Halloween is just around the corner. To save a few dollars, recycle last year's pumpkin... hopefully you saved it in a dry place so it still looks good. Hey, it's pretty scary now!!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Can it be? Yet another song that hit #1 that has slipped into the Forgotten Oldie category? Yup! The Partridge Family released "I Think I Love You' to coincide with their new TV show in 1970, and the song exploded to number one in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sung by show stars David Cassidy and Shirley Jones, the song has almost disappeared from the airwaves.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The 60's spawned a lot of bands that tried to garner attention by being different... The Music Machine pulled it off with success, but it didn't last long. This LA based garage rock band performed with dyed black hair, black clothing, and each member wearing a black glove on one hand. With a sound filled with fuzz-box guitars and Farfisa organ, their song "Talk Talk" was a top 20 hit in 1966. The band failed to hit again, and broke up not long after. Their first album is very solid (pictured below) and Talk Talk is a decent song, but largely forgotten today.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Association is a seven man (sometimes six-man) band from California that scored several monster hits in the late 60's. A favorite with the ladies, the band's last top-ten hit was "Everything That Touches You" in late 1968. The group is still active on the "Happy Together" tours, and still performs this song live... but it's rare to hear it on the radio, another forgotten oldie.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
After Mike Nesmith left the Monkees in 1970, he formed the First National Band, and recorded an album... "Magnetic South". He released a couple of singles from the album, but "Joanne" was the only one to chart. A top 40 hit in the U.S. the song reached number 4 in Canada and #1 in a couple of other countries. I like the song, it's kind of country, and very different... and a true forgotten oldie.