The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show – February 5, 2015

Playlist

Bonnie has been programming her mix of singer/songwriter folk, rock,
soul, country, and R&B on KPFA since the late 1980’s. One of the
best loved personalities of Bay Area music radio, she was raised in New
York, and then moved to San Francisco from Denver in 1968 and became a
pioneer of free form radio.
During her eight years, from 1970 to 1978, at the legendary KSAN, she was program music director and disc jockey.
After leaving KSAN, she worked at Warner Bros, promoting Prince as
well as the first Dire Straits and Rickie Lee Jones albums, amongst
others, and also worked at Hightone Records. She moved in and out of
radio at KFOG, LIVE 105, KOFY-FM, KVRE, KDBK “Double 99” and KUSF.
As the Audio Director for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she created
the disc jockey audio exhibit and many of the exhibits involving sound
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
On a local level, Bonnie spent several years working as a
sandwich-maker at Ozzie’s Soda Fountain in Berkeley, and currently hosts
her eclectic weekly show on KPFA.
Bonnie managed the band Cake for eight years, and represented Noe
Venable and Etienne de Rocher for many years. For the past nine years
she has spent a lot of her time working on the three day free music
festival in Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and currently
serves as the Executive Director for the Bill Graham Foundation.

Playlist

Artist
Song
Album
Label
WILCO
YOU AND I
WILCO THE ALBUM,
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE
POSES
DYLAN
STAY WITH ME
SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT
ROSANNE CASh
come september
rules of travel
van morrison
cold wind of august
period of transition
talk
rufus wainwright
april fools
want two
decembrists
july july
tempos
see you in sept
talk
aimee mann
4th of july
david francey
february morning drive
ani difranco
way tight
jesse denatale
children of the sun
temptations
my girl
earth wind and fire
september
talk
sandy denny
late november
steve forbert
grand central station march 18. 1977
david byrne
aguas de marcos
talk
nei sedaka
calendar girl

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