November 2011 The Pop Shop Archives

Turning it up to 11 for this week’s Nigel Tufnel Day! And Liberty loves Gram…celebrating Cecil Ingram Connor III, born Nov 5, 1946. Plus, Ray Davies, Beach Boys, Rickie Lee Jones, Dave Clark Five and more.

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This week it’s Iz-inspired pop, with a slew of 45s, the Buzzcocks, Squeeze, XTC, Sugarloaf, Traffic, the Left Banke, Velvet Underground and more.

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We’ve made it 33 weeks and are so thankful for the opportunity to spin great music every week on the Pop Shop! Tonight Liberty returns from “assignment” to play some of her favorites, including Ringo Starr, Raphael Saadiq, Moby Grape, Captain Beefheart and more. Izzy rounds out the night with a Hoyt Axton tribute and a long local set. Gather ‘round and help yourself to seconds!

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This week the Pop Shop celebrates Dick Clark, born Nov 30, 1929, in Mount Vernon, New York. We’ll explore his musical legacy, from American Bandstand to Soul Unlimited and Where the Action Is. Clark was a pioneer in bringing pop music to television in the 1950s, and has built a media empire over the years that includes game shows (10,000 Pyramid) and other variety programs, as well as restaurants and theaters. To date, no one has figured out the secret to Clark’s ever-youthful appearance, although the Simpsons speculate that he’s really a robot.

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