Friday, June 22, 2018

The Friday Flash


Came home to some sad news last night …

The remaining four dates of The Monkees Present The Mike And Micky Show have been cancelled (some reports say postponed) after Michael Nesmith had to be taken to the hospital yesterday.  He was released but advised to rest for a week so has now already headed home to do so.  (Various reports throughout the day reported that Mike had collapsed on stage during the band's soundcheck Thursday afternoon at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA, where The Monkees were scheduled to perform last night.  Other stated that Michael fell ill back at the hotel before even leaving for the soundcheck and still others said he had collapsed the night before.  All reports agree, however, that last night's show in Pennsylvania and the remaining two in New York and one in New Jersey have either been cancelled or postponed to be rescheduled at a later date.)

Glad we got to see them when we did last Thursday Night at The Copernicus Center here in Chicago. (You can catch that review here:
Scroll forward for additional commentary throughout the week.)

David Salidor, PR Rep for Micky Dolenz (who was scheduled to see BOTH Monkees shows tonight and tomorrow night in New York) sent us this official statement to share with our readers:

Michael Nesmith had a minor health issue today in advance of his tour date in Philadelphia tonight. He visited a local medical facility and, although the issue was not serious, was advised to rest for the next week, so unfortunately the remaining four dates on The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show tour have been postponed until a later date. Nesmith has been dismissed from the hospital and is traveling back to his home in Carmel Valley. He is in good spirits and thanks all the fans for their support and understanding. He looks forward to getting back on the stage again soon.

Seems like this past week has been dominated by Monkees News and McCartney News.

Paul created quite a buzz with his appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden last night, the release of a brand new single (“Come On To Me” and “I Don’t Know”), the announcement that he would be releasing a brand new album in September as well as headlining at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival in October and his official confirmation that a special, deluxe anniversary edition of The Beatles' White Album would be released later this year to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this landmark LP.  (The publicity campaign worked … even people who don't typically follow this kind of thing were talking about Paul this week!)

Speaking of which …

Did you catch the carpool karaoke segment?  Quite emotional.



Hi Kent! 
Another fact and fun filled edition of Forgotten Hits! You keep bringing it.  Thank you!
Just listened to the new Macca. Wow - he’s still rocking it. The Come On To You track is an ear worm that only Paul can create!  Still on indefinite repeat in my brain. Soon he may be able to quit his greeter’s job at Sam's Club. Fingers crossed.
Gearing up for Cornerstones at Milwaukee Summerfest.  Definitely can’t wait. We are on the Uline stage at, I think, 3 pm. I believe George Thorogood will be Destroying soon after. 
We’ve added some cool songs for our longer sets including an extended Shadows classic cover of Got My Mojo Working - possibly the fastest song ever committed to vinyl!  But Mike Borch is up to the challenge!  Teddy Aliotta is lubing up his Hohner blues harp as we speak.
After the show we will be cruising the fest with cheese curds and a brew in hand taking in the awesome entertainment. And keeping Milwaukee famous.
All the bands are ready to rock.
See you there! 
Rock on!! 
Jimbo

And, speaking of Jim Peterik, we got this email from a reader earlier this week …

Kent,
I just finished watching a show called Classic Rock Live on AXS TV. This episode was a tribute to Jim Peterik, and included performances by Survivor (with the late Jimi Jameson), .38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, and Starship. Jim Peterik and the Ides accompanied the various guests who played some of their greatest hits. The Survivor and .38 Special selections were those written or co-written by Jim, but I am unsure what the connection was with the others.
The show was filmed at the Soundstage venue and dated 2012. I also noticed in the credits the names Martha Davis and Ray Parker but did not see them (must have been edited out). All in all, a good show - I was particularly happy to see  Jimi Jameson, was surprised to see Dave Bickler come out to sing Eye of the Tiger, and enjoyed Mickey Thomas sing Fooled Around and Fell in Love and We Built This City.
AXS TV typically airs its shows multiple times. This one is worth looking for.
Bob Verbos
I'll have to keep an eye out for this one … I've never seen it but it sounds great.
Maybe Jim can shed some additional light on the circumstances.  It almost sounds like a Deluxe Edition of Jim Peterik's World Stage!  (kk)



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday This And That


MACCA:
Tonight’s the night …

Paul McCartney will be guesting on The Late, Late Show with James Corden – featuring carpool karaoke (and hopefully a little bit more)

Thank GOD Kanye West made this guy famous a few years ago … ‘cause he seems to be doing really well today!

