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Oct 26, 2013 - KV - 1964 & Halloween

Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  October 26, 2013

Host:  Kim Vaughan

Features:  1964 & Halloween

Birthday Calendar

Oct 21 – Manfred Mann (born Michael Lubowitz) – age 73

            – Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs) – age 72

Oct 22 – Bobby Fuller – born in 1942

           – Eddie Brigati (The Rascals) – age 68

Oct 25 – Helen Reddy – age 72

            – John Hall (Orleans) – age 65

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia

Clue 1:  Where can you see the following disclaimer?  “Any similarity to actual events or persons living, dead, (or undead) is purely coincidental.”

Clue 2:  The disclaimer comes at the end of credits that include:  “Featuring ‘Rap’ by Vincent Price.”

Clue 3:  It was a 13-minute music video released in Dec 1983, for the title song of an album released in Nov 1982 (which still stands as the best-selling album of all time).

(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 10-26-64; songs in orange are Halloween-themed; 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]


6-7pm (1964, Halloween)



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


Baby Love – The Supremes (#1 on 10-26-64, the first of four weeks at the top)


Dancing in the Street – Martha and the Vandellas (#5 on 10-26-64, spent two weeks at #2)


Tobacco Road – The Nashville Teens (#15 on 10-26-64)


Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann (#2 this week in 1964; had just finished two weeks at #1 the previous week)


Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (#8 this week in 1964, spent three weeks at #1 right before Do Wah Diddy Diddy did)


Theme to The Twilight Zone – Marius Constant


Midnight Stroll – The Revels (1959, #35, originally released as “Dead Man’s Stroll”)


Rockin’ Zombie – The Crewnecks


I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes – The Drifters (#37 on 10-26-64)


* Last Kiss – J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (#3 this week in 1964)


Look Away – Garnet Mimms (#76 on 10-26-64)
Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay and the Americans (#11 on 10-26-64, peaked at #3)


Lumberjack – Brook Benton (peaked this week at #53)


* Eve of Destruction – Barry McGuire (1965, #1)


Graveyard – Leroy Bowman


Rockin’ in the Graveyard – Jackie Morningstar


Walkin’ Through a Cemetery – Claudine Clark





7-8pm (birthdays, Halloween, 1964)



Find Somebody – The Rascals (1967, Eddie Brigati sings lead on this, and co-wrote the song with Felix Cavaliere.  Eddie and Felix were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.  The Rascals will be performing at the Landmark in Syracuse on Nov 23.)


Soul Limbo – Booker T and the MGs (1968, #17, Steve Cropper co-wrote it)


Let Her Dance – Bobby Fuller Four (1965, #133)


* Have I the Right – The Honeycombs (#7 this week in 1964)


You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked At Me – The Dixie Cups (#64 on 10-26-64, peaked at #39)


Theme to The Addams Family – Vic Mizzy


Spooky Movies – Roy Clark (1963, did not chart.  Roy Clark was a guitar/banjo/fiddle player who was in the Beverly Hillbillies on tv and co-hosted Hee Haw with Buck Owens.)


* Space Oddity – David Bowie (1969, #124 – and #15 in 1973)


The Vampires – Archie King


Night of the Vampire – The Moontrekkers.  Produced by Joe Meek, British super-producer (seen here tinkering in his home studio in the early 60's).


Everything’s Alright – The Newbeats (#78 on 10-26-64, peaked at #16.  Their biggest hit, "Bread and Butter", was #28 on the chart this week after having peaked at #2.  The lead singer, Larry Henley, later co-wrote "Wind Beneath My Wings".)


Needle in a Haystack – The Velvelettes (#63 this week in 1964)


What Good Am I Without You – Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston (#81 on 10-26-64)


Don’t Ever Leave Me – Connie Francis (#75 on 10-26-64, peaked at #42)


Chained and Bound – Otis Redding (#95 this week in 1964)



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



I Don’t Know How to Love Him – Helen Reddy (1971, #13, highest of three charting versions of this song that year; Yvonne Elliman, #28, The Kimberlys, #99).


Be Not Too Hard – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band


Still the One – Orleans (1976, #5, co-written by John Hall and his wife Johanna)


In the Midnight Hour – Cross Country (1973, #30, co-written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper.  After Hank Medress left The Tokens, the remaining members formed Cross Country.)


* I Put a Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1956, dnc)


They’re Here – Boots Walker (1967, #77)


The Mummy – The Naturals


The Mummy – Bob McFadden And Dor (1959, #39).  "Dor" is poet/singer/songwriter Rod McKuen.


Thriller – Michael Jackson (the 1982 album by the same name was the best-selling album of all time.  This title song wasn’t released as a single until a year after the album release, in Nov 1983, and it peaked at #4 in early 1984.)


 * Spooky – Classics IV (1967, peaked at #3 in early 1968)


Marie Laveau – Bobby Bare (1974, did not chart on the Hot 100 but was a #1 song on the Country & Western chart.  A few years earlier, the band Redbone had a song about the same woman, "The Witch Queen of New Orleans".)


* Angie Baby – Helen Reddy (1974, #1)


Long Dark Road – The Hollies (1972, #26)


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


Trivia Answer

THRILLER, by Michael Jackson.


Congratulations to Steve from Ithaca, who knew the answer and won 2 passes to Cornell Cinema!

Host Next Week (Nov 2):  John Simon

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