September 8, 2009
Despite the low attendance on the second night of “A Trip Down Memory Lane — A Tribute to Sam Cooke,” it was clear that those who were at Burbank’s Hampton Inn and Suites on Friday night were longtime fans of Motown, Sam Cooke or the special guest of the night, Bonnie Pointer, founding member of the popular sibling group, the Pointer Sisters. Organized by singer-songwriter Mike “Majik” Boyd, whose big personality reflected in his bright red shirt and shoes, the night featured classic Cooke hits such as “Cupid,” “Wonderful World” and “The Twist,” popularized by Chubby Checker in the 1960s — all sung by Boyd himself.
August 22, 2009
Mike “Majik” Boyd will be jogging down memory lane when he brings his show of 1950s, ’60s and ’70s music to Burbank’s new Hampton Inn three nights a week in September. Boyd, who once was a second-round draft choice by the Dodgers, is a longtime baseball coach to Burbank youngsters. But, when he’s not on the field, he’s onstage in Las Vegas or Laughlin singing songs made famous by R&B artist Sam Cooke and others, as well as his original tunes, he said.