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Rodent Radio...
Nov. 20, 2014 7:03 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.
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From 1966...
Nov. 19, 2014 7:02 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.
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Friday!!!!
Nov. 14, 2014 7:38 am

Don't you just feel like partying today?



Remember this?
Nov. 13, 2014 7:01 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.
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A Little Green Bag...
Nov. 12, 2014 6:49 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...


Happy Veteran's Day!
Nov. 11, 2014 8:07 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!


A listener request...
Nov. 6, 2014 7:13 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.
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Please vote!!
Nov. 4, 2014 7:33 am

There's no good reason not to!


Happy Halloween!!
Oct. 31, 2014 8:11 am


Can you hear it?
Oct. 30, 2014 6:45 am

The Beach Boys had a hit record in 1969 called "I Can Hear Music". To me the record is historically significant because it was both produced and sung by Carl Wilson at a time when Brian Wilson had lost interest in the band and Carl was emerging as the leader of the Beach Boys.  For his first effort, Carl did well as the song climbed into the top ten in major markets around the country and peaked at #23 on the hot 100.  Nice song, classic Beach Boys, but a forgotten oldie.


Rolling Stones first...
Oct. 29, 2014 7:02 am

During the height of the British Invasion in 1964, a record surfaced by a new band, the Rolling Stones. "Tell Me" was off the Stones' first album "England's Newest Hit Makers", and even though it only reached #23 on the Hot 100, it paved the way for the Stones later releases.  It's a solid song, and is worth a listen simply because it was the first from the world's greatest rock band... but now it's a forgotten oldie.


My favorite tie
Oct. 28, 2014 8:10 am

Yesterday I wore my favorite tie to work for the first time.  If you know me, you know I have over a hundred ties with everything from John Wayne to The Beatles to Mickey Mouse for designs.  But I like this one best... it even looks like the drum set I play when the band gigs!


Animals!
Oct. 22, 2014 7:04 am

Today we go into the rock and roll jungle for our forgotten oldie... searching for Animals!  "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" was a top twenty hit for the Animals in 1965. Written by the legendary Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, the song was also a huge hit in Canada and the UK. It was also very popular with American Armed Forces in Vietnam... fittingly so.  What a great song, it deserves a better fate than to be a forgotten oldie!  watch here


Thursday - Friday - Saturday
Oct. 21, 2014 9:07 am

Radiothon!!  Listen, pledge, help the kids of the Coulee Region with the Eagle and CMNH !!


Saturday night at Stoney Creek
Oct. 20, 2014 7:37 am

My band "Viagara Falls" played on 10/18 for CMNH hero Alysta King's fundraiser, sponsored by the Family Dog Center.  Fun night, and a great cause!


This is so hard!!
Oct. 17, 2014 10:23 am

Why don't they make the gas hole bigger?  It's hard to get the gas in there without spilling!!


I have no words for this...
Oct. 17, 2014 9:03 am

Halloween costume or lifestyle issues?


Superstar
Oct. 16, 2014 6:59 am

In 1971 The Carpenters went to #2 on the Hot 100 with "Superstar". The song was written by Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney and Bonnie, and had been recorded by several artists well before the Carpenters did it.  Richard Carpenter actually heard the song for the first time when Bette Midler performed it on the Tonight Show.  The song is about a groupie that falls in love with a famous rock star after a one-night stand... and the lyrics are pretty cliche in that respect. But it went all the way to number two, and today is largely forgotten.


Calypso!!
Oct. 15, 2014 6:49 am

John Denver wrote the song "Calypso" as a tribute to diver and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, and his ship The Calypso.  The song was originally the B side to the song "I'm Sorry", but Calypso received more airplay and the amazing happened... a B side went all the way to #2 on the Hot 100.  I met and got to know John Denver when Calypso was on the charts... despite my normal rock and roll preference, I'm a big John Denver fan.  This is an incredibly beautiful song and largely forgotten today.
John performing Calypso


Daily Videos...
Oct. 14, 2014 8:06 am

Have you ever checked out the videos on this website>  Pretty cool stuff and it changes daily.  Today's vid is Donovan singing "Jennifer Juniper".  Check it out!



Donovan

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