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Beatles openers...
Aug. 5, 2015 6:42 am

The band Cannibal and the Headhunters didn't really make much of a splash in rock and roll, they had a top 40 hit with "Land of 1,000 Dances" in 1965, and then went nowhere.  But people really liked the band, the Beatles used them as their opening act on their second tour, and Wilson Pickett re-recorded their song and had a bigger hit with it in 1967.  But any group the Beatles thought was good enough to tour with, deserves a spot in rock history... so they're today's forgotten oldie.
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Friday...
July 31, 2015 7:18 am

time to saddle up and chase bad guys... or at least party!!!


I'm A Fool
July 30, 2015 6:41 am

So, do you remember a rock band in the 60's made up of the sons of Dean Martin and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz?  If you said yes, you get a gold star!  Dino, Desi and Billy had a couple of hits including 1965's "I'm A Fool".  The fun part is, nobody in the band was 15 yet.  Anyway, today they're pretty much a forgotten band, and their music a memory as well.
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I Can Hear Music
July 29, 2015 6:34 am

The Beach Boys had a top 20 hit in 1969 with "I Can Hear Music", which was a smash all over the world, going top five in many countries as well as several U.S. cities.  It was the first song featuring Carl Wilson as the leader of the band, as Brian became more distant.  I consider it to be a Beach Boys' classic and signature song, yet it's mostly forgotten today!
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Watch the headlines!
July 28, 2015 8:04 am

Sometimes newspaper headlines are incredibly poignant... and FUNNY!!

Mojo Men
July 23, 2015 7:05 am

The Mojo Men were true one-hit wonders, taking the song "Sit Down I Think I Love You" into the top 40 in 1967.  The band was a big part of the San Francisco scene and the psychedelic era but broke up in 1969 after very little repeat record success.  It's interesting because their hit was a song written and recorded originally by the Buffalo Springfield.  Very much a true forgotten oldie.
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Jo Jo Gunne
July 22, 2015 7:07 am

When Spirit broke up in 1971, Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes formed Jo Jo Gunne.  They started strong with a top 40 hit, "Run Run Run". But the tasteless cover of their third album (Jumpin' The Gunne) made their sales plummet, and by 1975 they were no more.  But Run Run Run is a great song, album station dj's loved it, and today it's another forgotten oldie.


Stones...
July 21, 2015 8:42 am

On July 16th, the Rolling Stones played the last stop of their 2015 Zip Code Tour performing in front of 102 thousand Canadian fans in Quebec City.  From the reviews I've read, the show was great... but, was it the last Stones tour??
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A good laugh for a Monday...
July 13, 2015 8:21 am

Read the small print on the cup-


Blue Cheer
July 9, 2015 6:51 am

Blue Cheer was an American rock band that roared across the country with "Summertime Blues" in 1967. The song climbed to #14 on the Hot 100, and things looked good for the power trio.  But the song provided their only hit, and even though they stayed together until 2009, they never hit the charts again.  Credited as pioneers of Heavy Metal, Blue Cheer had a big fan... Dick Clark of American Bandstand.  Since today is Bandstand's birthday, included is a video of Clark introducing Blue Cheer on his show...
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The Gypsy Cried
July 8, 2015 7:00 am

Today's forgotten oldie comes from Lou Christie, and is his first hit from 1963 when it nearly reached the top twenty.  An interesting guy, I met him in 1976 when he was attempting (I think) his fourth comeback.  He had an amazing, three octave range, and he showed it off on many of his hit records.  The Gypsy Cried is a cool record, today mostly forgotten..
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Chicken Foot
July 6, 2015 8:29 am

Looking for a great table game that's easy and fun?  Try this, Chicken Foot... and yes it's a Domino game.  We play with two, three and four people almost every time we're camping!  Love the game!


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!
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