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Mar 9, 2013 - KV - 1960

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Date:   March 9, 2013 

Host:   Kim Vaughan

Feature:     1960

Birthday Calendar

Mar 3 - Jennifer Warnes - 66 years old 

Mar 4 - Bobby Womack - 69 years old

          - Miriam Makeba - born in 1932

Mar 6 - Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews) - 66 years old

Mar 8 - Micky Dolenz (drummer for the Monkees) - 68 years old

           - Randy Meisner (bassist for the Eagles) - 67 years old

Mar 9 - Lloyd Price - 80 years old

          - Jeffrey Osborne (lead singer of LTD) - 65 years old

          - Mark Lindsay (lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders) - 71 years old

Rock and Roll Trivia

Clue 1:  This artist’s career had a turning point when he was working at a bakery.  One of his future bandmates (the one the band was named after), was a restaurant owner, and came in to the bakery to buy some hamburger buns.  The band later recorded a song that mentions their food-related origin.  Although that song didn’t make it onto the charts, the band had 24 songs on the Hot 100 during the 60s and early 70s – and this particular member of the band also had 8 songs on the Hot 100 as a solo artist.

Clue 2:  This artist was involved with several tv variety shows over the years.  The group mentioned in Clue 1 performed regularly on a show hosted by Dick Clark in the mid-60s.  A couple years later, this artist co-hosted a show with the bandmate mentioned in Clue 1, and of course their group performed regularly on that show.  And then in 1971, this person was featured as a solo artist in at least one episode of a variety show hosted by The Carpenters.

Clue 3:  The group mentioned in Clue 1 was known for dressing in Revolutionary War-style outfits, in keeping with the band’s name.  This particular member, the lead singer, grew his hair out and wore it in a ponytail to further augment the 18th-century look.  

(scroll down for the answer below the playlist)


(songs in bold are from our spotlight date of 3-9-60; songs with * were requests; yellow titles are YouTube links)


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

Just a Little Bit – Rosco Gordon (#67 this week, peaked at #64, his only Hot 100 hit)


Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) – Brook Benton and Dinah Washington (#8 this week)

Handy Man – Jimmy Jones (#3 this week)

* Wild One – Bobby Rydell (#4 this week)

Too Pooped to Pop – Chuck Berry (#44 this week)


Country Boy – Fats Domino (#25 this week)

Just Give Me a Ring – Clyde McPhatter (peaked at #96 this week)

* Leader of the Pack – Shangri-Las (1964, #1)


This Door Swings Both Ways – Herman’s Hermits (1966, #12)

Hold You Tighter – Sonny and Cher (1969)

Mountain of Love – Harold Dorman (#91 this week)

Kisses Sweeter than Wine – Jimmie Rodgers (1957, #3) 


This Little Girl of Mine – Everly Brothers (1958, #26)

Rockin’ Little Angel – Ray Smith (#26 this week)

Lucky Devil – Carl Dobkins, Jr. (#32 this week)

Any Way the Wind Blows – Doris Day (#55 this week) 


Chattanooga Choo Choo – Ernie Fields (#75 this week)

Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy – Freddy Cannon (#35 this week) 


Road Runner – Bo Diddley (#81 this week)

Sixteen Reasons – Connie Stevens (#50 this week) 


(Welcome) New Lovers – Pat Boone (#34 this week)

Pretty Blue Eyes – Steve Lawrence (#28 this week)

7-8pm (birthdays and trivia)

Lady Luck – Lloyd Price (#16 this week in 1960, peaked at #14)

Pata Pata – Miriam Makeba (1967, #12)

California Dreamin’ – Bobby Womack (1968+, #43, one of four versions to hit the Hot 100 – Mamas & Papas reached #4 in ’66, America peaked at #56 in ’79, and Beach Boys were at #57 in ‘86)


I’m a Believer – Monkees (1966, spent 7 weeks at #1, Micky does lead vocals along with drums, written by Neil Diamond)

You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Blood, Sweat, & Tears (1969, #2 for three weeks, their first big hit)

Play Me – Neil Diamond (1972, #11)

Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be? – Paul Revere and the Raiders (1967, #5, Mark Lindsay co-wrote and sang lead) 


Arizona – Mark Lindsay (1969+, #10, biggest solo hit)

Sweet Nothin’s – Brenda Lee (#13 this week)

Let the Little Girl Dance – Billy Bland (#90 this week)

I Love the Way You Love – Marv Johnson (#79 this week)

Baby, What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed (#38 this week)

* Runaway – Del Shannon (1961, #1 for four weeks)

ABC – Jackson Five (1970, #1)


8-9pm (70s hour)

Right Time of the Night – Jennifer Warnes (1977, #6) 


Take It to the Limit – Eagles (1975+, #4, co-written by bassist Randy Meisner, and the only A-side on which he sang lead)

I’ve Got the Music in Me –The Kiki Dee Band (1974, #12, biggest hit was “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”)

Back In Love Again – LTD / Love, Togetherness, and Devotion (1977, #4, their only Top Ten)

That Same Old Feeling – The Fortunes (1970, #62)


Sail Around the World – David Gates (1973, #50)

The Weight – Aretha Franklin (1969, #19, with Duane Allman on slide guitar)

Rock and Roll Lullabye – B.J. Thomas (1972, #15) 


1,2,3, Red Light – 1910 Fruitgum Company (1968, #5)

Dance With Me – Orleans (1975, #6)

Sky High – Jigsaw (1975, #3) 


Cool Change – Little River Band (1979+, #10)

* Pusherman – Curtis Mayfield (1972)

Mr. Blue Sky – ELO (1978, #35) 


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

Trivia Answer

A:  MARK LINDSAY, the lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, who also happens to be celebrating his birthday today – he is now 71 years old.  The song “The Legend of Paul Revere” describes the band's origins.  Paul Revere & the Raiders appeared frequently on Dick Clark’s tv show “Where the Action Is” in 65-66.  Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere later co-hosted the show “Happening” in ‘68-‘69.  And Mark Lindsay was a guest star on at least one episode of “Make Your Own Kind of Music”, hosted by The Carpenters in 1971.  (Congratulations to Brian, this week's winner!)

Next Week (Mar 16):  JR with a spotlight on 1976

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