Thursday, August 18, 2022

August 13, 2022 - JH: Golden Oldies

 August 13, 2022

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: Golden Oldies Show

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·     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

6:00 - 7:00

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

A tribute to Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers, who passed away 8/5/22 at the age of 79.

I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers (1965 - #4: first chart single for the band from down under)

The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers (1965 - #105: the group's signature song and the song played last at their concerts; it spent 3 weeks at #1 in the U.K. and is still one of the top 50 best-selling songs)

A tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who passed away 8/8/22 at the age of 73.

Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton-John (1978 - #3: from the movie "Grease", which made ONJ a superstar; the song was nominated for an Oscar)

Summer Nights - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and ensemble from "Grease" (1978 - #5: song spent 7 weeks at #1 in the U.K.)

Summer Nights - Marianne Faithful (1965 - #24: Faithful was Mick Jagger's girlfriend from 1966 to 1970 and also provided backup vocals on The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine")

The Sweet Sounds of Summer - The Shangri-las (1967 - #123: the last single to chart for the girl group from Queens)

It's Summertime U.S.A. - The Pixies Three (1964 - #116: the group consisted of three teenagers from Hanover, Pa.)

Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond (1969 - #22: song is appropriate this time of year for its opening line: "Hot August night ...")

Tammy - Debbie Reynolds (1957 - #1: song was a huge smash for the actress, spending 5 weeks at the top of the BB Hot 100)

*You're Still a Young Man - Tower of Power (1972 - #29: first charting single for the R&B/funk band out of Oakland)

A Place Nobody Can Find - Sam & Dave (1965 - DNC: stardom was still a couple of years away for the duo known as "Double Dynamite" for their live act)

45 Corner

*Ariel - Dean Friedman (1977 - #26: one-hit wonder on Lifesong Records for the singer from Paramus, N.J.)

*Vehicle - The Ides of March (1970 - #2: another one-hit wonder, this one for the band out of Chicago)

Hearts of Stone - The Fontane Sisters (1955 - #1: the sisters covered the R&B song originally recorded by the Jewels and took it to #1 for 3 weeks)

Things I'd Like to Say - New Colony Six (1969 - #16: one of several charting singles for the soft-rock group from Chicago)

7:00 - 8:00

Birthday Calendar

Background Music: The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez (1959 - #1: Cortez recorded the song with a vocal, but did not like it; he spotted a Hammond B3 organ in the studio and decided to play the lead melody on that)

August 7:

Herbert Reed (The Platters) - born 1928
Charles Pope (The Tams) - born 1936
B.J. Thomas - born 1942

August 8:

Joe Tex (Joseph Arrington, Jr.) - born 1933

August 9:

Billy Henderson (The Spinners) - born 1939
Wanda Young (The Marvelettes) - born 1943
Barbara Mason - 75

August 10:

Eddie Fisher - born 1928
Jimmy Dean - born 1928
Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) - born 1940
Ronnie Spector (Veronica Bennett) - born 1943
Ian Anderson - 75

August 11:

Eric Carmen - 73
David Ian (Joe) Jackson - 68

August 12:

Joe Jones - born 1926
Alvis "Buck" Owens - born 1929
Lesley Duncan - born 1943
Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) - 73

August 13:

Dave "Baby" Cortez - 84
Dan Fogelberg - born 1951
Hughie Thomasson (The Outlaws) - born 1952

Twilight Time - The Platters (1958 - #1: song spent 1 week at #1 and was used as a plot device in an episode of "The X-Files" in the early '90s)

Untie Me - The Tams (1962 - #60: song was written by Joe South; the group got their name for wearing tam o'shanter caps)

The Eyes of a New York Woman - B.J. Thomas (1968 - #28: Thomas' previous 8 singles did not break the Top 40, this one made him a mainstream success again)

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - Joe Tex (1965 - #65: one of 27 BB H100 singles for Tex; the song is the same title but not the same song as the later hit for The Honey Cone)

Mighty Love, Pt. 1 - The Spinners (1974 - #20: Billy Henderson was a founder and original member of the group from Michigan)

Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes (1966 - #7: Wanda Young was providing lead vocals for the group after 1965)

