Saturday, July 22, 2017

July 22nd

The Doors perform "Light My Fire" and "Crystal Ship" on American Bandstand.
(Wow, not the kind of thing you'd expect to hear on "Rate A Record" is it???)
"Before you slip into unconsciousness ..."
It's got a good beat and you can dance to it ... not!

Author, poet, historian Carl Sandburg dies at the age of 89 in North Carolina.

From Jeff March and Marti Smiley Child:  Eight years after first hitting the chart, singer Bobby Vee struck gold. His 31st chart record, "Come Back When You Grow Up," made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 22, 1967. The song was written by Martha Sharp, whose composing credits include two tunes for Sandy Posey: "Born a Woman" and "Single Girl." Sharp eventually became vice president of artists and repertoire for Warners Bros., and signed country music superstars Randy Travis and Faith Hill to the label. William Hood arranged the music for Vee's "Come Back When You Grow Up" session, which Dallas Smith produced. The Liberty Records hit peaked at No. 3, remained on the chart for 16 weeks, and earned RIAA gold record certification.