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  • 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...
  • Bobby Vee Announces He Has Alzheimer's

    04/30/2012 8:00:18 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 8 replies
    Bobby Vee website ^ | 04-30-2012 | Bobby Vee website
    OK - you want something to scare you to death, put things into perspective? BOBBY VEE? Everything about him SCREAMS teenager.
  • Some "classic" (older) workout songs for the more "seasoned" (older) posters (ecumenical exercise)

    01/11/2012 8:59:01 AM PST · by Heart-Rest · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Here are some links to "vintage" exercise / workout songs to incorporate into your brand new New Year's resolution exercise routine. (With an appreciative nod to FReeper "Winstons Julia" for the original idea.)   Feel free to add your own "more classic" / "further aged" exercise workout song suggestions and links to the list. I have to go run an errand right now, but I will check back later to see if there is more than just this "1" post on this thread (if I can remember to do that).   :-) Bits and Pieces Hippy Hippy Shake Twist and Shout Funky Broadway...
  • Saturday Rock n Roll Oldies: THE ANIMALS 'Gonna Send You Back to Walker' (1964)

    12/10/2011 12:43:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 09, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The Animals were a highly influential English rock/R-n-B group, formed in the early 60s in the north-east of England (Newcastle-upon-Tyne). They later in the decade relocated to the bustling London scene. Renowned for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, the band is best known for timeless classics such as "The House of the Rising Sun", "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", and "It's My Life".   The Animals presented a unique blend of rock-oriented pop hits along with R-n-B material to fill out the albums.  Later -under the name Eric Burdon and the Animals- they moved to California and yet...
  • Sha Na Na ~Papa ooo Mow Mow

    12/02/2011 5:34:52 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 82 replies
    Papa ooo Mow Mow
  • STATUS QUO: 'Spinning Wheel Blues' - 1970

    11/12/2011 4:03:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    When I was a kid growing up in the late 70s, I used to comb through discount rack and often came-across various LPs by British boogie-rockers Status Quo in those bargain-bins and thinking 'Who the hell is this... and why are their records always being dumped by the dozens...?' None of my friends where into the band, they didn't get US airplay, and I never did buy them, perhaps spooked by the glut of unloved product out there. Most Americans would be likely know the band best for 1967's US/UK psychedelic-rock hit 'Pictures of Matchstick Men'- a song which in fact was their...
  • TGIF Rock n Roll Oldies: STATUS QUO: Down The Dustpipe - 1970

    10/07/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    'Ain't no room for a Kosher cowboy  in a town like New Orleans...' When I was a kid growing up in the late 70s, I used to comb through discount record bins to find stuff not heard on Aerosmith/Supertramp-dominated FM radio of the day. And I often took a chance on something unknown, even just based on the cover art if the price was right- like $.99 back then in olden times. But I often came-across various LPs by British boogie-rockers Status Quo in those bargain-bins and thinking "who the hell is this... and why are their records always being dumped by...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: ZZ TOP - 1979

    07/08/2011 12:04:43 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    ZZ Top is a hugely successful Texas-rock band who've been quite innovative over four decades in the music business- yet they never strayed far from the basic elements/roots that made the trio so popular and distinctive in the first place.  The group's sound -like British trio Status Quo- features a blues-based 'boogie rock', but influences are wide and varied. They hail from Houston, and formed the band from local rival bands back in 1969. ZZ Top soon developed a solid following in Texas and began writing their own songs.  Once original drummer was replaced by Frank Beard- he, Billy Gibbons, and...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: THE CARS - 1984/85

    07/01/2011 9:33:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 1, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The Cars were a trailblazing pop band who's beat-and-guitar driven rock n roll added synthesizers in a way that created a foundation for the 80s New Wave scene that was to come. The first album -1978's The Cars- was a smash hit for the Boston-based group that promptly went platinum. That debut has been lauded as a "genuine rock masterpiece" by allmusic, with songs such as "Just What I Needed" "Best Friend's Girl""Let the Good Times Roll", and "Bye Bye Love". After six albums and four Top Ten hits in the US, the band broke up in 1988. Sadly, singer/bassist Benjamin Orr -a close...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: STEELY DAN

