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Date:  October 8, 2016
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1957

Birthday Calendar

Oct 2 – Don McLean – age 71

Oct 3 – Chubby Checker (b. Ernest Evans) – age 75
            – Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) – age 67
            – Eddie Cochran – born in 1938

Oct 5 – Steve Miller – age 73

Oct 6 – Millie Small – age 70

Oct 8 – Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang) – age 66


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 10-8-57; 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)

Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers (#1 on the Top 100 this week in 1957)

Honeycomb – Jimmie Rodgers (#2 this week, after having spent the previous two weeks at #1)       

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley (#3 this week, and it would soon spend six consecutive weeks at #1)

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Jerry Lee Lewis (#7 this week)

Mr. Lee – The Bobbettes (#10 this week)

Silhouettes – The Rays (#33 this week)

 * Come Softly To Me – The Fleetwoods (1959, #1 for four weeks)

In The Middle Of An Island – Tony Bennett (#17 this week.  Tennessee Ernie Ford’s version of the song was at #64 this week.)

Hula Love – Buddy Knox (#12 this week)

Black Slacks – Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones (#18 this week)

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* Treat Me Nice – Elvis Presley (#61 this week, the b-side of Jailhouse Rock)

Searchin’ – The Coasters (#44 this week)

Love Waits For Me [45] – Johnny Tillotson (1970, did not chart)

I Can’t Make It Alone – Dusty Springfield (1969, from the Dusty In Memphis album)

Zip Zip – The Diamonds (in a four-way tie for #45 on the Top 100 this week in 1957)

Whispering Bells – The Del-Vikings (tied for #45 this week)

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Vincent – Don McLean (1972, #12, McLean’s tribute to Vincent Van Gogh)

Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright – Chubby Checker (1961, the b-side of Let’s Twist Again)

Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac (1977, written/sung/guitar-played by Lindsey Buckingham, the b-side of Don’t Stop)

Three Steps To Heaven – Eddie Cochran (1960, bubbled under at #108, released after his death in a taxi accident)

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Three Stars – Eddie Cochran (written by Tommy Dee as a tribute to Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper – Cochran recorded the song in 1959 but his version wasn’t released until years later)

Something To Believe In – Steve Miller (1973, b-side of The Joker)

 * Take The Money And Run – Steve Miller (1976, #11)

My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small (1964, #2)

Kool and the Gang – Kool & the Gang (1969, #59)

Boogie Nights – Heatwave (1977, #2 for two weeks.  The song was written by Rod Temperton, who recently passed away.  He also wrote Rock With You, Thriller, and many others.)

Sugar On Sunday [45] – The Clique (1969, #22)

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 * A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) – Marty Robbins (peaked at #2 earlier in 1957 and spent 6 months on the Top 100; it had just fallen off the chart a few weeks before our spotlight date)

Cool Shake – The Del-Vikings (in a four-way tie for #84 this week)

Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu – Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns (also tied at #84)


I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick (1979, #7)

If You Leave Me Now – Chicago (1976, #1 for two weeks)

High Hopes (Kennedy campaign song) – Frank Sinatra

 * Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins (1956, the b-side of Blue Suede Shoes) 

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Come Back My Love – The Darts (1978, U.K. #2)

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (1976, #96)

* Breakdown Dead Ahead – Boz Scaggs (1980, #15)

Without You – Nilsson (spent four weeks at #1 in early 1972)

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Say You Don’t Mind – Colin Blunstone (1972, after he left The Zombies and began his solo career.  This song didn’t chart in the U.S. but was #15 in the U.K.)

* Gorilla – James Taylor (1975, b-side of Mexico)

You Better Ask – Styx (1975, b-side of You Need Love)

Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me – Mac Davis (1972, #1 for three weeks)

* On The Amazon – Don McLean (1972, from his self-titled album)

Rio – Michael Nesmith (1977, did not chart, from his post-Monkees solo career)

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

Prize Winner

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Host Next Week (Oct 15):  Jan Hunsinger with a 45 Special

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