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I Think I Forgot You...
Sept. 18, 2014 6:59 am
The Music Machine...
Sept. 17, 2014 6:47 am
Can it be? Yet another song that hit #1 that has slipped into the Forgotten Oldie category? Yup! The Partridge Family released "I Think I Love You' to coincide with their new TV show in 1970, and the song exploded to number one in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sung by show stars David Cassidy and Shirley Jones, the song has almost disappeared from the airwaves.
Sept. 16, 2014 8:01 am
The 60's spawned a lot of bands that tried to garner attention by being different... The Music Machine pulled it off with success, but it didn't last long. This LA based garage rock band performed with dyed black hair, black clothing, and each member wearing a black glove on one hand. With a sound filled with fuzz-box guitars and Farfisa organ, their song "Talk Talk" was a top 20 hit in 1966. The band failed to hit again, and broke up not long after. Their first album is very solid (pictured below) and Talk Talk is a decent song, but largely forgotten today.
Sept. 15, 2014 7:55 am
So what's wrong with potholes? If you ask me, they provide us with recreation, a chance for some fish in the freezer, and an option to wasting bath water! They're fun!
Did it touch you?
Sept. 11, 2014 6:35 am
Let's start the week with a goofy picture that needs a caption. I can't think of anything for this one!
Her name was Joanne!
Sept. 10, 2014 7:03 am
The Association is a seven man (sometimes six-man) band from California that scored several monster hits in the late 60's. A favorite with the ladies, the band's last top-ten hit was "Everything That Touches You" in late 1968. The group is still active on the "Happy Together" tours, and still performs this song live... but it's rare to hear it on the radio, another forgotten oldie.
Sept. 9, 2014 2:49 pm
After Mike Nesmith left the Monkees in 1970, he formed the First National Band, and recorded an album... "Magnetic South". He released a couple of singles from the album, but "Joanne" was the only one to chart. A top 40 hit in the U.S. the song reached number 4 in Canada and #1 in a couple of other countries. I like the song, it's kind of country, and very different... and a true forgotten oldie.
Sept. 9, 2014 6:19 am
Yesterday's photo of the original SNL cast is wrong!! I forgot about Chevy Chase. Bill Murray joined in 1977 after the show's second season. My apologies! Here's the original cast (L to R back row - Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Chevy Chase, Garrett Morris, front row - John Belushi, Gilda Radner).
Sept. 8, 2014 9:06 am
One of those great photos that has to be shared. This young lady knows how to get the most out of a mirror!!
Original or cover version?
Sept. 4, 2014 6:43 am
I saw this online over the weekend and had to save it.... a picture of the original SNL cast. Was there ever a more talented group brought together for anything on TV? I don't think so!!
When I Was Young...
Sept. 3, 2014 7:04 am
In 1970, the group Rare Earth scored a #7 smash hit with "(I Know) I'm Losing You". Just three years earlier, the Temptations had reached #8 on the same Hot 100 with the same song. The song was also covered by Rod Stewart and Faces, the Jackson 5, and several others. Personally, I much prefer the Rare Earth version, although each is very good... the sad part is that the Rare Earth version has become a forgotten oldie.
Back to work!
Sept. 2, 2014 7:12 am
The Animals had an international hit in 1967 with "When I Was Young". The song, although written by the band, has lyrics that are all about Eric Burdon. The song covers his father, his youth, and finally his disillusionment with society. It's still a great song, and deserves better than being a forgotten oldie.
Aug. 27, 2014 7:10 am
So how was your long weekend? I had a great, huge, super, fun weekend... my band played at Goose Island on Saturday night and it was a blast! It was our sixth year in a row playing at Goose in August!
Seriously, they should put these up!!
Aug. 27, 2014 6:48 am
In 1966 a singer-songwriter named Bob Lind had a huge hit record that helped promote folk-rock internationally. "Elusive Butterfly" went all the way to #5 in both America and England and yet today it's just another forgotten oldie.
I need a new deck!
Aug. 25, 2014 8:04 am
"It's so gross!!" was the comment I heard over and over a couple weeks ago. This was after a local event featuring competitors drinking beer while they played. And a unique individual who thought it was accepted social behavior to publicly pee every fifteen minutes or so. How many times have we encountered an over-served buffoon doing his business on a sidewalk or lawn with an audience? I believe we should do what they do in the Czech Republic... first, put up signs and video cameras. Second, post the video on Youtube (see the sign?). Great idea!!
Aug. 22, 2014 8:28 am
Still looking for an idea for a new deck, but running out of time as fall approaches. Then I see pictures like this and get all confused... maybe I should shoot for the moon!
Did deejays make it a hit?
Aug. 21, 2014 6:36 am
People ask me for camping advice pretty regularly. I understand it, I've been primitive camping in the wilds of Canada and New Mexico, done winter camping in Minnesota and Wisconsin, backpacked after mule deer and elk in several states, sand-bar camped on the Mississippi dozens of times, and the past few years had a permanent site at Goose Island. The one rule I always follow and quote... "watch out for the trailer hitch!!"
A solid 10!!!
Aug. 20, 2014 6:48 am
"Save Your Heart For Me" was a huge hit for Gary Lewis and the Playboys, reaching #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 on August 21, 1965... forty nine years ago today. Deejays told Gary Lewis they loved the song and played the heck out of it. Why? Because it's less than two minutes long, and of course you can play a lot of music on your show when the songs are short. "Save Your Heart For Me" is today's forgotten oldie.
What to wear?
Aug. 19, 2014 2:44 pm
The song "Baby It's You" by LA based rock group Smith, was a top five smash in 1969, selling over a million copies between July and October. I love their version of the song... it's perfect, but a true forgotten oldie.
Aug. 18, 2014 7:44 am
Apparently in Maine, 19 year olds wear t-shirts with pictures of themselves being booked into the same jail a couple of months earlier. Mom and dad will be so proud!
And in an effort to get myself pumped up I'm posting an iconic swim-suit photo... Ursula Andress as Honey Wilder in the first James Bond movie, "Doctor No". If this doesn't work, I may have to resort to another iconic swim-suit pic!