Monday, September 27, 2010

Today In Oldies 9/28/2010

Golden Hits Radio and GHR-2........all the Oldies news that's available to link to (yes, we ended a sentence w/ a preposition.  Sue us!)

Where In The World Is.......Rocky Burnette? 

Rocky Burnette was born into rock n' roll royalty, the son of rock pioneer Johnny Burnette.  While his run on the charts was a short one, his pedigree has connected him with some of the most talented artists in the music business! 

With his father being one of the kings of rockabilly, it stood to reason that Rocky Burnette would gravitate toward that genre.  As it began to re-emerge in the early 80's, Rocky was at the forefront along with The Stray Cats, Dave Edmunds, and Nick Lowe.  Appropriately, his debut album on EMI Records in 1980 was entitled "Son of Rock N' Roll", and it brought him his one and only Top 10 hit in the U.S that was also an international success.  "Tired Of Toein' The Line" hit #10 in 1980 and hit #1 in Australia.  It appeared Rocky Burnette was ready to follow in his father's footsteps.  

Unfortunately, financial problems at EMI Records saw promotion for follow up singles and his second album for the label, "Heart Stopper", come to a screeching halt, although several of the songs were hits in other countries.  By 1981 he had hit the road with the final incarnation of his late father's Rock N' Roll Trio. 

Since his one moment of chart and radio glory, Rocky Burnette has continued to write, record, and tour extensively, working with the likes of Dwight Twilley and Rosie Flores.  He has also dabbled in acting, appearing in the 1994 film Saturday Night Special, starring his cousin Billy Burnette (ex-Fleetwood Mac, currently a member of John Fogerty's studio and touring band).  In 1997, he wrote a huge European hit for Percy Sledge, "You Got Away With Love". 

Before we let Rocky Burnette slip into oblivion once again, let's toe the line with him in spite of how tired we might be.......

Golden Hits Radio and GHR-2's Burning Question of the Day

Country superstar Vince Gill was once asked to join which rock band in the early 90's?

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 official reason for Jimi Hendrix's discharge from the U.S. Army?

Answer: Years before "don't ask, don't tell", a discharge from the Army could be brought about by................."homosexual tendencies". 

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