Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Today In Oldies 1/5/2011

Golden Hits Radio & GHR-2's Everything Oldies........keep scrolling to keep up with the stars of the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's!

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 4 weeks at the top from April to May 1961, and also hit #1 in the UK, was a triumph for Charles Westover and his songwriting partner Max Crook.  Those names don't ring a bell, huh?  We'll get to that in a moment.  After landing a record deal in 1960, their manager persuaded them to rewrite and re-record a song they had scrapped as part of an earlier failed recording session.  It was meant to highlight the instrumental abilities of Crook, who had invented his own keyboard called the Musitron.  By this time, Crook had become known by the onstage pseudonym "Maximillian".  Charles Westover was the singer, but he, too, had taken on a new stage name.  Two months after the song was recorded, Westover appeared on American Bandstand to perform the song, but he appeared as....................Del Shannon! 

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

What legendary TV game show host also served as producer of The Beatles' 1964 and 1965 concerts at the Hollywood Bowl?

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

Which TV show featured The Righteous Brothers each week during its run in the 60's?

Answer: Shindig


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