And this is the way it is @ Golden Hits Radio........
- Ike Turner will be celebrating in Mississippi.....I'm gonna take a blind stab in the dark here & assume it's NOT to receive a "Best Husband Ever" award
- The new "California Gurl" is being told, "Get off our lawn" by the record label that brought us "California Girls"
- Yoko Ono might be willing to give peace a chance, but she doesn't want her husband's assassin to have a chance to roam the streets again
- Barbra Streisand will be receiving an award once given to Neil Diamond. Maybe this will provide the catalyst for them to resume bringing each other flowers.
Where In The World Is..........Gary Lewis & The Playboys?
Gary Lewis didn't start in the music business seeking to be the beneficiary of nepotism, but it eventually found him. While successfully keeping his pedigree as the son of Jerry Lewis while auditioning with his band, The Playboys, to perform regularly at Disneyland, eventually his dad's celebrity connections got him a recording session (financed by his mother, Patti) and a slot on "The Ed Sullivan Show". That was enough to propel their first single, "This Diamond Ring", to #1 in 1965. A long string of hits followed, as Gary Lewis & The Playboys became one of only two acts in the 60's to have their first seven singles make the Billboard Top 10. Their last Top 40 hit was a cover of Brian Hyland's "Sealed With A Kiss" in 1968.
After the chart run ended, Gary Lewis & The Playboys remained active in the music business, with Gary routinely appearing on his father's annual Labor Day telethons for muscular dystrophy and constant touring. They are fixtures on the concert circuit today. You can discover more about what Gary Lewis & The Playboys are up to these days on their official website by clicking here.
From a "Shindig!" appearance in 1965...........
Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question Of The Day
We mentioned Gary Lewis & The Playboys being one of only two acts in the 60's to have their first seven singles make the Billboard Top 10. Who was the other?
Check back with Everything Oldies tomorrow for the answer, and leave a Comment here with your guess!!
Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) Of The Day
What #1 cover song from 1974 emerged as the result of one of the band's jam sessions?
Answer: Grand Funk Railroad's smash version of "The Loco Motion"