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Date:  June 8, 2019
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  Triple Down 3

Birthday Calendar

Jun 2   – Charles Miller (War) – born in 1939

Jun 3   – Curtis Mayfield – born in 1942
            – Mickey Finn (T. Rex) – born in 1947
            – Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople) – age 80

Jun 4   – Michelle Phillips (b. Holly Michelle Gilliam, Mamas & Papas) – age 75
            – Gordon Waller (Peter & Gordon) – born in 1945

Jun 5   – Tom Evans (Badfinger) – born in 1947

Jun 6   – Levi Stubbs (b. Levi Stubbles, Four Tops) – born in 1936
            – Gary U.S. Bonds (b. Gary Anderson) – age 80

Jun 7   – (Sir) Tom Jones (b. Tom Woodward) – age 79
            – Dean Martin (b. Dino Crocetti) – born in 1917

Jun 8   – Boz Scaggs (William Royce Scaggs) – age 75

 Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia

What song from tonight’s Birthday Calendar had almost the same title as one of last week’s 45 Corners? 

(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)


·       yellow song titles are YouTube links
·       songs with * were requests
·       all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted
·       a glossary of terms is below the playlist


OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)

Caroline – Fortunes (1964, did not chart; their debut onto the Hot 100 was still a year away) 

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Sixteen Reasons – Connie Stevens (1960, #3)

Got A Job – Miracles (1958, their first single, dnc.  This was an answer song to “Get A Job” by the Silhouettes.)

You’ll Lose A Good Thing – Barbara Lynn (1962, #8, R&B #1.  Bonus: here's another Barbara Lynn video!)

Dismal Day – Bread (1969, their first single, dnc)

Beach Baby – First Class (1974, #4)

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 * Yakety Yak – Coasters (1958, #1)

 * Jailbreak – Thin Lizzy (1976, b-side of The Boys Are Back In Town)

Summer Sand – Dawn (1971, #33)

 * Fresh Air – Quicksilver Messenger Service (1970, #49)

 * On The Beach (In The Summertime) – 5th Dimension (1970, #54) 

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Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) – Shangri-Las (1964, #5)

California Sun – Joe Jones (1961, #89. This was the original version; a cover version by the Rivieras in 1964 would reach #5.)


Summer – War (1976, #7, Adult Contemporary #1)

Since I Lost The One I Love – Impressions (1966, #90)

Ride A White Swan – T. Rex (1971, #76)

Go Where You Wanna Go – Mamas & Papas (1965, from the album If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears.  The song was reputedly written by John Phillips about his wife Michelle.  Two years later, a cover version by the 5th Dimension would be their first Hot 100 single, peaking at #16.)

Nobody I Know – Peter & Gordon (1964, #12)

Baby Blue – Badfinger (1972, #14)

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops (1965, #1 for two weeks, with Levi Stubbs singing lead)

Quarter To Three – Gary U.S. Bonds (1961, #1 for two weeks)

(It Looks Like) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones (1967, #49 – and then it charted again in 1969, reaching #6)

Nobody’s Baby Again – Dean Martin (1966, #60)

What Do You Want The Girl To Do – Boz Scaggs (1976, from the album Silk Degrees.  This song was written by Allen Toussaint.)

 * Once Bitten Twice Shy – Ian Hunter (1975, dnc in US, #14 in UK.  This was his first solo single, after his work with Mott The Hoople.)

You’ve Got Your Troubles – Fortunes (1965, #7)


Second Fiddle Girl – Barbara Lynn (1962, #63, with Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John on piano, giving it that New Orleans sound.  Sadly, Dr. John passed away this week.)

The Greenwood Tree – Connie Stevens (1961, non-charting b-side of If You Don’t Somebody Else Will)

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When Sundown Comes – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (from 1971 album One Dozen Roses, released as the b-side of “We’ve Come Too Far To End It Now” in 1972)

Take Comfort – Bread (1971, b-side of If)

Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy (1964, #7)

Sunny – Bobby Hebb (1966, #2 for two weeks)

Rockaway Beach – Ramones (1977, peaked at #66 in early 1978)

Summer Means Fun – Bruce & Terry (1964, #72)

Keep On Pushing Your Luck – Barbara Lynn (1965, dnc)

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Your Cheatin’ Heart – Connie Stevens (from her 1962 album, The Hank Williams Songbook)

Whenever It’s A Sunday – Fortunes (1973)

The Tracks Of My Tears – Miracles (1965, #16, R&B #2)

Belonging - Bread (1976, from the album Lost Without Your Love)

CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)

Trivia Answer

This week’s Birthday Calendar included “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” by Tom Jones, and one of last week’s 45 Corners was “I’ll Never Be In Love Again” by Don Williams.

Congratulations to David from Ithaca, for correctly answering the question and winning two passes to Island Health & Fitness!

Glossary of Terms:
dnc = did not chart
nr = not released as a single at the time
AC = Billboard’s chart for “Adult Contemporary” records
BB = Billboard Magazine, which publishes the Hot 100 chart (previously known as the Top 100), along with several other charts
Bubbling Under = songs that were ranked but fell below the top 100
C&W = Billboard’s chart for “Country & Western” records
R&B = Billboard’s chart for “Rhythm & Blues” records
RRHOF = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
RS500 = Rolling Stone Magazine’s ranked list of the top 500 singles of all-time

Host Next Week (June 15):  Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on Breaking Bad Oldies

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