(And he seems to be able to do just about everything … he’ll go from world tours to new album launches to television appearances … to even singing at weddings!!!)

Check it out …

In fact, Paul was all over the music news yesterday as his brand new single (described as “a double A-side”) was released.  (“Come On To Me” and “I Don’t Know.”)

A release date was also announced for his new LP, which was originally rumored to being released last Friday.  (Titled “Egypt Station,” it will be available on September 7th, about seven weeks from now.)

And if this still isn’t enough for you, McCartney will also headline The Austin City Limits Music Festival in October.

And then … on top of all the NEW solo release hoopla, Paul confirmed yesterday that a newly expanded edition of The Beatles’ White Album will be released to celebrate the LP’s 50th Anniversary.  (Awesome!!!  Now I can buy it for the TWELFTH time!!!  And you know I will!)

Totally remixed for better sound (according to Paul, it’ll make the listener feel like you were right there in the room with them while it was being recorded), the new release will also feature some of the demos recorded by the individual Beatles prior to regrouping in the studio after their trip to India.  (We published a link to several of these demos a couple of weeks ago in Forgotten Hits … scroll back and check it out!)

No official release date has been announced yet for the anniversary package (nor is there word yet on whether or not it will take on the look of the “Sgt. Pepper” deluxe box set released last year to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of THAT landmark LP.)

The White Album (officially titled “The Beatles”) was the first LP released by The Fab Four on their own Apple Records label, which originally hit the streets on November 22nd, 1968.

As mentioned before, we’ve been encouraging Forgotten Hits Readers to submit their version of a 16-track single LP utilizing the 30 tracks that made up the two-LP version.  (Get creative … if you pulled a couple of singles off the LP, it could be easier than you think!)
We’ll be running those comments later in the year.  (kk)

I have been receiving this symbol from Macca alerts for a week, with the words blurred. So, as you mentioned, Kent … Ahuh, Ahuh! Here it is!



I just previewed two songs from Paul McCartney’s new album:
“Come On To Me”
WHOA, Paul! Mark Lindsay says, “Rock and roll keeps you young!” BUT REALLY NOW!! Took a walk after listening.
“I Don’t Know”
A song about life (love?) being difficult to understand. So I Don’t Know about the background of this one.
Shelley J Sweet-Tufano

You can hear Paul talk about his new album on the BBC here:

Paul McCartney will do carpool karaoke with James Corden tonight on The Late, Late Show.  He'll spend about 20 minutes on the show after they drove around in Liverpool for six hours last week.  Don't miss it!
Paul's new 45 came out yesterday and he was a guest on the BBC and played the songs.  Very nice tracks, I think.  His new album will be coming soon.  The first track (I Don’t Know) is nice and the second (Come On To Me) has quite a bit of Beatleish 60's things going on that make it good.  He's still got it, brave face and all!
Clark Besch
Both tracks are available for downloading now in all the usual places (such as iTunes and Amazon)  kk

Thanks for posting that review of the Beatles solo albums.
I actually agreed with most of it.
I would put McCartney's Ram, Band On the Run, and Flowers in the Dirt at the top of all His albums.
They are the ones that are my go-to's. I thought that Off the Ground should have been farther down towards the bottom of the list.
I saw Sir Paul on that tour, and I think he only did one song off the album. He must have known it wasn't very good too.
Bill

THE MONKEES:
kk …
How come the Monkees never recorded this song?
It’s not too late … Talk to them!
Here's another one I don't think the Monkees ever recorded.
FB
Well, they sang the “Theme from ‘The Monkees’” … and had an episode about a Monkey’s Paw … but no, they didn’t record these tunes … although “Mickey’s Monkey” MIGHT have made sense … since they actually HAD a guy named Micky in the group.  Then again, they never recorded “Too Much Monkey Business,” “The Monkey’s Uncle,” “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey,” “Shock The Monkey” or “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” either!  (Still I think they did pretty well with the material that they DID record!!!)  kk

BAKERSFIELD BEAT WITH MICKY DOLENZ & MICHAEL NESMITH 
Monkees Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith were guests on Dwight Yoakam’s The Bakersfield Beat on SiriusXM. 
Dolenz and Nesmith, on their Mike and Micky Show, end their tour June 25 at The Count Basie theater in Red Bank, New Jersey.

