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Date:  February 18, 2017
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1966

Birthday Calendar

Feb 12 – Ray Manzarek (Doors) – born in 1939
            – Gene McDaniels – born in 1935

Feb 13 – Peter Tork (Monkees) – age 75
            – Tennessee Ernie Ford – born in 1919
            – King Floyd – born in 1945
            – Dorothy McGuire (McGuire Sisters) – born in 1928

Feb 14 – Phyllis McGuire (McGuire Sisters) – age 86
            – Eric Andersen – age 74
            – Maceo Parker – age 74

Feb 15 – Brian Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – age 76

Feb 16 – Hal Kalin (Kalin Twins) – born in 1934
            – Herbie Kalin (Kalin Twins) – born in 1934
            – Otis Blackwell – born in 1931

Feb 17 – Bobby Lewis – age 84
            – Gene Pitney – born in 1940

Feb 18 – Irma Thomas – age 76
            – Dennis DeYoung (Styx) – age 70
            – Judy Kay “Juice” Newton – age 65

And farewell to Al Jarreau, who passed away on 2-12-17 at the age of 76.


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 2-8-66; 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)

My World Is Empty Without You – The Supremes (found its Hot 100 peak this week in 1966 at #5)

My Love – Petula Clark (#4 this week in 1966, having spent the previous two weeks at #1)

Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder (peaked at #3 this week)

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra (#2 this week; it would reach #1 the following week)

Lightnin’ Strikes – Lou Christie (#1 this week; its only week in the top slot)

 * All Your Love – John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (from the 1966 album Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton)

 * Never Been To Spain – Three Dog Night (1971, peaked at #5 in early 1972)

 * Town Without Pity – Gene Pitney (1961, peaked at #13 in early 1962)

 * I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore – Young Rascals (#72 this week; their first song to chart on the Hot 100)

 * Going To A Go-Go – The Miracles (#11 this week)

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas (#16 this week)

Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog [45 Corner] – Norma Tanega (“bubbling under” at #111 this week)

Batman Theme – The Marketts (#48 this week in 1966; it would peak at #17 in March.  The version by Neal Hefti was #52 this week.  Bat-mania had swept the nation since the show debuted on ABC in mid-Jan 1966; in addition to these two versions of the theme song, there was a Batman-inspired song by Jan & Dean on the Hot 100 this week, and one by The Spotlights on the Bubbling Under chart.)

You Baby – The Turtles (#35 this week)


Moonlight Drive – The Doors (1967, the b-side of Love Me Two Times.  Ray Manzarek describes the inception of the Doors in this interview.  Moonlight Drive is the first song Jim Morrison sang to him.)

Tower Of Strength – Gene McDaniels (1961, #5 on both the Hot 100 and the R&B chart)

Shades Of Gray – The Monkees (from the 1967 album Headquarters; Peter Tork and Davy Jones share the lead vocals on this)

Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955, #1 for eight weeks)

Groove Me – King Floyd (1970, peaked at #6 in early 1971 and spent four weeks at #1 on the R&B chart)

Sincerely – The McGuire Sisters (1955, #1 for ten weeks)

Thirsty Boots – Eric Andersen (from his 1966 album ‘Bout Changes ‘N’ Things; the song was covered by other artists including John Denver, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, and The Kingston Trio)

Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud) – James Brown (1968, #10 on the Hot 100, spent six weeks at #1 on the R&B chart.  One of many songs on which Maceo Parker played sax.)

Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over) – The Four Tops (debuted this week in 1966 at #86; it would peak at #18.  Written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland.)

When – The Kalin Twins (1958, #5)

Bartender, Fill It Up Again – Otis Blackwell (1954, dnc. Blackwell was much more successful as a songwriter than as a performer.  He wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, including All Shook Up, Don’t Be Cruel, and Return to Sender, along with hits for other artists like Jerry Lee Lewis.)

Are You Ready [45 Corner] – Bobby Lewis (1961, b-side of One Track Mind, his follow-up to Tossin’ And Turnin’.)

 * Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa – Gene Pitney (1963, #17) 

Anyone Who Knows What Love Is – Irma Thomas (1964, #52)


Come Sail Away – Styx (1977, peaked at #8 in early 1978.  Dennis DeYoung was the writer, lead vocalist, and keyboardist on this track.)

Queen Of Hearts – Juice Newton (1981, #2 for two weeks)

 * We’re In This Love Together – Al Jarreau (1981, #15)

 * Everything’s Coming Our Way – Santana (1971, from their self-titled third album)

 * Green Onions – Booker T and the MGs (1962, #3 on the Hot 100, spent four weeks at #1 on the R&B chart)

 * Summer In The City – Lovin’ Spoonful (debuted on the Hot 100 in the summer of 1966, spent three weeks at #1)

 * Treat Her Right – Roy Head (1965, #2 for two weeks)

 * Sounds of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel (#33 this week; it had previously spent two weeks in the top slot)

Lies – The Knickerbockers (#32 this week)

Sweet Talk [45 Corner] – Bobby Comstock & The Counts (1959, the b-side of Tennessee Waltz, the first Hot 100 entry for this Ithaca-native band.  This 45 is on the Blaze label; the second time they were on the Hot 100 it was on Atlantic, and the third and fourth entries were on Lawn.)

 * Five O’Clock World – The Vogues (#14 this week, on its way down from a peak at #4)

 * Time Won’t Let Me – The Outsiders (debuted at #100 this week; it would climb to #5)

 * 634-5789 – Wilson Pickett (#58 this week)

When The Ship Hit The Sand – Little Jimmy Dickens (#133 on the Bubbling Under chart this week)

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

Prize Winner

Congratulations to Liam from Groton, for being the third caller and winning a free pass for two to Cornell Cinema!

Host Next Week (Feb 25):  John Rudan with a spotlight on 1969

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