Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today In Oldies 1/19/2011

Golden Hits Radio and GHR-2's Everything Oldies......when news breaks about your favorite 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's stars, we break in!

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.

To celebrate Cher hitting #1 in six different decades on at least one Billboard chart, let's revisit the hit that launched her solo career.  Written by Bob Stone, the success of the song caused a name change in the title of Cher's album.  Originally titled "Gypsies and White Trash", producer Snuff Garrett asked Stone to revise the song.  Although it isn't explicit in the lyrics, there was minor controversy over the implication of an affair between a man and the underaged female character from whose viewpoint the story is told.  The album was originally self-titled, but when the song became a hit, the name of the album was changed.  This song also provided Cher's first "music video", a piece done for The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.  "Gypsies and White Trash" hit #1 in the U.S., Canada, and France under the name.........

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

Which 60's star, famous for his ponytail, had it cut off on live TV in 1967?

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

"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"?

Answer: Hot Chocolate ("You Sexy Thing", "Every 1's A Winner")


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