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Date:  February 22, 2020
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1964

Birthday Calendar

Feb 16   – Herbert Kalin – born in 1934
            – Harold “Hal” Kalin – born in 1934
            – Sonny Bono – born in 1935
            – Otis Blackwell – born in 1932

Feb 17   – Bobby Lewis – age 87
            – Gene Pitney – born in 1941

Feb 18   – Irma Thomas – age 79

Feb 19   – Smokey Robinson (Miracles) – age 80
            – Bobby Rogers (Miracles) – born in 1940
            – Lou Christie – age 77
            – Mark Andes (Spirit) – age 72

Feb 20   – Randy California (b. Randy Wolfe, Spirit) – born in 1951
            – Nancy Wilson – born in 1937
            – Walter Becker (Steely Dan) – born in 1950

Feb 21   – Nina Simone – born in 1933

Feb 22   – Ernie K-Doe (b. Ernest Kador Jr.) – born in 1936
            – Oliver (b. William Oliver Swofford) – born in 1945

 Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia

What do these 3 songs (played clips of Return To Sender, Handy Man, and Fever) 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
·       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)

California Sun – Rivieras (#8 this week in 1964)

Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um – Major Lance (#6 this week)

 * My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean) – Beatles with Tony Sheridan (#54 this week, and would peak at #26 a few weeks later.  The same recording had previously been released as a single in the US in 1962 under the name Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers, but did not chart at the time.) 

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 * I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles (#35 this week; it would soon peak at #14)

You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore (#4 this week)

See The Funny Little Clown – Bobby Goldsboro (#17 this week)

Hi-Heel Sneakers – Tommy Tucker (#42 this week; it would reach #11)

Navy Blue – Diane Renay (#10 this week)

Good News – Sam Cooke (#21 this week)

Wow Wow Wee (He’s The Boy For Me) – Angels (peaked this week at #41)

Forget Him – Bobby Rydell (#34 this week)

Penetration – Pyramids (#30 this week)

Popsicles & Icicles – Murmaids (#50 this week, having peaked at #3 in Jan 1964.  The song was written by David Gates of Bread, and was released with four different b-sides.)

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[45] It’s All In The Game – Cliff Richard (#33 this week.  This song had been a #1 hit for Tommy Edwards in 1958.)

Daisy Petal Pickin’ – Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs (#39 this week, falling from its peak at #15 two weeks prior.  This was their follow-up to Sugar Shack, which had spent five weeks at #1 in the fall of ’63, and was #1 on the R&B chart as well.)

Suspicion – Terry Stafford (debuted on the Hot 100 this week at #99; it would eventually reach #3.  The song had been an album track for Elvis Presley in 1962, and after Terry Stafford’s single was a hit, Elvis’s version was released as a single as well, but it only “bubbled under” at #103.)

Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin (debuted on the Hot 100 in June of 1964, reached #1 in August)


Forget Me Not – Kalin Twins (1958, #12)

I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher (1965, #1 for three weeks)

I Feel Good All Over – Sam Butera & The Witnesses (1962, did not chart.  This song was also recorded by The Fiestas, and their version bubbled under at #123.)

Tossin’ & Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis (1961, spent seven weeks at #1 on the Hot 100, and was #1 on the R&B chart as well.)

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That Girl Belongs To Yesterday – Gene Pitney (peaked at #49 this week in 1964.  The song was written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.)

Take A Look – Irma Thomas (1965, #118)

That’s What Love Is Made Of – Miracles (fall of 1964, peaked at #35, co-written by Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, and Warren “Pete” Moore)

Lightnin’ Strikes – Lou Christie (debuted on the Hot 100 on 12-25-65, reached #1 in early 1966)

Girl In Your Eye – Spirit (recorded in 1967, released on their self-titled debut album in Jan 1968)

(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am – Nancy Wilson (from the summer of 1964, peaked at #11)

Dirty Work – Steely Dan (from their 1972 debut album Can’t Buy A Thrill)

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Nina Simone (bubbled under at #131 in Dec 1964.  The Animals covered it soon after and reached #15 in early 1965.)

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Mother-In-Law – Ernie K-Doe (1961, #1 on the Hot 100 and R&B charts)

Good Morning Starshine - Oliver (1969, #3)


 * Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups (debuted on the Hot 100 in May 1964, spent three weeks at #1 in June) 

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 * In The Year 2525 – Zager & Evans (1969, spent six weeks at #1)

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) – Betty Everett (debuted on the Bubbling Under chart this week at #109 and would debut on the Hot 100 on 2-29-64, eventually reaching #6)

Louie Louie – Kingsmen (#28 this week; it had spent six weeks at #2 in Dec ’63 and Jan ‘64)

I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield (#20 this week)

He’ll Have To Go – Solomon Burke (#64 this week. Jim Reeves had spent three weeks at #2 with this song in early 1960.)

 * Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (debuted on the Hot 100 in Aug 1964, spent three weeks at #1)

Glad All Over – Dave Clark Five (#65 this week, it would peak at #6)

Please, Please, Please – James Brown & The Famous Flames (peaked this week at #95.  It had previously been released in 1956 and had been a hit on the R&B chart.)

Oh Carol – Smokie (released as a single in Europe in 1978 and in the US in 1979, did not chart in the US.  This British group had previously had a Top 40 hit in the US with their song Living Next Door To Alice.  Oh Carol has a similar title but is completely different than the Top Ten hit Oh! Carol by Neil Sedaka in 1959.)

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Hot Child In The City – Nick Gilder (1978, #1)

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show – Honey Cone (1971, peaked at #15 in early 1972.  Completely different song than the 1965 Joe Tex tune of the same title.)

Everything I Own – Bread (1972, #5)

Dancin’ (On A Saturday Night) – Barry Blue (1973, a Top Ten hit in several countries.  It did not chart in the US.)

Ride A White Swan – Tyrannosaurus Rex (1971, #76)

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We Will Rock You - Queen (1977, b-side of We Are The Champions.  This side of the single did not chart at the time.)


Trivia Answer

Return To Sender, Handy Man, and Fever are all songs that were written or co-written by Otis Blackwell (although he sometimes used the pseudonym John Davenport).  He also wrote/co-wrote Great Balls Of Fire, Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up, and many more.

Congratulations to Michael from Ithaca, for correctly answering the question and winning two passes to Cinemapolis!

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 (Feb 29):  John Simon

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