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Thursday, September 22, 2016

WLS Top Ten for September 23, 1966: "The Joker Went Wild"

1.  CHERISH--  Association
3.  YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE--  Supremes

5.  BLACK IS BLACK--  Los Bravos
6.  WIPE OUT--  Surfaris
7.  GUANTANAMERO--  Sandpipers

8.  SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER--  Happenings
9.  THE JOKER WENT WILD--  Brian Hyland
10.  WOULDN'T IT BE NICE--  Beach Boys

Name That Tune from the above songs:  "All The Feeling That I Have."  --RoadDog

BIZARRE LAWS IN AMERICA:  In West Virginia you cannot hunt down other wild animals or birds with a ferret like a hunting dog, you can get a fine up to $500 or even go to jail.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Music Deaths: Winfield "Scotty" Moore


Died June 28, 2016.  Original guitarist for Elvis Presley, along with Bill Black, known as the "Blue Moon Boys."

Asked by Sam Phillips to work with Elvis to establish a sound.  I guess he certainly did.

Played with Presley through his move to RCA Records.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

WLS Top 40 for September 16, 2016-- Part 7: "Wipe Out"

The Big Ones:

10.  BUS STOP--  Hollies
9.  GUANTANEMERA--  Sandpipers
8.  THE JOKER WENT WILD--  Brian Hyland   Went to #20 on Billboard.  His biggest hit was "Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" which went to #4 in 1960.

7.  BLACK IS BLACK--  Los Bravos
6.  SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER--  Happenings
4.  WIPE OUT--  Surfaris

3.  YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE--  Supremes
1.  CHERISH--  Association

Name That Tune:  "I Need To Find, Find Someone To Call Mine."  --RoadDog

BIZARRE LAWS IN AMERICA:  In New Hampshire you are not allowed to carry away or collect seaweed at night.

"You can't Hurry Love"

Saturday, September 17, 2016

WLS Top 40 Survey for September 16, 1966-- Part 6: "Sunny"

That's right, 50 years ago.

15.  TURN DOWN DAY--  Cyrkle    Went to #16 on Billboard.  Their biggest hit was "Red Rubber Ball"  #2,  The group was named by John Lennon and managed by Brian Epstein.

14.  I'VE BEEN WRONG--  Buckinghams    Did nor receive a ranking on Billboard.  Their break through hit was "Kind of a Drag which went to #1 in 1966.

13.  WOULDN'T IT BE NICE--  Beach Boys

12. SUNNY--  Bobby Hebb


Name That Tune from the above songs:  "It's Much Too Groovy a Summer's Day."  --RoadDog

BIZARRE LAWS IN AMERICA:  In North Carolina bingo games cannot last more than five hours.

"Turn Down Day"

WLS Top 40 Survey for September 16, 2016-- Part 5: "Born a Woman"

20.  JUG BAND MUSIC--  Mugwumps   This was a song written by John Sebastion of the Lovin' Spoonful.  It didn't rank on Billboard.  The Mugwumps most likely were a group of L.A. studio musicians, but there is big confusion as to who they were.  Hearing one version on You Tube, I'd say they were the Spoonful.

I bought a Lovin' Spoonful double album set last year and it had a version of them doing this song.

19.  ROLLER COASTER--  Ides of March    Reached #92 on Billboard.   Follow up to their "You Wouldn't Listen."  Their biggest hit was "Vehicle" (#2-1970)  Their only Top 40. This was WLS promoting local Chicago talent.

18.  WITH A GIRL LIKE YOU--  Troggs

17.  BORN A WOMAN--  Sandy Posey


Name That Tune from the above songs:  "The Taxman's Taken All My Dough."  --RoadDog

BIZARRE LAWS IN AMERICA:  (From the Wassup magazine)  In California if a frog dies during a frog-jumping contest, it must be destroyed as soon as possible and it cannot be eaten.

