- You can't get your "Money For Nothing" (or your chicks for free, we assume) in Canada!
- Aretha Franklin says "What cancer?"
- A local boy made good comes home......and plays for an hour and a half!
- The Who play their first gig since last year's Super Bowl......with a little help from their friends (video included)
- Two rock heavyweights will team up for the first time to tour!
- A disco legend discusses his battle with cancer
- The writer of a 60's classic tells the story behind the lyrics
- New music from your favorite 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's artists hits stores and online today
A View From The Top
For the next few weeks, Everything Oldies will spotlight #1 songs from 30, 40, and 50 years ago! We'll give you the stories behind the songs and other things you might not have known about some of your favorite 60's, 70's, and 80's music.
A song that spent 6 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971 was originally written for an animated TV special that never materialized. It was penned by Hoyt Axton, who had already had a successful collaboration with the group that made this song a smash. In a later interview, he said he came up with this song in the process of recording some other songs. He had a chorus, but no lyrics. His bass player encouraged him to go ahead and record the song, so he did with nonsense lyrics meant as filler material. The "filler" lyrics stuck, and the result was a hit! Axton later launched a record label named after the title "character" in this song.......both a bullfrog and a good friend. Three Dog Night will be forever grateful for this "nonsense" song.........
Golden Hits Radio and GHR-2's Burning Question of the Day
"Brother Louie" was a #1 hit for The Stories in the U.S. in 1973, but a British group best known for a different American hit originally released it in the UK, where it hit the Top 10. Who originally did "Brother Louie"?
Check back tomorrow @ Everything Oldies for the answer, and leave a comment here with your best guess!
Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) of the Day
What legendary TV game show host also served as producer of The Beatles' 1964 and 1965 concerts at the Hollywood Bowl?
Answer: Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game")