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Follow up to “1976 Video Unearthed”

First of all, apologies to anyone who is having difficulty easily seeing or responding to this blogsite. It got “upgraded” (yeah, right) to the latest WordPress version and, ever since, I can’t seem to do much with it either. The font size is humongous and I can’t find where to adjust it, the “Add Media” […]

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Video from 1976 Unearthed!

A little while ago I got an email from Orleans fan, Mark Murphy (yes, you can email me directly from the OrleansOnline website Contact Us page). Mark basically said, “Hey … look what I found on YouTube!” Now, I was sure that I was aware of pretty much all there is of Orleans video footage […]

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A Celebration of Life for Larry Lewis Hoppen

The invitation had gone out by email to a select group of friends and family. Some of us were to forward it to lists of our own, to reach those not on the initial list. Intended to be invitation-only event, there was some concern that the “invitations” had spread a bit too far by way […]

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Moving on …

Well, OK … I have put this off as long as I can stand! Why is it so hard for me to sit my ass down and write? It’s not that I don’t know how. Maybe, on top of all the usual reasons one procrastinates, I’m avoiding feeling what I’d rather not. It’s not like […]

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Spring Fever is back!

I know, I know …  this is old news … since it seems like spring came early all over the world; especially here in the states. Here in Nashville, February felt like March; March felt like May and April … well, it kinda feels like April (and that’s a good thing) This is the time […]

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Gigs in March

After a long, long winter, what a way to get back in the saddle! March was FULL of Class-A gig experiences for both band and audience alike, beginning with … March 3rd — Rock & Pop Masters at the Orlando, FL Hard Rock Hotel’s “LIVE” theater … John Cafferty & Tunes, Jimi Jamison, Fergie Frederiksen (ex-Toto) […]

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John Hall is Still the One (more YouTube video)

OK, we’re kinda biased. True that John Hall is a long-time friend, colleague, and comrade. True that we, as a group, tend to lean to the left. True that, even when we don’t necessarily agree, we still have each others’ backs. But beyond all that, it’s also true that former Orleans singer/songwriter/Founder John Hall has […]

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Jimmy Fallon, Robbie Dupree and Larry Hoppen

In additon to being friends for over 35 years now, Larry and I have played in various bands with Robbie Dupree for almost all of that time. We first met Robbie when he was known as “Chrome WIllie” (of Chrome Willie and the Sparks). Then he had a band in Woodstock called The Striders. And […]

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The debate rages over ESPN commercial

Geez! Who knew that posting ESPN’s “It’s not crazy; it’s sports!” commercial for the Philadelphia Eagles using Still the One would spark such a discussion as the one that’s taking place over at the Orleans YouTube Channel? Some viewers are confused by the images … Is that the SAME woman with different hairstyles he’s with? … or […]

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ESPN uses Still the One for “It’s not crazy; it’s sports” commercial

It’s the Thing that wouldn’t die! From it’s first application to the commercial marketplace as the theme song for the ABC Television Network (here and abroad) in 1977, through the seemingly endless usages by everything from car dealerships to local banks, from NutriSystem to Burger King, there’s probably  been very little time that the song Still […]

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