L-R: Dwight Yoakam, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz
I'll have to listen for this ... let us know if they're going to replay it.
We've been enjoying watching Dwight in the first season of "Goliath," the Billy Bob Thornton Amazon Prime Television Series.  (kk)

I FELT LIKE THE LUCKIEST DRUMMER ON THE PLANET WHEN I WAS CHOSEN TO DO THE MONKEES SERIES.  I WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE OF MY RESPONSIBILITY AND RELIABILITY AS A STUDIO MUSICIAN. THE PRODUCERS KNEW THAT I WAS A STRAIGHT AND SOBER, WORKING MUSICIAN WITH MANY HIT SONGS AND FILMS IN MY BACKGROUND.  I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE ACCUMULATED SO MANY MORE GRAMMY AND OSCAR WINNING T.V. AND MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS ON MY RESUME.  ALSO, I WAS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY MICHAEL NESMITH TO PLAY ON AND CONTRACT HIS RCA HUGE WEEKEND OF RECORDING THE “WHITCHITA TRAIN WHISTLE” PROJECT.  REGARDLESS OF HIS WHITE OUT MOTHER’S INVENTION, OF WHICH WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT AT THE TIME, I FOUND MR. NESMITH TO BE AN ALL AROUND GREAT EMPLOYER WHO KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING, AS A MUSICIAN AND A WRITER. HE WAS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE “MONKEES,” PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE GROUP, AND THAT’S PROBABLY WHY HE WAS CAST ALSO FOR HIS MUSICAL ASSETTS  AND BACKGROUND THAN JUST HIS TEENAGE LOOK. HE WILL ALWAYS DO WELL FOLLOWING HIS CREATIVE ABILITIES. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD TO HAVE BEEN EVEN A SMALL PART OF THE FAME OF THESE KIDS … AND BEFORE CLOSING, I WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE TO MENTION THE FACT THAT PETER THORK(ELSON) OF THE MONKEES AND AL JARDINE OF THE BEACH BOYS WERE TWO OF THE GREATEST GUITARISTS.  ALWAYS KNOWN FOR THIER TEENAGE GOOD LOOKS AND COMEDIC APPEAL AS PART OF THIER GROUPS AFFILIATIONS, THEY ALSO JUST HAPPENED TO BE GREAT GUITARISTS AND MUSICIANS.  I NEVER EVER SAW ANY DRUG AFFILIATIONS IN ALL OF MY YEARS WORKING WITH THEM!  MY BEST WISHES GO OUT TO THEM … AND TO BRIAN WILSON, CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY TODAY AND RECUPERATING FROM SOME BACK SURGERY.  I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE HELPED BACK THEM UP ON MY DRUMS DURING THEIR MUSICAL SUCCESSES!!!  GOD BLESS THEM ALL!!!!  
SINCERELY ….        
HAL BLAINE

And, in other Wrecking Crew news, you can hear an interview with Michel Rubini here:  http://kwxy.com/

We’ve been telling you about Michel’s new book “Life In The Key Of Rubini,” which recounts his days as a session man during The Wrecking Crew’s hey-day … as well as his time spent as Sonny and Cher’s Musical Director. (The above radio link also takes you to Michel’s website, where you can order a copy of this hot new book for yourself.)  kk

