Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lady Godiva

In 1966 Peter & Gordon had a huge hit with a music hall style rendition of "Lady Godiva".  The song went to #6 on the hot 100 in December and was actually Peter & Gordon's highest ranking USA hit.  I believe the many music hall style hits of the time (Herman's Hermits/Henry the 8th, New Vaudeville Band/Winchester Cathedral, etc.) were received so well because most British musicians practically grew up in the old English music halls, and Americans loved anything remotely British.  Nevertheless, Lady Godiva is a fun song, forgotten today...
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Life in a Northern Town

Today's forgotten oldie was requested by a listener... "Life in a Northern Town" by the British band Dream Academy.  In 1985 the song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, It was the highest charting song for the band in the USA, although the country duo Sugarland had a country charts hit with the song in 2007.  Not only is it a forgotten oldie today, I don't recall hearing the song since it's heyday....
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thunderclap Newman

The band Thunderclap Newman scored a #1 smash in England in May of 1969 with "Something In The Air".  The song only made it to #37 in the USA, but it immediately started a long run of use in movies and on TV and in commercials.  Unfortunately it's largely forgotten on the radio.
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday the 13th...

Do you have any bad superstitions about Friday the 13th?  I admit I do, there's one particular fear I have about doing a gig on Friday the 13th.  Here's a picture of my fear... this is NOT my throne, although it does look like mine... makes me shudder!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

First Top 40 hit?

I am always surprised at how many people will say "Satisfaction" when you ask what the Rolling Stones' first Top-40 record was,  And that's not even close. In 1964 the song "Tell Me" was released off their first, self titled album and climbed to #24.  Today it's a very forgotten oldie... very.  By the way, Satisfaction was the 5th Stones top 40 hit.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015


"Liar" is a song written by rock legend Russ Ballard and recorded by Three Dog Night.  The song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.  The song has a dark feeling and oozes mystery and revenge, I love the song but it's another forgotten oldie from Three Dog Night, they have several!
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Friday, November 6, 2015