Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November 10, 2018: JH - November 10, 1975

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Spotlight: November 10, 1975

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Birthday Calendar:

November 4:
Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction) - 80
James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders) - b. 1956

November 5:
Ike Turner - b. 1931
Art Garfunkel - 77

November 6:
Doug Sahm (Sir Douglas Quintet) - b. 1941
Glenn Frey (The Eagles) - b. 1948

November 7:
Al Hirt - b. 1922
Johnny Rivers (John Ramistella) - 76
Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) - 75

November 8:
Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler) - b. 1927
Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie) - 74
Don Murray (Turtles drummer) - b. 1945
Bonnie Raitt - 69
Rickie Lee Jones - 64

November 9:
Mary Travers (Peter, Paul, and Mary) - b. 1936
Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) - b. 1949

November 10:
Dave Loggins - 74
Donna Fargo - 73
Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer) - b. 1947


·     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:

Heat Wave - Linda Ronstadt (peaked this week at #5; her cover of the Martha and the Vandellas smash)
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Miracles - Jefferson Starship (#4 this week, would peak at #3; we heard the 3:36 single version, the LP version is 6:52)

Who Loves You - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (peaked this week at #3)

Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles (peaked at #2; also the song for Glen Frey's birthday)

Island Girl - Elton John (#1 for the third week; one of three #1s for John in 1975, other two were "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Philadelphia Freedom")
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Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss (debuted this week in 1975 at #56, would peak at #12)

Times of Your Life - Paul Anka (debuted this week in 1975 at #57, would peak at #7; song began as a commercial for Kodak cameras and was used for a retrospective of TV's "Madmen")
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Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen (LP title track, #42 this week, down from #23 and #21 on RS 500 list; The 'Boss' was on the cover of "Time" and "Newsweek" on October 27, 1975)
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Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain - Willie Nelson (#25 in 1975, on its way up to #21; #302 on RS 500 list)
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They Just Can't Help It (The Games People Play) - The Spinners (#11 this week down from #5)

My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkel (#19 this week, would peak at #9; one-off reunion single for the duo that was released on each of their individual LPs)
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I'm Sorry - John Denver (peaked at #1 on 9/27, down to #12 this week in 1975)

Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka (spent 3 weeks at #1 starting 10/11, down to 32; Elton John supplied backing vocals after Sedaka was signed to his Rocket Record label)

Birthday Calendar

Going in Circles - The Friends of Distinction (1969 - #15; now 80, Harry Elston is still performing!)

Grazing in the Grass - The Friends of Distinction (1969 - #3: Harry Elston wrote the lyrics for this Hugh Masekela instrumental hit from 1968)
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Talk of the Town - The Pretenders (1981 - nr: we heard the EP version, which has a slightly altered ending than the Pretenders II release)

Rocket '88' - Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (1951 - #1 R & B: although credited to Brenston, it was actually Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm that recorded the Sam Phillips-produced song; considered by some to be the first rock'n'roll song)

I Only Have Eyes for You - Art Garfunkel (1975 - #18; #22 on our Spotlight date; his cover of the Flamingos classic went to #1 in the UK)
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Mendocino - The Sir Douglas Quintet (1969 - #27: Doug Sahm is considered one of the most important musicians in Tex-Mex music)

Java - Al Hirt (1964 - #4: Hirt was the star of the first Super Bowl Halftime Show in 1967)
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These Are Not My People - Johnny Rivers (1969 - #55: song was written by Joe South)
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You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio - Joni Mitchell (1972 - #25: her first Top 40 hit in the US featured Graham Nash on harmonica)
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Free Man in Paris - Joni Mitchell (1974 - #22: from her classic "Court and Spark" LP)

Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page (1951 - #1: her signature song that topped the charts for 9 weeks)

Never Ending Song of Love - Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (1971 - #13: at various times the 'friends' included Greg Allman, Duane Allman, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton)

Let Me Be - The Turtles (1965 - #29; Don Murray left the group in 1966)

Runaway - Bonnie Raitt (1977 - #57: her cover of the Del Shannon hit, from her "Sweet Forgiveness" LP; Michael MacDonald provided back-up vocals)
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Chuck E.'s in Love - Rickie Lee Jones (1979 - #4: Jones was voted #30 in VH-1's "100 Greatest Women in Rock'n'Roll)

Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul , & Mary (1962 - #35: the first chart single for the group) 

Fire on the Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band (1975 - #68 this week on our spotlight date, would peak at #3)
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Please Come to Boston - Dave Loggins (1974 - #5: Loggins wrote this song as well as "Pieces of April", a big hit for Three Dog Night")

The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA - Donna Fargo (1972 - #11: signature song for former English teacher Fargo which won her a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance)
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Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake, & Palmer (1971 - #48: song was written by Lake at the age of 12; Keith Emerson recorded the Moog synthesizer solo in one take)

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot (1976 - #2: song about an event that occurred on November 10, 1975 - the inspiration for tonight's Spotlight Date!)
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Fox on the Run - Sweet (debuted this week in 1975 at #47 and would peak at #5)

Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez (peaked a #35 this week in 1975; title cut from the LP that recounts her relationship with Bob Dylan)
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Sky High - Jigsaw (#13 this week in 1975 on is way up to #3)

Evil Woman - ELO (debuting a #87 this week in 1975, would peak at #10)
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The Music Never Stopped - The Grateful Dead (peaked at #81 this week in 1975; from the "blues for Allah" LP)
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Mexico - Jame Taylor (song peaked this week at #49; Graham Nash and David Crosby sing back-up vocals on the song)

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 (11/17/18):  Jan Hunsinger (again!) with a Spotlight on November 17, 1964.

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