Thursday, October 31, 2019

JSS: Merry Halloween-- No Snowblower-- Pine Straw Still Down-- Flowers Still Out-- Haunted Driveway?


Well, it would appear that winter has arrived here in the Midwest.

JSS--  Just Some Stuff

1.  MERRY HALLOWEEN--  All we want for Halloween is snow.  Wait, that's for Christmas.  It started snowing last night and has continued until now at 2:12 p.m..  I'm figuring we have at least 4 inches of snow on the ground.

2.  NO SNOWBLOWER--  And, I haven't gotten my snowblower working yet and am really hoping a ran off the gas-oil mixture this summer, but can't remember.  Will find out soon enough.

3.  PINE STRAW STILL DOWN--  And, I had just begun to rake the pine straw from around the pine islands.  Can't see the pine straw anymore.

4.  FLOWERS STILL OUT--  And, I still have some flowers out in pots.  But, I have taken the ones I want to overwinter inside.

5.  HAUNTED DRIVEWAY?--  Well, my driveway has snow on it.  The folks across the street?  Their driveways have no snow on them.  Mine must be haunted.

Too Soon for Snow.  --RoadSnow



The Drive's Halloween Spooktacular A to Z: "Don't Fear the Reaper"


Right now, WDRV, the Drive, in Chicago is playing their Halloween A to Z songs and are in the letter "D".  It streams and goes on until later this evening.  www.wdrv.com.

Last ten songs played:

EVIL WAYS--  Santana
DON'T FEAT THE REAPER--  Blue Oyster Cult
DEVIL'S GOT A NEW DISGUISE--  Aerosmith

DEVIL WOMAN--  Cliff Richard
DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON/GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY--  Mitch Ryder
THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA--  Charlie Daniels Band
DARKNESS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN--  Bruce Springsteen

DANCING IN THE DARK--  Bruce Springsteen
CUTS LIKE A KNIFE--  Bryan Adams
THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON--  Dave Edmunds

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "He Was In A Bind Cause He Was Way Behind."  Answer below.  --ScaredDog


"The Devil Went Down to Georgia"




Music to Make You Howl at Halloween: "Werewolves of London"


From Bob Stroud's Ten at Ten on Chicago's WDRV (The Drive) 97.1 FM for Halloween today.

Well, actually, a very, very distant relative named Baron Von Frankenstroud gave us the ten songs.

GHOSTBUSTERS--  Ray Parker, Jr.
SPOOKY--  Classics IV
DEVIL INSIDE--  INXS

SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD--  Police
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU--  Screamin' Jay Hawkins
DANCING WITH MR. D--  Rolling Stones
WEREWOLVES OF LONDON--  Warren Zevon

PSYCHO KILLER--  Talking Heads
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF--  Duran Duran
MONSTER MASH--  Bobby "Boris"Pickett

This will be repeated at 10 pm tonight.

Also, the Drive is running their Halloween A to Z show where they play a whole lot of Halloween songs in that order until way late this evening.  They started at noon and are up to the letter "D" now.

These all stream at www.wdrv.com.

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "Is There Somethin' Strange In Your Neighborhood?"  Answer below.  --RoadBoo


"Ghostbusters"



This Should Be a Sports Axiom: Save Some of Your Runs


After the last couple months, I would have to put these two likely axioms in play for sports.

Blowing Out Your Opponents Just Means That You'll Be Losing Some Close Games in the Future.

The Chicago Cubs blew out the Pittsburgh Pirates three straight games in September as they were fighting for a post season berth.  The scores were 17-8, 14-1 and 16-6.  Sure, we enjoyed those.  And they even won the next game, beating Cincinnati 8-2.

BUT:  Then came the nine game losing streak with five straight games lost by just one run.

4-2, 3-2 (10 innings), 5-4 (10 innings), 2-1, 9-8 and 3-2.  Cubs out of playoffs.

And, the St. Louis Cardinals blew Atlanta out in that one NLDS game and then lost four straight to the Nationals to bow out of the World Series.

Moral to the Story:  Save some of those runs.

