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DOUG THOMPSON – RISING TO THE TOP AT MOTOWN

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2017 by segarini

Sometimes meeting your heroes can be very disappointing.  They could just be having a bad day or had a fight with their significant other or their manager, or recently received bad news about a pet project…or as is sometimes the case, they could just be an asshole.

On the other hand, some heroes exceed your expectations and then some.

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Doug Thompson: CONFESSIONS OF A PROFESSIONAL ROCK AND ROLL INTERVIEWER – “GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I’D BE WITHOUT YOU…”

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on December 30, 2012 by segarini

Doug Thompson headshotBefore you begin reading, please note that occasionally, I will be quoting short lyric lines from various hit songs to accent this article (with proper attribution and year it was a hit).  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  

So here I was in Los Angeles in the early summer of 1976, recording interviews for a Canadian radio special for Footprint Productions in Toronto called “Welcome Back”, a multi hour back-to- school radio special featuring celebrity memories of their high school years.

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