Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Today in Oldies 8/3/2010


Moving now across the Golden Hits Radio ticker tape.........

Oldies on TV tonight

  • 'The David Cassidy Story' - VH1 Classic - 8 p.m. (Eastern)

Where In The World Is.........Mouth & MacNeal?

Mouth (real name: Willem Duyn) and MacNeal (real name: Sjoukje van't Spijker) were a pop duo from the Netherlands whose 15 minutes of U.S. fame came with their million selling and Top 10 hit, "How Do You Do", in 1972.  They represented the Netherlands several times in the famed Eurovision Song Contest that produced ABBA. 

By 1974, their time as a duo was done.  Mouth continued recording with his wife under the name Big Mouth & Little Eve, and MacNeal began a solo career, entering the Eurovision Song Contest representing the Netherlands again in 1980.  Both members continued recording as participants in various solo and group projects over the years.  

Mouth died of a heart attack December 4, 2004.  MacNeal recently reformed Mouth and MacNeal with Arie Ribbens replacing Duyn.

They may sound like a couple of personal injury lawyers and not a musical duo, but here is their one brief shining moment of American chart glory.......


Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question Of The Day

Which 60's pop classic has been covered by a diverse group of artists including Ike & Tina Turner, Bob Marley, Tom Jones, and Wilson Pickett?

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

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

Answer: "Midnight Plane To Houston" -- The song's writer, Jim Weatherly, recorded the song with the original title prior to changing it for Cissy Houston, who had an R&B hit prior to Gladys Knight & The Pips turning it into a pop classic.  It was based on a phone conversation he had with none other than Farrah Fawcett, who had just begun dating Lee Majors ("The Six Million Dollar Man", "The Fall Guy").  The couple was used as the " title characters" in the song. 



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