Starting Monday morning at 8:10am join me for your chance to win an instant prize then qualify to win tickets to see the legendary CHER in concert at the A.C.C. in Toronto and you and your guest with travel in style with Hamilton Limo! More music trivia and this week its Music Headlines. We'll provide a date and some clues to a major event in music history.You provide the answer and you win an instant prize, then qualify for the weekly prize.Listen to win weekdays at 8:10am and 5:10pm on Classic Hits 1150 CKOC. Here's one of the classic hits from CHER:
Paul McCartney wrote Badfinger's first hit, top 5 on the Now Sound CKOC 1150 Top 40 chart this week in 1970. As noted in my book "The 70s The Hits and The Trivia', this hit was featured in the film 'The Magic Christian' which starred Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers. This was the first hit for Badfinger after changing their name from the Iveys. Both group's recorded on the Beatles' 'Apple' record label. Sadly, both main members of the band, lead singer/songwriters Pete Ham and Tom Evans later both committed suicide.
There were so many great albums during the 70s and so many great album covers. What are some of your favourites?
Starting Monday morning at 8:10, join me with 'Sing or Say' to qualify to see and hear Billy Joel in concert (with your transportation provided by Hamilton Limo) next Sunday at the Air Canada Centre! Listen every weekday morning at 8:10am with me and 5:10pm with Ray to sing or say the next line of a classic hit. You could instantly win a qualifying prize, then be entered into the draw to win the weekly grand prize of tickets and luxury transportion to see the legendary Billy Joel in concert. Tell your friends about it. Here's the song that launched the career of Joel back in early '74:
It's the coldest most brutal winter in memory and it just won't let up, and it looks like March is going to come in like a polar bear! What a winter! Like most, I'll be glad when its over. In the meantime, it's a good time to start planning summer getaways or just think of warmer days of the past or future. What song makes you feel warm on these cold winter days? Here's a hot song by the Beach Boys with a rare video of them performing California Girls live in a fun setting from '65:
What's a fun/scary thing that you have experienced? I have one coming up this Sunday night at Flamboro Downs as I call the 3rd race live! I've never done anything like this before. It's for their Announcer Idol competition with a different Media Personality calling the 3rd race every Sunday night until the end of March with the one with the most votes at the end donating a cheque to the local charity of their choice at the end of it all. Here's more info:
This week in 1971, 13 year old Donny Osmond began his 5 week run at number one with the Osmonds with One Bad Apple. Donny's one of the good apples who never had any negative publicity or scandals through all those years in the spotlight. I've interviewed Donny several times and I can tell you that he's an all round nice guy with a great sense of humour.
These days Donny and sister Marie continue to have one of the hottest tickets shows in Las Vegas. Here's a clip of the hit that started it all:
Back in 1969, the 8 piece brass rock band Bill Deal and The Rhondells from New York City had 3 hits in one year. Unfortunately, that was their only year of top 40 hits. Their debut hit was "May I" in early '69, followed by "I've Been Hurt" in the early summer, then finally "What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am in the Fall of that exclusive year for this talented band. Let's listen back to the doo wop influenced "I've Been Hurt". Remember it?
Here's the Top 10 hits from this week in 1977 with a video of song number one...Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary McGregor, which was co-written by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary fame. (You'll see it at the bottom)
1. Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary McGregor
2. Car Wash - Rose Royce
3. New Kid In Town - The Eagles
4. Love Theme From "A Star Is Born" - Barbra Streisand
5. Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
6. Dazz - Brick
7. Lost Without Your Love - Bread
8. Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
9. Weekend In New England - Barry Manilow
10. Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart