Once again, greetings and salutations. And as I say on the radio, it’s a ball in the fall, especially if you’re listening to KOOL — that’s 98.3. As you know, WTKU is now the hottest local station in Atlantic County playing the music of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and it’s a pleasure for me to be a part of it nightly from 7-9pm Monday through Friday. Longport Media, along with Dave Coskey, have given back to Atlantic City the true excitement that was radio back in the day.
And talking about that excitement, don’t forget this coming Saturday night, our last get-together at the Lighthouse Pointe in Wildwood, ending our summer season. And, of course, the following Saturday, October 1, it’s the annual Baby Boomers Rock & Roll Revival at La Costa in Sea Isle City. But now, let’s ask the Geator.
Reading the book and I’m curious about whatever happened to Skinny Annie. Was she your aunt? — Eddie Roman, Fort Lauderdale
No, Skinny Annie (right, with a young Geator) became my babysitter when my mother was working nights at Eskin Jewelers, where Annie also worked. She was almost a part of the family and was accepted by all my aunts and uncles as one of them. She lived in Philly all her life. Unfortunately she passed away several years ago.
One group I never have seen at the Kimmel Center is the Spinners. Are they still together and is there a chance you could get them to appear with you? — Deb
The problem is that when Phillippé Wynne left, the group lost its great lead. Even though for a time they had G.C. Cameron on lead, who was a part of the original Spinners, the group was not the same. We try as much as possible to get groups that still have their original leads or as many original members as possible. But the group is still very active even though lineup has changed many times over the years, and G.C. Cameron was part of our lineup at the Kimmel Center in 2008.
Hi Jerry, I’ve got a trivia question. Who wrote “I Wish It Would Rain” and what year? I’ll give you a hint: he took his own life after finding out his wife was cheating on him. God bless! — Timmy Tolo, Trevose, PA
Timmy is talking about Motown writer Roger Penzabene, who also co-wrote “You’re My Everything” and “I Could Never Love Another” for the Temptations and “The End of Our Road” for Gladys Knight. He committed suicide on New Year’s Eve 1967, before he got to see the song become a hit.
"I’ll give my opinion, but it’s really about the listeners because there’s so many different people who have been in the exact same situation."
Once again, greetings and salutations. Hard to believe we’re moving into the middle of October, and before you can wink an eye, the holidays will be here, and then another new year. And speaking about the New Year, our great news is that our gala New Year’s Eve party this year will again be at the Atlantic City Trump Taj Mahal, this time in the main room. Stay tuned for info on how you can get your tickets. And if you haven’t been able to get my book, You Only Rock Once, we’ll have copies on hand this Friday night at Fabulous ’50s Weekend in Wildwood, and again on Tuesday, Oct. 18, when...