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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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