Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Today In Oldies 8/4/2010

All the news that's fit to link @ Golden Hits Radio............

Where In The World Is..........The Human Beinz? 

The Human Beinz were a band formed in Youngstown, Ohio.  They began as The Premiers in 1964, and in 1966 became The Human Beingz.  They were primarily a cover band until 1968, when they found a hit and a rather inadvertent name change. 

Upon signing with Capitol Records, the pressing of their first single, "Nobody But You" (originally recorded by The Isley Brothers), had their name misspelled as "The Human Beinz".  The label agreed to change the name if the song didn't prove to be a hit.  The blessing proved to be mixed for the group, as the song hit #8 in January 1968, meaning the label kept the name much to the band's chagrin.  Without a follow up hit, the band disintegrated the following year. 

Several creative uses of "Nobody But You" including a TV commercial (Philadelphia Cream Cheese) and a movie (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and The Departed) put the band's name back into public awareness.  The band has reunited and is currently touring actively and recording an album of 60's covers.  Last week, they appeared at one of the biggest annual Oldies events, the "Night of 100 Rock Stars" in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 

For lack of any archival footage, here's a very primitive YouTube clip featuring the Beinz and their moment in the sun......


Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question Of The Day

What #1 cover song from 1974 emerged as the result of one of the band's jam sessions?

Come back tomorrow for the answer, and leave a Comment with your best guess!! 

Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) 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?

Answer: "Sugar, Sugar"

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