Compiled by Rick Hiduk Having been a fan of country, bluegrass and folk music since I was a kid, I always had a tough time understanding the lines that divided them into marketable genres. Buck Owens, The Kingston Trio and Bob Dylan sounded good together, dropping one disc at a
By Rick Hiduk Almost as soon as I began spending my allowance and newspaper delivery money on yard sale records, I learned to look for 45s with the yellow/orange yin-yang logo of 1960s Capitol records and the green apple of Apple Records that bore most of the Beatles’ later hits.
By Rick Hiduk Apparently, there were more than a few belated New Year’s Eve this past weekend. I was fortunate to be invited to one in my neighborhood that featured fireworks at midnight and the release of several luminaries. It seemed a little cheesy at first to be greeting each
By Rick Hiduk While the way that I listen to music hasn’t changed much through the years, the way that I hear popular music certainly has. It becomes clearer every year that the record companies are controlling the charts, not only telling us what the biggest hits are but reshaping
By Rick Hiduk In December of 1966, I was just four years and three months old when my father took me to the SCI (now the YMCA) in Towanda to see Santa Claus, who was seated under the basketball hoop at the far end of the gymnasium. Gene Autry’s Christmas