Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday This And That

Congratulations to Ed Kocjan of Channahon, IL, who won a copy of the brand new Buckinghams CD "The Complete Hit Singles"!
Ed tells us ...
Thanks, Kent!
I enjoy reading your website every day. 
Thank YOU, Ed ... it's our pleasure ... glad you're enjoying Forgotten Hits.
Special thanks again to Cary Mansfield of Varese Vintage and Clark Besch (who wrote the liner notes for this hot new release) for donating a copy for our Forgotten Hits give-away.  (kk)     

Good morning, Kent.
I start my day daily by reading your forgotten hits blog. Always learn something new.
Have a great weekend.
Santiago Paradoa
Miami, Florida 

The first thing I do every day is open Forgotten Hits and read it from top to bottom.
Gary Theroux       

Rod Stewart, Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark also first time candidates  
On-line voting to begin September 16   
Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand and Sam Cooke are among the nominees for 2016 induction into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.
They join 11 other first-time candidates, as well as 11 returning acts to comprise the 25 artists on the ballot. Nominees are selected by a national panel of musicians, disc jockeys and journalists based on the artists’ breadth and depth of pop hits, as well as influence.
Through on-line voting, the public will choose 10 inductees; the national selection committee will add up to five other “Legacy” inductees.
New nominees, in addition to Manilow, Streisand and Cooke, are the Association, Lou Christie, Petula Clark, Fats Domino, Tommy James & the Shondells, the Lettermen, the Rascals, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Neil Sedaka, Rod Stewart and the Temptations,
The eleven returning nominees are Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, the Dave Clark Five, Dion & the Belmonts, Bob Dylan, the Four Tops, Connie Francis, the Grass Roots, the Jackson Five, Smokey & the Miracles, Three Dog Night and Dionne Warwick.
Artists must have placed a hit on the Billboard charts between 1945 and 1975 to qualify
Voting is currently under way at americaspopmusichalloffame.org and will continue through October 31. Inductees will be announced in December.
America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame was formed in 2011 to honor artists and other contributors to pop music. It is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, home of Perry Como, Bobby Vinton and the Four Coins, who together placed nearly 200 songs on America’s pop charts.
Plans are continuing for construction of a four-story, hall of fame structure that includes a large performance center, as well as wings for both permanent and rotating collections and memorabilia.
In a ceremony March 15, 2013, with Johnny Tillotson as master of ceremonies, the original inductees into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame were announced. They were the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Brenda Lee, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Vinton and Stevie Wonder.
The 2014 inductees were the Bee Gees, Tony Bennett, Carpenters, Chicago, Buddy Holly, Elton John, Carole King, Dean Martin, the Monkees, Roy Orbison, Patti Page, the Platters, Simon & Garfunkel and the Supremes. The Monkees were formally inducted during a standing-room only presentation at the Monkees Convention in East Rutherford, N.J. on March 17, 2014.
This year’s inductees were Paul Anka, Glen Campbell, Chubby Checker, the Eagles, the Everly Brothers, the Four Seasons, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Rick Nelson, Les Paul & Mary Ford. the Righteous Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Tillotson, and Andy Williams.
In Brief
2016 Nominees:
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Association, Lou Christie, the Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Sam Cooke, Dion and the Belmonts, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, the Four Tops, Connie Francis, the Grass Roots, the Jackson Five, Tommy James and the Shondells, the Lettermen, Barry Manilow, the Rascals, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Neil Sedaka, Smokey and the Miracles, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, the Temptations, Three Dog Night and Dionne Warwick
Public Voting:
americaspopmusichalloffame.org through October 31.
Inductees Announced:
December 28, 2015
Another interesting mix of candidates to be sure.  Check out the website to see The Monkees being inducted ... Micky, Peter and Mike are all on hand to receive their awards!  (kk)   

By now I'm guessing most of you have seen the latest Looney Toons video of David Cassidy's recent appearance on a British talk show.
Honestly, I think they WERE trying to "rubbish him" to a certain extent.  And it was pretty clear that he had a bad audio connection from the outset.  But once again you get to see another DC flipout!  (kk)

Goodbye to Gary Richrath of REO Speedwagon who passed away earlier this week of an undisclosed ailment.  I've lost count of the times I was him perform with REO ... for a good long stretch, they were the "go to" opening act for virtually every big name that passed through town.
LOVE your work, Gary ... we'll miss you.  (kk)    

Jimi Hendrix ExperienceFreedom: Atlanta Pop Festival - No. 63 — Jimi Hendrix scores his 46th entry on the Billboard 200 albums chart as Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival starts at No. 63. The live set shifted 8,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen Music (nearly 7,000 were pure album sales). 
The Experience Hendrix / Legacy Recordings release celebrates the guitar god’s July 4, 1970 concert at the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, where he played to an estimated 300,000 - 400,000 people -- the largest audience he ever played to in the U.S. (according to Legacy). An accompanying documentary film about the show, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, premiered Sept. 4 on Showtime. (A retail version of the movie will be released on Oct. 30.) 
Hendrix has been rather prolific on the Billboard 200 in the last few years, thanks to Experience Hendrix’s licensing partnership with Legacy, which began in 2009. Some of the most notable fruits of their relationship include two top 10 albums of previously unreleased studio recordings: Valleys of Neptune (No. 4 debut and peak in 2010) and People, Hell and Angels (No. 2 in 2013)
Bob Merlis / M.F.H 

If you can't make the whole convention, you might consider driving there for just the day on either this Thursday / Friday / or Saturday. 
I had so much fun last year. I can't wait. 
Maybe we can meet there. 
DJ Stu Weiss 

Celebrities confirmed for September 2015!
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 The September show is shaping up to be our largest ever!
More celebrities signing autographs! More vendors!

September 17 - 19, 2015
Mark your calendar and ask your boss off for work!

Barry Livingston, Stanley Livingston and Tina Cole will be reunited for the entire weekend -- a MY THREE SONS cast reunion!


Hunt Valley Wyndham, Maryland


One of the things that makes the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention unique is the variety of celebrities. We don't always offer movie and TV celebs.
Tempest Storm will be among our most treasured because when you think of 1940s and 1950s burlesque, you think of Lili St. Cyr, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Tempest Storm.

Quiet simply, a legend.


Two-time Bond girl and Hammer horror star, Martine auditioned for DR. NO (1961) and lost out. But she succeeded in securing the role of a fiery gypsy girl, Zora, in FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE (1962) where she engaged in the famous catfight scene. Then she was hired to play  Paula Caplan in another Bond film, THUNDERBALL (1964). Martine went on to appear in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1966) opposite Raquel Welch, with whom she also engaged in a catfight. 


Bond girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977), it should have been retitled "The Spy Who Killed Her" when Roger Moore blew up the helicopter she was flying.
She was eye candy in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1973) and fell victim to Christopher Lee in DRACULA A.D. (1972). And her list of accomplishments, just like Martine Beswick, is too long to mention them all.
The Hammer horror actress has lots of stories to share but here's a link to a quick YouTube link where she was reunited with Roger Moore and they chatted about the Bond film!
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Out of MY driving range ... but maybe some of our readers can attend.  Sounds like a fun event!  Thanks, Stu!  (kk)