Friday, October 12, 2018

October 6, 2018: JH - October 6, 1958

Rockin' Remnants

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Theme: October 6, 1958 (Interesting fact: NO Elvis Presley songs on the Hot 100 that week!)

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Birthday Calendar:

September 30: 
Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield drummer) - b. 1942
Frankie Lymon - b. 1942
Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimension) - 75
Marc Bolan (T. Rex) - b. 1977

October 1:
Richard Harris - b. 1930
Julie Andrews - 83
Barbara Parritt (The Toys) - 74
Donny Hathaway - b. 1945

October 2:
Ron Meagher (Beau Brummels bassist) - 77
Don McLean - 73

October 3:
Eddie Cochran - b. 1938
Alan O'Day - b. 1940
Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) - 77
Lindsey Buckingham - 69

October 4:
Leroy Van Dyke - 89
Dottie West (Dorothy March) - b. 1932

October 5:
Steve Miller - 75

October 6:
Millie Small - 72
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - 67

(Marc Bolan, Eddie Cochran, and Dottie West all died in car accidents)


·     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
·     a glossary of terms is below the playlist

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

Top 5 Countdown of Spotlight Date October 6, 1958:

Little Star - The Elegants (#5: The Elegants were a white doo-wop group from Staten Island; the song was based on "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and had been #1 for 1 week in August)

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno (#4: song had been #1 for 5 weeks and won Grammys for Record and Song of the Year; 3 versions of the song charted in 1958)
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Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day (#3: song would peak at #2; in 1972 Michael Jackson would take it to the top)

Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers (#2: song written by Boudleaux Bryant had been #1 for one week in August)

It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards (#1 for the second of 6 weeks; melody of the song ("Melody in A Major") was written in 1911 by Charles Dawes, who was later Vice President under Calvin Coolidge)
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Shape of Things to Come - Max Frost and the Troopers (1968 - #22: written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and from the film "Wild in the Streets")

Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band (1975 - #1: the first of 5 #1 hits for the disco group)
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Soolaimon - Neil Diamond (1970 - #30: from his "Tap Root Manuscript" LP)

It's Good News Week - Hedgehoppers Anonymous (1965 - #48: British group members were in the Royal Air Force and "hedgehopper" is RAF slang for a low-flying plane; song was written and produced by Jonathan King ["Everyone's Gone to the Moon"])
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You Cheated - The Shields (#16 on its way up to #12; there were two versions of this song on the Hot 100 this week in 1958, the other was by The Slades at #76)

This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - Ruth Brown (#50 on its way to #24; "Miss Rhythm" recorded on Atlantic Records, which became known as "The House That Ruth Built")
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It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (#20 on its way up to #1 for two weeks; Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, co-wrote the song)

45 Corner

Jennifer Tomkins - The Street People (1970 - #36: The Street People was a studio group featuring Rupert Holmes; the original 45 lacked the re-mastered version guitar lick)
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Don't You Just Know It - Huey 'Piano' Smith and the Clowns (#9 - 1958: a bonus song from 1958 - it was not on the charts on 10/6/58)

Susie Darlin' - Robin Luke (#7 this week in 1958, on its way to #5; a one-hit wonder)

The Ways of a Woman in Love - Johnny Cash (#70 - song was down from its peak of #24, one of two songs "The Man in Black" had on the Hot 100 this week)
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*Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials (#6 - down from #4, the first Billboard charter for the group)

Birthday Calendar

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield (1967 - #7: Dewey Martin contributed backing vocals and distinctive drumming to this classic song; #63 RS 500)

I Want You to be My Girl - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (1956 - #13: the Harlem group's follow-up to "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?")
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(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All - 5th Dimension (1972 - #8: Marilyn McCoo was featured on this song, backed by the famous Wrecking Crew)

You Don't Have to Be a Star (to be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (1976 - #1: hit for the married duo after they left The 5th Dimension)

Bang A Gong - T. Rex (1972 - #10: glam rock group fronted by Marc Bolan)

*MacArthur Park - Richard Harris (1968 - #2: autobiographical tune written by Jimmy Webb, the song was originally intended for The Association, but the group rejected it; Harris recorded it after a chance meeting with Webb; we heard the original LP version of the song on Dunhill Records)
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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Julie Andrews (1965 - #66: from the movie "Mary Poppins" and with help from Dick Van Dyke; this DJ was surprised to learn that the song was released as a single and charted!)
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A Lover's Concerto - The Toys (1965 - #2: based on a Bach Minuet)

Where Is the Love - Donny Hathaway (1972 - #5: sung with Roberta Flack)

Laugh Laugh - The Beau Brummels (1965 - #15: The Beau Brummels combined folk music and country rock; check out their appearance on "The Flinstones" here:
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Castles in the Air - Don McLean (1972 - #12: the original version from the LP "Tapestry" was released on the flip-side of "Vincent"; a slower version was released in 1981 and charted at #36)
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*American Pie - Don McLean (1971 - #1: McLean's opus; 5 listeners met the challenge by calling in to request it)

C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran (1958 - #35: #403 RS 500)

Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day (1977 - #1: O'Day wrote this song as well as "Angie Baby" for Helen Reddy)
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Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker (1962 - #3: Checker was helped out by felloe Cameo Record artist Dee Dee Sharp)

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac (1977 - #10: Lindsey Buckingham wrote and sang this song, #119 on RS500)

Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (1961 - #5: song held the #1 spot on the C&W charts for an amazing 19 weeks!)
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Country Sunshine - Dottie West (1973 - #49: West co-wrote the song which was used for a Coca-Cola ad)

Living in the USA - Steve Miller Band (1968 - #49: the first charting single for the group)

My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (1964 - #2: known as "The Blue Beat Girl" in her native Jamaica; song was originally done in 1956 by Barbie Gay)

Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon (1978 - #58: from their LP "You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tunafish"; group from Champaign, IL was named after a 1911 firetruck)
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Back to our chart date of October 6, 1958:

Are You Really Mine - Jimmie Rodgers (#30 this week in 1958, down from #10)
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Carol - Chuck Berry (#19 this week in 1958; song was covered by both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones)

Western Movies - The Olympics (#32, down from #8)

Win Your Love for Me - Sam Cooke (#41, down from #22)
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Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson (#47, down from #1 for two weeks in August)

Queen of the Hop - Bobby Darin (debuted at #95 this week in 1958, would peak at #8)
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CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)

dnc = did not chart

nr = not released as a single at the time
AC = Billboard’s chart for “Adult Contemporary” records
BB = Billboard Magazine, which publishes the Hot 100 chart (previously known as the Top 100), along with several other charts
Bubbling Under = songs that were ranked but fell below the top 100
C&W = Billboard’s chart for “Country & Western” records
R&B = Billboard’s chart for “Rhythm & Blues” records
RRHOF = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
RS500 = Rolling Stone Magazine’s ranked list of the top 500 singles of all-time

Host Next Week (10/13/18):  Gregory James (GJ) with the second week of October 1955, 1965, and 1975.

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