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  • Legendary singer Vic Damone dies at age 89

    02/12/2018 12:48:33 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    MSN, FOX News ^ | 2/12/2018
    Legendary singer Vic Damone passed away on Sunday at the age of 89, his family tells Fox News. Damone, whose smooth baritone led Frank Sinatra to famously declare he “had the best pipes in the business,” died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., surrounded by several close relatives. Damone starred in several television series, including "The Vic Damone Show" on NBC, and hit movies including "Kismet" and "Rich, Young and Pretty," but the crooner did not consider himself a true crossover star. “I never thought of myself that way,” Damone wrote in his memoir. “That wasn’t my...
  • There Is A Rumor Going Around That Led Zeppelin May Reunite

    05/05/2017 2:55:54 PM PDT · by blam · 155 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-5-2017 | Matthew DeBord
    Led Zeppelin fans worldwide have been collectively churning a recent mega-rumor: that the band could reunite for a concert, possibly in 2018, and possibly at the Desert Trip festival in California to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary. Speculation was set off by a cryptic post to lead-singer Robert Plant's website: "Any time now..." Then the fire was really set by a brief post at Feel Numb.(snip)
  • Fidel's fantasy

    11/28/2016 1:06:36 PM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    LYRICS: Wake up, Fidel... wake up It's time for your fantasy, ha, ha, ha Come back, Fidel Come back to the time when your land was free and happy Come back to love There was a girl Remember her name? Remember Anna! Remember her brown body and her hair black as the wing of a raven Remember the nights in the sugar cane, Fidel... huh? Where is Anna now, Fidel? Where could she be now?... your young lover She's not free, your not free, love is not free Come back, Fidel... come back with me! Remember when you brothers loved...
  • Looking for musicians to start a fun Oldies band. (Vanity)

    05/11/2015 10:16:52 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 7 replies
    5/11/15 | A Navy Vet
    I live in South Orange County, CA and since my health is getting better, I'm looking for older musicians who would enjoy starting an Oldies band just for fun. No big ideas for large play dates, but those who love those songs and can come over to my house to play, we will have fun and take it from there. Who knows could develop?
  • Vanity - trying to think of an oldie, with almost nothing to go on

    12/23/2014 2:25:09 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 168 replies
    12/23/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Hi folks. I consider myself a "student" of oldies (1950s-early 1960s), but I'm having a terrible brain freeze on this one. There is a song I've heard over the years, but I cannot recall the name or the artist. I have almost no clues for you to go on, but I know that some music-history fans consider that a challenge! Here goes: 1. Song had a slow tempo -- a ballad or very much like one. Very soaring vocals by the solo singer. 2. Male singer with great range. The comparisons that spring to mind are Perry Como and Bobby...
  • When Napoleon Met His Waterloo!

    11/11/2014 3:02:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This is kinda interesting, seeing the English repel repeated assaults,  then the Prussians came-in from the east and hit the French flank: 'Every puppy has his day, everybody has to pay...' (click pic to play Stonewall Jackson)   Reddit   YouTube
  • Classics radio still has a home on Western Pennsylvania dials

    08/27/2014 5:03:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Pitt Trib Review ^ | 8/26/14 | Patrick Cloonan
    Some oldies fans get their fix from XM radio stations or internet streaming music like Pandora. But since WJAS (1320 AM) was sold and switched from “nostalgia” programming to talk earlier this month, fans have been searching for a new radio station to hear their favorite music. “It was a shock for them to shift to talk shows from music that a lot of people liked,” said Anne Zuza, 70, of Ross. As another ex-WJAS listener emailed: “Is there any other station that plays the classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s?” That depends on your interpretation of “classic...
  • Favorite Oldies Songs,Tell us your Favorites. Freeper Canteen 8~23~13