    05/27/2011 11:40:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 53 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 27, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "Sue me if I play too long..." Steely Dan is an American pop band who developed refined and highly-original compositions blending elements of rock, funk, blues, jazz, and R-n-B, among other influences. Executed to perfection by founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker -along with the finest studio musicians on the planet- there simply never was a band like Steely Dan before, and it's unlikely there ever will be, not like this... The music that they brought was complex and well orchestrated, with most songs displaying a significant jazz influence. Fagan's unique voice backed by sweet harmonies and irresistible musical hooks made the sound...
  • TGIF AMERICAN Oldies: Loretta Lynn - 1967

    04/29/2011 12:58:12 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 29, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "If you need that kind of love- you don't need none of mine" Loretta Lynn is a world-famous American country music singer-songwriter/author who was -as the script goes- indeed born a coal miner's daughter in 1935 just outside the small mountain town of Paintsville, Kentucky. But that childhood was brief indeed, as the then-Loretta Webb was married off at just thirteen years of age, becoming a mother shortly thereafter. She proceeded to have four children by her nineteenth birthday, living in Washington state with husband Oliver V. Lynn. The marriage certainly had it's ups and downs, as he was a womanizer...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)- 1969

    04/08/2011 12:18:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    John Fogerty: "I always used to say that I wanted to make records that they would still play on the radio ten years..." In a similar way to LA blues-rock legends Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival featured a down-on-the-bayou southern theme (more of a swamp-rock in CCR's case) that bravely diverged from the California fashion of the day. But they managed to break loose from the Bay Area's dominant Haight-Ashbury psychedelic scene to create a band loyal to American rock n roll's roots. Also like Topanga Canyon based Canned Heat, they came across as quite authentic in the southern-style... and were real, real good. The band's origins...
  • TGIF Oldies Memorial Edition: Marvin Gaye: What's Going On - 1971

    04/01/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 1, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Marvin Gaye was tragically shot by his own father on this day, April 1st, 1984...  Twenty-seven years ago today gifted R-n-B singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and record producer Marvin Gaye was killed in a family argument, shot with a gun he had given his father just four months previous.The elder stood trail for the crime, but was sentenced only to probation once the fact that his son had beat him up prior to the shooting came to light. The DC native -born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.- had great difficulties with the ups and  downs of show business, suffering from depression and...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company- 1967

    03/25/2011 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Big Brother and the Holding Company came together in 1960's San Francisco, springing from the same historic Bay-area scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and others. While the band was formed before Joplin came along, they became famous shortly after absorbing her as lead singer.  The chemistry worked, and soon they released what many consider to be a truly epic rock-n-roll record, the US #1 Cheap Thrills... Janis Joplin (1.19.43 - 10.4.70) herself was of course an American singer, songwriter and arranger. After dying far too young, Joplin lives on in in our collective memory as a star-crossed member of the...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - 1971

    03/04/2011 12:28:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 4, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "That story is true, and I'm here to say:I was drivin' that Model A..." Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen was a pioneering American country-rock band founded in 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan: they're known for such hits as "Hot Rod Lincoln", "Smoke Smoke Smoke (that Cigarette)", "Don't Let Go", as well as an exceptional cover of boogie-woogie standard (and Andrews Sisters hit) "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" that managed to chart too. The band’s style fused country, rockabilly, and blues together on a base of boogie-woogie piano. It was among the first country-rock bands to take...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Zombies - 1964

    02/25/2011 1:20:51 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The Zombies are an English rock band formed in 1961 and led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals.The schoolboy chums who came to be known as The Zombies got their start playing at a St. Alban's rugby club, but soon rose from unknown local act to score major US hits later in the decade, such as "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and "Time of the Season".  Their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle -comprising twelve songs by the group's principal songwriters, Argent and White- ranks #80 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the '500 Greatest...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Donovan 1966

    02/18/2011 12:27:19 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 18, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Donovan (Donovan Philips Leitch 5.10.46) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. Emerging from the British folk scene, he developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music in a way that had substantial commercial appeal.  Donovan appeared in the UK early in 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV show Ready Steady Go!... and his popularity quickly spread from there. After signing with the British label Pye Records in 1965, he recorded a handful of singles and two albums in the folk music vein with leading independent record producer Mickie Most, scoring...
  • Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Derek and the Dominos - 1970

