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Elizabeth Chan Fulfils A Dream, KOOL To Be First Radio Station In The World To Play Her Christmas Song

I have been watching a webcast called "Failure Club". It's about New Yorkers who set a goal and have to achieve it in a year. One of those people on the show was Elizabeth Chan. Her goal was to write a World Famous Christmas Song.

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How Much Does The Average Person Spend On Music In A Lifetime

According to a study  by Prudential, released on this day in 2009, the average person spends $42,000 on music during their lifetime. That figure includes listening equipment (stereo,  iPods,  etc) as well as concerts, digital downloads, and Cd's.

Here's the kicker. A music enthusiast (like myself) is likely to spend more than double that, just around $89,000 in their lifetime.

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30 Years Ago: The First Compact Disc Released

Thirty years ago today, the first commercial compact disc was released in Japan, heralding a quantum shift in the way fans would consume music for the next two decades -- and setting off a fresh torrent of profits for the record industry.

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September by Earth Wind & Fire-Rayman’s Song of the Day [VIDEO]

 

Earth Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the '70s.

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Pictures of Matchstick Men by Status Quo-Rayman’s Song of the Day [VIDEO]

 

Here on Kool 101.7 we play songs by many bands from the United Kingdom, and now, Guinness World Records shows that Status Quo has more hit singles than any other band in the UK chart history. They have 61 charts

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You’ve Been Warned! The Octomom Has Recorded Her First Single

Nadya Suleman has been doing everything she can to remain relevant in the spotlight since she earned her infamous nickname “the Octomom.” She jumped in the boxing ring. She took a twirl on the stripper pole. She even stepped in front of the camera to shoot an adult film. Now she’s back, and instead of assaulting your vision, this time she’s after your ears as well.

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Elvis Visits KOOL Morning Show Times Three

Marking the day of Elvis Presley's Death, I always try to do something on the morning show. This morning I was visited by three Elvis'. It was a preview of the free Elvis Concert tonite.

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Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Set to Release Fourth Solo Album, ‘Sunken Condos’

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen is stepping out for his fourth solo record, ‘Sunken Condos,’ coming in October.

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Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head’ Album Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue

With renewed interest in Deep Purple as the band makes plans for 2013, there’s something special that will precede their new album and future touring. EMI has announced that the band’s ‘Machine Head’ album will receive a 40th Anniversary reissue this fall.

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Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne Announces Solo Album, Best of ELO Projects

October will be an exciting month for fans of Electric Light Orchestra. Co-founder Jeff Lynne will be releasing a solo album, and ‘Mr. Blue Sky — the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra’ on Oct. 9. The reissue of the most well-known hits from the British band allows Lynne to reassess old material.

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Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson Returns to the Road With ‘Breakfast in America’ Tour

The summer may be winding down, but things are just about to heat up stateside for Roger Hodgson. The singer and co-founder of Supertramp is making his way back to North America to continue his ‘Breakfast in America’ tour, with a new leg of dates set to begin Aug. 5 in Park City, Utah.

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J. Geils Band Announce 2012 Houseparty Tour Without J. Geils

The J. Geils Band have announced their 2012 Houseparty Tour. Beginning Aug. 25 in Syracuse, N.Y., the veteran rockers will play nine dates in the Northeast, winding up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Sept. 22. More dates are expected to be added soon.

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