THE BUCKINGHAMS:
Hi Kent, 
As you know, we have another great Cornerstones concert coming up in Milwaukee at Summerfest on June 28th. It will be slightly longer show starting at 3:30 – 4 pm. The Buckinghams, along with the Ides, Cryan Shames, New Colony Six and Jim Sohns should have the opportunity to play a couple extra songs.
We are excited this year to have the opportunity to perform once again at Ribfest in Naperville on July 4th! I believe it has been over 20 years since our last performance at Ribfest, when back in the late 80’s and 90’s the festival scene in Chicago was rockin! It wasn’t unusual for The Buckinghams to play 20 - 25 festivals in and around Chicago.
I remember an article on the front page of the Chicago Tribune about the festival scene. In the article was a comment from one community that said, “We don’t want The Buckinghams at our festival because they draw too many people.” Talk about an unusual, off-handed compliment, ha!
Naperville's Last Fling and Ribfest was always a biggie and one of the best! It still is. We will share the main stage with The Stray Cats and Melissa Etheridge. Very exciting!
Carl Giammarese
Here’s the article.
As you know, I have been pushing for a little more variety in the Cornerstones shows … I believe it’ll help to keep those loyal fans who keep coming back again and again to see the show want to come back even more, with a new element of surprise added into the mix.
Unfortunately, we’ll miss the Summerfest show but I wish you all the very best of luck … and hope to catch up with you when Cornerstones returns to The Arcada Theatre in November.
Thanks, Carl!  (kk)

THIS AND THAT:
Kent,  
I saw a mention of the Dick Biondi interview on your blog.
About a month ago, I was a part of the interview with the producer.
It was the brainstorm of John Herrbach, the station manager of my high school radio station in New Buffalo, Michigan, WNBI 107.9.
I believe the interview is available to be heard on their website WNBI.org.
JR
I couldn't find a link for this interview on their site ... maybe you can help us out (?)
The thing that we’ve been talking about is a film documentary, being put together by Pam Pulice.  It will trace Biondi’s career from start to finish.  He had successful radio shows from coast to coast in Buffalo, New York to LA … and, of course, here in Chicago where he remained on the air for nearly forty years. 
Pledges are still being taken to fund the film … more information can be found here:  https://www.dickbiondifilm.com/     (kk)

Hi Kent ...
On June 17th at Gulfstream Park, Taylor’s In Orbit won her third race.  
Three wins and a 4th place finish ...

Here’s a video of the race:
Tommy Roe
OK, now that’s gotta be pretty darn exciting!!!  WTG, Tommy!  (kk)

Kent,
I knew that Uncle Ricky had passed and that the site was down for a while. I don't know what plans if any he made to have someone control the archives.  I just hope someone will take over the archive and continue it because it's an awesome glimpse of radio history.
JR Russ

A listener called with a request for Cheryl Moana Marie by John Rowles. 
As a music collector and having worked in the business all of these
years, I rarely am stumped anymore.  I have never heard of this song
before.  I see it charted at #64 on Billboard and #19 Adult.  It does
not appear to have made the Top 40 in Chicago and it was number 12 in Milwaukee in late 1970 – early 71.  I listened to it on youtube and heard it for the first time.  Do you remember this one?
Phil – WRCO
Nope … never heard it … or even OF it before!  (Honestly, I'm having a hard time hearing this as a hit of that era!)  kk
It can't be a forgotten hit if we've never heard it before!  The guy
that requested it could have lived closer to  Milwaukee or another area
that played it. It must not have played on the stations I was hearing on
my transistor.  The song reminds me of others that were played on Top 40 radio in the seventies such as Miguel Rios - A Song Of Joy, Bobby
Vinton - Melody Of Love or Roger Whittaker - The Last Farewell.
Phil

I can think of at least one or two folks I encounter regularly online
with MASSIVE TV Guide collections!
As with any paper publication, it pays to keep the space in which you
store these gems at optimal temperature and humidity so the items don't fall to pieces when looking at them!
I may or may not still have a few "digest" TVGs, e.g. the last one with
(at least in some copies) Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, then syndicated
morning-show stars, done up as Major Nelson and Jeannie of "I Dream of Jeannie"! The current standard-size (and not always weekly) version, I'm sorry, is just not the same thing!
BOB FRABLE
I have often thought about pursuing a TV Guide collection but the cost would be phenomenal … way beyond my means!!!  I have several that I bought for our 1967 Series so that I could document some of the rock and roll acts that were being featured on TV … and a few other collectors’ editions that have meaningful covers to me.
I totally agree with the new full size format … it sucks … and it’s not just the look …
TV Guide used to be THE source for television information … back stories and interviews … detailed descriptions of each week’s episodes with highlighted features for some of the stand-out shows.
Now you’re lucky to get a six word synopsis (if there is even a synopsis at all.) 
They went from the cutting edge leaders to barely playing the game anymore.  (And I’ve found them to publish wrong information WAY too often these past few years.)
I know in today’s immediate society, you can get any TV information you want online … with ALL kinds of special insight … but if TV Guide was simply going to throw in the towel in this regard than why bother to keep publishing it at all?
Honestly, nothing would please me more than to see them revamp things to become an industry leader again.  (That’s easier said then done when you consider the lag-time required to go to press and get the magazine on the newsstands … by then it’s already two week old information and probably not even accurate anymore.
Still, I’m a big one on legacies … which is why WLS ignoring their rich, trend-setting legacy and heritage is such a disappointment here in Chicago.  These guys led the pack when it came to entertainment radio back in the day, breaking ALL the big hits.  Now they’re pretty much just “the ‘80’s station” … which is pretty remarkable when you consider that for MOST of the ‘80’s they weren’t even calling themselves WLS anymore!  (kk)

