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Aug 16, 2014 - KV - 1958 and Woodstock

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Date:  August 16, 2014
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1958, Woodstock

Birthday Calendar

Aug 10 – Jimmy Dean – born in 1928
            – Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes) – age 71
            – Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) – born in 1940

Aug 11 – Eric Carmen (The Raspberries) – age 65

Aug 12 – Buck Owens – born in 1929

Aug 13 – Dan Fogelberg – born in 1951

Aug 15 – Jimmy Webb – age 68

Aug 16 – Eydie Gorme – born in 1928


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 8-16-14; 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]


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

Poor Little Fool – Ricky Nelson (#1 on 8-16-58; it spent two weeks in the top slot)

Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy (#8 on 8-16-58)

Splish Splash – Bobby Darin (#4 on 8-16-58; his first hit)

Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis (#9 on 8-16-58, also check out this video)


When – The Kalin Twins (peaked this week at #5)

Susie Darlin’ – Robin Luke

Secretly – Jimmie Rodgers

Born Too Late – The Poni-Tails (headed to #7 Pop)

Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day (headed for #2 Pop and three weeks at #1 R&B. The flipside would chart, as well - see below....)

Ginger Bread – Frankie Avalon

Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis (headed to 314 Pop  -  her fourth of over sixty charting singles)


* Rock and Roll Music (original demo version) – Chuck Berry

One Summer Night – The Danleers


Over and Over – Bobby Day (#53 on 8-16-14; the b-side of "Rockin' Robin" peaked at #41.  The Dave Clark Five would have a #1 hit with this song seven years later.)

I Wonder Why – Dion and the Belmonts (#60 on 8-16-58, on its way back down after peaking at #22.  This song was their first hit.)

* Come Softly to Me The Fleetwoods (1959, spent four weeks at #1)

Crazy Eyes for You – Bobby Hamilton


All I Have to Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers


Little Black Book – Jimmy Dean (1962, #29)

Love’s Gonna Live Here – Buck Owens (1963, did not chart on the Hot 100 but was a #1 Country hit)

Blame It On the Bossa Nova – Eydie Gorme (1963, #7)  Another composition from the Mann-Weil songbook!


Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers (1965, #4, and it would chart again in 1990 after being featured in the movie Ghost.  The song features Bobby Hatfield’s tenor voice as the sole vocal, without Bill Medley’s baritone.)

You Came, You Saw, You Conquered – The Ronettes (1969, #108)

The Worst That Could Happen – Brooklyn Bridge (written by Jimmy Webb, peaked at #3 in 1969)

Go All the Way – The Raspberries (1972, #5)

Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) – The Raspberries (1974, #18).  Eric Carmen wanted to call this "Hit Record"; Capitol said "Nope".  He got it parenthetically.


Longer – Dan Fogelberg (peaked at #2 in early 1980)

Just a Dream – Jimmy Clanton (tied for #9 on our spotlight date of 8-16-14)

Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran.  Eddie died in a car crash in England (which also injured fellow rockabilly star Gene Vincent) in 1960 age 21.


Little Star – The Elegants (the only charting record for this NYC quintet would reach #1 Pop next week - and spend four weeks at the top of the R&B chart!)

Come What May – Clyde McPhatter (former lead singer of the Drifters)

Alone With You – Faron Young

Endless Sleep – Jody Reynolds

Long Black Limousine – Elvis Presley (1969, did not chart.  Today, Aug 16, was the anniversary of his passing in 1977.)

 * Blue Moon – The Marcels (1961, #1 for three weeks)



(songs are attributed as they were played on the air during this episode; notes are included below for songs that were played at Woodstock by solo artists instead of the listed group)

Rockin’ Round the World – Country Joe and the Fish (Country Joe McDonald performed this song during his solo set on Sat Aug 16, 1969.  His band The Fish would join him onstage Sunday night for another set.)

Darling Be Home Soon – The Lovin’ Spoonful (John Sebastian performed this song during a solo set on Sat afternoon at Woodstock; the Spoonful had broken up the previous year.)

Going Up the Country – Canned Heat (note: this video contains nudity)


Night Time is the Right Time – Creedence Clearwater Revival (This song was originally recorded by Nappy Brown in 1957.  Ray Charles scraped into the Hot 100 with it in 1959, as did Rufus & Carla in 1964.)

Summertime – Janis Joplin

You Can Make It If You Try – Sly and the Family Stone

Plastic Fantastic Lover – Jefferson Airplane


I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Wooden Ships – Crosby, Stills, and Nash (This song had also been in Jefferson Airplane’s set.  It was co-written by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Airplane member Paul Kantner.  Neil Young eventually appeared with his mates, but refused to be filmed, thus no CSNY)

Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix (Hendrix was the final act to perform at Woodstock)


a few more non-Woodstock tunes:

Summerlove Sensation – Bay City Rollers (1974)

Have I the Right? – Dead End Kids (1977, a cover of the 1964 hit by the Honeycombs)

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

Host Next Week (Aug 23):  John Simon with a spotlight on 1967

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