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Six shopping days til Christmas!!
Dec. 19, 2014 8:23 am
Dec. 18, 2014 7:04 am
So, will we have a white Christmas? Hmmmmmm...?
1966, a big year for Keith
Dec. 17, 2014 7:03 am
Today's forgotten oldie was a #2 smash in both the USA and Canada in 1966, "Little Red Riding Hood" from the garage band Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs was based on the fairy tale and the kids loved it. It's rare to hear it on the radio, but it's been used in movies, TV shows and even Volvo commercials. I think it's a great song that deserves airplay!!
Something In The Air
Dec. 11, 2014 6:44 am
I don't mean me, I mean James Barry Keefer, known to the record industry as Keith. First he had a huge hit with the song "98.6", and then later in 1966 he scored a top forty hit with "Ain't Gonna Lie". But that was it for Keith, he goes down in history as a Two-Hit Wonder. Still, Ain't Gonna Lie is a solid song, but forgotten today.
watch and listen here...
Dec. 10, 2014 7:07 am
In 1969 Pete Townsend of the Who put together a band to record songs sung by Pete's friend Speedy Keen. Townsend even played bass for the band. The band, named Thunderclap Newman, released a song Speedy wrote, "Something In The Air". The song went to #1 in England and was a hit around the world, reaching the top 40 in the USA in May. It's a great 60's style song, probably most notable for the dozens of movies and TV commercials it was featured in. Tom Petty had a hit with the song in 1994, but the Thunderclap Newman version is best. Maybe it's not truly forgotten, but it should be played more!
watch and listen here
Christmas Gift Idea....
Dec. 9, 2014 8:02 am
Nope, it's not a history lesson, it's today's forgotten oldie. Peter and Gordon took the song "Lady Godiva" all the way to #6 on the Hot 100 on December 10, 1966. A top ten hit, mostly forgotten today.
British Invasion 1964
Dec. 4, 2014 7:12 am
Here's the toy you need for the Crazy Cat Lady on your list...
Just like Rudy Vallee!
Dec. 3, 2014 7:02 am
One of my favorite British Invasion bands was The Searchers. They had a wave of releases in 1964 and 1965, most of them valid hit records, and all of them excellent songs. One of the best was "When You Walk In The Room" written by Jackie DeShannon. It reached #35 on the Hot 100, but much higher in England and Canada. Just a great song, mostly forgotten today!
How did you do?
Dec. 2, 2014 8:20 am
The New Vaudeville Band went to #1 in the USA on December 3rd, 1966 with the song "Winchester Cathedral". A copy of British Music Hall tunes, the singer sang through cupped hands in a Rudy Vallee voice, imitating the Vaudeville megaphone singers of the 1920's. Despite it;s novelty appeal, The song surged to number one twice, beating out the Supremes and the Beach Boys in the process. A unique song, forgotten today.
Top Ten hit, but forgotten.
Nov. 26, 2014 7:14 am
Attention shoppers, did you get your Christmas shopping done? Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday puts a lot of opportunity on the table, so how did you do? Did you do a lot of walking? Or did you figure out a better way...
Guess what these are....
Nov. 24, 2014 7:55 am
Rare Earth was the first band signed by Motown that consisted of all-white members, that had solid hit records. In 1970 they took a Temptations song and gave it the Rare Earth treatment, and the song climbed to #7 on the Hot 100. "I Know I'm Losing You" is a classic, covered by many artists, notably Rod Stewart, and yet the Rare Earth version is nearly forgotten today.
Nov. 20, 2014 7:03 am
Perhaps you know, perhaps you have no idea... but they're definitely symbols of a fun time in many of our lives. Going to a drive-in movie!! These are the speakers you hung on your window (in case you didn't know). By the way, my favorite drive-in played rock and roll tunes through the speakers before the movie... cool!
Nov. 19, 2014 7:02 am
In 1976 the Captain and Tennille recorded a song that had already been a minor hit for America in 1973. The song was "Muskrat Love", and strangely, their version clicked, climbing to #4 on the Hot 100. I'm not sure why the song has disappeared over the years, a solid top ten hit that was number 30 in total sales that year... today's forgotten oldie.
Nov. 14, 2014 7:38 am
Back in the day I used to play some albums so much I'd wear them out... that was the case for "Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful". Songs like "Summer in the City", "Darlin' Companion", "Nashville Cats", and today's forgotten oldie... "Rain on the Roof". Rain on the Roof peaked at #10 on the Hot 100 on 11/19/66. It's just a sweet little ditty that was all Spoonful, and a nice break from the norm, just a cool song, forgotten today.
Nov. 13, 2014 7:01 am
Don't you just feel like partying today?
A Little Green Bag...
Nov. 12, 2014 6:49 am
"Let's Spend The Night Together" by the Rolling Stones has a ton of crazy history. Released in 1967 as the "A" side with "Ruby Tuesday" as the "B" side, radio stations decided to play the B side due to the controversial and suggestive lyrics of the A side. So "Ruby" became a #1 hit on the Hot 100. Ed Sullivan refused to let the Stones perform the song on his show, finally relenting if they sang "Let's Spend Some Time Together". Of course that made fans love the Stones even more. The title of a documentary movie of the Stones Greatest Hits live was also given the title "Let's Spend the Night Together". What a great song, largely forgotten today.
Happy Veteran's Day!
Nov. 11, 2014 8:07 am
A record released in 1969, the song "Little Green Bag" was a top twenty hit in 1970. A Dutch band named The George Baker Selection scored the one-hit wonder, which was almost completely forgotten until it appeared in the 1992 movie Reservoir Dogs. The movie catapulted the song to international cult classic status and it was re-released in many countries. Unfortunately, it's still pretty much forgotten today. Listen here...
A listener request...
Nov. 6, 2014 7:13 am
A salute to all who have served, sacrificed and defended our freedom! And here's to my dad... my biggest Air Force hero!! Salute dad!
Nov. 4, 2014 7:33 am
Today a forgotten oldie that was part of he new wave of music in the 60's aimed at raising social consciousness... a new role for rock music but one that became very popular. The song was a hit around the world, reaching as high as #2 on the charts in Canada. With Eric Burdon's growly vocals, and Alan Price's dark organ line the song "It's My Life" is all Animals, and yet is mostly forgotten today.
Watch the video here.
Oct. 31, 2014 8:11 am
There's no good reason not to!