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We Have a Winner! Pure Pop Radio’s Poppin’ Prize Pack Goes to…

bill lloyd lloyderingRayPaul_Whimsicality-FinalFrontCover-HR-for website sized…Scott Pazur! Scott, you are the lucky winner of our Pure Pop Radio Poppin’ Prize Pack, consisting of the latest releases from Bill Lloyd and Ray Paul, plus a very cool CD from our archives from Shades of Al Davis. We hope you enjoy them all!

Thanks everyone for entering. More contests on the horizon…stay tuned!

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.


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Win a Timely, Poppin’ Prize Pack from Pure Pop Radio!

winalan-mic-zWe haven’t given anything away in a while, and it is the season of giving…no wait, it’s May, right? Not Christmas? Right…okay, let’s try that again.

We haven’t given anything away in a while, so let’s give something away. We’ve got a timely prize pack for one lucky person–maybe you!–consisting of two, new major CDs from two major pop artists, Bill Lloyd and Ray Paul, and another CD from our prize pack archives.

bill lloyd lloyderingRayPaul_Whimsicality-FinalFrontCover-HR-for website sizedBill’s new covers collection, Lloyd*ering, and Ray’s new album of  new material, Whimsicality, are ace releases that you will absolutely love, and they’re yours, along with a wonderful release from our prize pack archives: Shades of Al Davis’s The Midwest Peace Talks Vols. 1,2 from 1999 (we absolutely adore this long player; the song “Irwin and Irwin” will blow your mind!). All this will be yours, if you’re the winner of this easy-to-enter contest.


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Bill Lloyd’s In Conversation Appearance Is Now Available on Our Podcast Page

bill lloydBill Lloyd’s May 3 appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, during which he talked about his smashing new collection of covers, Lloyd*ering, is now available for listening and downloading from our PodOmatic podcast page.

bill lloyd lloyderingThe dozen suits of clothes, if you will, on Lloyd*ering are spiffy to the max, showing, in addition to Bill’s ability to make another artist’s song his own, the wide breadth of musical styles Bill adores and cherishes. So, there are easy jumps on this collection from covering songs from the dB’s and Wreckless Eric to classics from Harry Nilsson and the Lovin’ Spoonful. You get Bill’s take on Bobby Fuller’s “Let Her Dance” and, in the next breath, the Beatles’ “Across the Universe.” Always, you get the sound of Bill Lloyd, the golden payoff for your price of admission.


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Next Week: Super. Spectacular. Off-the-Charts Fantabulous.

alan-mic-zsurpriseWe’ve had big weeks before, but next week promises to be perhaps our biggest of all time: We’re rolling out four days of new songs and artists just added to our playlist, three brand-new specialty shows, and maybe a few surprises. You never know what surprises are up our sleeves (even Lucy looks surprised)!

mayThe big event next week is our Four-Day New Music Songfest (join our Facebook event page by clicking here (thank you!)), during which hundreds of new songs and artists are being added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist, just as May enters our musical lives. It may well be our biggest playlist add ever! We’re excited for you to hear what we’ll be spinning for the very first time on our airwaves. The fun starts next Tuesday morning, May 3, at 6 am ET and goes through to Friday night, May 6, at 11 pm ET, but, of course, all of these new songs and the more than 8,600 others already playing in rotation will continue to be heard any time you click on one of our handy listen links.


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Bill Lloyd Talks About his New Covers Collection on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

bill lloydBill Lloyd makes a return appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Tuesday, May 3, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). The topic of the hour is Bill’s smashing new covers collection, cleverly titled Lloyd*ering; Bill talks about the songs he’s covered through the years and his process for choosing and recording them.

bill lloyd lloyderingThe dozen suits of clothes, if you will, on Lloyd*ering are spiffy to the max, showing, in addition to Bill’s ability to make another artist’s song his own, the wide breadth of musical styles Bill adores and cherishes. So, there are easy jumps on this collection from covering songs from the dB’s and Wreckless Eric to classics from Harry Nilsson and the Lovin’ Spoonful. You get Bill’s take on Bobby Fuller’s “Let Her Dance” and, in the next breath, the Beatles’ “Across the Universe.” Always, you get the sound of Bill Lloyd, the golden payoff for your price of admission.