"Sunny Afternoon"

Friday, September 16, 2016

WLS Top 40 Survey for September 16, 2016-- Part 4: "Working In a Coal Mine"

25.  BAD LITTLE WOMAN--  Shadows of Knight    #91 on Billboard.  Blues with a rock edge  One of their five Top 100s on Billboard.  This was WLS supporting the Chicago groups.

24.  WORKING IN A COAL MINE--  Lee Dorsey

23.  GET AWAY--  Georgie Fame     Went ot #70 on Billboard.    His biggest hit was "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" which went to  to #7 in 1968.

22.  LET'S CALL IT A DAY, GIRL--  Razor's Edge--  Went to #77 on Billboard.  Their only hit.

21.  96 TEARS--  Question Mark

Name That  tune from the Above:  "You're Way On Top Now Since You Left Me."  --RoadDog

OH, HELL!  "Let's Offend Everybody:  Why doesn't Mexico have an Olympic team?  Answer:  Because all the Mexicans who can run, jump or swim are already in the United States.

"94 Tears"

Why the Bees Messin' With Me So Much Now

At 7:15 a.m., this morning, Lin Brehmer will be doing his Monday and Friday Lin's Bin on bees and why they're messing with us so much right now.

Should be good with his comments and music/movie bits included.

Give it a listen at WXRT, FM, 93.1 FM.

They sure are out there in great numbers in my yard.

They Been Really Messin' With Me This Year.

Must Learn to Be More Careful.  --RoadDog

Thursday, September 15, 2016

WLS Top 40 for September 16, 1966-- Part 3: "Cherry, Cherry"

Just a Short 50 years ago.

30.  GIRL ON A SWING--  Gerry & the Pacemakers    Went to #28 on Billboard.  Part of the first wave of the British Invasion.  Gerry was Gerry Marsden.  I had never heard this song before so had to go to You Tube.

29.  CHERRY, CHERRY--  Neil Diamond    Probably my second favorite Neil song.  Went to #6 on Billboard.  His first big hit and second charting song after his "Solitary Man" which went to #55.  This is my favorite Neil song.  And, if I hear "Sweet Caroline" again and have to be told to sing that refrain, I'm gonna go nuts.

28.  BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP--  Temptations    Went to #3 on Billboard.  As good of Motown as it gets.  We danced that song to death with Delta Sigma Phi at NIU.

27.  SUMMER SAMBA-- Walter Wonderely   Went to #26 on Billboard.  Brazilian organist/pianist.  A true one-hit wonder.

26.  MR. DIEINGLY SAD--  Critters    #17 on Billboard.  Their biggest hit.  From New Jersey.  Their leader was Don Ciccone who later joined the Four Seasons.

Name That  Tune from the above:  "So In Love Sad As Can Be."  --RoadDog

OH HELL! ...Let's Offend Everybody:  What's the difference between a northern fairy tale and a southern fairy tale?  Answer:  A northern fairy tale begins,  ..."Once upon a time..."  A southern fairy tale begins, ..."Y'all ain't gonna believe this sh*t."

"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Sad September 14th for Me: My Mother Is No Longer Here

This is a hard day for me as my mother, Barbara, would have been 86 today.  But we lost her suddenly back in June.

Visiting Goldsboro just isn't going to be the same.

However, she lived a good life and a long one.  My dad died at age 69.  Plus, other than some age ailments, she was getting around and doing what she wanted to do (and that was a lot).  She was involved in many things in her beloved Goldsboro, N.C..

She was born in the house she died in.  Not many can say that.

I Sure Miss Her.

WLS Top 40 for September 16, 1966-- Part 2: "Seven and Seven Is"

35.  FLAMINGO--  Herb Alpert   Went to #28 on Billboard.  Instrumental.  Founded A&M Records with Jerry Moss.  His biggest hit was "This Guy's In Love With You" (#1-1968)

34.  SUMMER WIND--  Frank Sinatra    Went to #25 on Billboard.  Came in the middle of "Strangers in the Night" (#1) and "That's Life" (#4).

