Monday, August 16, 2010

Today In Oldies 8/16/2010

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EVERYBODY Did Disco!! 

We begin a weeklong tribute to disco by spotlighting some of the artists who weren't exactly considered "disco", either during or after the height of the era in the late 70's and early 80's.  For all the critical beating disco took in its heyday, at its peak just about any and every artist even loosely associated with pop music did at least one song that could was thoroughly and completely disco.  Mick Jagger was an unabashed disco fan and regular at the one hotspot most closely associated with the era, New York's "Studio 54", so it's no surprise that The Rolling Stones had 2 #1 smashes that were unashamedly disco....."Miss You" in 1978 and "Emotional Rescue" in spite of their moniker as The World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band.  Disco provided a train for some artists to ride back onto the charts after many years absent, i.e. Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra.  This week the spotlight shines on the artists who temporarily sold their soul to the disco ball.........

KISS might have wanted to "Rock and Roll All Night" in "Detroit Rock City", but in 1979 when the band released their album "Dynasty", they were clearly under the "Saturday Night Fever" spell.........

Who will be exposed as the next unlikely act who did disco tomorrow w/ "EVERYBODY Did Disco"?  Check back tomorrow, and prepare to be shocked! :-) 

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question Of The Day

What was the advance ticket price for a ticket to Woodstock in 1969?

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

Thursday's Burning Question (and Answer) 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?

Answer: "Frampton Comes Alive" by Peter Frampton.  It was released with a list price of just $7.98.  Most standard single albums in 1976 had a suggested retail price of $6.98. 

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