Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I Can Hear Music

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!
The video is here

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Watch the headlines!

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mojo Men

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.
Listen here

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jo Jo Gunne

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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stones...

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??
Read the story here
watch video here

Monday, July 13, 2015

A good laugh for a Monday...

Read the small print on the cup-

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Blue Cheer

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...
watch here