Kent,
The picture of the LP SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS with the DJ's on it was one I was not familiar with. However, I immediately recognized on the top row, fourth DJ from the right, to be that of Dale Wehba, former DJ here in OKC working at both top 40 radio stations through the years, WKY-AM 930 and KOMA-AM 1520. Dale still lives here in the OKC area and I called him up to see if he remembered that LP. He said he did and that he has two copies of it. He remembered what the LP was all about and that Mercury Records distributed it.
Mike Brown, I believe, sent you those WLS images for downloading and said for you to watch out for the Rat Fink. Kent, 50 years ago there were two DJ's by the names of Terry McGrew and Jim "Goose" Bowman that worked for WKY in the evening from 7-10 PM weekday nights. They had a character on the show by the name of RAT FEENQUE. This was just some automated voice that was heard at times on air during the show. Please notice back of survey which I sent to you.
 


Loved the section devoted to the Television Guide from the "good old days". It was great seeing some of the covers and pictures from within. Kent, it reminded me of a book I have entitled TV GUIDE - CELEBRATING AN ICON. It covers over fifty years of covers and features pictures that have been published from day one. It has a photo of every TV GUIDE cover from the first issue, April 3, 1953, to the last one published in 2005, the year the book was published. Also, on somewhat of a related matter, without getting into specifics, I have a copy of every week of TV Guide for the OKC area from the first issue to the end of 1969.
One final thing. I did not hear MY DAD by Paul Peterson played at all on Father’s Day this year ... but to be honest with you, I didn't expect to,  considering the records one doesn't hear anymore on the air.
Larry Neal
I have that same TV Guide book you’re referring to, an interesting keepsake (and a far less expensive way to collect all the covers!!! Lol)
That’s quite a collection … 1953 – 1969.  As I said earlier, I thought about pursuing a collection but at this stage of the game, it would be too cost prohibitive.  Plus the issues would come from all over the country and wouldn’t be representative of what I grew up watching here in Chicago.  I absolutely LOVE the fact that your collection covers your area exclusively … that’s QUITE a collection!
If you get a chance, ask Dale if he remembers any other circumstances surrounding this rare LP … how he came to be chosen … if he knew what the promotional idea behind it was at the time … it’s just such an oddity … but I’ll bet with proper research we can find deejays from all over the country pictured on that cover.  Did any of them actually play any of the tracks on their programs?  Might make for an interesting piece.
I’m wondering if Rat Feenque is the same character that Mike Brown was referring to.  (Kind of a Chickenman piece maybe?)  Mike, if you’re reading this, please let us know … or anybody here in Chicago that might have some ideas on this.  (kk)

And, speaking of Mike Brown, he’s asking THIS question …

Has anyone ever tried to get in touch with whatever management has taken over WLS (I've been out-of-touch with the goings on for years) to find out if there is access to their archive of WLS surveys in order to scan them?  Assuming, of course, that there is an archive of the surveys.
MB
I don’t believe the station has a complete set … or is in any way focused on these archives at this point … a real shame, knowing the legacy this incredible station has.
We have a handful of readers on our list who have managed to collect copies of EVERY WLS and WCFL Chart ever issued (myself included), whether it be thru trades or xerox copies.  (For me it wasn’t so much about having the original sheet as it was about having the information of what each chart contained … so the bulk of MY collection is xerox copies … and, in some cases, copies of copies of copies!!!  As long as I could read the chart information, I was satisfied.
I’m sure some industrious collector has scanned their collection digitally for easier access ... and, thanks to these guys, we’ve been able to run numerous WLS and WCFL charts here in Forgotten Hits over the past eighteen years.  If there’s something specific you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll either post it or put you in contact with somebody who may be able to help you.  (kk)