Ain't It the Truth.  --RoadScore

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

From Happy to Happy Valley: #1 Place to Enjoy a Football Game is Penn State


#1  PENN STATE

Why, they even call the area where Penn State is located "Happy Valley" even though it really refers to the fact that the area wasn't hit as hard during the Great Depression because of Penn State being located there.

More than 100,000 fans descend into a cozy Pennsylvania town (42,353) every football weekend and transform it into one of the grandest parties in college sports.  Parking lots open on Thursday night as pop up towns of tents and RVs cluster around Beaver Stadium.

Students set up camps for first-come, first-served seating in their section, helping to build anticipation before game day.  Stroll through the tailgating area before kickoff and you're likely to be invited to share a beer or a brat in somebody's tent.

It's hard to beat the raucous atmosphere of a whiteout during a night game in State College with students chanting,  "We Are Penn State!!"

The downside?  Traffic is miserable with a two-lane road in and out of town.

I sure would like to have done some of (or all of) the research for this article.

Can't Beat Fun at the Old Football Game.  --RoadBall



WLS Top Ten for October 27, 1969: "Suite Judy Blue Eyes"


From the Oldies Loon site.

1.  SUSPICIOUS MINDS--  Elvis Presley
2. TRACY--  Cuff Links
3.  WEDDING BELL BLUES--  Fifth Dimension

4.  I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU--  Temptations
5.  HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME--  Sly & Family Stone
6.  BABY ITS YOU--  Smith
7.  SUITE JUDY BLUE EYES--  Crosby, Stills & Nash

8.  SOMETHING/COME TOGETHER--  Beatles
9.  BALL OF FIRE--  Tommy James / Shondells
10.  REUBEN JAMES-- Kenny Rogers / First Edition

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DEBUTS

30.  BABY, I'M FOR REAL--  Originals
37.  NA NA HEY HEY--  Steam  That famed baseball song popularized by the White Sox.  Thanks Nancy Faust.  "Kiss Him Goodbye."

39.  FORTUNATE SON--  CCR
40.  GROOVY GRUBWORM--  Harlow Wilcox

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "I Can Turn The Gray Sky Blue."   Answer below.  --RoadDog


"I Can't Get Next To You"

Saturday, October 26, 2019

I Guess I Should Be Telling You How They Arrived at the Rankings


I have only been to a whole bunch of games at Northwestern's Dyche Stadium, now Ryan Field, and one U of Illinois and one Indiana University game, so that is the extent of my Big 10 football experiences.

The writers of the article in the Tribune last year said they weighed factors such as atmosphere, tailgating, tradition, food and even parking to rank fan experience at each school.

They think you should put some of these on your bucket list, but say you might want to skip the East Coast.  I personally believe that those East Coast schools:  Maryland and Rutgers, are a blemish on the Big Ten, 11,12,13,14.

--RoadDog

Friday, October 25, 2019

From Happy to Sad-- Part 5: #3 Nebraska and #2 Wisconsin


3.  NEBRASKA--  Even if the game is a dud, you'll never forget your first trip to Memorial Stadium.  It is well-situated  near booth the campus and downtown Lincoln, where the most intense pregaming takes place.

The "O" Street area is full of college bars and the Haymarket part of downtown is just the place for you late 20s and 30s folks.

The experience of the fans of the visiting team is unmatched, with upbeat "Sea of Red" locals saying, "Welcome to Lincoln!  Hope you enjoy the game!" and inviting you to their tailgate for free food and drink.

Eat a corn dog and ask who the third-string punter is.  Husker fans will know.

2.  WISCONSIN--  Tradition and winning combine for a fantastic atmosphere.  Wisconsin has it all.  When "Jump Around" blasts at Camp Randall before the fourth quarter and the stadium literally starts rocking, you know you're at the Big Ten's best parties.

Wisconsin doesn't have a central tailgating area, but feel free to pop onto a lawn for a house party and buy a red Solo cup  and tap a keg.  Fans mill in and out of bars on regent Street.  Grab a couple of Spotted Cows (craft beer, hey, it's Dairy Land for crying out loud) and some brats to feel like one of the locals.

