This month we speak with a Navy veteran who had a special job during the Cold War…John Jones makes a case for Stephen Sondheim as the greatest living musical theater composer on Show Tunes Spotlight…on the 85th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s birth we visit the Buddy Holly Center in his hometown…plus a very special local Spotlight Artist…headlines from 55 Septembers ago and more!
The Honor Flights will be in the air again later this month….Show Tunes Spotlight shines on the musical Six…A timely video project called American September...and Del Ward takes you to a family reunion
(Note: Del Ward has been a contributor to The Greatest Memories for each of the past 18 months. This segment was recorded shortly before Del passed away on July 28. We are using this segment with the permission of Del’s family.)
Wreaths Across America and Giving in July…. Show Tunes Spotlight falls on a musical that won 10 Tony Awards including the “big 6″…. Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast from author William Rawlings… and Del Ward has more suggestions for summer reading. All of this plus a timely top 4 countdown, celebrity milestone birthdays, news headlines from 45 July’s ago and much more.
50-year career as a dental hygienist…controversies about Miss Saigon on Show Tunes Spotlight…World War II Pacific Veterans Project…Del Ward talks about June weddings…plus a look at headlines from 65 Junes ago…top 4 countdown…celebrity milestone birthdays and more.
The birthplace of Mother’s Day…the first American pilot killed in World War II…a 4-time Tony Award® winner that could surprise you on Show Tunes Spotlight….Del’s Datebook has southern fried chicken on the menu….headlines from May, 60 years ago…plus stories behind the songs, a timely top 4 countdown and a story-telling Spotlight Artist. Thanks for listening to The Greatest Memories podcast.