This Week: Live Grooveyard Concert, An Asian Invasion, and Harry’s 70th


In a busy week, Alan Seltzer interviews two members of a group expected to start a musical Asian Invasion and celebrates the 70th birthday of Harry Chapin on Friday’s edition of “The Rock Show” while Bobby G offers a fantasy live concert while filling in for Alan Thursday night on “The Grooveyard”.

The “Grooveyard” concert will feature performances by Little Anthony and the Imperials, Lou Christie, The Duprees, The Contours, Hal Miller and The Rays, The Fleetwoods, Kathy Young and the Innocents, Jay Black and the Americans and Fred Parris and the Five Satins.  Along with the concert, the Top Ten @ 10 will feature the most popular songs of October 4, 1962.  Regularly hosted by Alan Seltzer, “The Grooveyard” is heard each Thursday night from 9-11 PM.

Heard from 7-9 PM, Friday’s edition of “The Rock Show” will focus on an old favorite artist and a group preparing to make their first stateside tour after becoming one of the most popular artists in Asia.  Alan will interview Pimluck Kamolpechara and Katy Grose, two-fifths of Venus Butterfly, a pop group that plans to begin their first stateside tour early next year. The group has had a number one song and two Top Ten singles on the Thai music charts, and was nominated as Best New Artist on the Thai Music Awards, their equivalent of the Grammy Awards.  Venus Butterfly’s first American CD, “No Rules”, will be released soon.

Alan will also feature the music of Harry Chapin in honor of an upcoming early comedy night celebration of the singer’s 70th birthday being planned as a benefit for the Harry Chapin Foundation October 11.  Music by Chapin–one of the first artists interviewed by Alan on WCWP–and cover versions of his songs will be included.

And don’t forget to vote for your favorite songs in the “Grooveyard Greats” surveys.  Voting for the best songs of 1960 will close in Thursday, while the survey for your favorites from 1955 and earlier will continue all week.  A new poll, for the best of 1962, will begin on Thursday. You can choose up to 10 favorite songs for each year.  For links, results and a full schedule, check out our Grooveyard Greats page.

Both “The Grooveyard” and “The Rock Show” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone.  Feel free to send song requests, non-political rants, comments and suggestions below.

“The Grooveyard”

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