    08/22/2013 5:07:12 PM PDT · by fatima · 277 replies
    ~Favorite Oldies Songs~ Angel Baby - Rosie & The Originals Songwriters: Rose Hamlin It's just like heaven Being here with you You're like an angel Too good to be true But after all I love you i do Angel baby My angel baby When you are near me My heart skips a beat I can hardly stand on My own two feet Because i love you I love you i do Chorus: Angel baby my angel baby Ooh ooh i love you Ooh ooh i do No one can love you Like i do Ooh ooh ooh ooh Ooh...
  • Eric Carmen/Raspberries: 'Go All The Way' - 1972

    04/10/2013 2:19:39 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Cleveland's own Eric Carmen (and friends)... Allmusic Magazine had described them as featuring 'exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies...'  The Raspberries drew influence from the British Invasion era -especially The Beatles, other Merseybeat acts, The Who, The Hollies, and The Small Faces... along their 'mod' fashion sense. Of course later Eric Carmen went on to massive success as a solo balladeer, but the original band has reunited for gigs as recently as 2005- some material from the tour was realeased as Live from the Sunset Strip in 2007.  Below you'll find an amusing appearance on The Mike Douglas...
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan: Get Down (1973)

    03/13/2013 12:14:50 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Gilbert O'Sullivan (dob Dec 1, 1946) is an Irish singer/songwriter best known in the United States for his eternal hit 'Alone Again (Naturally)' (1972 US, #1 hit) as well as 'Clair' (1972, US #2). His voice has become instantly recognizable to many due to the widespread fame brought by these two timeless ballads, both of which were written by O'Sullivan himself... He also enjoyed a hot chart-topper in the UK with 'Get Down' (1973, video below), although this wonderful little ditty never did make it on our side of the pond. Another one you'll recall in all likelihood would...
  • Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas: Little Children (1965)

    03/06/2013 1:25:49 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Billy J. Kramer (born William Howard Ashton 1943) in Liverpool, England came to fame as yet another Merseybeat act that went on to join the 'British Invasion' of the US market in the early 1960s. Like the Beatles, he was managed by Brian Epstein, and in fact Kramer went on to record a number of Lennon/McCartney compositions over time. I myself am a big fan of the band, as I've become interested in Merseybeat bands in general over the last few years. But somehow this particular song catches my imagination, even though I only first heard it a couple years...
  • Paul Revere & the Raiders: 'KICKS' - 1966

    01/31/2013 12:23:22 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps the hottest rock act to ever come out of Boise, Idaho was (and is) the group Paul Revere & the Raiders, who saw considerable commercial success in the 1960s and early 70s with hits such as 'Kicks' and 'Hungry' (1966), 'Him Or Me- What's It Gonna Be?' ('67) and then in 1971 their only #1 single, 'Indian Reservation' ('Cherokee people, Cherokee pride...' -you know, that one). The band was together as early as 1958 as The Downbeats, and enjoyed an early Northwest-only regional hit with 'Like, Long Hair' in 1961. Influenced by British Invasion bands such as The Beatles,...
  • Manfred Mann: 'Down the Road a Piece' - 1964

    01/16/2013 1:36:29 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Down the Road a Piece is a boogie-woogie-style jam written by Don Raye. In 1940, a version was put to vinyl by the Will Bradley Trio that went on to be a Top Ten hit in the US. The song was subsequently recorded by a variety of jazz, blues, and rock artists. British band Manfred Mann -a beat/R-n-B group- released their cover version of it in 1964, on the album 'The Five Faces of Manfred Mann', a critically-acclaimed record that has been called "one of the great blues-based British invasion albums; it's a hot, rocking record that benefits from some virtuoso...
  • The Swinging Blue Jeans: 'Make Me Know You're Mine' -1965