Fans even stick around for the postgame celebration with the marching band, known as "The Fifth Quarter."

So, Who's #1?  --RoadDog

DID YOU KNOW (From the Orange Peel Gazette):  The longest one syllable word in the English language is   "screeched."


Thursday, October 24, 2019

From Happy to Sad, Big 10 Football Fun-- Part 3: #5 Ohio State, #4 Iowa


5. OHIO STATE--  The first time you see the "Shoe", you might be awed by its size and grandeur.  There is a massive tailgating area and then, that marching band, which bills itself as TBDBITL:  The Best Damn Band In The Land" and they live up to that as well..  Before the game, about 10,000 fans go to the St. John Arena  for a concert.  However, OSU fans have a reputation for being less than cordial to visiting fans.

Though I am definitely NOT an OSU fan, one year a buddy and I were in Columbus when the Buckyeyes played Indiana at home.  And, I was pulling for OSU, something I thought I'd never do.  But it is always more fun to be cheering with the home team when you are in their home.  I had a real good time at several bars.

4.  IOWA--  When "Back in Black" plays, the crowd roars in anticipation of "The Swarm" where Iowa players lock arms before running onto the field.

And recently, they have added another tradition, "The Wave" as fans show support for patients in the children's hospital that overlooks the stadium.  That to me is probably the greatest college football tradition anywhere and really moves you as you can see the kids waving back.  I'm getting tingles just typing this.

Kinnick Stadium is a classic brick stadium that seats about 70,500 fans, but there are often 100,000 or more people in black and gold milling around.

--RoadFan

From Happy to Sad, Big 10 Football Fun-- Part 2: Minnesota, Indiana, MSU, Michigan


9.  MINNESOTA--  TCF Bank is the most modern stadium in the Big Ten and a huge improvement from when they played their home games in the Metrodome.  Finally a home field on the campus and, and you can buy beer.

8.  INDIANA--  The Hoosiers have a late arriving crowd, especially for noon games.  There might be 15,000 fans in the stadium at kickoff and twice as many in the parking lots.

7.  MICHIGAN STATE--  A huge, underrated walk along the Red Cedar River on a fall day as the leaves are changing is a must..  Spartan Stadium is blah, but the tailgating is astounding.  Drink beer, not the water.

6.  MICHIGAN--   The Big House is an intimidating, massive stadium, sometimes referred to as a crater with a football field at the bottom.  Some consider it a sure-fire bucket list item, and that fight song will sure stick in your mind.

Football Saturday, You Know.  --RoadPunt

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CROSS PURPOSES:  "Ferry Cross the Mersey" was a 1964 hit song for which British Invasion group?


Gerry and the Pacemakers


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

From Happy to Sad: Where to Go for Big Ten, 11,12,13,14 Fun-- Part 1: The Bottom Five


From the September 21, 2018, Chicago Tribune by Shannon Ryan and Teddy Greenstein.

Well, it's that time of the year again.  Leaves are turning, beer is flowing, winter's on its way.  Where to have a lot of fun at football games in the Big Ten, 11, 12, 13,14:

(Not exactly sure how come they still call it the Big Ten what with 14 teams, but I'll simply refer to it as the Big Ten after this.)

14.  MARYLAND:   Probably more into Hoops.

13.  RUTGERS:     Eating. but not much else.

I hate these two above teams being in the Big Ten.  They are not Midwest in any sense.

12.  ILLINOIS:    Bad teams don't attract.  Careful.  Everyone, even us fifty year olds get carded on the party street.  Well. that last second win against Wisconsin Saturday might help a little.

11.  PURDUE:  Low attendance at games.

10.  NORTHWESTERN:    Really not much around it.  But I will be at the game this Saturday.  Sre glad I wasn't there this past Friday against Ohio State.

--RoadTailGate
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CROSS PURPOSE:  Who was the founder of the American Red Cross?


