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B. J. Thomas Interview: 50 Years of "Raindrops" and an Oscar Gala Showdown with John Wayne

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B. J. Thomas

Five-time Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, B. J. Thomas, has sold over 70 million albums worldwide with a total of eight No. 1 hits and 26 Top 10 singles throughout his 50 years in the music industry. Those singles include “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and "(Hey Won’t Your Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

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June 2020

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Suzi Quatro Interview: "I Realize That I Really Changed the Game for Women"

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Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro was the first female bass player to become a major rock star. She reached #1 in the UK and other European counties and Australia with her singles “Can the Can” and “Devil Gate Drive.” Following a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero in the hit TV series Happy Days, her duet “Stumblin’ In” with Smokie’s lead singer Chris Norman reached #4 in the US.

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June 2020

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Ben Lee Interview: Musical Duo Radnor & Lee Set to Release Sophomore Album, "Golden State"

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Ben Lee & Josh Radnor

Australian musician and actor Ben Lee began his career at the age of 14 with the Sydney band Noise Addict, but focused on his solo career when the band broke up in 1995. He has released 11 solo albums. In 2016, he released an acoustically-oriented album entitled Freedom, Love and Recuperation of the Human Mind, and in 2017, he recorded a children’s album called Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam for the Whole Family. November 2017 also saw the release of Radnor & Lee, a collaborative album Lee made with former How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. Lee has one child with actress Ione Skye.

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