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Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  April 14, 2018
Host:  Kim Vaughan

Birthday Calendar

Apr 9   – Carl Perkins – born in 1932

Apr 10   – Nate Nelson (Flamingos) – born in 1932
            – Bobby Smith (Spinners) – born in 1936

Apr 11   – Richard Berry – born in 1935

Apr 12   – Herbie Hancock – age 78
             – John Kay (Steppenwolf) – age 74
            – David Cassidy (Partridge Family) – born in 1950

Apr 13   – Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) – age 74
            – Al Green – age 72
            – Lester Chambers (Chambers Brothers) – age 78

Apr 14   – Tony Burrows – age 76

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia

What do these songs (“Beach Baby” by First Class, “My Baby Loves Lovin’” by White Plains, and “Love Grows” by Edison Lighthouse) have in common? 

(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)


[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)

Work Work Work – Lee Dorsey (1965, #121)

Captain Of Your Ship – Reparata & the Delrons (1968, #127)

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Peter, Paul, & Mary (1963, #9, their version of a song by Bob Dylan)

A Little Bit Of Soap – The Jarmels (1961, #12)

Hallelujah, I Love Her So – Harry Belafonte (1958, written by Ray Charles)

Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) – Brook Benton & Dinah Washington (1960, #5)

Corinna, Corinna – Ray Peterson (1960, peaked at #9 in early 1961)

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Look At Me – Dobie Gray (1963, #91, his first entry onto the Hot 100)

Good Timin’ – Jimmy Jones (1960, #3)

 * El Paso – Marty Robbins (1959, spent two weeks at #1 in early 1960)

The Letter – The Box Tops (1967, #1 for four weeks, their first Hot 100 hit)

 * You Can All Join In – Traffic (written by Dave Mason, from their 1968 self-titled album)

Where Were You When I Needed You – Grass Roots (1966, #28, their first Hot 100 hit)

My Heart Went Do Dat Da – Barbara Lewis (1962, did not chart)


Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins (1956, #2 for four weeks.  The song was written by Perkins and he was the person who charted highest with it.  Elvis Presley peaked at #20 with his version of the song, and Boyd Bennet at #63.  In 1973, Johnny Rivers did a version that made it to #38.)

I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos (1959, #11, with Nate Nelson singing lead)

Could It Be I’m Falling In Love – The Spinners (1972, peaked at #4 in early 1973, with Bobby Smith singing lead)

Louie Louie – Richard Berry & The Pharaohs (1957, did not chart nationally.  The song was written by Richard Berry, but popularized six years later by The Kingsmen, who reached #2 with their version in 1963.  It has been recorded by many other groups since.)

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Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria (1963, #10, written by Herbie Hancock)

Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf (1968, #3, co-written by the lead singer John Kay)

There’ll Come A Time – The Partridge Family (written and sung by David Cassidy, from the 1972 album Shopping Bag)

Plastic Fantastic Lover – Jefferson Airplane (1967, b-side of White Rabbit)

Take Me To The River – Al Green (written by Green, from the 1974 album Al Green Explores Your Mind, not released as a single.  Cover versions by Syl Johnson and The Talking Heads charted in 1975 and 1979, respectively.)

People Get Ready – The Chambers Brothers (1968, b-side of Time Has Come Today.  It is, of course, a cover version of the Curtis Mayfield song that had been a big hit for The Impressions in 1965.)

Beach Baby – First Class (1974, #4)


Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse (1970, #5)

My Baby Loves Lovin’ – White Plains (1970, #13)

Rose Garden – Joe South (written by South, it was on his 1968 album Introspect, and was released as a single two years later in Dec 1970, but did not chart.  In between, a cover version by Dobie Gray “bubbled under” at #119 in 1969.  And finally in 1971, a cover version by Lynn Anderson reached #3 on the Hot 100.)

 * Abraham, Martin, and John – Dion (1968, #4, going out by request in honor of the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination)

Dreamy Eyes – Johnny Tillotson (1958, #63, his first entry on the Hot 100)

Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel (1968, #1 for three weeks)

 * My Days Are Numbered – Blood, Sweat, & Tears (from the 1968 album Child Is Father To The Man)

 * Last Song – Edward Bear (1972, peaked at #3 on the Hot 100 in early 1973, and was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart)

 * Still The One – Orleans (1976, #5)

 * Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin (1967, spent two weeks at #2 in early 1968.  Joe South provides the blues guitar intro.)

Yellow River – Christie (1970, #23)

She’d Rather Be With Me – The Turtles (1967, #3)

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We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters (1970, #2 for four weeks, adapted from an insurance commercial jingle)

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

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

Trivia Answer

All of those songs featured Tony Burrows as the lead singer. He also sang on big hits for The Pipkins and Brotherhood Of Man.

Congratulations to Tom from Danby, for correctly answering the question and winning two passes to Cinemapolis!

Host Next Week (April 21):  John Simon

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