Thursday, August 12, 2010

Today In Oldies 8/12/2010

Golden Hits Radio has just been handed these urgent news bulletins........

Where In The World Is......Peter McCann?

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Peter McCann had a hand in two huge hits in the 70's.  He has been, and continues to be, a prolific songwriter, which brought him success in early 1977 with Jennifer Warnes' hit "Right Time Of The Night".  Three months later, he took a turn behind the mic and scored a Top 5 hit of his own, "Do You Wanna Make Love?".  While there seems to be no doubt about the innuendo of this song, a closer look at the lyrics reveals it isn't quite as much about "one night stands" as you might think......"You can take it seriously/Or take it somewhere else".  As the story goes, the idea for the song came as McCann and a friend were in a bar and noted the promiscuous nature of the place.

McCann lives in Nashville, Tennessee these days, and remains an active songwriter.  He also appears frequently around Nashville at songwriters' seminars.  

And now, for the musical question that captivated record buyers and radio listeners in 1977......

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

What double album, released in 1976, was marketed and sold for only one dollar (U.S.) more than the list price of a single album at that time?

Check back @ Everything Oldies on Monday (8/16/2010) for the answer, and leave a Comment here with your best guess! 

Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) 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)?

Answer: Jan & Dean's "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"

Everything Oldies is taking a brief vacation, but we'll be back on Monday (8/12/2010).  Look for a new feature that we like to call "EVERYBODY Did Disco!", where we spotlight very unlikely rock, pop, and other artists who did at least one disco song during its 70's halcyon days.  Prepare to be shocked!! :-)

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