- NOW we know why John Mellencamp's marriage hit the rocks!
- And NOW we know why Roger Daltrey didn't sound so good at last year's Super Bowl.......
- The wise guy who posed as Bob Dylan and ordered 178 pizzas turns himself in
- Sir Paul implores India to back away from the butcher shop
- James Taylor helps a legendary concert hall celebrate an anniversary
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?