For 65 years a follower/collector/intruder into the universe of pop  music

in all its variations. Gatherer/overseer of one of the largest privately owned

 music deposits; possibly, a quarter million entities and 10,000 files on

performers. Creator of the One-Hit Wonder concept, as noted in Wikipedia.

Author of the Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders, published in English

and Japanese (in two volumes) and still available via Amazon publishing

on demand.

Publicity tour included stop over for an appearance on Charlie Rose, CBS News Nightwatch, multiple

multi-nation radio interviews, reviews in the LA Times, New York Times and finalist for the Rolling

Stone/Ralph J. Gleason “Music Book of the Year” award.

 An on-air artist interviewer/music critic for WGN-Radio (1990-2014), heard live across the US, Canada

and simulcast on the internet. Editor DISCoveries, author 500+ articles/reviews for Chicago Daily News,

Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Entertainer and various pop culture periodicals.


Attended University of Chicago and Loyola University, receiving several social science degrees.