NEW INTERVIEW WITH FOUR TOPS

Hear a new extended interview segment from HPR that I did the other day with The Four Tops only surviving original member Duke Fakir. We had a cool second interview at the Blaisdell just before their show, and I grabbed some pics there; this is one of them. Solid cat for sure.

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HEAR NEW INTERVIEW WITH THE TEMPTATIONS

I spoke with the sole surviving member of The Temptations and here’s the HPR Extended Interview. Get more of my latest interviews on-demand there at hawaiipublicradio.org/news/davelawrence plus other content I’m posting there.

The pic is from the Blaisdell just before their show here the other day.

BREAKING NEWS: ORIGINAL LYNYRD SKYNYRD MEMBER/KEYBOARDIST BILLY POWELL DIES; SLIDESHOW & VIDEO TRIBUTE IN THE DAVE REPORT & BLOG

It’s shocking news for sure. An original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Powell, monster keyboardist, passes on. Read about this milestone and legendary figure in the DAVE REPORT. Plus, see a tribute to Billy in a slideshow of him through the years, and an amazing series of burning videos. Obviously, there is a right song to honor him with, and two ferocious versions of it await you in his honor as we celebrate the life of Billy Powell in the DAVE REPORT now, and also here in the blog with some tasty vids below.

Billy is a cat I never interviewed, but did see live in concert many times: Fall tour 1987 and 1988; summer tour 1993; winter 1993 front row at The Orpheum in Boston; summer 1994; summer 2001;  and finally, summer 2005, here in Hawaii, at Bayfest, Marine Corp Base, Kaneohe. We stood on the side of the stage ten feet from Billy, just behind him, and I will always remember the thunder of his monitors, which was essentially our mix for the evening.

Thinking about you, Brother Billy. You were a cherished part of the ride, and I’m sure many folks join me in wishing you much aloha.