Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone?

by markjohnson on September 28, 2011

Pop_Stars_Podcast_092711.mp3Fame is fleeting. The mention of a household name of a generation ago may make a teenager of today say, “who?”

The stars of pop music are especially prone to being forgotten as each new month brings a new hit song, a new fad, and a new sound to music.

Our guests today were inspired by the question “whatever happened to …?” Authors Marti Childs and Jeff March set out to answer that question about seven musical acts from the 60s and 70s in a new book called “Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone,” which revisits the careers of Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, The Kingston Trio, Chris Montez, The Spiral Staircase, The Zombies, The Association, and Minnesota’s own Bobby Vee.


  1. Jackie Smiley — September 30, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    An excellent program. I not only enjoyed all of the interesting information about musicians that were popular when I was raising my kids, but liked the little samples of music that accompanied the talk about the artists. What great memories the music brought back. Thank you!

  2. markjohnson — September 30, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Thanks for listening, Jackie.

  3. Ralph Swendseid — October 4, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Ah! So good to hear the music again, along with a bonus of interesting tidbits of the entertainers of a fantastic era. No surprise, either, that the interviewer’s energy was evident throughout the program. Thanks for keeping the really good music alive.

  4. Shirley Lett — October 9, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    Jackie sent me this and asked me to give a listen. What fun! Fifty years ago I probably would not have listened to the interesting bits about the entertainers. But in my sitting down years, I am fascinated by the information. Thanks so much!

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