From Chuck Buell ~~

Recently, Mark DeMartino wrote in Forgotten Hits, “We will be leaving for Mexico in July and I need a good rock book to read. Any suggestions?”

My most recent read, which I truly enjoyed was, The Authorized Roy Orbison, written by his Sons Roy Jr., Wesley and Alex Orbison. 

 
It might be a challenge to travel with, tho, due to its large coffee table size!  I would think that depending on the airline, they might even determine its bulk counts as a personal carry-on!  {:~}  But it would be a good read before or after a trip too.

I’ve also read and liked, A Natural Woman: A Memoir, about Carol King. The musical, Beautiful, portrays only the first half of her book so this is a good completion of her story.

 
Currently in que on my personal Beach reading list, The Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon.


A must read for any Forgotten Hits reader, if one hasn’t already read it, The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman.   


And, if you’re going to be staying in a condo, you should probably bring along, Mark Bego’s, Eat Like a Rock Star!


This Beach-appropriate dish from his book is among my favorites that I personally made ~~


Bego-Buell Crab Cake
CB ( which stands for “Current Bibliothèque!” )

Sunday’s page made for great reading!
Thanks,
David

Man, another great read ... hope you can keep it up, Bro!
Blessings -
Barry

Hi Kent:
I have been digging several of those obscure June, 1968, tracks on that Hawaii survey you spotlighted this past weekend. I really like "Feelin' Down" by the Poor ... also enjoyed "The Modley" by the Angels on RCA Victor. I forgot the girl group was still recording in 1968. The seldom heard Lulu track "Boy" is another nice uptempo track that you never hear. Great stuff, sir.
Please keep up the awesome job you do keeping the oldies alive.
Santi Paradoa
Miami, Florida
This Hawaiian Chart has proven to be extremely popular with our readers who follow our Saturday Surveys feature.
 

This week we venture out to Vermont to look at a WDOT chart.

Re:  When Paul Simon retires ...   
HAHAHAHAHAH!
Dube


There’s been some talk about Paul Simon’s final performance … 

Some speculated that he might return to Central Park and do his final concert with Art Garfunkel … 

But it has now officially been announced that Paul’s last show will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at Flushing Meadows Corona Park … the first major concert event in the park in decades.  (Tickets will go on sale next Friday, June 29th, at 10 am EST at AXS.com​.
 
Homeward Bound – The Farewell Performance will be a celebration of a renowned touring career that began in the 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist through the present day. Simon said of this final show, “It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. I could have ridden my bike from home to the park in about 20 minutes, when I was a kid. But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time.”

“When Paul Simon sings ‘Homeward Bound,’ there’s no doubt he means New York,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "The grit, beauty and complexity of this city are woven into Simon’s most haunting songs, and our greatest venues have formed the backdrop of his performing career. It’s only fitting that this son of Queens comes home to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.”
So Goodbye, Rosie … The Queen of Corona.  (kk)


And finally ... 

Happy Official First Day Of Summer!



You’ll find some great programming ideas here …

The Top 100 Summer Favorites as voted on by Forgotten Hits Readers …
As well as the Biggest Summer Songs for every year, 1955 – 1980.

Me-TV-FM kicked off their Summer of Me over Memorial Day Weekend …

And Sirius / XM has added The Beach Boys Channel to keep you in the groove All Summer Long …

So put on the sun screen, grab your beach towel and enjoy The Sounds Of Summer!

REMINDER:  PLEASE bookmark this site and check it regularly … we will be sending out less and less “reminders” … so we’re trusting you to check it on your own on a regular basis.
If you haven’t already done so, DO IT RIGHT NOW while you’re thinking about it … ‘cause otherwise you’ll probably forget because you’re old!!!  (lol)
And thank you for your continued support.  (kk)