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Host: John Rudan (JR)
Feature: Golden Oldies+
6pm - 7pm
It Came Out Of The Sky - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969
The Little Black Egg - The Nightcrawlers - 1967
Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens - 1967
Smackwater Jack - Carole King - 1971 - Carole recently received a second induction to the Rock and Roll HOF as a performer, while previously inducted as a songwriter. First off Tapestry, a story of a bounty hunter named Jack. That will be followed by The Byrds with one of the last songs written with partner Gerry Goffin, although she disliked (or didn't understand) the lyrics.
Wasn't Born To Follow- The Byrds - 1969 - Gerry Goffin wrote the lyrics to this while tripping on LSD on a cross-country sojourn from L.A. to NY; featured in Easy Rider.
Thin Line Between Love And Hate - The Persuaders - 1973
Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin - 1979 - From Zeppelin's last studio LP In Through The Out Door, in which J.P. Jones took over the LP with nice keyboard and synthesizer runs. I love this song, but it features one of Page's weakest guitar solos. Some hardcore Zep fans claimed the band "went disco" for using a whistle during the instrumental; Plant claimed it was supposed to be a tribute to Carnivale in Brazil!
Join Together - The Who - 1972 - Recorded between Who's Next and Quadrophenia, this didn't see a Who LP release until the compilation Hooligans in 1980.
River Deep Mountain High - Eric Burdon & The Animals - 1968 - A mind-blowing version of the old Phil Spector chestnut! Click here to listen! The 45 is a shade over 4 minutes while the LP version is 7:30...
7pm - 8pm Birthday Calendar
December 12th - Frank Sinatra - 1915
Connie Francis (Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero) - 84 Dionne Warwick - 82 Dickey Betts - 78
December 13th - Ted Nugent - 73 Steve Forbert - 67
December 14th - Charlie Rich - 1932
December 15th -Jesse Belvin - 1932 Dave Clark - 82
December 16th - Tony Hicks (Hollies) - 76
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) - 72
December 17th - Eddie Kendricks - 1939
Paul Rodgers - 72
December 18th - Chas Chandler - 1938
Keith Richards - 78
Cycles - Frank Sinatra - 1969 - This is classic Sinatra; black tux, cigarette, singing on a barstool...
Then Came You - Dionne Warwick and The Spinners - 1974
Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis - 1960
Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band - 1973 - Written and sung by Dickey Betts, although it was fellow Southern Rocker Les Dudek who played lead guitar!
Baby Please Don't Go - Amboy Dukes - 1967 - Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman: not much of a vocalist, but one heckuva axe man!
It Isn't Gonna Be That Way - Steve Forbert - 1980
Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich - 1973
Goodnight My Love - Jesse Belvin - 1959 - When I first was involved with Remnants this was the closing theme! Hard to talk over, though...
Bits And Pieces - Dave Clark Five - 1964
Stop, Stop, Stop - Hollies - 1966 - Featuring birthday boy Tony Hicks on... banjo! Pretty progressive for a pop band in the 60's.
Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top - 1979
The Weight - Diana Ross and the Supremes with The Temptations - 1969 - Former Temp David Ruffin left the group in 1968 when Berry Gordy Jr. refused to give him top-billing like he gave Diana Ross. He did, however, continue as a solo artist at the label and Berry did have a thing for Diana...
Young Blood - Bad Company - 1976 - Paul Rogers is one of the most soulful voices in rock history, and how many other vocalists could take over for Freddie Mercury in Queen?
Before They Make Me Run - Rolling Stones - 1978 - Keith on lead vocals from Some Girls.
Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1967 - Former Animals bassist Chas Chandler discovered Jimi in NYC, brought him to England and formed The Experience with Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass and produced Are You Experienced.
8pm - 9pm
So High (Rock Me Baby Roll Me Away) - Dave Mason - 1977
Fairport Convention - Percy's Song - 1969 - Written by Bob Dlyan, based on a true story about a fatal car crash.
Pressure Drop - Robert Palmer - 1975 - Title track of Palmer's second album featuring backing by...
Roll Um Easy - Little Feat - 1973
So Bad - Paul McCartney - 1985 - From Paul's vanity movie project called Give My Regards To Broad Street.
I've Done Everything For You - Rick Springfield - 1981 - Rick wrote most of his own material but this was off the pen of Sammy Hagar!
Hypnotized - Fleetwood Mac - 1973 - Bob Welch on vocals. He's the chap in the middle of the pic.All I Ever Wanted - Santana - 1979
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy - New Riders Of The Purple Sage - 1973 - This hippie band from San Fran gained notoriety as an opening act for the Grateful Dead and enlisted Jerry to play pedal steel on this!
Can't Find The Time - Orpheus - This is the mono 45 version on MGM Records, that has an extra percussion dub and eliminates the outro instrumental section, trimming 30 seconds from the stereo LP version. Despite the hooks and under 3 minute run time, the single didn't get any higher than #80 on the Hot 100 in 1969.
Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte - 1957
Do You Hear What I Hear - Bing Crosby - 1963