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  • 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 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...
  • God Save Wills and Kate by Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols frontman Lydon wishes Royal couple well)

    11/18/2010 12:42:14 PM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 18, 2010 | SEAN HAMILTON
      Well-wisher ... John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in Sex Pistols anthem God Save The Queen By SEAN HAMILTON AS snarling punk idol Johnny Rotten, singer John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in The Sex Pistols' Seventies anthem God Save The Queen. So you might not expect him to join well-wishers queuing to congratulate Prince William and Kate. Here he tells SEAN HAMILTON why he wishes them well. WHEN I heard William had popped the question to Kate, I had a nice cup of tea for them. Later on, I might even put some bucks fizz...
  • 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...
  • Demo KY Senate Candidate Jack Conway fought for 2 Years Over Possession of a Rock

    10/21/2010 2:39:47 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 11 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | October 21, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway sued the Ohio town of Portsmouth and fought for almost two years over possession of a rock found at the bottom of the Ohio river. He finally won possession of the rock. The rock (pictured above) is now stored in a warehouse in Greenup County, Kentucky. FOX News reported: FRANKFORT, Ky. — The fight over a rock that lay for years at the bottom of the Ohio River spilled into federal court Tuesday when Kentucky sued an Ohio city, seeking the boulder's return. Attorney General Jack Conway sued the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, and three...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Byrds 1965

    10/15/2010 5:02:02 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 65 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 16, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. This pioneering group underwent numerous personnel changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (aka Jim McGuinn) remaining the sole consistent member until the group disbanded in 1973, while also featuring David Crosby for three seperate stints.Although they only managed to attain the commercial success on the scale of contemporary greats like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones for a fairly brief period (1965–66), time has treated their work well... as The Byrds are today considered to be one of the most influential...