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Version Vision: Covers in the Key of Bill Lloyd

bill lloyd lloyderingBill Lloyd | Lloyd*ering (SypderPop, 2016)
Review by Alan Haber

It’s easy to be an armchair musician sitting in front of your stereo with the remote in front of you, an ice cold beverage always within reach, and the air instrument of your choice at the ready. Your favorite musician belts out his version of one of your favorite songs, and you shake your head with the might of a gale force wind and bellow, “If you had a clue, you’d be doing that tune this way!

This is why the professionals take on the task of doing the heavy lifting. In the hands of a master musician, one whose vision and ability are well regarded and keenly tuned, a cover version of a favorite song sounds suddenly fresh and new. Such is the case with the twelve favorite songs gathered together on the cleverly titled Lloyd*ering, a new release from SpyderPop that presents proof positive that Bill Lloyd is the man for the job–the job, in this case, being the wearing of someone else’s suit of clothes and making them look just as, or even more, spiffy.


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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Interview with Bill Lloyd Now Available for Listening and/or Downloading on Our PodOmatic Podcast Page

bill lloydAlan Haber’s interview with Bill Lloyd, first broadcast last Tuesday on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, is now available for listening and/or downloading on the show’s PodOmatic podcast page.

bill lloyd ep 2015 2Bill talks extensively about his new single, which pairs two great pop songs, “Yesterday” and “Miracle Mile.” The single, available for download on iTunes, also appears on an extended CD-EP, along with three additional, never-before-heard numbers from the artist’s archives. The CD-EP is available from Bill’s website.


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Bill Lloyd Guests on Tonight’s New Edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

bill lloydpurepoplogoVeteran music maker Bill Lloyd sits down with Alan Haber to talk about his new single on tonight’s brand-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. It’s another great hour of talk and tunes that you won’t want to miss. The fun begins at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT).

bill lloyd ep 2015 2Bill’s new single, pairing two terrific tracks, “Yesterday” and “Miracle Mile,” the former written with Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and the latter with singer-songwriter Pat Buchanan, is available as a digital download from iTunes. The CD-EP version, available from Bill’s website, adds three additional tracks recorded in the artist’s home studio: “Frank,” “It’s Happening Now,” and the clever stitching-together of homegrown instrumentals, “Today’s Soundtrack.”


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Bill Lloyd Raises the Bar…Again

bill lloyd ep 2015Bill Lloyd | “Yesterday” b/w “Miracle Mile” (iTunes Download) | “Yesterday,” “Miracle Mile,” “Frank,” “It’s Happening Now,” and “Today’s Soundtrack” (Limited Edition CD-EP)

Review by Alan Haber

With today’s release of his fantastic new single, the master musical magician Bill Lloyd once again aims for the stars and far surpasses them.

The double A-side spinner, pairing two tremendous and powerful melodic pop songs, “Yesterday” and “Miracle Mile,” is fine and dandy all on its own as a download from iTunes, and you should spring for it immediately if not sooner, but the limited edition CD comes with three extra tracks that quite simply can not be denied, making this collection an EP that raises the bar and then some. So it’s both of these things for you, and you too.


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High “Fives” All Around! It’s Day Five of Pure Pop Radio’s New Music Explosion. And We’re Still Just Getting Started!

wow-5This week has practically flown by! Wasn’t it just Monday…yesterday? Wow! Well, it’s Friday, and that means it’s day five of Pure Pop Radio’s exciting New Music Explosion, which is great news all by itself, but the even greater news is that we’ve got so much new music to add to our playlist that we’ll be exploding next week, too! Look for another great list of newly-added songs and artists next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Meanwhile, here’s today’s quartet of great melodic finds. Let’s make it happen, shall we?


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