We're recreating 1967 EXACTLY as it happened, fifty years ago ...
Be sure to start your day with Forgotten Hits by checking out the website each morning ... http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/
I'm loving it, Kent. It took a few days to get used to reading every single morning, but now it just happens! Great job all around.
Obviously you can always scroll back and read a week at a time if that's your preference ... but I think a big part of the fun and the appeal is "the daily reveal" ... because then you're experiencing it EXACTLY as it happened fifty years ago. (Plus, from a deejay standpoint, it gives you some bit of news to feature every single day, along with a track from that week's chart.)
The good news is, several deejays on the list are doing exactly that ... and others are writing in either amazed by "Oh My God, I can't believe that was FIFTY years ago already" or "I COMPLETELY forgot about that!!!" ... again, FAR more fun to make us part of your daily routine ... and start your day with the Forgotten Hits Fifty Year Flashback!!! (Of course who knows WHAT I'll have to do next year to retain everyone's attention! Lol) kk
I saw Pussycat ... I totally remember watching this episode when it first aired. I was sooo jealous of Lesley; she had that cute costume ... and Robin😂😂
How many hours did I spend trying to find a classic homage to the plight of single girls and the bar scene, sung by Dolly Parton (1982). I was half asleep when I saw a female singer sing it on a Johnny Carson show and only remembering the lyrics searched for a long time, especially in those giant catalogues at the Tower Records stores. I thought it was ‘Single Girl’ but actually it was ‘Single Women.’ I gave up trying to find it back then but a supervisor where I worked was a country fan and when I explained my search to her she brought in a copy to me. A great but sad lament, and only pertinent to 1967 because of my misidentification of the title, but a great memory for me. I remembering arguing with my fellow chat room buddies in Oldies Music that ‘Country’ should be a valid topic in the room, especially with all the cross-overs.
This keeps getting better
Thanks again, Kent, for the spot on the Royal Guardsmen ... I'm so glad you're doing this blog. Again, it's great seeing all the folks we knew.
Blessings my friend.
These 1967 stories are great! Keep 'em coming.
So much good stuff lately - you really did your research here. And even though I lived thru 1967, I'm learning (or relearning!) things I'd forgotten all about. The first Super Bowl - the NHL Playoffs, where the best players from ALL of the other teams play against the previous year's championship team. (And who knew that the 1967 game would be the ONLY shut out in NHL History ... that's 70 years of games!!!)
And speaking of the big snow storm, Me-TV-FM will be remembering The 1967 Record-Breaking Snowstorm that hit Chicago fifty years ago with a two-day salute next Thursday and Friday, January 26th and 27th. They'll be playing many of the songs that were coming out of your radio on those two fateful days. Naturally, WE'RE remembering it, too, as part of our Daily 1967 Calendar Posts ... so be sure to check out some of my personal memories of that landmark afternoon. (kk)
One of my '67 tributes this weekend will feature the Electric Prunes. I am sending some of the audio of a 2005 interview with Mark Tullin of the Prunes.
Phil Nee / WRCO
Preston Ritter, original drummer of The Electric Prunes, used to communicate regularly with Forgotten Hits. In fact, he and I were on Dave The Rave's "Relics And Rarities" radio program together a few years back. Sadly, we lost Preston recently. We've run the clip a few times before of Preston giving Barbara Feldon a quick drum lesson on The Mike Douglas Show fifty years ago. Here it is again ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3wjUsZnkS0
I just posted this to Airplay's Facebook page.
Love the series! It's bringing back lots of memories.
Our friend Kent Kotal at Forgotten Hits is doing a great series on 1967. Fans, deejays and artists are sharing their memories of what was a pivotal year in music and rock radio.
Thanks, Carolyn, I appreciate it ... and anybody out there who's helping to spread the word! (kk)
Hi Kent -
I'm sending you this new show recorded today.
It's The Summer of Love radio special.
Thought you and your readers might like it.
