Hey, I’m Dave DiPaolo. I was born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana and Three Oaks, Michigan. In the early 80s, I fell in love with the greatest radio stations in the country booming out of Chicago and South Bend. I started my radio career at our sister station, WIRX in Benton Harbor. I love cars, Irish Football and Hockey, all kinds of music, and carbs (codename French Fries). I’m happy to now be with you playing the best Classic Hits of all time on Z94.3!
You know them, you know their rise and their ending in the middle of a wave of success. There isn’t a thing about the Beatles history you probably don’t know if you’re hearing this, but I’ve unearthed
Edwin Starr is best known for his massive 1970s hit “War,” which was actually not a song produced originally for the Tennessee-native singer. Starr began his career as a late 50s R&B singer with Ric Tic records,
The members of the Band first came together as rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins’s Toronto, Ontario-based backing group, The Hawks, which the members joined one by one, between 1958 and 1963. In 1964, the members separated from Hawkins
ELO, as they are known, was formed out of Jeff Lynne’s and Roy Wood’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. It derived as an offshoot of Wood’s previous band, The Move, of
Like more than a few bands from the 60s and 70s that survive today, the band Santana has had many lineup changes to the membership, with Guitarist and founder Carlos Santana remaining as the only original member.
After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, Carly Simon found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Grammy
CSN, and sometimes Y, of course stands for David Crosby, Stephen Stills, English singer-songwriter Graham Nash, and occasional appearances by folk rocker from the north, Neil Young. Prior to the formation of CSN, each member of the
Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot
Out of the ashes of Cream and Traffic, rose Blind Faith. The English supergroup featured Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech together for just one album and one tour before they called it quits,
Bob Seger is Rock and Roll, and Bob Seger is Michigan. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s, breaking through
The Prince of Motown got his nickname cutting his teeth as an in-house session player for The Supremes and Stevie Wonder, among others, that came and went from the Detroit hit-producing house. When he found his own
Hailing from Northern Ireland, Sir George Ivan “Van” Morrison is one cool guy. As a teenager in the 50s, he played just about any instrument he could get his hands on, including a guitar, keyboards, saxophone, and
David Robert Jones just doesn’t have the same ring to it as David Bowie. Just as he got creative with his stage name, Bowie was even more creative in music, his lyrics, his on-stage presentation, his wardrobe,
In 1961, Hawthorne, California was not a hotbed of music. But surfing sure was. The Beach Boys formed with original members Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. The guys
Joe Walsh sure can shred a guitar, even though his middle name is Fidler. He’s never once tried to play a fiddle. But he sure can sing. Before Joe’s participation in the James Gang, he attended Kent
The quiet Beatle came out of his shell with an emotional and spiritual side on display in his solo work after his years as the lead guitarist for the biggest band of all time. George never considered
Paul Simon holds the distinction of being one of the few musicians in the history of music to be successful as a solo artist outside of the shadow of his former folk music duo, Simon & Garfunkel.
Known for their bluesy and gritty sound, Eric Burdon formed The Animals in the early 1960s in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England before finding fame in 1964 and moving to London. The sound of the band in comparison
Northern California produces a lot of things, namely wine, and especially rock music. That’s where the Doobie Brothers hail from, and over the past 50 plus years of being together, the band has sold over 40 million
Sylvester Stewart was born into a very musical Dallas, Texas family. That encouragement to perform at such a young age led him to form the Stewart Four quartet with his brothers and sisters. The group would release