Monday, August 2, 2010

Today In Oldies 8/2/2010

This just in @ Golden Hits Radio........

Where In The World Is............Andy Kim?

Andy Kim (birth name: Andrew Youakim) is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose first taste of American chart success came as a songwriter.  He co-wrote the RIAA's 1968 Record of the Year, the #1 smash "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies.  As a performer, he had 2 American hits the following year, including a Top 10 and million seller with "Baby, I Love You".  His biggest hit, and still an Oldies radio standard, was "Rock Me Gently", hitting #1 in the spring of 1974.  It also hit #2 in Britain and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. 

By 1976, Kim disappeared from the recording studio and live stages.  There's a chance you might have heard him since then and weren't aware of it.  He re-emerged in the 80's under the stage name "Baron Longfellow", recording several albums that received extensive airplay in Canada.  Since then, he has recorded with contemporary acts who were fans growing up such as Barenaked Ladies.  A slightly sped up "Rock Me Gently" put him back in the limelight when it was used in a Jeep commercial several years ago, and he released his first album under the name Andy Kim in almost 20 years this past March 30th, entitled Happen Again

To honor Andy Kim still being alive and kicking, Golden Hits Radio will respect his wishes and rock you ever so gently all day today :-)

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

What was the original title of Gladys Knight & The Pips' "Midnight Train To Georgia"? 

Look for the answer here @ Everything Oldies tomorrow!!  And leave a Comment with your guess!!

Friday's Burning Question of the Day

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

Answer: KISS

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