This And That:
Big show this weekend as Burton Cummings returns to The
Arcada Theatre for two shows. Friday
Night’s performance is a complete sell out but there are still seats available
for Saturday Night.
This time around, it’s just Burton at the piano … up
close and personal … telling stories and playing all the songs you love and
know by heart!
Get your tickets now before they’re gone …
(Burton has made our Top 20 Concerts List EVERY year we’ve
ever done one … so don’t miss your chance to see this rock and roll
For once I seem to agree with the general consensus. While
I'm sure Cousin Brucie was really cool 50 years ago, when this survey was
published, this is 2018 and what was funny then isn't funny the next few
thousand times you hear it. The same goes for Dick Biondi. Sad to say, but I
think it's time for Dick to ride off into the sunset. Have a week of shows with
guest appearances from other jocks he worked with over the years and say
goodnight Dick. Like a lot of music acts, sometimes you have to know when it's
time to pull the plug.
Oh cool ... and a 1968 chart no less!!! (Be sure to check out The Saturday Survey as this week we travel to Wyoming as we make our way across all fifty states in this brand new 50 Year Flashback Feature!)
I clicked on Sirius XM’s 60’s on 6
on the way home from work Wednesday night and found Ronnie Rice on the phone
with Cousin Brucie! Unfortunately they got
cut off so they never really had a chance to talk … and shortly afterwards,
Brucie went into a pre-recorded program so there was no chance for Ronnie to call back and get Brucie back on the phone. (It was just SO weird to hear that after all the talk
this past week about Cousin Brucie’s show!)
I lost interest in
listening to Cousin Brucie many years ago. During one of the early Radio Greats
weekends on WCBS-FM, he told a story about a black lady who, in the 1950's when
he was an upcoming radio dj, said to him, in her singsong speech
impediment, that she loves listening to his show. It was in the EEE, EEE,
EEE, EEE, voice. I was appalled when he told all of New York, New Jersey
and Connecticut and other states that picked up WCBS-FM, that's where he
got his EEE, EEE, EEE, EEE from. A nutty former co-worker who loved the
Cuz, thought I was crazy after I turned 50 many years ago and I told him I can
no longer stand him saying EEE, EEE, EEE, EEE. A couple of years later,
after this co-worker turned 50, he knew what I meant. After a certain age, some
things dj's say or do becomes very annoying.
The Moody Blues will be making a special appearance at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum down in Cleveland on Thursday, April 12th. Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge will discuss their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, their careers and their influences as part of this special interview.
The event begins at 7 pm on Level 1 with a Moody Blues-themed Happy Hour featuring food and drink specials. The interview kicks off at 8 pm and will be streamed live on The Rock Hall's Facebook Page. (Fans can submit questions during the Q&A segment on The Rock Hall's Facebook Page as well.)
More information here:
Rock Hall Members (free admission, first come, first served):
logging into their online membership account
General Admission: general admission ticket
In addition, the brand new "Days Of Future Passed" Live Concert film (out this Friday) will play non-stop throughout the day in The Foster Theater.
Shooting a couple of quick angry glares at Forgotten
Hits Readers Frank
Buongervino, Jr. and Phil Miglioratti …
to these two guys, "The Monkey's Uncle" has been playing non-stop in
my head, 24/7, for the past week and a half now!!! (I wouldn't wish this on ANYBODY!!!)
it was kind cute the first 3000 times it played, I'll be certifiably insane if
this keeps up much longer!!! (kk)
you know the last song ever performed by The Everly Brothers?
trivia question … I never would've guessed it.
also did not know about the relationship between Dale Hawkins and Ronnie
Hawkins. Probably in the past I might have imagined if they were related in one
way or another.
a rocker MARY LOU by Ronnie Hawkins is. You may or may not know this, but the
song came out earlier in 1955 by a singer from Los Angeles … I believe by the
name of Obadiah Jesse, who recorded under the name of Young Jesse. Also, when I
say the name Ronnie Hawkins, it reminded me of the Bo Diddley tune WHO DO YOU
LOVE which Hawkins recorded in 1963 and was a huge hit here in OKC.
Here’s a great line attributed to
Ronnie Hawkins …
“I’ve been around so long I remember
when The Dead Sea was only sick!” (kk)
And from the always entertaining
and amusing Chuck Buell …
Movie News ~~~
A British moviegoer was at
the Vue Cinema in Birmingham, England, when he was trying to retrieve his cell phone that he dropped between some seats.
When he was down on the
floor looking underneath the seats, the electronic recliner's
footrest shifted from the extended upright position to the lower recessed
position wedging his head and trapping him.
While others struggled desperately to break the footrest away and
free him, the man panicked and suffered a fatal heart attack.
If I HAD a show, I would
say, "Well, we're all familiar with the pre-movie announcement to silence
our cell phones. This is the first time a cell phone has silenced
a movie goer!
Chuck Buell ( Your
Personal Show Prep Service! )
Helping Out Our Readers:
Not sure if you can
help me with this or if you are still doing forgotten hits or b-side songs, but
I am trying to identify a b-side song and could use help.
It was circa
1960. A friend of mine and I were walking to a party. I was around
12. We were carrying our 45s. On one of my 45s, the B-side song was
really stupid and I was taking the 45 to the party more to get laughs than to
play the A-side. It may have been the flip side of Freddy Cannon’s
Palisades Park, but I am not sure. Anyway, I sang the stupid little ditty
for my friend and he took my 45 and sailed it down the street like a
Frisbee. Not sure if it was the song or my singing that caused his
reaction but regardless, it was gone for good. (I would have punched him,
but I was smitten by his twin sister who looked a little like Pat Benatar and
if I had any chance at her, I couldn’t whale on her brother.)
I just turned 70 and I
still can’t get this incredibly stupid song from 58 years ago out of my
mind. It was sung in English but with a strong Mexican accent. To
make matters worse, I have a way of mis-interpreting lyrics I hear and don’t
see in print. Case in point: for years I thought the song Maneater
was Magnito (just never understood how something that would cause a spark could
“chew you up”). I say this because what this singer calls his
lover sounded to me like “my guyeena” but could have been my chiquita or some
other word entirely. Not a lot to go on when searching,
Here are some of the
My guyeena she’s so
That she lock-a me
She laugh-a when I
Yes she laugh-a when I
She no wanna let me in
To make-a love again
My guyeena she’s so me
She’s so mean to me,
But I love her
Yes I love her
And I think-a she like
Anyway, that is what I
am looking for. Not sure if you can help. If not, I hope my request
at least gave you a chuckle or two!
only are we still doing Forgotten Hits, but we're also still doing our
"Helping Out Our Readers" segment … so while I don't recognize this
one at all (other than to say I doubt that it's the flipside of "Palisades
Park"), my guess is that somebody else on the list WILL recognize this
ditty and be able to point you in the right direction.
see what comes back from the bleachers.