Thank you, Geoff! (kk)
Another British reader Geoff (Geoff Lambert, that is!) sent us weekly lists of The British Charts for 1967 ... here is how January shaped up across the pond! (kk)
My favorite memory was the day the Smothers Brothers arrived. The usual greeters showed up and we had a mini press conference. When that wrapped up, I was heading for the door when the PR guy called out to me "Hey Jim, can you give the Brothers a lift to their hotel?" "Glad to" I replied, so the Smothers and their manager piled into the back of my big wide-track Pontiac and off we went. As we drove into town, the conversation drifted from topic to topic, including a music hall in L.A. where the personnel were on strike.
Tommy and Dick both seemed to have the same personalities in my back seat as they did on their records (TV was in the future). When we arrived at the hotel, they piled out of the car, got their luggage from the trunk and headed in he door, didn't say thanks or anything. However, it is still one of my favorite memories and it was a thrill.
Enjoying the '67 features. I'll throw a few more your way now and then.
Here is an article from 1967 published in Disc And Music Echo that you might find interesting.
In January, 1967, The Move released their debut single "Night Of Fear". A unique rock song with a riff based on Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," it was a #2 UK hit. It was perhaps an early indication of the future direction of the band.
When their lead singer Carl Wayne left in 1970, Wood's friend Jeff Lynne replaced him. Wood wanted to carry on in the direction The Beatles had trailblazed. He came up with the concept of forming a group with classically influenced instrumentation aligned more to an orchestra than a rock band. In 1972, Lynne and Wood dissolved The Move and created The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
Nashville Cats ... I understand that John Sebastian didn’t know that Sun Records was in Memphis when he wrote this song.
Here is some information about The New Colony Six concert coming up at Durty Nellies in Palatine, IL, on February 11, 2017 ... A Valentines Date Night Special!
Showtime: 7 to 9 pm
Single tickets $20. Reserve a table of 4 for $100
Whoa! I never expected to find a connection like this, but my father-in-law was a Correctional Officer at Bridgewater State Hospital, actually more like a prison for the insane. We could use those terms back then.
He was often assigned to bring Albert DeSalvo back and forth for court appearances. We always get a kick out of seeing his picture when they bring up the story again.
They were never really shown side by side without the aid of platforms ... and who is the girl that sings along with Warren, playing the tambourine and all but backing into Rob's Guitar?
|Fancy Was My Name - Musical Theatre|
Charley Makum: Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 44 - 47
Mid 40's. A promoter who discovers and manages Fancy's career. He is sexually appealing, slick and a bit sleazy, very self-possessed. He takes over her life both professionally and romantically. While he's responsible for creating her star image, he is ultimately untrustworthy and cheats on Fancy repeatedly during their relationship. Fancy: Female | Any Ethnicity | Age: 18 - 35
Character ages from 18 - 35. She is appealing, attractive and sexual in a nonaggressive way. She is a backwoods Louisiana country girl forced to leave home by her mother. As she makes her way in the world she is both innocent and vulnerable but quickly learns that she must be independent and strong enough not be used and abused by men in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a world famous country star. She abandons her husband and child for her career but eventually realizes that she can have both a family and fame. Must play the guitar well. Little Travis: Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 7 - 8
He's 7 years old. This is a non-speaking role that appears in a montage of the beginning of Fancy and Ned's marriage and family life Ned Conroy: Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 34 - 37
Mid 30's. A southern man. He is handsome, sexy, arrogant, controlling and volatile but has a tender side to him as well. He is the foreman of the glass factory, where he meets Fancy on her first day. He is immediately attracted to her, breaks down her defenses with his charm, and they marry. In his typical alpha male way he makes her into a house wife but he eventually realizes her great talent. Travis: Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 13 - 15
Travis is 14 years old. Fancy and Ned's son. He is a troubled arrogant teenager and bitter that his mother has abandoned him for her career. He eventually goes to prison for car theft but he is pardoned and reunited with his mother after his father's death. He and Fancy reconcile and he supports her stardom.
"The History of Rock 'n' Roll"
Sounds like a smash ... I can hardly control my excitement!!! (NOT!) kk