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Pam Edwards

Bitten by the radio bug early, Pam Edwards first started in broadcasting at her Glenbard West high school station, WGHS, 88.5 FM, in Glen Ellyn, IL. Now defunct, students were allowed to play anything they wanted on the station before and after school. While getting her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing at the University of Illinois, Edwards served as the program director of WPGU, establishing it as a premiere college radio station and gaining national recognition. This experience led to over two successful decades in the music business, first as a radio programmer and air talent at legendary stations KMET and KNAC in Los Angeles, and KGB in San Diego. She also spent ten years as a Sony Music executive at Columbia Records, culminating in being named the Vice President of its label Portrait Records. She is currently the President of Bernadette Productions, where she developed and created the internationally syndicated rock show The House of Hair, which this year enters into its 21st year as the #1 syndicated weekend rock show in the country, airing on over 200 radio stations. In addition to owning and managing The House of Hair, Edwards also runs the website and newsletter “The Daily Headbänger” and contributes blogs and articles to Classics Du Jour.

Articles by Pam Edwards

Top 15 Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Classic Rock Christmas Songs

When it comes to the holidays, older really is better.  Aside from Twisted Sister’s 2006 version of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” all of the songs on of list of the top 15 classic rock Christmas songs have been out for at least two decades, and in the case of Chuck Berry, six decades!  But … Continue reading Top 15 Classic Rock Christmas Songs


10 Easiest Rock Love Songs to Learn on Guitar

The Beatles

With just a little practice, you too could woo the love of your life with one of these romantic songs, or at least impress someone around a campfire. If you’ve always wanted to learn at least one classic rock song on guitar, pick one of these ten love songs below – they’ve all got minimal … Continue reading 10 Easiest Rock Love Songs to Learn on Guitar


Revisiting Nirvana’s Nevermind – 30 Years On

Nirvanan Nevermind album cover

It’s been 30 years since Nirvana’s Nevermind album was released on September 24, 1991.  The groundbreaking second studio effort literally blew open the doors of the Seattle grunge scene, and at the same time, killed the careers of the Los Angeles-based hair metal bands of the era. It signified a cultural revolution that became labeled … Continue reading Revisiting Nirvana’s Nevermind – 30 Years On


8 Great Things You Might Not Know About Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury, iconic lead singer of Queen and arguably one of the best rock singers of all time, would have turned 75 on September 5, 2021.  Diagnosed with AIDS in 1987, Mercury kept his declining health a secret until the day before his death on November 24, 1991. Born in Zanzibar, which was a British … Continue reading 8 Great Things You Might Not Know About Freddie Mercury


25 Interesting Facts About the Launch of MTV

MTV logo

At 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981, a truly groundbreaking change happened in the music industry when the fledgling cable network dubbed MTV signed onto the airwaves for the first time. Although the channel is now mostly devoid of actual music videos, MTV ushered in the dawn of the music video age, and created overnight … Continue reading 25 Interesting Facts About the Launch of MTV


12 Most Influential Live Classic Rock Albums of All Time

Most influential live classic rock albums

It’s rare that a live album becomes a driving force in a band’s career, but these rock albums all generated either hits, sales, or artistic recognition that changed the arc of the bands’ popularity and influence. In several cases, the bands/artists had not even been well-known in the U.S. prior to their live releases.  Although … Continue reading 12 Most Influential Live Classic Rock Albums of All Time


Top 20 Best Rock Albums of the ’90s

Best 90s rock albums

It’s hard to believe, but the decade of the 90s began over 30 years ago.  Seriously, where has all the time gone? Labeled as a serious and evolving decade of music, the 90s brought us the influx of grunge, the continuation of mainstream rock heavy hitters, the breakout of multi-platinum alternative releases, and also a … Continue reading Top 20 Best Rock Albums of the ’90s


50 Years On: Fascinating Facts About the Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’

Cover artwork for the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers album

It seems like only yesterday, but April 2021 actually marked the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones iconic album Sticky Fingers.  Released in 1971, the album was the first one on the Stones’ own label, Rolling Stones Records. The band felt an artistic and musical freedom that they hadn’t had before, when they were tied … Continue reading 50 Years On: Fascinating Facts About the Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’


10 Questionable Classic Rock Song Choices in TV Commercials

The Ramones

Since the dawn of the first TV commercial in 1941, music has been an integral part of promoting everything from food to cars to toys to all kinds of medical products. In 1944, the first music jingle was used in a commercial for Chiquita Bananas. And while bespoke jingles were the norm for many years, … Continue reading 10 Questionable Classic Rock Song Choices in TV Commercials


15 Most Overlooked Artists by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

New York Dolls in 1973

Let us start by saying that we 100% applaud the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its 2021 list of nominees, which marked the most diverse lineup to date. And we absolutely celebrate this year’s Class of Inductees as the most female-heavy in history, including the 2nd and 3rd females ever to be inducted … Continue reading 15 Most Overlooked Artists by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


11 Badass Women Who Changed the Face of Rock Music

Blondie

Women comprise over 50% of the general population, but they’re seriously underrepresented in the world of classic rock. So in honor of International Women’s Day next month, we’re celebrating eleven women who changed the face of rock music. Whether by luck, perseverance, songwriting, or just true raw talent, these trailblazers conquered the rough waters of … Continue reading 11 Badass Women Who Changed the Face of Rock Music


12 Rock & Roll Romances That Inspired the Music

Paul and Linda McCartney in 1976

Love is perhaps the greatest source of inspiration when it comes to music, but keeping a relationship together when you’re both celebrity musicians can’t be easy… and nearly impossible when you’re members of the same band. There are plenty of rock and roll love stories worth noting, but here are 12 couples whose collaboration influenced … Continue reading 12 Rock & Roll Romances That Inspired the Music


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