Back in 1967 when he sang 'When I'm 64' there's no way that Paul McCartney would have imagined that when he would turn 71 and would not only be the richest music artist in the world, but healthy, happy and still recording and performing. The Beatle with the baby face turned 71 today. 40 years ago today,on this date in 1973 when he was 31, he had the number one song in North America with 'My Love', a song he wrote for his true love Linda:
Here we are in the final week of Spring already. We tend to relate certain songs with certain times of the year and I thought it would be interesting to look back at the number one hits from this week in June from 1966 through 1972. Any of these hits take you back to then?
1966 PAINT IT BLACK - The Rolling Stones (featuring Brian Jones on the sitar opening)
1967 RESPECT - Aretha Franklin (written and originally recorded by Otis Redding)
1968 MRS. ROBINSON - Simon & Garfunkel (from the movie The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman)
1969 GET BACK - The Beatles (with Billy Preston & recorded on the rooftop of Apple Records)
1970 THE LONG & WINDING ROAD - The Beatles (only 2 Beatles were on their swan song produced by Phil Spector)
1971 IT'S TOO LATE - Carole King (from this legendary singer's monumental 'Tapestry' album
Happy Father's Day to all the dads! Do you have a favourite 'dad' of 'father' song? Here's a classic from the Donna Reed Show by one of my Facebook friends, Paul Petersen from 1963..."My Dad". Enjoy and have a great day!
I used to buy the Archie comic books. Remember them? Comic book teenagers Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead are coming to the big screen for the first time in a new live-action feature film based on the long-running “Archie” comic series, its publisher said on Thursday.
The comedy will be produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and will feature the lead “Archie” characters in a high school in present-day Riverdale, the fictional backdrop of the series, Archie Comics said in a statement on its website.
“Archie” began in 1941 and became a comic book empire for Archie Comics, which has produced numerous series featuring the main characters.
The comics have been adapted for television in animated and live-action series in the past, as well as a television movie featuring an adult Archie, but this is the first time in the comic book’s 72-year history that a feature film will be made.
Who do you think it will be? Listen Thursday to find out. Meanwhile, Monday night's special guest in Chicago joining Mick Jagger was Taylor Swift performing the Stones classic 'As Tears Go By' from 1965. It was not only a hit single for the Stones, but also for Mick's former girlfriend Marianne Faithful back then. Here's the song's performance from earlier this week:
Please drop by Tim Horton's for Camp Day Wednesday when every cent from coffee sales is donated to the Tim Horton's Children's Foundation. I will kick off our 12 hour broadcast with the CKOC Morning Show from 6 - 9am. We will be at the Tim Hoton's location on Upper Gage and Fennell in Hamilton, the city where where Tim Horton's started! Please help send a kid to camp. Speaking of camp, here's a campy song with a twisted slideshow...Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah from the legendary Allan Sherman:
Tuesday morning Steve Plunkett, the organizer of Canada's largest outdoor car show 'Fleetwood Cruize In,( this coming weekend in London, Ontario) will be joining me shortly after 8:30. Wait until you hear about some of the amazing classic cars that will be on display and original oldies artists performing including Bobby Vinton, Mitch Ryder, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, The Association and Paul Revere & The Raiders. Tune in Tuesday morning. Here's more info on the show:
What are the chances that two entirely different hit songs a decade apart would open with the same line..."It was the 3rd of June..." Well it happened in 1967 with Bobbie Gentry's multi-week number one hit 'Ode To Billie Joe, and again in the late 70's with Neil Diamond's "Desiree". I'll play one of them on my Morning Show monday as we kick off the first full week of June:
Yes, it's the hottest day of the year so far with the temp sitting at 29 c right now and the humidex at 36 c. Are you complaining about the heat yet on this 2nd last day of May? What song reminds you of a hot day? Here's a very hot looking Linda Ronstadtin concert performing her 1975 remake of the Martha & The Vandellas classic. Speaking of remakes, Linda Ronstadt has the distinction of having more hits of remakes in the 70's than any other music artist. They include When Will I Be Loved, Blue Bayou, That'll Be The Day, You're No Good, Ooh Baby Baby, It's So Easy, Tracks Of My Tears, and others.
...And now the top 5 from this week in 1971...any special memories here for you? Watch the Rolling Stones perform their new hit 'Brown Sugar' on Top Of The Pops at the end of this countdown:
5. It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr
4. Want Ads - Honey Cone
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
2. Joy To The World - 3 Dog Night
1. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones - this hit was from the album 'Sticky Fingers', which featured an eye-catching cover designed by artist Andy Warhol. It featured a real working zipper on a pair of pants many believed belonged to Mick Jagger. '71 was also the debut member Mick Taylor,their own 'tongue' record label and Mick's new wife Bianca. An eventful year for the Stones!