August 8th, 2015

The Beatles At Shea: A Sports Stadium Revolution

Fifty years ago at Shea Stadium in New York, the Beatles set a record: 55,600 fans packed the home of the Mets to see the Fab Four in concert. It was the largest crowd in concert history and forever changed the relationship between the music business and sports stadiums.

In Depth
July 18th, 2015

15 Years Later: Revisiting The Stadium Staple ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’

The Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” was more than a hit song, Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter argues. It also changed the relationship between sports and the music industry. Fifteen years after the song’s release, Reiter joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.

In Depth
June 13th, 2015

MC Hammer And The Oakland A’s

Rapper MC Hammer shot to fame with his 1990 hit “U Can’t Touch This.” Now he’s known for being a Golden State Warriors superfan. But back before all of that, MC Hammer worked in the front office of the Oakland A’s. Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield to delve into a bizarre piece of baseball history.

May 30th, 2015

Getting Down With Former MLB Player Lenny Randle

While playing for the Seattle Mariners, Lenny Randle put out a song to raise money for a fan with cerebral palsy. That song has been re-released. Randle — along with Nate Patrin, an expert of athlete-produced music — join Bill Littlefield to discuss “Kingdome.”

April 4th, 2015

Music On Only A Game

In this week’s music blog, Bill Littlefield puts on a Southern accent.

March 20th, 2015

Music On Only A Game

In this week’s music blog, Bill Littlefield shows off his translating skills.

March 14th, 2015

Music On Only A Game

In this week’s music blog, Bill Littlefield offers a pop quiz.

March 7th, 2015

Music On Only A Game

It’s another week of easy lifting for the music blog guy: it’s Elvis Costello and the Attractions, who favor us with their rendition of “Sour Milk Cow Blues,” from Goodbye, Cruel World.

February 28th, 2015

Music On Only A Game

“Call Me Up,” by Rick James, from Street Songs gets the nod this week. Only A Game must have a stiff neck, because that’s all the nodding there is for this week’s show, at least as far as music is concerned.

February 21st, 2015

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik felt the need to put something…anything…in this week’s music blog.

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