Monday, May 13, 2013

May 11, 2013 - JS - 1962

Rockin' Remnants

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Date:   May 11, 2013
Host:   John Simon
Feature:   5-11-62

Tonight Rockin' Remnants looks at the Spring of 1962. The Girl Group sound was gearing up for an explosion, Folk music was beginning to proliferate, Ray Charles had just discovered C&W music and an Englishman with a clarinet was about to ascend to the #1 slot with an old-fashioned instrumental tune.

Birthday Calendar

May 8 – Ricky Nelson – born in 1940

              Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire) – 62 years old

May 9 – Tommy Roe – 71 years old

               Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) – 69 years old

May 10 – Donovan – 67 years old

May 11 – Eric Burdon – 72 years old


Rock and Roll Trivia

Clue 1: This big-time LA record producer and manager got his start as half of a duo whose first hit made it all the way to #1.
Clue 2: The duo's first two hits were Lennon/McCartney compositions. They also had a Top 10 hit written by Del Shannon.
Clue 3: This artist's greatest success came in the studio on recordings by Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.

(scroll down for the answer below the playlist)


(songs in bold are from the spotlight date of  5-11-62 ; yellow song titles are YouTube links; songs with * were requests)


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

Soldier Boy – The Shirelles [2nd of 3 weeks at #1]

Stranger on the Shore – Mr. Acker Bilk [at #3, headed to #1]

*The Locomotion – Little Eva [wouldn’t chart until 8/62 but headed to #1}

Any Day Now (My Wild Flying Bird) – Chuck Jackson [#72 > #23]

Runaway – Lawrence Welk [Del Shannon cover had reached #56]

Do You Wanna Dance – Del Shannon [from 1964]

I’ll Try Something New – The Miracles [at #99, headed to # 39]

And Your Bird Can Sing – The Beatles [from Rubber Soul LP]

* That’s Old-Fashioned – Everly Brothers

Old Cape Cod – Patti Page [rare stereo recording]

Because – Dave Clark 5

* Johnny Angel – Shelley Fabares [at #4, down from #1]

* Midnight Confessions – Grass Roots [original ABC/Dunhill 45]

Since You’ve Been Gone – Aretha Franklin [3/68; #5 * #1 R&B]

I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – Ray Charles [#53 > #1 for 5 weeks; 45 version now available on CD box set]

7-8 p.m. (Birthdays and Trivia)

Young World – Ricky Nelson [#22, down from #5]

She Belongs to Me – Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band [from his Country Rock phase]

Jennifer Juniper – Donovan [3/68; #26, sung in English, then French]

It’s My Life – The Animals

Dizzy – Tommy Roe [#1 for 4 weeks in Spring of ‘69]

I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Tony Bennett [at #108; wouldn’t surface ‘til August, and then climbed to #19; Grammy Record of the Year]

Oh My Angel – Bertha Tillman [at #91, headed to #61. Her only hit]

* Lovers Who Wander – Dion [two-sided hit, just made the Top 40]

Lemon Tree – Peter, Paul & Mary [their debut single]

Scotch & Soda – Kingston Trio [#101, headed to #81]

Daddy’s Home – Shep & The Limelites

I’m Leaving It All Up to You – Dale & Grace

Woman – Peter & Gordon [written by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym “Bernard Webb”]

* Anyone for Tennis – Cream

* 59th Street Bridge Song – Simon & Garfunkel [At the Zoo b-side] (and check out these other groovy video clips here and here)

8-9 p.m. (Mothers Day and ‘70s Hour)

You Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes [motherly advice]

Mama Said – Shirelles  [more motherly advice]

Only the Strong Survive – Jerry Butler [3/69; #5 * #1 R&B]

* Loves Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon (with The Dixie Hummingbirds)

Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma – Melanie

A Good Feelin’ to Know – Poco [rare cold-ending version]

You Wear It Well – Rod Stewart

* All the Young Dudes – Mott the Hoople

You Won’t See Me – Anne Murray [original Capitol Records 45]

Day After Day – Badfinger [12/71; #4 – with George Harrison on slide guitar]

Reasons – Earth, Wind & Fire [live version featuring Philip Bailey. “Give him some!”]

Lost in The Supermarket – The Clash [from 1979]
CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny - 1959 - #1 for two weeks

Trivia Answer

A:  Peter Asher. Congratulations to Ryan in Ellis Hollow, who wins a gift certificate to the ScaleHouse BrewPub / Northeast Pizza for correctly answering the question!

Host Next Week (May 18): KV with a spotlight on May 1969

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