The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show

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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.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
til tuesdaycoming up closewelcome homeepic
velvet undergroundsunday morningthe velvet underground and nicoverve
boz scaggslast tango on 16th stfool to care
nina simonemy baby just cares for melittle girl bluefuel
green fields of americaglendy burkegreen fields of america
van morrisonbein greenhard nose the highwaywarner bros
robert earl keenwayfaring strangerhappy prisonerdualtone
robert plant and alison krausskillin the bluesraising sandrounder
al greenbellegrt hitshi
jerry jeff walkermy favorite picture of youthis ones for him -tribute to guy clarkicehouse
ray charlesi cant stop loving youray charles anthologyrhino
leonard cohennever gave nobody troublea souvenir of the grand tourcolumbia
shawn colvinall he wants is youthis ones for himicehouse
peter caseaint gonna worry no morelet us praise sleepy johnyep roc
peter caseentella hotelthe man with the blue postmodern fragmented neo-traditionalist guitargeffen
rhiannon giddenslast kind wordstomorrow is my turnnonesuch
los loboswhen the circus comesanother band from east laslash
jesse denatalethe bellsoul paradejackpine social club
beatleshere comes the sunblue boxcapitol
josh rousetoo many things on my mindembers of timeyep roc
jonathan richmanspringtime in nyher mystery of not high heels and eye shadowvaper
billie holidaysunshowerscolumbia billie holliday boxcolumbia
lovin spoonfulnashville catsbest ofrhino
mark knopflerquality shoeragpickers daughterwarner bros

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