Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today In Oldies 8/11/2010

Golden Hits Radio's News of the Day

Where In The World Is............Lou Christie? 

Born Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, Lou Christie had a string of hits in the 60's, peaking with the #1 "Lightnin' Strikes" in 1966.  The song almost ended up in a wastebasket @ Christie's label, MGM Records, but became a worldwide smash, also hitting #1 in Canada & going Top 20 in Britain.  After "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" hit the Top 10 in 1969, Christie hit the skids both personally and professionally.  

Christie spent most of the 70's in England, recording only sporadically and battling drug addiction.  After finally getting clean, he spent most of the 80's doing various odd jobs, including ranch hand, offshore oil driller, and carnival barker.  Music was in his blood, however, and he resumed active concert touring in the late 80's.  He occasionally records, and is a mainstay on the concert circuit throughout the U.S. and England. 

From a gig in Staten Island, New York in 2009..........

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

A character actress named Kathryn Minner instantly became one of the most famous "characters" in rock and roll history when she posed for what album cover (and later a series of Dodge TV commercials)? 

Check back tomorrow @ Everything Oldies for the answer, and leave a Comment with your best guess!!

Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) of the Day

Which group has the longest name that does NOT contain a vowel?

Answer: Lynyrd Skynyrd 


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