Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff are a songwriting and production duo credited for developing the Philadelphia soul music genre, also known as the Philly sound of the 70s. In addition to forming their own label, Philadelphia International Records, Gamble and Huff have written and produced 175 gold and platinum records, earning them a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Today we’re going behind the music that keeps Philly stuck in the 70s.
The Trocadero Theatre, originally the Arch Street Opera House, was a historic theater located in Chinatown, Philadelphia. Opening in 1870, The Troc offered musical comedies, vaudeville, opera, and burlesque. The Theatre was refurbished for use as an art house cinema and fine arts theatre in the 1970s, and by the 1990s it had become an iconic venue for rock and punk concerts. Today we’re going to take a deep dive on the history of Philadelphia’s filthiest opera house.
In 1987, the NFL players went on strike for the second time in six years. What was different this time was that when the veterans walked out, the owners brought in replacement players. Random guys off the street wearing official NFL team uniforms played three games that actually counted for the regular-season. While most teams were being staffed by scabs some big name players did actually cross the picket line. What resulted was a very uneven series of games that upended the league standings and enraged organized labor. Today we’re going to take a look at how the Eagles made it through this ordeal by examining the marxist philosophy of Randall Cunningham and Buddy Ryan.
Captain Noah and His Magical Ark was a children's television program broadcast in the Philadelphia area from 1967 to 1994. It was filmed and produced at the WPVI-TV, Channel 6 studios on City Line Avenue. Starring W. Carter Merbreier, a cast of puppets and rotating cartoons; Captain Noah kept kids busy everyday from 7 to 9am and a half hour on Saturday and Sunday.