Clara Barton




Music Deaths: Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators


ROKY ERICKSON, 71

Died May 31, 2019

Singer, songwriter of the psychedelic band 13th Floor Elevators from Austin, Texas.  They were a One Hit Wonder band with just "You're Gonna Miss Me" (#55-1966)

Early in her career, Janis Joplin considered joining this band.  The band was a vocal proponent of the use of marijuana and  and psychedelic drug use and as such, were constantly under  attention of law enforcement groups.  They were the first group to call it Psychedelic Rock.

If you haven't heard this song, go to You Tube.  Very interesting.  Surprised that it didn't chart higher (excuse the pun).  Also, they have an hour-long album "The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators."  Worth a listen.  They sure liked that strange sound on their songs.

Far Out, Man, Far Out.

Music Deaths: Leon Redbone


LEON REDBONE, 69

Died May 30, 2019

About as unique of a musician as you can get.  His music defies genre.  Specialized in jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley songs.  Easily recognized by his Panama hat and dark sunglasses.  Released eighteen albums and sang the theme song to TV's "Mr. Belvedere."

Provided the voice of snowman Leon in the movie "Elf."

I have several of his albums.  For some reason I always thought of him as being from New Orleans with his eclectic music.


Music Deaths: Chuck Barksdale, 84, Member of the Dells


CHUCK BARKSDALE, 84

Died May 15, 2019

Bass singer with the popular Soul Music group, the Dells for over fifty years.  The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.  The fictional group in the movie "The Five Heartbeats" was based on the group.

The group formed in Harvey, Illinois, and had hits such as "There Is" (#20-1968),  "Stay In My Corner" (#10-1968) and "Oh What A Night"  (10-1969)



Monday, October 21, 2019

Music Deaths: Leon Rausch of Bob Wills & Texas Playboys


LEON RAUSCH, 91

Died May 14, 2019

Was the voice of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.  He was the lead vocalist on all those Western Swing Music songs by the band from the 1950s into the 1960s.

After Bob Wills died in 1975, Mr. Rausch continued to tour.

Western Swing Music was recognized as Texas' official state music in 2011.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

WLS Top Ten for October 20, 1969: Wedding Bell Blues"


Just fifty years ago.  Half a century.  A quarter of a bicentennial.

1.  SUSPICIOUS MINDS--   Elvis Presley
2.  I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU--  Temptations
3.  HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME--  Sly & the Family Stone

4.  TRACY--  Cuff Links
5.  JEAN--  Oliver
6.  WEDDING BELL BLUES--  Fifth Dimension
7.  JUDY BLUE EYES--  Crosby, Stills & Nash

8.  BALL OF FIRE--  Tommy James / Shondells
9.  REUBEN JAMES--  Tommy James / Shondells
10.  JESUS IS A SOUL MAN--  Lawrence Reynolds

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DEBUTS

30.  ELI'S COMING--  Three Dog Night
32.  AND WHEN I DIE--  BS&T

36.  SO GOOD TOGETHER--  Andy Kim
38.  TURN ON A DREAM--  Box Tps

39.  MIND, BODY & SOUL--  Flaming Embers
40.  AREN'T WE THE LUCKY ONES--  Vic Dana

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "End Of The Spring And Here She Comes Back, Hi Hi Hi Hi There."  Answer below.  --RoadDog


"Hot Fun In the Summertime"

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Top Ten for Oct. 13 Is Found on the Blog Entry for October 13


I wrote down the Top ten songs for October 13, 1969, on my Oct. 13 blog entry, so check it out.

--RoadDog

WLS Top 40 for October 13, 1969-- Part 4: "Baby It's You"


15.  EASY TO BE HARD--  Three Dog Night     #4     From the musical "Hair."  Los Angeles group.

14.  BABY ITS YOU--   Smith     #5    Their first and  biggest hit by the Los Angeles-based rock quintet.

13.  BALL OF FIRE--  Tommy James / Shondells     #19

12.  REUBEN JAMES--  Kenny Rogers / First Edition    #26     Born in 1938 in Houston, Texas.  Sang with the New Christy Minstrels, before forming the First Edition.

