Tomorrow morning at about 9am, Bill Cunningham of THE BOXTOPS, drops in to visit with Roger W. Morgan When most of us think early rock ’n’ roll influencers and the city of Memphis, one artist immediately comes to mind: Elvis. But in 1967, just as The King was about to relaunch his live-performance career following a seven-year stint making movies and recording soundtracks in Hollywood another Memphis act began making some significant noise. Combining elements of soul and pop, The Box Tops hit it big virtually overnight, thanks to “The Letter,” a snappy tune that clocked in under two minutes and swiftly reached the top of the charts. Capitalizing on their immediate success, The Box Tops would record and release three albums over nine months from late 1967 to mid-1968, producing additional hits such as “Cry Like a Baby” and “Soul Deep.” Alas, as Elvis’ career skyrocketed, success proved to be fleeting for The Box Tops, who disbanded in early 1970. They didn’t reunited in until 1996, when they resumed touring regularly until lead vocalist Alex Chilton’s unexpected death in 2010. Five years passed before founding members Gary Talley and Bill Cunningham—answering the pleas of fans— joined forces to take The Box Tops back out on the road.
Throughout his long career in radio, “THE BOSS” has always been looking over Roger’s Shoulder and LISTENING to EVERY WORD! At least, Roger believes that this boss won’t let him go…Roger and THE BOSS are VERY CLOSE!
He claims that he THOUGHT it was FRIDAY! We think it might be because he wants to dress like Norman Greenbaum – (Spirit in the Sky) Whatever the reason…we’re seriously worried about Roger. He’s now feeling the pressure to make this a GOOOOOOOD MORGAN, SOUTHERN OREGON COAST!
Roger W. Morgan must be doing something right! The LEGENDS are coming out of the woodwork to drop into the “Morgan” show. Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, founding member of one of the most LEGENDARY groups in the history of rock, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, drops into Roger’s program Wednesday “Morgan”. Among other stories, Roger helps Cosmo remember the first time Doug heard “Proud Mary” played by a band of tubas!
A longtime dear friend drops into Roger W. Morgan’s show on Wednesday “Morgan” this week. Doug “Cosmo” Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival drops in to share amazing stories and legendary CCR hits. 105.9 – THE LEGEND. LEGENDARY HITS AND LEGENDARY PERSONALITIES for the Southern Oregon Coast from Coos Bay!
We LOVE this guy…a dear friend since the day he released one of rock’s most legendary hits EVER…”SPIRIT IN THE SKY”. NORMAN GREENBAUM was a “hippie” then and remains a “hippie” to this day! (He won’t mind, he’s “hip” and proud). Be listening next Tuesday for a visit from NORMAN GREENBAUM on THE LEGEND!
Look for our big luxury motor coach and mobile broadcast studio at CLAMBOREE this weekend in EMPIRE! Fabulous glass art and a car show that will dazzle. Thanks to the merchants of EMPIRE for inviting THE LEGEND to be a part of this celebration! Listen for our live broadcasts direct from the event all day Saturday!
Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys and son of famed comedian, Jerry Lewis, drops into Roger’s show this “Morgan” at about 8am. Great guy and a genuine rock LEGEND. Hey, it’s what we do…wall-to-wall LEGENDS, 24/7!