howard thompson hosts ‘PURE’ – you’ll find it around these parts, 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, at 1pm (eastern)
howard loves all kinds of music and has collected records ever since his uncle gave him Rock Around The Clock as a 6th birthday present
howard worked in the music biz so he could get more free records and meet wondrous people
howard made records with Adam & the Ants, Alan Vega, Angel Corpus Christi, Aswad, Barb Jungr, Billy Bragg, Danny Gatton, Eddie & the Hot Rods, the Georgia Satellites, Hamell On Trial, Herb Alpert, Ian Hunter, John Campbell, Judy Tenuta, ManBreak, Motörhead, the Only Ones, Peter C Johnson, the Prissteens, the Psychedelic Furs, Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3, Roky Erickson & the Aliens, Rubén Blades, Sally Oldfield, Sara Hickman, Scatterbrain, the Screaming Blue Messiahs, the Slits, the Star Spangles, the Sugarcubes, Susan Fassbender, Tulipomania, Victor DeLorenzo, Yellowman and 10,000 Maniacs to name a few. He was the first to release records by MX-80 Sound, the Real Kids and Suicide in Europe and th’ Faith Healers, the Gipsy Kings, Happy Mondays, Paul Young, the Sisters Of Mercy, and Wham! in the USA
howard joined WPKN in May 2010 and is grateful to Steve di Costanzo and Peter Bochan for letting him in. Terry Hopper too, for giving up an hour of The Quest to see if it could work
howard thinks Little Richard Bob Dylan should be President, and Dyanne Thorne ‘Poison’ Ivy Rorschach should be Vice-President
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