    02/11/2011 9:21:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 11, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Eric Clapton with Pattie Boyd Derek and the Dominos were a blues-rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton along with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon. The band released only one studio album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, featuring major contributions from guitarist Duane Allman working with the band as a session musician. The album went on to receive critical acclaim, but initially faltered in sales and in radio airplay. Although released in 1970 it was not until March 1972 that the album's single 'Layla' (a tale of then-unrequited love...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Dave Edmunds 1970

    01/28/2011 12:32:43 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 28, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Dave Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is primarily associated with Pub rock and New Wave, he had numerous hits in the 1970s and early 1980s, while displaying a consistent tendency towards 50s-style, guitar-driven rock n roll. As a teenager Edmunds first played with a band called The Edmunds Bros Duo with his older brother Geoff in 1954, both playing piano. The brothers later went on to play in various bands throughout the 50s and early 60s. In 1966, Edmunds shifted to a more blues-rock sound, to form the short lived Human Beans, a band that played...
  • TGIF Oldies- Jerry Reed: When You're Hot, You're Hot/Amos Moses 1970/71

    01/21/2011 9:26:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Georgia Native Jerry Reed Hubbard (1937-08) was an American country music singer, country guitarist, session musician, songwriter, and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films... nothing short of an American cultural icon. As a musician, "The Snowman" was best known for "(Who Was the Man Who Put) The Line in Gasoline"; "Lord, Mr. Ford (What Have You Done)"; "Amos Moses"; "When You're Hot, You're Hot," (Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance); and "East Bound and Down," the theme song for the film Smokey and the Bandit, in which he co-starred with Burt Reynolds. Back in '67,...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Animals - 1965

    01/14/2011 9:22:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 46 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The Animals were an influential English rock group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, formed in the early 60s. They later in the decade relocated to the bustling London scene.Known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, the band is best known for timeless classics such as "The House of the Rising Sun", "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", and "It's My Life" (below). The Animals presented a unique blend of rock-oriented pop hits along with R&B material to fill out the albums.  Considered in the U.S. as part of the British Invasion, The Animals underwent numerous personnel changes over...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Bread - 1972

    01/07/2011 9:31:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Bread was a rock band formed in Los Angeles, CA. They enjoyed 13 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1970 and 1977, in the process pioneering a new genre later to become known as 'soft rock'. Bread consisted of David Gates , Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer, Mike Botts, then Larry Knechtel (replacing Royer in 1971). Before forming Bread, Gates had worked with Royer's previous band, The Pleasure Fair, producing and arranging the band's 1967 album, The Pleasure Fair. Royer then introduced Gates to his songwriting partner, Griffin, and the trio joined together in 1968 and signed with...
  • The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)- 1979

    12/31/2010 10:25:58 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 31, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Electric Light Orchestra, often abbreviated ELO, were an extremely successful  Birmingham-based English Rock music group.  Formed by members of UK band The Move in 1970, ELO prospered and evolved through the decade, releasing 12 studio albums and more than four dozen singles in total under the leadership of musical genius Jeff Lynne.  The band developed a unique modern rock/pop sound utilizing classical instruments, arrangements, and even lyrical themes. By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest selling bands in the world, an international commercial powerhouse. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top 40 hit singles in both the UK and the US. The...
  • CHUCK BERRY: Run Rudolph Run - 1958

    12/20/2010 10:20:14 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 20, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    My personal favorite rock Xmas song of all time... "Santa make him hurry,  tell him he can take the freeway down..." [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite RepublicanPrevious RR Oldies features -here- Merry Christmas 2010 to All~ -RR-
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Troggs - 1966/67

    12/17/2010 10:19:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 17, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Troggs are an English rock band from the 60s known for timeless hits "Wild Thing", "Love Is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You", all million-selling singles. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England (originally The Troglodytes). The band formed in 1964, and were discovered by The Kinks' manager Larry Page the next year.  The most famous hit was surely the single "Wild Thing", #2 in the UK and #1 in the United States in July 1966. Its combination of a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics helped it to quickly become a...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Hollies - 1971

