Little Willie John has today’s almost forgotten track

taking a liberty with our format today to remember an artist regarding whom I can find no performance video…therefore, we’ll use Stevie Wonder’s induction of Little Willie John into the Hall of Fame followed by a clip of one of his better known tracks…Little Willie lived a troubled life, which ended in a Washington State penitentiary where he was serving time for committing manslaughter…he was ruled by drugs and alcohol during his lifetime, but managed to create some of the finest records of all time while he lived, and served as an influence on many who followed.


Greg Simpson

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 of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’

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Published on December 3, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson


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