The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show – March 26, 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
chuck prophet willie mays is up at bat temple beautiful yep roc
jarmels soapsingle xxxxx
jackie wilsonlonely teardrops best of brunswick
van morrisonprecious time still on top polygram
swamp doggtotal destruction to your mind total destruction to your mind charley
aretha franklin happy birthday today i sign the blues detroits blues rhino
aretha franklindo right woman do right man greatest hits atlantic
aretha franklinsomething he can feel love songs rhino
chip taylor yonkers yonkers ny train wreck
jim white and the packway handle boys not a song take it like a man yep roc
ryan bingham nobody knows my troubles fear and saturday night thirty tigers
tift merritt mixtape see you on the moon fantasy
supremes happy birthday dianna rossmy world is empty without you grt hits two motown
boz scaggsrich womanfool to care
bobby womack lookin for a love soul 70s rhino
laurie lewis and nina gerber garden grow one night in may spruce
john prine for al bunetta RIPyouve got gold the missing years oh boy
steve earle rex's blues and ft worth blues just an american boy artemis
robbie fulks i like being left alone sitting yep roc
joni mitchellcome in from the cold hits reprise
nick lowelately ive let things slide the convincer yep roc
nick lowe b day tuesday jwhat lack of love has done very best of ryko
nick lowelove the sound of breaking glass very best of ryko
elton john - 68 wednesday mona lisas and mad hattershonky chateau mca
teddy pendergrass birthday today - would have been 65love tkophilly soul box legacy

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