Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Today In Oldies 12/13/2011

Golden Hits Radio's Everything Oldies......your 24 hour Oldies news team!


As American As Pie

This week in 1971, a landmark song which is still a staple of Oldies and "classic hits" radio stations across the United States began its climb up the Billboard Hot 100.  It would eventually hit #1 in January 1972 and stay there 4 weeks.   

Don McLean's classic "American Pie" has been dissected ad nauseum by music lovers, historians, and musicologists alike, but McLean himself has gone the route of Carly Simon's elusiveness about the subject of "You're So Vain" when discussing the song.  He has never publicly given his own take on the song's numerous lyrics and references. 

With that in mind, we at Golden Hits Radio will give you what we call our "American Pie Primer", a collection of links and websites devoted to taking their best shot at defining the song and its myriad references so you can draw your own conclusions. 

While you're determining the real meaning of the song, take a look and listen and sing along......


Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

Which 60's teen idol took an acting turn today in 1963 on an episode of ABC's Burke's Law?

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

Which rock and roll TV special was filmed today in 1968........but never seen until 1996?

Answer:   The Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus"



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