11.  JESUS IS A SOUL MAN--  Lawrence Reynolds     #28   Never heard of it before.  Good soul, though.  From Mobile, Alabama.

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "How Can People Be So Heartless, How Can People Be So Cruel."  Answer below.  --RoadDog



"Easy To Be Hard"

Friday, October 18, 2019

WLS Top 40 for October 13, 1969-- Part 3: "Is That All There Is"


For more fun, try to guess who sang the song in the headline of this post.

Fifty years ago in Chicago.

25.  SUGAR ON SUNDAY--   Clique    #22   Pop rock quintet from Texas.  Their biggest hit of three Top 100s.

24.  CARRY ME BACK--  Rascals    #26    Not the Young Rascals anymore.

23.  YOU, I--   Rugbys     #24    Their only Top 100.  You know.

22.  TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS--  Glen Campbell     #23

21.  MAKE BELIEVE--   Wind     #28   New York studio group featuring Tony Orlando.   One Hit Wonder.

20.  IS THAT ALL THERE IS--  Peggy Lee    #11    Her biggest hit was 1958's "Fever" which went to #8.

19.  SUGAR, SUGAR--   Archies    #1    Their biggest hit.   Love that Bubble Gum Music.

18.  SOMETHING / COME TOGETHER--  Beatles      "Something" #3   "Come Together"  #1

17.  WEDDING BELL BLUES--  Fifth Dimension   #1

16.  JUDY BLUE EYES--  Crosby, Stills & Nash      #21    "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"  Written by Stephen Stills for Judy Collins.

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "It's Getting To The Point Where I'm No Fun Anymore."  Answer below.  --RoadDog


"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"

WLS Top 40 for October 13, 1969-- Part 2: "Holly Holy"


Fifty Years Ago in Chicago.

I was unable to listen to these songs on You Tube this time because of all the problems I've been having with the computer, so will just say whether I remember the song, how high it got on the Billboard Hot 100 national chart and perhaps something Joel Whitburn wrote about the group or song.

35.  SON OF A LOVIN' MAN--   Buchanan Brothers     #61    Their second and last Top 100.  Their big hit was "Medicine Man" (#22-1969).  A Two-Hit Wonder.  I don't remember this song.

34.  LOVE WILL FIND A WAY--    Jackie DeShannon    (D)

33.  YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE--   Brooklyn Bridge     #51    Out of Long Island, New York.    One of seven Top 100s.  My fraternity Delta Sigma Phi at NIU, had a song based on this song  "walk on, Walk on, with Delta Sigma Phi, and you'll never walk alone."

32.  HOLLY HOLY--  Neil Diamond      #6    (D)

31.  TAKE A LETTER MARIA--  R.B. Greaves     #2   Born Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves.  Half American Indian.  His biggest hit of 5 songs making the Top 100.

30.  ANY WAY YOU WANT ME--  Eve Sands     #50   "Any Way That You Want Me" by Evie Sands.   I don't remember this song.

29.  THE TRAIN--  1910 Fruitgum Co.    #57    I don't remember this song.   Their last hit.   No more Bubble Gum Music from them.

28.  WHEN I DIE--  Motherlode     #18    A true One Hit Wonder.

27.  DON'T IT MAKE YOU WANNA GO HOME--  Joe South    #41      Born Joe Souter in Atlanta.

26.  JACK & JILL--  Tommy Roe    #53      I don't remember this song.

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "Last Night As I Got Home About Half Past Ten."   Answer below.  --RoadDog


"Take A Letter Maria"

Thursday, October 17, 2019

WLS Top 40 for October 13, 1969-- Part 1: "Smile A Little Smile"


These were the Top 40 songs on Chicago's WLS 890 AM back fifty years ago.  A (D) means it is a debut song.  The number after the artist is how high the song got on Billboard's Hot 100 national chart.

I usually listen to all of the songs in the top 40 but have been having serious computer problems which hopefully now are solved.  I only listened to 36-40.  The rest of the songs will have just comments by Joel Whitburn in his "Top Pop Singles 1955-1993" book.

