Singer Tommy Roe will be interviewed by host Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard” Thursday night at 9 PM. Known for his hits “Sheila”, “Dizzy” and others, Roe was the opening act for the first Beatles concert in the United States in Washington, DC. Roe will talk about recreating his first set during a commemorative concert at the Washington Colesium February 11, the location of the show at the same location exactly 50 years earlier. He’s also on the advisory board for “Beatles NYC 50”, a series of benefit concerts commemorating the group’s first American tour.
Along with the interview, we’ll also pay tribute to Pete Seeger, looking at his influences on music of the Grooveyard era. The Top Ten @ 10 will feature the hits of February 6, 1963.
In addition, voting ends this week in our listener survey for your favorite love songs. There’s separate surveys for songs from the 1950s and for the Grooveyard years of the 1960s. Pick up to 10 songs from each survey daily through Thursday. We’ll combine the results and announce the winners during our pre-Valentines Day show on February 13. We’ll also take your holiday dedications here.
Hosted by Alan Seltzer, “The Grooveyard” 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, comments and suggestions via Twitter or the form below.