Chuck Panozzo of Styx

September 17, 2011

Meet Chuck Panozzo of Styx who discusses his book, the Grand Illusion at BEA.

The Bronx Wanderers

August 19, 2011

The Bronx Wanderers recreate the magic of the music of the 1950s and 1960s.  Join the discussion with lead singer "Yo Vinny" and 88.1 FMs Rockin Rich Solomon as they discuss Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, Dion, Danny Aiello, Cousin Brucie, the Earls and some of the greatest music ever made.  Included are songs from their vinyl - yes vinyl - CD.

The Gin Blossoms - Scott Johnson (lead guitar)

August 11, 2011

Richard Solomon and Scott Johnson discuss the Gin Blossoms concert after the show and Scott's side project "Elvis Before Noon."

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Albums:  Dusted, New Miserable Experience, Congratulations I'm Sorry, Major Lodge Victory, and No Chocolate Cake.

Legendary Music Venue, My Father’s Place in Roslyn N.Y.

August 10, 2011

Steve Rosenfield was the House Photographer for this world famous rock venue located right here in Long Island.  See article below:



Fun & Dangerous: My Father’s Place Revisited

Just down the road from CW Post’s campus, under the Northern Boulevard viaduct in Roslyn, a tiny night club was the premier venue for original Long Island music and essential tour national artists. My Father’s Place (1971 – 1987) presented the leading music and comedy acts of the era – Springsteen, The Police, U2, James Brown, Peter Tosh, Hall& Oates, Aerosmith, The Ramones and thousands of others – performed from the stage of a former bowling alley and saloon.

"Taking Care of Business" host Richard Solomon recently interviewed Steve Rosenfield, the co-author of Fun & Dangerous: Untold Tales, Unseen Photos & Unearthed Music from My Father’s Place. Steve was 16 years old in 1975 and became the house photographer for the club. The book and CD of live music celebrate the club’s golden era and recent induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

On Tour with the Ramones

August 9, 2011

Monte A. Melnick was the Ramones Tour manager from the inception of the band.  Monte was interviewed by Richard Solomon at Book Expo America about his book, "On Tour with the Ramones""

The Spin Doctors - Part Two - Mark White

August 9, 2011

Bass Guitarist Mark White chats with Richard Solomon backstage.

Spin Doctors Albums:  Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Turn it Upside Down, You;ve got to believe in Something, Here Comes the Bride, Nice Talking to Me.

The Spin Doctors - Part One - Aaron Comess

August 9, 2011

Meet Aaron Comess -the Spin Doctors Drummer in the Green Room before a 2011 concert.  Unique access from

Ricky Byrd (from the Joan Jett band)

August 9, 2011

Meet Rock n Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Ricky Byrd formerly of the Blackhearts (Joan Jett's Band).   A interview. Richard Solomon, host.

Cousin Brucie, Legendary Broadcaster and Author

August 9, 2011

We all grew up listening to Bruce Morrow - Cousin Brucie on the radio.  In this podcast learn about the music of the 1960's and 70's from the author of "Rock n Roll, and the Beat Goes On."