33.  SATISFIED WITH YOU--  Dave Clark Five   Went to #50 on Billboard.  Not one of their bigger hits and I had to listen to it on You Tube.  Their biggest hit was "Over and Over" (#1-1965).

32.  SEVEN AND SEVEN IS--  Love    Went to #33 on Billboard.  One of three Top 100s for them.  Los Angeles band fronted by Alvin Lee.

31.  THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU--  Chris Montez   Went to #33 on Billboard.  Born Christopher Montanez in Los Angeles.  His biggest hit was "Let's Dance" (#4-1962)

Name That Tune From the Above:  "It Lingered There To Touch Your Hair."  --RoadDog

"Summer Wind"

WLS Top 40 for September 16, 1966-- Part 1: Just Like a Woman"

40.  THE LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE--  Monkees   We all know what happened to this song.

39.  I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW--  Ronnie Dove   Went to #22 on Billboard.  Slow song.  Born in Virginia and from 1964 to 1969 had 20 Top 100s.

38.  PSYCHOTIC REACTION--  Count Five   Went to #5 on Billboard  their only Top 100, a true one-hit wonder.  Psychedelic Garage Rock quintet from San Jose, California.  Great, great garage rock song and really psychedelic too.

37.  JUST LIKE A WOMAN--  Bob Dylan

36.  AIN'T GONNA LIE--  Keith   Went to #39 on Billboard.  His first charted song  His next song, "98.6" was his biggest hit, going to #7.  Born James Barry Keefer.

Name That Tune from the above songs: "And I'll Meet You At the Station."  --RoadDog

"Last Train to Clarksville"

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kennedy Center Honors, R&B Hall of Fame and Chicago Bands at Ballparks

**  Kennedy Center Honors will go to James Taylor, the Eagles and Mavis Staples on December 3, 2016, in Hollywood.

**  R&B Hall of Fame Inductees:  4th class will be inducted August 21, 2016, in Detroit:  Smokey Robinson, Supremes, Fats Domino, Sam and Dave, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Dionne Warwick, Eddie Floyd and Eddie Holman.

**  The Buckinghams and Ides of March sang the National Anthem at Chicago baseball stadiums.  The Buckinghams performed for the Cubs at Wrigley Field August 2 (Cubs won 5-0).  The Ides of March were at Comiskey Park August 25.  (Sox won 7-6).


Seven Bands That Changed Rock and Roll Music Forever

From the June 27, 2016, Cheat Sheet.

They had the reasons on the site.

1.  Elvis Presley
2.  Beatles
3.  Jimi Hendrix Experience
4.  Led Zeppelin
5.  Pink Floyd
6.  The Clash
7.  Sonic Youth


Music Deaths: Bonny "Sir Mack" Rice Member of Falcons and Wrote "Mustang Sally"


Died June 27, 2016.  Member of the Falcons 1957-1963.  Sang baritone on "You're So Fine" (#17-1959).

 Songwriter.  Wrote "Mustang Sally" (#23-1966) for fellow Falcons member Wilson Pickett. The song was originally called "Mustang Mama," but Aretha Franklin, who played keyboard on the demo suggested the name change.  It was originally a #15 R&B song for Rice in 1965, but far overshadowed by Pickett's version.

Also wrote "Respect Yourself" (#12-1971) for the Staple Singers and (#5-1987) for Bruce Willis.  Also wrote Johnnie Taylor's "Cheaper to Keep Her" (#15-1971)

Music Deaths: Wayne Jackson (Mar-Keys and Memphis Horns) and Bernie Worrell ) Parliament and Funkadelic)


Died June 21, 2016.  Trumpeter with Mar-Keys and part of studio band Memphis Horns on songs like Elvis Presley's "Kentucky Rain" and Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man."


Died June 24, 2016.  Keyboardist with Parliament and Funkadelic.  Played on "Tear the Roof the Sucker."