Yes I'm Ready - Barbara Mason (1965 - #5: Mason wrote her biggest hit and also had 14 Top 40 hits on the R&B charts)

I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher (1954 - #1: Fisher was married to Debbie Reynolds, Liz Taylor, and Connie Stevens; he was tremendously popular with bobby soxers and had 36 pop hits from 1948-54 and 23 singles chart on the BB Hot 100 in the rock and roll era)

P.T. 109 - Jimmy Dean (1962 - #8: Dean's tribute to the WWII heroics of then-President John F. Kennedy)

Dream On - The Righteous Brothers (1974 - #32: last original charting single for the duo; Bobby Hatfield sang tenor)

I Can Hear Music - The Ronettes (1966 - #100: written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector, the song was the last charting single for the girl group; in 1969 The Beach Boys would cover the song and take it to #24)

Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull (1971 - DNC; 1976 - #62: Ian Anderson is the lead singer for the band, and also plays flute and acoustic guitar)

Let's Pretend - The Raspberries (1973 - #35: Eric Carmen wrote this hit for the Cleveland band; he later has a successful solo career)

Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson (1979 - #21: Jackson wrote his first hit song around the title line which originally came from the Shangri-las "Leader of the Pack")

California Sun - Joe Jones (1961 - #89: Jones studied music at Juilliard and served as pianist and arranger for B.B. King; The Rivieras had a #5 hit with the song in 1964)

Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass? - Buck Owens (1969 - #109: one of 21 #1's on the Country charts for the musician known for creating the Bakersfield Sound)

Love Song - Lesley Duncan (1970 - DNC: Duncan wrote the song that Elton John covered on his Tumbleweed Connection LP; Duncan appeared as a back-up vocalist on the original cast Jesus Christ Superstar LP as well as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon; in 2022 the song is used in the horror film Men)

8:00 - 9:00

Twisting by the Pool - Dire Straits (1983 - #105: Mark Knopfler wrote and produced this upbeat rocker)

Part of the Plan - Dan Fogelberg (1975 - #31: his first charting single, Fogelberg had a string of hits on the late '70s and early '80s)

There Goes Another Love Song - The Outlaws (1975 - #34: Hughie Thomasson co-wrote the song, the group's first charting single, and was part of The Outlaws' "Guitar Army" of three lead guitarists)

A tribute to Lamont Dozier, of the songwriting and producing team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who passed away 8/8/22 at the age of 81. H-D-H were behind many, many great Motown hits.

Standing in the Shadows of Love - The Four Tops (1967 - #6: song ranks #464/RS500)

Goodbye to Love - The Carpenters (1972 - #7: Richard Carpenter added the fuzz guitar that was a departure for the soft-rock duo)

Soul Deep - The Box Tops (1969 - #18: the final Top 40 single for the blue-eyed soul group)

Mirage - Tommy James and the Shondells (1967 - #10: song has a revers chord progression of the group's hit "I Think We're Alone Now"; the band played the Waverly (NY) High School gym in the summer of 1968)

Moon River - Jerry Butler (1961 - #11: although Andy Williams' signature song, "The Iceman" had the bigger hit)

The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget - The Raindrops (1963 - #17: Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry were the main members of the group)

Silver Bird - Mark Lindsay (1970 - #25: Lindsay had several minor hits after leaving Paul Revere and the Raiders; song is featured in the 2022 movie The Gray Man on Netflix)

In Dreams - Roy Orbison (1963 - #7: Orbison wrote the song which ranks #312/RS500 and was used in the 1986 movie thriller Blue Velvet)

My Back Pages - The Byrds (1967 - #30: the band's cover of the Bob Dylan tune was their last to crack the Top 40)

Heed the Call - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (1970 - #33: the group had success fusing rock and roll, R&B, folk, and country)

*Jazzman - Carole King (1974 - #2: Tom Scott provided the sax part for the song)

New York City Mining Disaster - The Bee Gees (1967 - #14: the first of 43 BB Hot100 singles for the Brothers Gibb)

You're the One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (1978 - #1: one more from the movie Grease)

CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959 - #1 for two weeks; brothers Santo [steel guitar] and Johnny [rhythm guitar] Farina from Brooklyn)

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 August 20, 2022: John Simon (JS) with the Best of the '50s, '60s, and '70s!

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