40.  TEN COMMANDMENTS--   Little Anthony / Imperials     #82    (D)    Full name "The Ten Commandments of Love."    A bit too much, but grows on you with repeated listenings.

39.  LEAVING ON A JET PLANE--  Peter, Paul & Mary    (D)      #1   Such vocalizing.  Give me some Folk!!!

38.  YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'--  Dionne Warwick    #16     (D)    Move over Righteous Brothers.  This is Dionne putting her spin on the song.  

37.  SMILE A LITTLE SMILE--   Flying Machine     #5    (D)  Love that horn at the beginning of the song.  Who is this Rose Marie?

36.  ROOSEVELT & IRA LEE--  Tony Joe White    #44      (D)   "Polk Salad Annie" Part 2.   watch where you're steppin'.

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "All My Bags Are Packed, I'm Ready To Go."  Answer below.  --RoadDog


"Leaving On A Jet Plane"

Setting Up the New Computer Went Better Than I Could Have Hoped For


As I sit here typing away with my two little fingers on the new personal computer in front of me, I must admit that yesterday went much better than I believed it would.

Now, however, I just need to learn how to get sound on it and how to turn it off.

But today, all of the eight blogs have been done on the new one.

So Proud, So very Proud.

Maybe I'm Not As technologically Challenged As I Thought.   But, I Probably Am.  --RoadDog

CROSS PURPOSES:  Who delivered the "Cross of Gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention on July 9, 1896?      


William Jennings Bryan

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wish Me Luck As I Attempt to Set Up the New Computer Today


Last Friday, I bought a new personal computer at Wal-Mart, an HP all-in-one Windows 10 for $399 and today I am going to attempt to install it.

I do not expect to succeed, given my continuing record dealing with all this new technology/  I am, as they say, technologically challenged.  Our current pcs are XPs and no longer supported by Windows as I see every time I turn mine on.

I would gave gotten a new pc earlier, but again, I have to learn how to set it  up and use it, something I am not good at in any fashion.

I still use a 2003 flip phone and still hardly know how  to use it.

Well, Wish Me Luck.  --RoadHuh?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

JSS: Plants In-- Bears/Packers-- Halloween-- Burning


JSS-  Just Some Stuff

1.  PLANTS IN--  With the crashing temperatures and freeze warnings Friday and this weekend, I brought in the plants outside that I overwinter in the sunroom.

2.  BEARS/PACKERS--  This past weekend was one of those crummy times when neither the DaBears nor Packers were on TV Sunday.  In the past it was because they usually both had byes.  Da Bears had a bye this week, but the Packers played Monday night.  That left us with no football to watch since we only watch these two teams on TV unless we happen to be in a bar and another game is on.

3.  HALLOWEEN--  I've been putting up Halloween decorations outside and inside, because you-know-what is about here.  Of course, everybody knew about it as Halloween Creep set in early in September.

4.  BURNING--  We can only burn leaves on weekends in October and November and what I'd like to know is why we get the worst weather those two days most every month.  Last weekend was a prime example with it being too wet and windy on Saturday and way too windy, overcast and cold on Sunday.

Like, Boo.  --RoadDog

Sunday, October 13, 2019

WLS Top Ten for October 13, 1969: "Hot Fun In the Summertime"


The Top of the Top in Chicago fifty years ago.   The number after the artist is how high the song got on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

1.  SUSPICIOUS MINDS--  Elvis Presley   #1
2.  I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU--  Temptations    #1
3.  JEAN--   Oliver    #2

4.  I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE--  Lou Christie      #10
5.  TRACY--  Cuff  Links     #9
6.  LITTLE WOMAN--  Bobby Sherman   #3
7.  THIS GIRL'S A WOMAN NOW--  Gary Puckett / Union Gap    #9

8.  THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS-- Marvin Gaye     #7
9.  HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME--  Sly & Family Stone    #2
10.  EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'--  Nilsson    #6

