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San Franciscan Nights
July 2, 2015 7:16 am

Today's forgotten oldie is from the summer of love... 1967.  Eric Burdon and the Animals scored a top-ten international hit with "San Franciscan Nights", a song that wildly protests the Vietnam War.  It's still a great song today, despite the many cliches...


Paul Revere and the Raiders
July 1, 2015 6:59 am

Paul Revere and the Raiders was an American rock band that enjoyed great success in the 60's and 70's, and beyond.  Fronted by Lead singer Mark Lindsay, the band had a bunch of hits and best selling albums.  They are also a very interesting story.  They began playing together in 1958, they recorded "Louie Louie" at the same time as the Kingsmen but lost the race to record stores, they hosted three different TV shows, "Where the Action Is","Happening 68" and "It's Happening", and they even appeared on the Batman TV show. They also stayed on the charts with a string of top twenty hits, and today's forgotten oldie is one of those; from 1968 - "Too Much Talk".
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What??
June 30, 2015 8:45 am

Most people use a salt lick to lure the big bucks in... I guess it's a lot easier than that.  Just put a big doggy-bed on your deck and wait for a big buck!


Happy Friday!!
June 26, 2015 8:47 am


Paperback Writer
June 25, 2015 6:47 am

"Paperback Writer" by The Beatles hit #1 on the Hot 100 on June 25, 1966... exactly 49 years ago today.  The song was unique in many aspects, but to me it's a historical Beatle tune because John Lennon was insisting to producer George Martin that the band develop a much stronger bass line on their records.  This caused Paul to switch from the beloved violin shaped Hofner bass guitar to a much punchier Rickenbacker.  From this recording on. Beatle tunes had a much stronger bass line.  A great song, a #1, and yet mostly forgotten today.
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Smith
June 24, 2015 6:45 am

This song reminds me of summer. "Baby It's You" from American rockers Smith, was a top 5 smash in 1969, achieving a Gold Record and outselling both the Shirelles and Beatles versions of the song. To me this is far-and-away the best version of the song, but today mostly forgotten.
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What really killed off the dinosaurs?
June 23, 2015 7:16 am

Too funny!!


Is this for real?
June 22, 2015 8:27 am

Deadly algae bloom threatens west coast forcing fisheries to close operation!
Read the story here...


Happy Birthday Paul
June 18, 2015 7:06 am

Today is Paul McCartney's 73rd birthday. There's absolutely no disputing the man's amazing number of contributions to rock music.  But along with everything else, Sir Paul has the most interesting forgotten oldie ever.  In 1965, the Beatles released the song "Yesterday".  Essentially just a Paul song, with Paul on acoustic guitar with a string quartet, it roared to number one everywhere.  The song's creds are amazing... over 2,200 recorded covers, voted best song of the 20th century by the BBC, and the #1 pop song ever by MTV and Rolling Stone magazine.  BMI asserts it's been played over seven million times in the 20th century alone.  All that, and yet today we never hear it played.  Very strange.
Watch a live performance here, done with the band.


Well Respected Men...
June 17, 2015 7:10 am

Obviously we mean the British band The Kinks.  June 17, 1965 - 50 years ago today the Kinks arrived in the USA for their first American tour.  For mysterious reasons, shortly after the tour, the Kinks were banned from touring the U.S. for four years, perhaps due to their wild antics on stage and constant fighting. Regardless, they were a major force of the British Invasion.  In honor of their anniversary, here's a top twenty song from the same year, "A Well Respected Man", a song that's mostly forgotten today.
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So, what do they look like now?
June 16, 2015 9:13 am

There are a lot of child stars on TV and in the movies... and some of them we still remember well.  But, have you ever wondered what they look like now?  Here's your chance to see some of the memorable young ladies, then and now.  I couldn't believe Punky Brewster...


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See see rider...
June 11, 2015 7:33 am

The song "See See Rider" was first made popular by a blues singer named Ma Rainey in 1925.  A traditional 12-bar blues song, it has since been performed and recorded by dozens of artists.  In 1966, the Animals took it to #10 on the Hot 100.  I remember a lot of the local bands doing the song back in the 60's, but today it's just another mostly forgotten oldie.


Janis Joins Big Brother...
June 10, 2015 6:46 am

June 10th, 1966 was a big day in the history of rock and roll... it was the day that Janis Joplin joined Big Brother and the Holding Company for their first show in San Francisco.  In honor of the occasion, today's forgotten oldie features Janis and Big Brother.... and a song that almost reached the top 40, "Down On Me".
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Soooo... are you in to health food?
June 9, 2015 8:05 am

Well, here's what I think of some of it...


Gordon Waller Tribute
June 4, 2015 7:12 am

Gordon Waller was half of the 60's duo Peter and Gordon. They racked up a number of great hits and continued to perform together until Gordon's death in 2009.  Gordon was born on June 4, 1945... so in tribute to a big part of the British Invasion, a forgotten oldie from Peter and Gordon that features Gordon heavily on vocals... the top 20 hit from 1965 "True Love Ways"... a true forgotten oldie.
Watch here, from a 2006 live concert


Pushin' Too Hard
June 3, 2015 7:05 am

I will never understand why this song doesn't get regular air-play. Considered one of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll, the song "Pushin' Too Hard" by The Seeds is a garage band classic that was a top 40 hit in 1967, and is largely forgotten today!
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Twins for real?
June 2, 2015 8:28 am

Sure it's early in the season, but those darned Minnesota Twins are sure looking good right now!!  Check this story out from the Star Tribune...
http://www.startribune.com/twins-sweep-boston-for-fifth-straight-victory/305217771/


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
June 1, 2015 8:02 am

June 1, 1967, The Beatles release what many consider to be the greatest album of all time!  I agree!
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When You Walk In The Room
May 28, 2015 7:10 am

The Searchers arrived in the USA right after The Beatles in 1964.  A British Invasion Merseybeat band, the Searchers had a string of hits that year including the top 40 cover of a Jackie DeShannon song, "When You Walk In The Room".  Another great song that's pretty much forgotten today.
Click here to see the Searchers perform the song in 2009


Chase
May 27, 2015 7:06 am

I had a request for this song as a forgotten oldie.  Chase was a 70's band that combined rock and jazz with a driving beat and heavy use of horns, much like Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears and Lighthouse.  Their only hit - "Get It On" was a top 40 smash in 1971.  Chase, Get it on, a great forgotten oldie!
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