Bands and musicians

Bios and stories about the artists we feature

FTV: Gerry Rafferty

      According to his friend John Byrne, Gerry Rafferty, “Went through hell and arrived at his final destination with a sense of peace and fulfilment, but what a journey.”  Occasional singing partner Barbara Dickson said, “He liked having money and status, and why shouldn’t he have done it? He had a image of himself being […]

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FTV: Different Paths to Space

      “The group weren’t waiting for long before Max Faget walked into the room.  Carrying a garment bag, the impish chief engineer, five feet six inches in his bow tie, jumped up on a desk in front of them.  They had seen this kind of thing before from their boss, Faget was prone to performing […]

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FTV: Tatler 1970

      Is there a pivotal year in one’s four years of high school?  Freshman year is always a swirl of new activities and if one keeps their head down and eyes open, one can learn a lot from those mature upperclassmen.  Sophomore year is less of a mystery because at least some of the school […]

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From the Vaults: Phil Collins

       For some strange reason, I can’t for the life of me pass up a book or an article about a fellow drummer.   The music trade magazines specifically aimed at drummers (Drummers World, Modern Drummer) will occasionally catch my eye, but after beating the skins for more than a half century, a lot of their […]

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FTV: Dan Rosandich

      Paging through the January 3, 2018 issue of Radio World, a bunch of cartoons jump off the page and caught my eye.  My first thought was, “This guy’s style reminds me a lot of Dan Rosandich’s work.  A glance at the articles byline told me why:  the cartoons were drawn by Rosandich and used […]

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FTV: The Battle of Greenland – part 2

           Marius Jensen and the two Eskimo sledge drivers, Mikael and William, surprised two German hunters at a wayside hut at Germania Harbor on Sabine Island.  The surprised Germans fled on foot to their secret weather station at Hansa Bay, some five miles away.  After a quick examination of the hunter’s hut, Jensen knew that […]

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FTV: Going Paperless

      The ecological implications of the phrase ‘going paperless’ are obvious but it somehow hasn’t worked out exactly as planned.  Admittedly, there are many organizations that give their members the ‘electronic delivery’ option.  Off the top of my head, local groups like The Friends of the Porkies and the Ontonagon County Historical Society come to […]

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