The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show – March 12, 2015

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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.


Artist Song Album Label
smokey robinson bein with you grt hits motown
stones wild horses hot rocks vol onelondon
aretha franklindr feelgood aretha box atlantic
steve earle baby baby baby baby terraplanenew west
billy preston I wrote a simple song best of A&M
bob dylan all you have to do is dream basement tapes columbia
king floyd groove me soul 70s rhino
rhiannon giddens up above my head tomorrow is my turnnonesuch
dave and phil alvin all by myself common ground - big bill broonzy yep roc
little feat for billy paynes birthday oh atlanta feats dont fail me now warner bros
staple singers ill take you there grt hits stax
rhiannon giddens dont let it trouble your mind tomorrow is my turn nonesuch
kelly joe phelps river rat jimmy shine eyed mr zen rykodisc
jesse denatale bohemian ghostsshangrila west jackpine social club
dusty springfield land of make believedusty in memphis atlantic
mary gauthier drag queens in limousines drag queens and limousines in the black
john prine way back then the missing years oh boy
ryan bingham nobody knows my trouble fear and saturday night thirty tigers
elvis presley suspicious minds top hits gold records rca
van morrison and bobby womack some peace of mind duets columbia
josh rouse some days i'm golden all night the embers of time yep roc
james taylor country road sweet baby james warner bros
rickie lee jones it must be love duchess of coolsville rhino
joe pug veteran fighter windfall joepugmusic
teddy thompsoni wish it was overseparate ways verve forecast
beatles and i love her red box capitol

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