Way Back 2018

Chuck, Lesley and Troggs Frontman Reg Stay Active Thru TV Spots and Olympic Love

The Winter Olympics are under way in Pyeongchang, South Korea and NBC's counting on the still-going-strong Chuck Berry to draw attention to U.S. ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin in a promo for the games. So which of his renowned hits did they choose? "Johnny B. Goode" - and as always, it hits the spot! More indication great music will never die: rock classic "Wild Thing" by the still-going-strong Reg Presley and his ... MORE ››

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Paul Petersen

Paul Petersen sang "My Dad" on The Donna Reed Show...now it's on the list of the Top 100 Teen Idol Hits of the '50s and '60s! Check out the other 99 ... MORE ››

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Peaches and Herb

In 1963, Herbert Feemster was working as a janitor in Washington, D.C.; barely in his twenties, he had married young and begun a family. At about the same time, Francine Hurd was putting together a high school girl group called The Darlettes. Marlene Jenkins was in New York City making records under the name Marlina Mars; two singles ("The Correct Form" and "Just For the Book") were released that year on Capitol. Linda Greene was just a kid. Patrice Hawthorne hadn't been born yet. Together they would have made an interesting if lopsided five-member act, though that obviously wasn't possible. Yet they're all connected: one persistent male and a succession of female singing partners nicknamed "Peaches" ... MORE ››

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Knock on Wood
by Eddie Floyd

When it comes to composing pop songs, the process can sometimes involve the use of an everyday catch phrase that (fingers crossed!) listeners will find irresistible. Like when Eddie Floyd got to thinking about habits borne of superstition; "knock on wood" seemed like a good one, so he ran the idea past Steve Cropper, who suggested lyrics ... MORE ››