The Radiance have today’s almost forgotten track
When I first got into radio I actually was told by the person who ran the record department at a local department store that I was charting too many soul records that just didn’t sell…she was a big Engelbert Humperdinck fan by the way…I didn’t argue with her and, soon enough, my station’s chart was driving sales for records like this one (not this one as it predated my radio involvement), and her weekly reports to me of what was selling in her department started to reflect that…though she never learned to pronounce Aretha the proper way, preferring to reference a body part instead with a self-satisfied cackle…
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’
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