LISTEN: Donna Loren on Breaking it Down with Frank MacKay
LISTEN: Donna interviewed by Torchy Smith on Baby Boomers Talk Radio 11/29/18
WATCH: Donna on Live Magazine TV 6/30/18
LISTEN: Donna on “From and Inspired By” Podcast hosted by Nick Spacek 5/7/18
“Summertime starts this week, so on this episode, we could think of no-one better to speak with than American singer and actress, Donna Loren, best-known for her work in the American International Pictures Beach Party movie franchise. Loren not only appeared in Beach Blanket Bingo, Bikini Beach, and Muscle Beach Party, but the prolific ’60s performer was the “Dr Pepper Girl,” the featured singer on Shindig!, and guest-starred on both Batman and The Monkees. She left entertainment at the height of her fame in 1968 to start and raise a family, and while she recorded occasionally in the ’80s, didn’t return to music in a big way until 2009.”
From & Inspired By is a podcast dedicated to movie soundtracks and the people behind them. Each episode, we cover the music from a film, and speak to someone involved with it. Be it musicians, music supervisors, actors, or otherwise, we hope to shed light on the fantastic tunes in the films you love.
WATCH: Donna on “Studio 411” with Larry Dasilva, 5/30/18
Donna Loren, discusses, among other things, her long awaited book, Pop Sixties: Shindig!, Dick Clark, Beach Party and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive. A photographic retrospective of a 1960s It Girl.
Join host Larry Dasilva with Donna Loren, on Studio 411, broadcast May 30, 2018 on NutmegTV, Also, On-Demand worldwide @ NutmegTV.org.
WATCH: Book Tour with “Ken Boxer Live” on TVSB, 4/19/18
Here’s the full Interview with Ken Boxer from Monday in Santa Barbara. Ken is a native of SB, serving his community by presenting people of interest on his talk show. He proudly announced this was his 77th telecast! Sitting beside Donna is her co-author, pop culture historian Domenic Priore.
WATCH: Donna’s TV Interview on Stu’s Show, Jan 24, 2018
“Stu Shostak, a dear friend, has a TV internet show! Stu used to do warm-up for iconic TV shows in the Golden Era of Television and the tone of his show resembles that era; tons of character and humor!” If you can’t view the video, there is also an audio simulcast.
About the Show: “What began as a protest toward the current television industry’s continual snubbing of its history, its pioneers, and its heritage has blossomed into a series of over 500 broadcasts preserving classic TV and the people responsible for it. Each broadcast contains in-depth discussion of lives, careers, behind-the-scenes memories, as well as recollections of events and programs we all grew up watching!”
LISTEN: Donna’s Interview with DJ Cal 9/24/17
Listen to Donna’s Interview below on The Hot Wax & Doo Wop Memory show with host DJ Cal on Good Time Oldies Radio,
LISTEN: “Sophisticated Boom Boom” with Sheila B. on WFMU 9/1/17
Donna’s in-depth interview with Sheila Burgel of WFMU Radio in New York. In Sheila’s words: “This may just be the best interview I’ve ever done, thanks to Donna’s honesty, openness, and compassion. She shared so openly about her experience as a child working in Hollywood, cutting records with California’s top music-makers like Glen Campbell and David Axelrod, starring on rock n’ roll TV show Shindig, and promoting Dr Pepper—all whilst being heavily guarded by her step-father and the Dr Pepper corporation.” Don’t Miss It! Click Here
Read: Blues News 3/2017
Donna’s interview with Marja-Leena Jalava for Blues News Magazine (3/2017). The first link is for the Finnish-language original article with graphics. The second link is the English translation without graphics.
Blues News Interview Mar 2017-Finnish Language