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(Let's Go To) Hawthorne CA with David Marks!

Former Beach Boy David Marks takes "Heroes & Villains" host Chuck Kelley on a tour of historically significant spots in the Beach Boys hometown of Hawthorne, CA.

On Saturday, July 16, David Marks will be conducting a guitar clinic at Hawthorne High School, in the same room that Brian Wilson received his "F" for his composition, "Surfin." Later on in the evening he will be performing with the Surf City All-Stars at the HHS football field. For information, go to

Dave Nowlen's guitar is still missing!!

A guitar belonging to David Nowlen was stolen from his son's apartment in Los Angeles on July 29, 2008. The guitar is a Jonathan Rose Tele with serial #57 stamped on the neckplate and "Rose" on the headstock. It's been signed by James Burton, Duane Eddy and many others.

Nowlen, pictured here with the guitar, is a longtime friend of Brian Wilson and was a member of "The Survivors"  - a group produced by Brian consisting of himself, his roommate Bob Norberg, their next door neighbor Nowlen, and  Rich Alarian. Their single "Pamela Jean/After The Game" was released by Capitol Records in January of 1964.

We will miss you, Vic.

Our 2005 interview with Vic Mizzy will air at the following dates/times: Today -Tuesday 10/20 @ 2pm, Wednesday 10/21 @ 5pm, Saturday 10/24 @ 6pm. *All times are Pacific Standard Time.


 Iconoclastic online radio station continues decade-long tradition on Lennon’s birthday


Amidst the hype and hoopla surrounding the arrival of the remastered Beatles catalog, feisty independent radio station Luxuria Music ( has set Oct. 9, 2009 for its annual Beatles Day marathon—during which no Beatles recordings will be played. Instead, Luxuria’s DJs will celebrate the Beatles (and John Lennon’s 69th birthday) by exclusively spinning cover versions of Beatles songs, Beatles novelty and tribute recordings, and all manner of Beatles-related audio.


LuxuriaMusic to Beatles: “Got to Get You Out of My Life” on Dec. 8

Internet Radio Station Stages Annual Salute Number 9, Number 9…

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.–In observance of the 28th anniversary of  John Lennon's  death, Internet radio station LuxuriaMusic (  will celebrate  the music of the Beatles in its own quirky way on Monday, December 8: by not playing one single Beatles performance. Instead,  LuxuriaMusic DJs will dig deep  into their CD and vinyl vaults to spin a solid 24 hours of artists--from the sublime to the psychotic--covering Beatles songs. This marks the station’s ninth annual  observation of Beatles Day.

Ennio Morricone Tribute Week on LuxuriaMusic

Ennio Morricone, the highly respected and influencial Italian film composer will celebrate his 80th birthday this Monday, November 10. The award winning “Maestro” who has written distinctive film scores for such films as Once Upon A Time In The West, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Duck You Sucker, The Thing, The Mission and many others. He will soon be able to boast of another milestone - a week long tribute by - arguably the world wide web's best radio station.

Earl Palmer Tribute to repeat this week.

Due to popular demand, the Earl Palmer Tribute Show will be repeated twice this week.
Date and times are as follows:
Wednesday, October 1 from 4-6 PM 
Sunday, October 5 at 9 PM.

* All times are Pacific Standard Time.

From the LuxuriaMusic Archives - BACKBEAT: Earl Palmer's Story

Session Drummer Earl Palmer passed away on Friday at the the age of 84. Culled from the LuxuriaMusic archives, this is Guy Benoit's review of Mr. Palmer's autobiography, "Backbeat -  Earl Palmer's Story," that we first published back in 2000.
You have heard Earl Palmer

You have heard Earl Palmer.

You've heard Earl Palmer even if you've never heard of Earl Palmer. One of the most imitated musicians of the 20th Century, Palmer is a drummer of astonishing ability.

We have winners!!

 On Friday, September 26, Becky Ebenkamp announced the winners of  the signed limited edition prints by artist, Iggy Medeiros.

Ian Pollard won "La Matadora" (above).

And Ingemar Gustavsson won "Santo Sebastikian" (below).

Congratulations guys!!

For more information on Iggy check out his website at

Chuck Kelley Goes Latin LIVE every Thursday Night in Los Angeles

I've just started a new Thursday night DJ residency at El Chavo Restaurant in Los Angeles where I'm playing Luxurious Latin Music.  Come have a bite to eat in the main room (be careful, hot plate!) or a drink at the bar and hear me spin vintage Latin Jazz, Mexican Pop, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Rhumba, Cumbia, Boogaloo y mas!! You know, the same kind of stuff you hear on my show, CK Goes Latin (which will hopefully be back on the air next week).

Chuck Kelley Goes Latin
Every Thursday Night from 7-11 PM
@ El Chavo Restaurant
4441 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90027

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