Rock of the 80s Tour


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Here is a list of the dates for the Rock of the 80s shows that Marshall will be playing. Get your tickets now!

8/7 at Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, NJ) Tickets
8/15 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (Charles Town, WV) Tickets
8/23 at Buddy And Maria Elena Holly Plaza (Lubbock, TX)
9/5 at Eastside Cannery Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV) Tickets
10/10 at The Arcada Theatre (St. Charles, IL) Tickets

The Bottomless Pit – 7/30/14


“At Last”, by Etta James; is it humanly possible to not love that record? I’ll bet that there’s not one living person who’s heard that record that doesn’t love it.. Besides Etta, or I should say “along with Etta”, the person who deserves the most credit for making that record the work of Art that it is would be arranger Riley Hampton, a real Unsung Hero of Popular Music. For a couple of decades he made the world a more beautiful place, lending his artistry to a ton of classic hit records, many of which are lifelong favorites of mine.

The focus of this week’s Bottomless Pit will be a tribute to Riley Hampton, featuring Jerry Butler, Etta James, Dee Clark, and many other legends..

I’ll also wrap up my simultaneous tributes to the great and never-to-be-forgotten Charlie Haden and Tommy Ramone..

And of course there’ll be much much more.

That’s at 10 PM EST, this Saturday, on WFUV

The Bottomless Pit – 7/17/14


One of my longtime favorite musical artistes is the late songwriter and record maker Lee Hazlewood, originator of “Wall Of Sound” type recordings, writer of “Some Velvet Morning”, etc.. I’d planned to do a full-hour salute to him this week; now it’ll be a less than full-hour salute because of two things that Must Be Acknowledged, the passing last weekend, first, of Charlie Haden, and then Tomas Erdelyi AKA Tommy Ramone. We’ll hear from both of them this week, and next week, and next week..

So in other words, tune into the Bottomless Pit this week and hear some of the greatest Popular Music ever created. How about that?!?!..

That’s this Saturday at 10 PM EST on WFUV