Way Back 2022

Stevie, Dean, Ricky and the Rolling Stones at the Movies, Lavette and Anka Vids,
Lloyd Price Ballpark Tune

"Fingertips," Little Stevie Wonder's number one hit from 1963, enters the horror realm through its use in director Jordan Peele's latest creepy-scary film Nope, currently pulling in big box office numbers. French comedy My Donkey, My Lover and I has some fun with a song from the 1960 John Wayne epic The Alamo: "My Rifle, My Pony and Me," sung by costars Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson ... MORE ››

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Bobby Lewis

Bobby Lewis has the hottest single on the Top 100 King-Federal Hits 1950-1969...and that's not all! Check out the full list from Cincinnati's great label ... MORE ››

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Chad and Jeremy

On the subject of vocal duos Peter and Gordon and Chad and Jeremy: have you ever gotten them confused or wondered who did which song? Both acts were British-born and popular around the same time; Peter Asher has referred to them as near-identical, each consisting of a "short, nerdy, bespectacled singer" doing the high part with a "taller, better-looking lead singer" who happened to be second-billed. Were C&J P&G's doppel-gangers? Not quite, considering Chad and Jeremy had begun making records about six months earlier! David Stuart Chadwick, nicknamed "Chad" by childhood schoolmates in Windermere, loved everything about music: writing, producing, arranging and performing. He mastered many instruments (piano, banjo, lute, flute ... MORE ››

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Summertime, Summertime
♦ by the Jamies

'Well, shut them books and throw 'em away...say goodbye to dull school days...' Tom knew his intended audience probably wouldn't accept his hot weather cantata (itself a modification or well structured parody of what they'd learned singing in choirs) unless its lyrics were relatably cynical about the institution of (higher, lower: take your pick)... MORE ››