Way Back 2018

Way Back Protocol: Crazy
Rich Asians, BlacKkKlansman, The Spy Who Dumped Me

and The Nun Conform

The late summer films of '18 are full of 50-(or more)-year-old pop and soul classics! Comedy Crazy Rich Asians boasts three weeks at the top of the box office; duet sweethearts Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell come along for the ride with "You're All I Need to Get By." The film also recycles Neal Hefti's "Blues for Jean" from Harlow, the 1965 biopic starring Carroll Baker as legendary screen... MORE ››

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The Supremes

Chart queens The Supremes are elegantly perched in the upper ten percent of the Top 100 Music Artists of the '50s and '60s! Check out the full list ... MORE ››

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Freddie and the Dreamers

At some point Freddie and the Dreamers may have figured they'd be left behind, which would have made them one of, if not the, most popular mid-'60s U.K. acts to miss out on the charge across the Atlantic Ocean led by The Beatles. As it turned out, they joined the British Invasion nearly two years after Freddie's band had broken through at home, and the delay came with a bonus: "I'm Telling You Now," their biggest hit though not quite a chart-topper, enjoyed that extra "oomph" and made it to number one in the States. For Freddie Garrity it was a longer journey than most; he was 28 when that peak moment came, though publicists and the press depicted him as several years younger. Garrity grew up in Crumpsall, Manchester, about 50 miles inland ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack The Silhouettes

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by the Silhouettes

Song lyrics come in all types, and some have transformed a melody into a million dollars...or ten. There's no rule requiring lyrics to be intelligible, so as rock songwriters employed more shortcuts, the previous generation grimaced. One set of opening lyrics, 'Sha-na-na-na, sha-na-na-na-na, ba-doo' along with 'yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip, mum- ... MORE ››