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May 18, 2013 - KV - 1969

Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  May 18, 2013
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1969

Birthday Calendar

May 12 - Billy Swan - age 71
             - James Purify - age 69
             - Steve Winwood (vocals, guitar, keyboards -- Spencer Davis Group, Traffic) - age 65

May 13 - Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Morris) - age 63
             - Mary Wells - born in 1943
             - Ritchie Valens - born in 1941

May 14 - Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto) - born in 1936

May 15 - Eddy Arnold - born in 1918

May 18 - Albert Hammond - age 71

Rock and Roll Trivia

Clue 1:  This artist was born with the initials MMM.  Then, in high school, the coincidence of her last name and her position as class treasurer led to a nickname, which she kept as her stage name.

Clue 2:  She started performing at age 3 with her family's vaudeville act.  Four of her brothers later formed a quartet, and they sometimes performed with her in nightclubs and on television (including on her own variety show).

Clue 3:  She is known as a singer (with 20 songs to hit the Hot 100), an actress (on stage, film, and television), and a panelist on several different game shows.  She was one of the most popular celebrity judges on The Gong Show.

(scroll down for the answer below the playlist)


(songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 5-18-69; 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)

Get Back - The Beatles (#1 this week in 1969, spent 5 weeks at the top)

Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy (#3 this week; the original version charted on Sundi.  A year later the band signed with Warner Bros. and remade the song.  It was also released as a single, but did not chart.)

It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers (#6 this week)

Atlantis - Donovan (#7 this week)

Good Morning Starshine - Strawberry Alarm Clock (peaked this week at #87)

The Composer - Diana Ross and the Supremes (#31 this week)

Welcome Me Love - The Brooklyn Bridge (#62 this week)

Wait a Minute - Tim Tam and the Turn Ons (1966, #76)

Hold Me Closer - The Equals (1968, did not chart -- but the A-side, "Baby, Come Back", made it to #32.  Aspiring 80's reggae purveyor Eddie Grant was a member of this group as a guitarist)

Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' - Crazy Elephant (#26 this week, on its way down from peaking at #12)

I Could Never Lie to You - New Colony Six (#57 this week)

Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife - O.C. Smith (#60 this week)

I Shall Be Released - The Box Tops (peaked this week at #67)

* I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (1956, dnc)

* Unsquare Dance - Dave Brubeck (1962, #74, it's in 7/4 time)

Marley Purt Drive - Jose Feliciano (peaked this week at #70.  Written by the Bee Gees)

7-8pm (birthdays, trivia)

I Can Help - Billy Swan (1974, #1)

Keep on Running - Spencer Davis Group (1966, #76)

Shake a Tail Feather - James and Bobby Purify (1967, #25)

That's My Little Suzie - Ritchie Valens (1959, #55)

Irresistible You - Bobby Darin (1961, peaked at #15 in Feb 1962)

Blowin' in the Wind - Stevie Wonder (1966, #9)

Ain't It the Truth - Mary Wells (1964, #45)

Medicine Man - The Buchanan Brothers (#50 this week)

The Grooviest Girl in the World - Fun and Games (1969, #78)

Goodbye - Mary Hopkin (#14 this week)

Special Delivery - 1910 Fruitgum Co. (#49 this week)

The Israelites - Desmond Dekker and the Aces (#74 this week, peaked at #9)

I Want to Love You Baby - Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (#81 this week)

Do You Love Me - Jaye P. Morgan and Eddy Arnold (1957, dnc)

I've Been Hurt - Bill Deal and the Rhondels (#48 this week)

8-9pm (more birthdays, 70s hour)

I'm a Train - Albert Hammond (1974, #31)

Groove Me - King Floyd (1971, #6)

I Ain't Got Time Anymore - The Glass Bottle (1971, #36)

Be Not Too Hard - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1974, from the album "The Good Earth")

* The Martian Boogie - Brownesville Station (1977, #59)

You Take My Breath Away - Rex Smith (1979, #10)

Don't Call Us, We'll Call You - Sugarloaf (1974, spent 21 weeks on the charts, peaked at #9 in 1975, includes a few seconds of "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles)

* Future Shock - Curtis Mayfield (1973, #39)

Sweet Mary - Wadsworth Mansion (1970+, #7)

Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Rolling Stones (1971, from album "Sticky Fingers")

Hooked on You - Bread (1977, #60)

Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service (1970, #49)

* A Horse With No Name - America (1972, #1 for three weeks)

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

Trivia Answer

A:  JAYE P. MORGAN (born Mary Margaret Morgan, and nicknamed for banker J.P. Morgan).  Congratulations to Robin from Ithaca who correctly answered the question and won an assortment of WVBR swag, including t-shirts, playing cards, a water bottle, and sunglasses! 

Host Next Week (May 25):  John Simon with a spotlight on 1965

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