Dwight Twilley

Monthly Archives: February 2011

December, 2010 If we’re going to have a king of power pop, Dwight Twilley may be the man. His 1975 debut single,’ I’m on Fire,’ was a defining song of the genre, and all of his albums since then have …

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November 9, 2010 During the heyday of major record labels, album promotion was part of the system and handled by a designated staff. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Dwight Twilley remembers that era very well, but he doesn’t benefit from that kind of luxury …

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Dwight Twilley has been an anomaly in popular music in more ways than one. Firstly, in the sense that his career has consisted largely of near misses and surprise hits. Secondly because one wouldn’t normally expect one of the great, …

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October 12, 2010 Dwight Twilley is best known for a pair of #16 hits: “I’m On Fire,” from 1975, and “Girls,” from 1984, but he’s been making songs with catchy hooks his entire career.  He’s set to release a brand …

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By PopMatters Staff 3 December 2010 Tulsa native Dwight Twilley got his start in the early 1970s when he and his friend/partner, the late Phil Seymour, journeyed to the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis and soaked up the essence of …

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September 15, 2010 Along with his collaborator and follow Tulsan Phil Seymour, who succumbed to cancer in 1993, Dwight Twilley scored a hit with his first single, “I’m On Fire,” which went to #16 in 1975. The typical record industry …

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by Kevin Wierzbicki October 1, 2010 No matter how hard we try, there’s so much new music being released every week that it’s just impossible to write about all of it. That means that a lot of worthy stuff from …

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October 1, 2010 Everyone who remembers “Girls,” raise your hand. The MTV favorite should have been much more than just a moderate hit in the mid-80s. Twilley’s power pop has toughened a bit in the intervening years, and if Green …

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October 5, 2010 “Get Up,” Green Blimp‘s opening track, makes a case for Tulsa rocker Dwight Twilley as the Ponce de Leon of power pop, bathing in a sonic fountain of youth. At 59, Twilley sounds almost identical to the …

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October 15, 2010 The Dwight Twilley Band scored its biggest hit, “I’m on Fire,” in 1975, and then struggled for years to achieve stardom that never arrived. Now the band’s lead singer, Twilley, is back. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews …

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