Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feb 9, 2013 - JS - 1965

Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  Feb 9, 2013
Host:  John Simon
Feature:  1965

Birthday Calendar

Feb 5 – Hal Blaine (session drummer) – 84 years old

Feb 7 – King Curtis (Atlantic Records sax player) – born in 1934             

Jan 9 – Barry Mann (songwriter) – 74 years old
Jan 9 – Carole King (singer/songwriter) – 71 years old
Jan 9 – Barbara Lewis – 70 years old

Rock and Roll Trivia

Clue 1:  The lead singer of this band-that-gave-him-top-billing left for a solo career after their first two American hits. He never charted again in the US, but the band’s first single without him went all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Name that band!

Clue 2:  The band appeared in an uncredited movie role, backing up singer Lulu on the title song from “To Sir With Love.” 

Clue 3:  One band member was a prolific songwriter, penning hits for the Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds and more. He and bandmate Eric Stewart would later form the nucleus of the band called 10cc.

(scroll down for the answer below the playlist)


(songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 2-9-65)


OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock 'n' Roll - Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys - 1969 - peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, produced by Jimi Hendrix

New York's a Lonely Town - The Tradewinds (#59, headed to #32)


I Go to Pieces – Peter & Gordon (at #10 this week, headed to #9)

Downtown – Petula Clark (#2, down from 2 weeks at #1)

My Girl –  The Temptations (#5, headed to #1 on March 6, 1965)


Ask The Lonely – Four Tops (at #53 this week, headed to #24)


Look Through Any Window – Hollies 

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Animals (#73, headed to #15)

* Cryin’ Time – Ray Charles (watch him perform it as a duet with Glen Campbell or Buck Owens or Barbra Streisand


Tequila – The Champs

I Wish You Could Be Here - The Cyrkle

Out of the Blue – Tommy James & The Shondells (11/67)


Baby Come Back - Player (3 weeks at #1 in 1977) 

Little Bell - The Dixie Cups


This Diamond Ring – Gary Lewis & Playboys (#3, headed to #1) with studio drummer Hal Blaine on drums

* The Cheater – Bob Kuban & The In-Men


7pm (birthdays and more)

Poor Side of Town – Johnny Rivers [with studio drummer Hal Blaine on drums]

Windy – Association [with studio drummer Hal Blaine on drums]

I Was Made to Love Her – King Curtis (#76 in Jan. ‘68)

Let It Be – King Curtis [1970. Didn’t chart.]

Don’t Forget About Me – Barbara Lewis [Goffin/King composition]


You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – Righteous Bros. [Mann & Weill composition]

Play It Again – Tina Robin [Goffin/King composition]


* Still the One – Orleans 

Take a Giant Step – Rising Sons (Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder) [Goffin/King composition

Sometime in The Morning – The Monkees [[Goffin/King composition]

Magic Town – The Vogues [Mann & Weill composition]


Brown Eyed Woman – Bill Medley [Mann & Weill composition]


* Reflections – Diana Ross & Supremes (the first record giving her top billing)

* Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & Pips

Spotlight on this date in musical history: on February 9, 1964 the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people tuned in. Here’s the first song they played….

All My Lovin’ – The Beatles [mono single version]


8pm (70s hour and trivia)

Overnight Sensation - The Raspberries

Love Is All Around – Troggs [lead singer Reg Presley passed away 3 days ago. R.I.P.]


* Tapestry – Carole King 

Here You Come Again – Dolly Parton [Mann & Weill composition]

There’s No Getting’ Over Me – Ronnie Milsap


Rock Your Baby – George McCrae

Crazy Love - Poco 

* Sister Golden Hair – America

Rings – Cymarron

Come On Home – Wayne Fontana


A Groovy Kind of Love – Mindbenders

Only You Know & I Know – Delaney & Bonnie

Get Ready – King Curtis [R&B #46, summer of 1970

CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny - 1959 - #1 for two weeks

Trivia Answer

A:  THE MINDBENDERS, whose first two hit singles were credited to "Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders", and whose members included prolific songwriter Graham Gouldman.  Congratulations to Jeannie for answering correctly and winning the prize!

Host Next Week (Feb 16):  John Simon

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