Monday, November 28, 2011

Today In Oldies 11/29/11

Golden Hits Radio's Everything Oldies.....find out what your favorite Oldies artists are up to today! 

When A King Calls

The two voices you hear each day on Golden Hits Radio, Shane Wilson and Bob Burton, have a combined 60+ years of experience on the air in cities across the country.  During that time, they have taken thousands of calls on their stations' request lines, talking to the ordinary, famous, and infamous.  While those calls have provided many stories they have passed along to friends, children, and grandchildren, neither has experienced a random call from rock and roll royalty one young disc jockey received today in 1966. 

Just outside Little Rock, Arkansas, a musician was passing through, but this was certainly no ordinary musician.  Hearing a song on the radio for the first time, he called the radio station who played it to find out the title and artist.  He asked to hear it again not once, but several times in succession.  Under normal circumstances, this is the sort of thing that would get a disc jockey harshly reprimanded, if not fired.  Once the caller identified himself, however, his superiors would have most likely told the aspiring announcer to do whatever the man asked.  And he did. 

It's not every day you hear the same song several times in a row on the radio, but then again, it's not every day the caller making that request is Elvis Presley.  Nine years after he made that call, Elvis would cover that song himself.  It has become a timeless classic, covered by dozens of other artists including Kenny Rogers, Joan Baez, and Johnny Cash on his landmark live album At Folsom Prison

What song did Elvis love so much he wanted to hear it on the radio multiple times?

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

Today in 1964, John Lennon and George Harrison met members of which legendary group at the Crazy Elephant restaurant in London? 

Come back to Everything Oldies tomorrow to find the answer, and leave a Comment below with your best guess! 

Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) of the Day

What is the most visited music-related tourist attraction in the U.S.? 

Answer: Graceland


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