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DEBUTS

32.  HOLLY HOLY--  Neil Diamond
34.  LOVE WILL FIND A WAY--  Jackie DeShannon

36.  ROOSEVELT & IRA LEE--  Tony Joe White
37.  SMILE A LITTLE SMILE--  Flying Machine

38.  YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING--  Dionne Warwick
39.  LEAVIN' ON A JET PLANE--  Peter, Paul& Mary

40.  TEN COMMANDMENTS--  Little Anthony / Imperials

Name That Tune(from the above songs):  "We're Caught In A Trap I Can't Walk Out."  Answer below.  --RoadDog


"Suspicious Minds"

Friday, October 11, 2019

Nothing But Computer Problems the Last Two Weeks


In case you're wondering how come there have been so few posts the last several weeks, it is because of computer problems.

Yesterday I bought a new computer (ours are XPs)  and still have to set it up which should be quite a problem as I am very technologically challenged.

But, I will do the best I can.

Hope to see you guys on the other side.

--RoadWhat?

WLS Top Ten for October 6, 1969: "You, I"


Fifty years ago on Chicago's WLS 890 AM.

1.  LITTLE WOMAN--  Bobby Sherman
2.  I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU--  Temptations
3.  I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE--  Lou Christie

4.  THIS GIRL'S A WOMAN NOW--  Gary Puckett / Union Gap
5.  EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'--   Nilsson
6.  THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS--  Marvin Gaye
7.  TRACY--  Cuff Links

8.  EASY TO BE HARD--  Three Dog Night
9.  YOU, I--   Rugbys
10.  SUSPICIOUS MINDS--  Elvis Presley

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DEBUTS

30.  TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS--  Glen Campbell
33.  SOMETHING/COME TOGETHER--  Beatles

36.  ANYWAY YOU WANT ME--  Eve Sands
40.  TAKE A LETTER MARIA--  R.B. Greaves

How about that.  Glen Campbell debuting higher than the Beatles?  Only in Chicago.

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "You've Got To Come Into My World, Leave Your World Behind."  Answer below.  --RoadDog


"Little Woman"


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Music Deaths: Doris Day, Star of Movies and Singer


DORIS DAY, 97

Died May 13, 2019

Began her career in 1939 as a Big Band singer and had two #1s:  "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are getting Bigger All the Time" with Les Brown & His Band of Renown.  Starred in motion pictures for twenty years.

Another big hit for her was "Whatever Will Be, Will be (Que Sera, Sera)."

Music Deaths: J.R. Cobb, Member of Classics IV and Atlanta Rhythm Section


J.R. COBB, 75

Died May 5, 2019

Session guitarist and member of Atlanta Rhythm Section.  Co-wrote "Spooky," "Every Day With You Girl,"  "Traces." and "Stormy" as a member of  Classics IV.  Plus "Champagne Jam" and "Do It or Die" for the Atlanta Rhythm Section.  Also wrote "I Take It Back" for Sandy Posey.

He also co-wrote the Beach Music hit "Be Young, be Foolish, Be Happy" for the Tams.

WLS Top Ten for September 29, 1969: "Little Woman"


Fifty years  ago these were the Top Ten songs in Chicago according to WLS 890 AM.  That's right, FIFTY years ago!!!

1.  LITTLE WOMAN--  Bobby Sherman
2.  I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE--  Lou Christie
3.  THIS GIRL'S A WOMAN NOW--  Gary Puckett / Union Gap

4.  I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU--  Temptations
5.  EASY TO BE HARD--  Three Dog Night
6.  SUGAR SUGAR--  Archies
7.  EVERYBODY' S TALKIN'--  Nilsson

8.  YOU, I--  Rugbys
9.  THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS--  Marvin Gaye
10.  JEAN--  Oliver

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DEBUTS

33.  WEDDING BELL BLUES--  Fifth Dimension
37.  IS THAT ALL THERE IS--  Peggy Lee

39.  SON OF A LOVIN' MAN--  Buchanan Brothers
40.  YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE--  Brooklyn Bridge

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "I'll Try Every Trick In The Book,"  Answer below.  --RoadDog


"I'm Gonna Make You Mine"