Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today In Oldies 8/19/2010

When Oldies news breaks, Golden Hits Radio is here to fix it........


Welcome to another installment of EVERYBODY Did Disco, where we salute Disco songs by artists known for everything but Disco.  For all the awful things said about Disco both at its peak and immediately afterward, it's easy to forget that plenty of artists jumped on the bandwagon while it was hot.  So far, we've spotlighted Disco songs by KISS, The Grateful Dead, and The Clash.  Today we head to the opposite end of the spectrum. 

Throughout the 40's and straight through to the birth of rock n' roll, there was no bigger superstar than Frank Sinatra.  The aura that surrounded him in those days followed him throughout the remainder of his life, even as the hits became fewer and further between.  His first career musical valley came as rock & roll began to take over in the early 50's, making him a very outspoken critic of the artists who became a threat to his kingdom for the remainder of his career.  After a creative and commercial rebirth in the 60s, the hits had again stopped coming for the Chairman of the Board.  At this point, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" became his mantra, and he took a ride on the Disco Express reworking one of his old standards. 

Proving yet again that in the late 70's EVERBODY Did Disco, we present Ol' Blue Eyes putting a groovy spin on a classic.......

Come see us again tomorrow @ Everything Oldies, and prepare to be shocked by who gave Disco a shot! 

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question (and Answer) of the Day

The name on his birth certificate reads "Gil Hamilton".  We know him better as a one hit wonder named........what?

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

On March 12, 1974, John Lennon & Harry Nilsson were thrown out of the Troubador in L.A. for heckling which legendary standup comic?

Answer: Tommy Smothers (of The Smothers Brothers)


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