Thursday, December 16, 2010

Today In Oldies 12/16/2010

Golden Hits Radio & GHR-2's Everything Oldies.......No chit chat.  More Oldies news!

Oldies on TV

  • Stevie Wonder - Tavis Smiley - PBS (check local listings)
  • Paul Simon - The Colbert Report - Comedy Central (11:30 Eastern/10:30 Central)

A Shot At The Title

All this week, Everything Oldies will play "What if?", as we spotlight songs with their original working titles.  Imagine what a different world we'd live in if the most covered song of all time were The Beatles' classic, "Scrambled Eggs".....which was the original working title of......"Yesterday".  Enjoy the stories behind the titles.....and why they changed.

  • The title of this one hit wonder, originally written as an ode to influential British singer/songwriter Nick Drake, was originally titled "Morning Lasted All Day".  Their record label was less than enthused with the song, feeling it needed more drums.  The band refused to change it, but did give it a different title.  The retitled song became a Top 10 hit for the Dream Academy.  The title became.....

  • This early disco classic began with the name "Drive Talking".  Producer Arif Mardin suggested a name change to play to teenage sensibilities of the time, so a word used to indicate slang was substituted for "drive", and the song became a smash.  The Bee Gees took "Drive Talking" all the way to the top of the charts in 1975 as.......

  • Originally a B-side, this song began its life as "That's What I Like".  While the A-side got some airplay, the B-side eventually became a smash and one of the most played songs of 1958.  Its legend would grow even bigger with the death of the artist on The Day The Music Died.  We know "That's What I Like" better as..........

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

Over the course of its 8-year run on TV, Solid Gold had a total of 5 different hosts.  Name three. 

Check back tomorrow @ Everything Oldies for the answer, and leave a comment here with your best guess! 

What do Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones all have in common?

Answer: Each one died at the age of 27.  Hendrix, Joplin, and Morrison also have something else in common, having all passed in 1970. 


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