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Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  May 26, 2018
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  Shapes

Birthday Calendar

May 20   – Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) – age 72
            – Susan Cowsill (Cowsills) – age 59

May 21   – Ronald Isley (Isley Bros) – age 77
            – Leo Sayer – age 70
            – Hilton Valentine (Animals) – age 75

May 22   – Bernie Taupin – age 68

May 23   – General Johnson (Showmen, Chairmen of the Board) – born in 1941
            – Dean Friedman – age 63

May 24   – Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) – age 77

May 25   – Tom T. Hall – age 82
            – Mitch Margo (Tokens) – born in 1947 (d. Nov 2017)
            – Hal David – born in 1921

May 26   – Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) – age 70
            – Peggy Lee (Norma Deloris Egstrom) – born in 1920


[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)

No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) – The T-Bones (1966, #3)

The Shape I’m In – Johnny Restivo (1959, #80.  This was the only song to chart for the teenage weight-lifter from the Bronx.)

The Shape I’m In – The Band (1971, #121)

Triangle – Janie Grant (1961, #29.  Her real name was Rose Marie Cosili, and she had two other songs that made it into the Hot 100.)

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Tra Le La Le La Triangle – Patsy Cline (1963, the b-side of Leavin’ On Your Mind)

Triangle Of Love (Hey Diddle Diddle) – The Presidents (1971, #68)

Circle Rock – Dorsey Burnette (1963, a single on the Imperial label, did not chart)

Going In Circles – Three Dog Night (1972, the b-side of The Family Of Man)

 * Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly (1957, b-side of Oh, Boy!)

[45] Circle Full Of Love – Soul Potion (released in the U.S. on the Sunburst label in Oct 1973, and in the U.K. on Contempo in June 1974)

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Windmills Of Your Mind – Dusty Springfield (1969, #31, includes the lyric: “like a circle in a spiral”)

I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move – Yes (1971, #40, includes the lyric: “move me onto any black square”)


All I Ever Need Is You – Sonny & Cher (1971, #7 on the Hot 100 and #1 on Adult Contemporary)

 * Indian Lake – The Cowsills (1968, #10.  At age 9, Susan Cowsill set the record as the youngest person on a Top Ten record with this song.) 

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This Old Heart Of Mine – The Isley Brothers (1966, #12, with Ronald Isley singing lead.  Over 20 years later, he re-recorded the song with Rod Stewart, and made it up to #10 with that recording.)

When I Need You – Leo Sayer (1977, #1, a cover of an Albert Hammond song)

House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals (1964, #1 for three weeks.  The song is traditional, and The Animals helped define the modern sound of it, including Hilton Valentine’s guitar licks.)

 * (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets (1955, #1 for eight weeks)

 * Rocket Man – Elton John (1972, #6, with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics to most of Elton John’s songs)

It Will Stand – The Showmen (1961, peaked at #61 in early ’62, and charted again in ’64, peaked at #80.  General Johnson both wrote and sang lead on the song.)

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Ariel – Dean Friedman (1977, #26, written by Friedman)

Blowin’ In The Wind – Stevie Wonder (1966, #9, one of countless covers of this Bob Dylan song, but one of only two to make it onto the Hot 100 (a couple of others bubbled under).)

I Love – Tom T. Hall (1973, peaked at #12 in 1974 and #1 on the Country chart, written by Hall)

I Hear Trumpets Blow – The Tokens (1966, #30, written by Mitch Margo)

Do You Know The Way To San Jose – Dionne Warwick (1968, #10, with lyrics by Hal David and music by Burt Bacharach, a very prolific and successful songwriting team.) 


I Don’t Want To Know – Fleetwood Mac (1977, from the Rumours album.  This song was written by Stevie Nicks and sung by Nicks and Buckingham.)

Fever – Peggy Lee (1958, #8)

 * Good Day Sunshine – The Beatles (1966, from the album Revolver)

Graduation Day – The Four Freshmen (1956, #17, in celebration of Cornell’s graduation this weekend, and all grads everywhere)

 * Madman Across The Water – Elton John (title track from his 1971 LP)

Little Boxes – Pete Seeger (1964, #70)

You’re So Square (Baby I Don’t Care) – Buddy Holly (from his eponymous album in 1958)

Unsquare Dance – Dave Brubeck Quartet (1961, peaked at #74 in early 1962)

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Flying Circle – Frank Slay (1961, #45, an adaptation of Hava Nagila)

 * Hot Rod Lincoln – Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen (1972, #9)

Poor Baby – The Cowsills (1968, #44)

Dear Uncle Sam – Loretta Lynn (1966, #4 on the Country chart)

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

Host Next Week (June 2):  Gregory James with a spotlight on 1957, 1967, and 1977

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