Friday, July 30, 2010

Today In Oldies 7/30/10

Coming across the Golden Hits Radio ticker.......

A BOATLOAD of "American Idol" news, including......

In other Oldies news.......


Where in the World is..........Melissa Manchester? 

Melissa Manchester charted several late 70's and early 80's hits, but she also has dozens of TV and film credits as an actress as well as being a writer on several other hit songs, most notably Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks's Top 5 duet "Whenever I Call You Friend". 

Discovered by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow in the early 70's, her first hit came with "Midnight Blue", which hit #6 in 1975. She hit the Billboard Top 10 twice more, in 1979 with "Don't Cry Out Loud" (#10) and her biggest hit, 1982's "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" (#5). 

Throughout the 80's and 90's, Manchester alternated between music and acting, with film credits including her mentor Bette Midler's "For The Boys" and TV appearances including "General Hospital" and "Blossom". 

Today, she has returned to her roots in musical theater, most notably starring in a Los Angeles-based production of "Sweeney Todd" with Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), and a Chicago production of "Hats", a musical she co-wrote.  She is still actively touring as well. 

She should hear how we're talking about her :-) ..........and now, a vintage clip from Solid Gold circa 1982......


Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

Which band was voted "Most popular in America" in a Gallup poll in June of 1977?

Leave a Comment on "Everything Oldies" with your answer, and come back Monday (8/2/10) to get the answer! 


Yesterday's Burning Question of the Day

Which song from the movie "Grease" was recorded and added to the movie AFTER production had wrapped?

Answer: "Hopelessly Devoted To You" -- Producers of the movie felt Olivia Newton-John needed more screen time after seeing a finished cut.  The result was a #3 smash that was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar in 1978!! 


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