    01/09/2013 1:26:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Emerging in the wake of the Fab Four's rise to worldwide fame, The Swining Blue Jeans were what was called a 'Merseybeat' band, in the style of other Liverpool groups inspired by American rock, doo-wop, and R -n- B genres and originating along the banks of the River Mersey in NW England. While not exactly one-hit-wonders, success was considerable -yet brief- for the band, as The Swinging Blue Jeans covered 'Hippy Hippy Shake' (like the Beatles) and scored a British #2 hit single with it (US = #24 on Billboard Top 100). They soon afterward charted with their version of 'Good...
  • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch: 'All I Want' - 1965

    01/08/2013 12:24:30 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The five Wiltshire lads who made up the individually-eponymous British group 'Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Titch' -also know by the acronymic moniker 'DDDBMT' formed a talented pop group who from 1965-1969 spent more time on the UK singles chart than even the Beatles.  The band had first come together in 1961, and after being paired with a pair of talented songwriters by their record label, success in the UK, Australia, NZ, and Germany was considerable -inc. two #1, million-selling singles- though they never really did fully catch-on in the States, where their best effort was #52 on the...
  • Cheap Trick: 'I'm a California Man'

    12/19/2012 2:32:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I dunno how many of you are familiar with The Move, the Birmingham, England based band that  composed and recorded the original version of 'California Man' in 1972.  The single did well in the UK, yet flopped stateside, hitting only #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Interestingly, the B-side actually got more airplay in the US, and it's one you should know: 'Do Ya'... but just a month after that release, The Move's Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, and famed drummer Bev Bevan had 'moved' on to a new project, the (what came to be) world-renowned Electric Light Orchestra -or ELO- where...

    12/01/2012 10:32:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm perfectly aware that The Guess Who are the same bunch of leftist hosers from the Great White North that wrote the very anti-American 'American Woman', I'm going to forgive them for now because I love this tune so much, and they showed American icon 'Wolfman Jack' respect... Kinda hard for me to hate The Guess Who since I'm a lifelong BTO fan/seen 'em live: after all, two Guess Who members went on to found the band that evolved into Bachmann Turner Overdrive by 1973... The Guess Who: Clap for the Wolfman (1971) [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • What Einstein Was to Physics, CHUCK BERRY is to Rock -n- Roll

    11/22/2012 3:46:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Where to start... the guy basically invented modern rock-n-roll and inspired all others that followed, no less: the sound, the look, the moves- songs about hot cars and beautiful girls. It's basically impossible to create or perform rock-n-roll music without borrowing some element from him... Legendary guitarist Kieth Richards said of the first time he heard Berry playing his signature hit 'Johnny B. Goode': "Floored me... knocked me out. After (hearing) that, I knew what I wanted to do..."  Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry -dob 10.18.26- is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and it's surely an understatement to say he's 'one of the pioneers of rock'. With hits like...
  • Steve Miller Band: 'Mercury Blues' - 1976

    09/26/2012 12:04:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Been into Steve Miller ever since the very first time I heard 'The Joker' on my Philco made-in-Japan pocket transistor radio in Summer of '73... even if I was too young to understand exactly what he was singing about. But it was 1976's Fly Like an Eagle that really put the Steve Miller Band on the map. Although lyrical themes range from redistribution to anarchy, Miller's slick, understated slide-guitar sound and hook-laden songwriting have rendered me a lifelong fan. Besides the eponymous single, two others came from this fine album- 'Rock n' Me' and 'Take the Money and Run'... as the LP...
  • CBS Radio Flipping WODS/Boston To CHR 103.3 AMP Radio

    06/27/2012 1:08:07 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    fmqb | 6/27/12 | fmqb
    CBS Radio Flipping WODS/Boston To CHR 103.3 AMP Radio CBS Radio announces it is flipping Classic Hits WODS/Boston to CHR as "103.3 AMP Radio," effective tomorrow (June 28) at noon. The new station will feature hits from Rihanna, Usher, Maroon 5, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj, among others. The station will be available on-air, online at and via mobile apps including iPhone and Android devices. "When looking at the habits of Boston radio listeners, it is clear the music most favored by the biggest group of people is contemporary hit music,” said Mark Hannon, SVP/Market Manager...