    12/10/2010 9:47:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 10, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Hollies are an English rock group, formed in Manchester, England in the early 1960s. The band was not named -as popular legend has it- after Buddy Holly, but rather for the holly decorating the house of founding member Graham Nash at Christmas-time 1962. The Hollies are amongst the most musically-flexible survivors one can imagine, and the band became one of the leading British groups of the era, enjoying considerable international success delivering hits in varied styles. Along with The Rolling Stones and The Searchers, they are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: 10cc 1975

    12/03/2010 10:01:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 03, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    10cc were an English art rock band initially consisting of four musicians: Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme... For the most part, 10cc featured two strong songwriting teams, one 'commercial' and one 'artistic'. Both teams however injected sharp wit to lyrically-dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band's accessible songs. In contrast, Godley and Creme -who went on after the band's breakups to make a series of records together- were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility and cinematic inspired writing. However, every member...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Johnny Rivers 1966

    11/26/2010 4:51:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 26, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella @ NYC 11.07.42) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer.... styles include folk songs, blues, and revivals of old-time rock 'n' roll songs in addition to some of Rivers' original material. Johnny Rivers's greatest success came in the mid-to-late 1960s with sequence of top US and international hits such as "Seventh Son", "Poor Side of Town", "Summer Rain", "Secret Agent Man" -theme to the TV show- then in the early 70's with a great cover of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu" that went to...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: the Average White Band 1975/1977

    11/19/2010 12:43:26 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 19, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform...The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform. AWB was formed in early...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: John Fred and his Playboy Band 1967

    11/12/2010 10:37:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 12, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    John Fred (b. John Fred Gourrier, 1941- 2005) was a blue-eyed soul and Cajun pop artist out of Baton Rouge, La. and best known for the #1 hit song in the US Judy in Disguise (With Glasses).John Fred and the Playboys formed back in 1956; their first hit single was '58's Shirley. He appeared on Alan Freed's show, but when Dick Clark asked him to sing on American Bandstand, Fred had to turn him down because he had to play in a basketball game (management/promotion aparently not his strong suit!). Almost a decade later, Fred and band member Andrew Bernard...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Band 1968

    11/05/2010 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 5, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Band was a highly-acclaimed and influential 60s-70s rock music group originally consisting of Canadians Rick Danko , Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson along with American drummer/singer Levon Helm . All five were notable musicians in their own right, and three lead singers symbolic of the group's bountiful talent... Original members of The Band first worked together as they joined Toronto-based rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group -The Hawks- from 1958-63 then onto The Levon Helm Sextet/Levon and the Hawks. They also released a single under the name Canadian Squires, but returned as Levon and the Hawks for...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Box Tops 1967

    10/29/2010 12:27:16 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 29, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Box Tops were a Memphis rock group active in the mid-to-late 1960s. Known for such hits as "The Letter" (below), "Neon Rainbow", "Soul Deep", "I Met Her in Church", and "Cry Like A Baby", the band is historically significant as a major "blue-eyed soul" group of the period.They performed a mixture of current soul music songs by artists such as James and Bobby Purify and Clifford Curry, pop tunes such as A Whiter Shade of Pale by Keith Reid, Gary Brooker and Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum, and songs written by their producers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, and Chips...
  • TGIF Rock n Roll Oldies- FREEDOM EDITION: Elton John 1975

    10/22/2010 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 22, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Sir Elton John is a bright, talented, and strange man who often says the oddest things... but who most consider an all-time great, obviously. And if Elton John is still good enough for Rush... cool with me, I'll forgive him for what he said about Jesus, he's obviously a little confused- lol. Elton earned a few + points for standing up for Arizona, anyway... And while the 80s' Candle in the Wind might not be my cup of tea, Elton also did much great early stuff besides the mega-hits that we all love like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bennie and...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Todd Rundgren 1975

    10/08/2010 9:08:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 8, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Todd Rundgren -dob 6.22.1948- is a multi-talented American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who still tours on a limited basis, up-to and including earlier this year. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop-wunderkind -absolutely adored by critics- and supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, Rundgren went on to produce a diverse range of recordings as solo artist and during the 70s/80s with the band Utopia. He has also been successful as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians. Todd Rundgren engineered and/or produced Stage Fright by...