Here's the Lost 45 of the week...."65 Love Affair" from 1982 by singer songwriter Paul Davis. You may remember him from hits like "I Go Crazy", "Cool Night" and "Sweet Life". This is from the TV show Solid Gold. Great feelgood nostalgic song, - although I don't like how Marilyn McCoo comes in front of the camera with the introduction part way through the song:
Dick Dodd, the lead singer and drummer of the Standells has died of cancer at the age of 68. You may also remember him as a former Mouseketeer from the Mickey Mouse Club during the days of Annette Funicello.Here's a classic video of him singing lead on their 1966 classic "Dirty Water". As I noted in my first book "The 60s The Hits and The Trivia", the opening talk/sing was made up on the spot at the time of recording:
All this week on Reel To Reel Movie Trivia join me shortly after 7:30 for your chance to call in and instantly win a pair of tickets to see Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood in concert Dec 15 at the A.C.C. Here's the song that started it all for a very young Rod Stewart...Maggie May, watch it here from 1971:
Here's a great song with video from one hit wonder Rocky Burnette...Tired Of Toeing The Line. Rocky was the son of the legendary Johhny Burnette, who had a hit with the original "You're 16" back in 1960. His Uncle was Dorsey Burnette and his cousin is Billy Burnette of Fleetwood Mac fame.
Join me for my final 2013 book signing of my just released "The 80s The Hits and The Trivia" this Saturday at Coles in Eastgate Square in Hamilton from 1 - 3pm...Now, enjoy this Lost 45:
OH WHAT A FEELING...Yes, who doesn't know that iconic Canadian hit? Hamilton's Crowbar made it one of 1971's most memorable hits and leader Kelly Jay joins me in studio Thursday morning around 8:35 to talk about his show with Crowbar this Friday night in Hamilton. Here's a performance of the song last year with Kelly playing keyboards front and centre:
Seems like Winter is starting early this year with snow and colder temperatures. Are you ready for it? For kids it can be lots of fun with toboganning, building snowman and skating. For many adults it's all about the skiing and snowmobiling. For me, like many, it means shoveling and driving in less than perfect conditions with slippery roads and sometimes poor visibility. It seems in the last few winters we didn't get snow until later in December...I like it like that. Fall is the only season of the year that doesn't seem to be in sync with the others. I mean, by the time the Fall season ends on December 21, some of us are already tired of winter. What's that all about? We might as well sit back and enjoy...Let It Snow, Let It Snow...that's enough, you can stop now:
Remember many of these hits from the top 10 from this week in 1974? Watch the video of number one at the end from one hit wonder Billy Swan. As a teenager he wrote "Lover Please" for Clyde McPhatter and later produced "Polk Salad Annie" for Tony Joe White.
10. You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
9. Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot
8. When Will I See You Again - Three Degrees
7. Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) - Reunion
6. Everlasting Love - Carl Carlton
5. Longfellow Serenade - Neil Diamond
4. Tin Man - America
3. My Melody Of Love - Bobby Vinton
2. Do It (Till You're Satisfied) - B.T.Express
1. I Can Help - Billy Swan
Even if you are not old enough to remember, I'm sure you heard about. I'm talking about the historic Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. There will be many events celebrating The 50th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in North and one of the first big ones will be a just- announced prime-time special on CBS.
Set to air Sunday, February 9th -- the same date and day of the week of the original broadcast -- The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles will combine Sullivan show footage with other Fab Four performances and archival material. Other guest stars will perform Beatles songs and narrate segments on the group's musical and cultural impact. Here's one of the songs the Fab Four performed that night. And speaking of the Beatles, join me, Ted Yates for Beatles Jukebox this Sunday morning 9 - 10am. On this mid November ...
It was two years ago this month that I finally visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Not only did I want to see all the great displays in this museum, but I also wanted to see for myself that both my 60s and 70s Hits and Trivia books were really sitting on the shelves in the Gift Shop, like I was told by listeners and friends who told me. It was such a thrill when I saw it for myself. Now, what's new? There's a new Elvis exhibit opening on November 29th. Displays will focus on his years in the Army, the 1968 comeback TV special and his appearances in Lake Tahoe. More than 40 artifacts -- ranging from stage outfits and jewelry to a custom-made motorcycle -- are on loan from Graceland, representing different moments in Elvis's career. There'll also be a newly produced film on the King's ...
Brooklyn born singer/songwriter Robbie Dupree had only two notable hits and they were both popular in 1980. His biggest hit was 'Steal Away' and its amazing that Michael McDonald didn't sue him for stealing the melody and beat of his Doobie Brothers hit 'What A Fool Believes. Both are great songs. Let's go back and watch and listen to Robbie Dupree's Steal Away. Imagine 'What A Fool Believes' while you're listening or youtube it and hear for yourself: