Hello. I am John Michaelson, the original owner and the one who first compiled the entire site in 2000.
I sincerely apologize for not returning to anyone’s question or making updates and changes recently, but my involvement with the site is minimal since I was forced to sell it back in 2018. Since then it has been sold a second time and I got lost in the shuffle somewhat when the first purchaser abandoned the site and never offer the right of refusal to either myself or my partner, Jarrett Nolan. Had he done so, I think I/we would have re-purchased my site and begun where we, myself, Jarrett, and Stan Messmer, had left off.
We strived sincerely to correct and update material on a nearly daily basis when the site was owned by me and ran by myself and friends/partners. But I am seeing that concept has been abandoned, as well.
I never produced this site for money. I purposely left off any and all advertising and any bells or whistles that have been added since. It was not about the money, it was about the passion of it. It was a plain, but effective simple-texted site made for the sole purpose of fans of the charts, music lovers, etc, to find the information I have strived to offer for many decades. This was a passion for me since 1979 when I was 11 years old working at my father’s record store. I formed the website on a Geosite website builder in 2000, before moving it to a blog site in 2013, before it was sold in 2018.
I do apologize that the site is no longer holds the passion it once did by fans of the medium with no direction other than to just have fun and enjoy the site. I am sincerely sorry to have sold the site, but my circumstances forced me to sell it. I am alive today because of the site - literally.
I hope you all have patience with the new owners and hopefully, maybe, they will jump back into the passion as I, Jarrett, and Stan had building this site up from nothing.