Stephen Stills has today’s almost forgotten track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvIDl7QlMQg&feature=share

 

There are many regular visitors to this page who remember when FM regulations restricted us to playing no more than 50% hit content…that meant, of course, that those of us who programmed music for FM stations had to be aware of more than just what hit the top 40, so that we might offer our listeners great music while staying within the bounds of the regs…sometimes we did it by playing what we knew would become hits before they were released as singles, and, sometimes, an album would come out so loaded with great songs that we just knew we could use what was within without any fear of being in contradiction of the dictates…such a song was this one, from CSNY’s Déjà vu which, hit or not, still deserves to be heard.

 

 

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 musicians.

 

Published on June 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Comments

June 12, 2018 - 12:42 pm

Sean

Touring with Judy Collins this summer.


June 12, 2018 - 1:10 pm

greg simpson

Thanks Sean…I’d heard…


June 12, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Robert

Thanks Greg, for sharing what was going on at your end, as far as the CRTC rules and regulations are concerned. Personally I believe radio stations are Over Regulated. We always had Canadian songs and talent on our radio stations during the 50’s and 60’s and never needed any regulator to tell radio stations what to do. As for Stephen, one of my favourites, and I love this song.


June 12, 2018 - 9:04 pm

greg simpson

I recognise that I referenced regulations in my post, and I respect your point of view, but mostly I just agree that I, too, consider Stills one of my favourites and I, too, love this song.


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