If I didn't do it today I wouldn't have seen, "In the wee hours of the morning, Elvis Presley falls in the bathroom, causing yet another delay in the filming of his next motion picture, "Clambake".
Definitely not the King's worse bathroom fall, was it, don't you think?
Thanks for all you do to keep this great music alive!
Kent Man -
Hey, try being a drummer and keeping a steady beat when your lead singer is looking straight at you, smiling like a Cheshire cat and singing "shi.....t" at you every 2 seconds. Just try it!!! It absolutely meant no disrespect to a great song - only to me for caving in on it!! So we did our somewhat Greenwich Villageized, quirky version of it for the album. We at first considered out rocking the Monkees and would have done it a lot more like Weezer, another CT guy more recently did. Also on YouTube:
I grew up in North Dakota, but I think I loved CFL and LS as much as the Chicago locals did. (Cheetah clip attached)
King B! Man, radio was SO much fun back then! (kk)
The Buckinghams' hit records were well crafted, with great vocals, horns and excellent drumming. The fills on Hey Baby, Susan and Don't You Care always get my full attention. Mark
Hoping some of you had the chance to catch "Making Noise with Mark Dawson" Thursday Night. We each picked five of our all-time favorites from 1967 and we both had a blast playing them for you. Hello to all the new folks who have checked out the website and signed up for the newsletter as a result of Mark's program ... and thanks again to Mark for having me on!
(Next I'm going to be counting down TEN of my all-time favorites on WRCO's Phil Nee's program in April. Jeez, if keeps up, we just may get to a Top 40 Countdown by July!!!)
I'm including two of my picks with this email - due to technical glitches, the versions aired on the program were not the hits you most likely remember.
First up, "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius, a Forgotten Hits favorite. Mark aired the album version which, in my opinion, is FAR inferior to the single mix, so that's the one we're sending along today.
And then, "Let It Out" by The Hombres. (I think Mark must have played a remake by mistake) This was my choice for the WORST song of 1967. (Mark's choice was "Little Ole Man" by Bill Cosby ... I dunno ... I thought it was pretty clever ... and it's hard to beat that "Uptight" backbeat! Who knows ... maybe if Bill had fixed Mark a couple of drinks first, he would have voted more favorably on this one!)
If you missed the show, we unanimously picked Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" as our #1 Favorite. Other Top Five Picks included "The Letter" by The Box Tops, "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells, "Incense And Peppermints" by The Strawberry Alarm Clock, "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield, "Dedicated To The One I Love" by The Mamas and the Papas, "Summer Wine" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood and "A Girl Like You" by The Young Rascals.
We had a great time ... and hopefully will be invited back before the end of the year to do it again. (kk)
Now, what is the name of your website again? Hahahaha
We both had fun doing it. If any of you missed the show Thursday Night, you can still catch it right here: https://markdawson.us/track/1200071/3-9-17-making-noise-with-mark-dawson-the-best-of-1967?autostart=true Sounds like the response was really good to this one! Thanks again to Mark Dawson for having me on! (kk)
Thank YOU, Kent. My peeps loved it. Some were saying it was the best show I've ever done. So, maybe now I need to have a regular co-host. ;)
I had great comments from my listeners. You have many new fans on my side. You deserve it! Great job!
Really, it was great. Thanks so much.
Is Kelly Ripa available? It was fun ... and it really comes across how passionate we both are about this music and this year in particular. Again, hoping that readers who missed it Thursday Night will click on the archive link above to hear the show. (kk)
I sent the link to Jim Peterik of The Ides Of March and Jim Pilster of The Cryan' Shames since Mark and I mentioned them early in the show (right around the 20-minute mark as I recall). Both were HUGE influences for us, growing up here in Chicago. Got this back from JP:
Here's another one of the DJ's on our list saluting 1967 on his program this week ...