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Bob O’Brien

Bob O’Brien was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. An only child, the television set and the phonograph became his favorite toys before the age of two, and his passion for both has never diminished. He is a lifetime vinyl record collector and music historian. Bob got his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and while still in college he toured as a member of the vocal group, the Duprees, most famous for the Top Ten hit called “You Belong to Me.” He also released recordings with numerous vocal ensembles, such as the Infernos, the Autumns, Retrospect, and the James Myers Quintet.

Bob is the author of Single Season Sitcoms 1948-1979, A Complete Guide; Single Season Sitcoms of the 1980s, A Complete Guide; Who Did It First? – Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their Original Artist; Who Did It First? – Great Pop Songs and Their Original Artist; Who Did It First? – Great Rock and Roll Songs and Their Original Artist; From Small Screen to Vinyl – A Guide to TV Stars Who Made Records 1950-2000; The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen – a History with Cast and Crew, Profiles, and an Episode Guide; and Dynamic Duets – The Best Pop Collaborations 1955-1999. He is currently working on this 10th book – Single Season Sitcoms of the 1990s – A Complete Guide. He is an avid jogger, and a fervent fan of football and baseball.

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Songs Inducted into Library of Congress Registry Today

The following Beach Radio songs or albums will be inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress today - "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge, "Hound Dog" (original version) by Big Mama Thornton, "American Pie" by Don McLean, The Eagles Their Greatest Hits LP, and "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett shown below...

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Happy Birthday, CHAKA KHAN

Chaka Khan is 64 today and as busy as ever. She is coming to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on June 23rd. Expect to hear all the hits, with and without Rufus - "Tell Me Something Good," "Through the Fire," "I Feel for You," "I'm Every Woman," "Ain't Nobody," "Sweet Thing," "Once You Get Started," and so many more...

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