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50 Years Ago This Week

Hosted by: Jim Melloan
Live Tuesday at 8:00 pm
Category: Music

About the Show

Jim Melloan spins the hits of the Top 40 from 50 years ago, as well as different versions of many of the songs from across the years. He also supplies commentary and facts about the songs and their composers, the recording artists, and personal recollections. This year we’re looking at 1966, when the schlock is fading and the rock becomes ascendant. Motown is in full flower, psychedelia is catching on, and there’s a fair sampling of the just plain weird. We play it all.

About Jim Melloan

Jim Melloan is an actor, editor, musician, and writer. He has been involved with the downtown NYC performance scene since 1996. He has worked as the project manager for the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for Inc. magazine, and as a writer for Worth magazine. He was a founding member of the ImprovBoston improv troupe in the early 1980s. He is a singer-songwriter who plays keyboard.  Three years ago he started doing a weekly post on Facebook about chart-topping hits from 50 years ago. Last year he expanded on the concept by starting an occasional column on this music for the downtown newspaper Chelsea Now, and creating the 50 Years Ago This Week radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn.

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