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October 13, 2018: GJ - Mid October 1955, 1965, 1975


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Date:  October 13, 2018
Host:  Gregory James
Feature:  Mid-October Charters from 1955, 1965 and 1975

Birthday Calendar

October 7

John Mellencamp               67

October 9
Jackson Browne                 70

John Lennon                      1940

John Entwistle                    1944

October 13

Paul Simon                         77
Robert Lamm (Chicago)     74

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia


How many recordings by Sonny and/or Cher were on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the week ending October 16, 1965?

(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
·     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)

Saturday Night   Bay City Rollers   #85 Arista

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Baby Don’t Go    Sonny and Cher   #8   Reprise
The highest charting of the five S&C records on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Sonny sings the high harmony, Cher sings the low melody

Hummingbird     Les Paul and Mary Ford        Capitol
       #19 in Juke Box play ratings for the week.       

Image result for hummingbird les paul mary ford

The Way I Want to Touch You      Captain and Tennille  #25  A&M
Toni Tennille wrote it about her crush on “Captain” Daryl Dragon when they were touring with the Beach Boys. She and the Captain eventually divorced in 2014.

I Found a Girl      Jan and Dean      #80 Liberty

But You’re Mine Sonny and Cher   #47 Atco
  Image result for but you're mine sonny and cher            

Ain’t That a Shame   Pat Boone     #6   Dot
Although the Dot record label released rhythm and blues recordings, it was best known for releasing cover versions of R&B songs recorded by white artists such as Pat Boone.

Ain’t That a Shame   Fats Domino #18 in juke box play
Domino’s version reached  #1 on the R&B charts. Because he wrote the song, Domino received hefty royalties from Boone’s #1 Pop Chart recording of the song.

Just You      Sonny and Cher          #29 Atco
Cher wrote in her autobiography that this was one of her favorite songs.

Lady Blue    Leon Russel #22        MCA

Treat Her Right  Roy Head          #2      Back Beat
Great example of blue eyed soul.
 Image result for treat her right roy head

Seventeen   Boyd Bennett and his Rockets    #24  King

Seventeen          Fontane Sisters    #14        Dot

Where Do You Go?    Cher     #83 Atco 

 Image result for where do you go cher

*Dreamboat Annie    Heart      REQUEST!  
Peaked at #42 on 12/18/76

Laugh at Me Sonny Bono         #26 Atco
Sonny hit the Billboard chart with his only solo record before Cher charted a solo. Bono wrote it in response to his being refused admittance to a Hollywood restaurant because of his “hippie attire.”

Image result for laugh at me sonny bono

Mr. Jaws      Dickie Goodman  #4   Private Stock
Goodman wrote jokes for Jackie Mason. “Break-in” records used snippets of current popular hit records to answer topical questions posed by Goodman. When he was taken to court for copyright infringement, he was acquitted.

Bad Blood    Neil Sedaka    #1        Rocket/MCA
Sedaka studied piano in elementary school and went to Juilliard for piano.  Recorded for Elton John’s label, Mr. John sings back up.

Crumbling Down       John Mellencamp                     
From 1983’s “Uh Huh” LP

For a Dancer              Jackson Browne                       
       From “Late for the Sky” 1974

Jealous Guy                     John Lennon                     
       From “Imagine” 1971

Trick of the Light              The Who
       From “Who Are You” 1978, written by John Entwistle.
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Gone at Last  Paul Simon (w/Phoebe Snow and Jessy Dixon singers)          
From “Still Crazy After All These Years” 1975

Beginnings (Live in New Zealand)  Robert Lamm (Chicago)                   
Everybody Loves a Clown  Gary Lewis and the Playboys    #12   Liberty
Composed by Lewis, Leon Russel and Snuff Garrett

Black Denim Trousers     The Cheers          #13 Capitol
Notable for a couple of firsts: first hit written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and the first biker record.

Image result for black denim trousers the cheers

I Want to Do Everything for You   Joe Tex  #35 Dial

You       George Harrison                 #33        Apple
Harrison was fond of soul music and this track was his homage to the genre.

Ride Away          Roy Orbison  #34 MGM
Not one of his more familiar tracks, but displaying his usual genius.

Operator      Manhattan Transfer    #56        Atlantic
A very cool and enduring example of vocal jazz that cracked the Hot 100.

At My Front Door      El Dorados           #21 Vee Jay
Nifty track about a very persistent woman.
 Image result for at my front door

Ring Dang Doo   Sam the Sham     #71        MGM


 Keep On Dancing            Gentrys  #5          MGM
This record featured the exact same recording of verse and chorus looped twice to fill up enough time for radio airplay.

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)  Natalie Cole   #26  Capitol
From the first piano notes to the fadeout, an absolutely danceable and sing-along-able track.

Dance with Me                  Orleans         #7   Asylum
Speaking of dancing…      

Round Every Corner       Petula Clark #65         Warner Brothers
Ms. Clark’s songs were determined to make you feel better.

Minstrel in the Gallery     Jethro Tull  #90    Chrysalis
 Image result for minstrel in the gallery

Heart Full Of Soul            Yardbirds        #45      Epic
Alternate take with sitar and tabla. 

There Goes Another Love Song  Outlaws   #39  Arista

Make Me Your Baby Barbara Lewis      #24 Atlantic

Fancy Lady        Billy Preston  #75       A&M

* Fire and Rain   McKendree Spring
Instant request!

I Hear You Knockin’  Gale Storm           #25        Dot
Storm’s track tied with Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” this week.

*Theme from a Summer Place     Percy Faith           #1   Columbia
This track held the #1 Billboard Chart position for nine weeks. Instant request for a wedding anniversary!

Yesterday    Beatles          #1          Capitol
This version recorded live in concert with a tongue-in-cheek intro by George Harrison and thank-you by John Lennon (who calls Paul Ringo).

Early Morning Rain   Peter Paul and Mary   #96  Warner Brothers
Sad story, glorious harmonies.

Don’t Talk to Strangers   Beau Brummels    #72 Autumn

Easy Evil     Travis Wammack   #84        Warner Brothers

Just Too Many People Melissa Manchester  #48         Arista

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

Trivia Answer

Sonny and/or Cher had five recordings on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 16, 1965

Congratulations to Mike from Newfield, for correctly answering the question and winning two Cinemapolis movie passes and a pizza from Papa John’s!

Glossary of Terms:
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 (10/20/18):  JOHN SIMON with a spotlight on long-play versions of records edited down for radio single airplay.

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