch"– Thursday mornings from 6AM to 8AM (Central Time) over WMXM-FM 88.9. It's non-commercial, and it's all about a fun mix of children's music that grownups will love with grown-up music that children will love. When you call in your music request to Fred at  847.735.6038, tell him that his friends at "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" sent you.

Check out these web sites dedicated Connie Francis, whom we saluted on "R&SRNR" episode #_071 .and episode #072http://www.conniefrancis.com/. and http://www.conniefrancis.com/biography. Lots of great background about this incomparable singer, along with information about her latest book.

Here's a "must read" for music industry fans. It's Ron Roberts' "Nights Of The Turntable."

https://nights-of-the-turntable.com/. This is part 1 of a trilogy. Ron currently is working on part 2 that will be titled "Daze Of The Weak."  So, check out Ron's web site for updates.

All of us at Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll are strong believers in the healing and therapeutic importance of music. So, we are bringing to your attention and recommend that you check out: "How Music Helps with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy" A detailed article by Will Tottle - https://www.myaudiosound.co.uk/music-therapy-benefits/

Great music awaits you at our favorite Internet radio station 121NetRadio - StarSets: www.121netradio.com.  There is a built in player on the page for playback. The station is also available through SHOUTcast.com and Tune-in.com by searching "121netradio".

Need to know more background about one of your favorite 1950s and 1960s rock & roll acts? One of the best sites we have found is the Way Back Attack site. Really outstanding information you will not find anywhere else. http://www.waybackattack.com/index.html

Check out the adventures of 1960s D.J. Johnny Lizard in Much More Wonderful Worm -- now available at no cost at: http://jinglesamplers.com/muchmorewonderfulworm.htm   

This is the site for the Doowop2Soul show hosted by Nay and Soul Man Jan:

This is the site for the 3D Radio Activity show hosted by Marty Masters:

This is the YouTube site for Curtis Linder's Curtis Collects Vinyl videos:

The next two links are for the two-volume Answer Songs books that Radio Dave co-authored:


Dick Rosemont has created the best documented and most trusted reference site for the original versions of pop/rock and roll songs: http://www.originalsproject.us/

David Neale has assembled the most comprehensive site ever on the origins and original versions of songs Elvis Presley covered during his recording career:


These next two sites are particularly valuable for researching record labels and years for various 45s: