Susan Cowsill was born on May 20th, 1959. She officially joined the family band in 1968 and became a fan favorite.
She joined me for a recent interview on WRCO earlier this year.
Many of us have vivid memories of big events in our young lives. Susan can check youtube and watch some of hers.
The Cowsills have been on the Happy Together Tour and have played several of their own shows. When scanning through the channels last year, I often caught a glimpse of the group pitching a greatest hits release.
The Cowsills had three Top 10 hits and several other 'forgotten hits.' I have picked up requests for We Can Fly and Poor Baby through the years and their version of Love American Style which should have been a big hit.
a "soundtrack" of music and an exclusive interview with graphic designer John Pasche, who created the original Rolling Stones tongue logo
back in 1970.
kit is made up of 1,998 pieces and is estimated to take three to four hours to
Lego website says it'll be available beginning August 1, 2022 but pre-orders
are being taken now.
got me to thinking ~~~
the Special Edition of the Rolling Stones iconic tongue
Logo Lego Set is coming soon! ( HA! "Logo Lego!" I like
it! ) And because you said, "that might just be something I have to
have!" keep in mind that at $149.99, "You Can't Always Get
What You Want!" And if you're not particularly skillful building
with Legos, you "Can't Get No Satisfaction!" But it should get
better "As Tears Go By!" And if you keep trying still with no
success, and feel you're dealing with your own "Beast of Burden,"
you could very well have a "19th Nervous Breakdown!" You
might need some calming down with "Mother's Little Helper!"
Your Mother, of course, or her Spirit will be watching lovingly over you
as you keep trying and, well, "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby,
Standing in the Shadow?!" When you do finally complete
your Rolling Stones Logo Lego Project ( "Logo Lego" is still
funny the second time! ), you, no doubt, will be hopping around joyfully like "Jumpin'
Jack Flash!" So, all I can say is when you're ready to go for it, just
shout out to me, "Start Me Up!"
check back on your progress later. Meanwhile, I'm going out in the "Undercover
of Night" with "Ruby Tuesday," my "Honky
Tonk Woman" for my own "Emotional Rescue!"
( which stands for your Logo Lego* "Coaching Boy!" )
many . . . ?
Four hours, huh?I’ll bet it would take me a month!(Full confession: I have never
built ANYTHING with Legos in my entire life!So I think this one would take me a while!!!)Still, it IS pretty cool looking!
As to your Stones Song List, we probably could have
listed more … but we were simply “Out Of Time.”
(Otherwise, “Wild Horses” couldn’t have kept me away
from putting my own spin on this.Truth
be told, coming up with a few others would make me “Happy” … and even if you
DID come up with a better selection of titles (sure … now all the GOOD ones are
gone!), I’d be a “Fool To Cry” about it, even if I was “Shattered.”)
So “Tell Me” … should I keep going?I mean, “Time IS On My Side” if I wanted to
drag this out.It’s not like I’m “Under
Your Thumb” just because you got to go first!Then again, I’d probably have “Mixed Emotions” about breaking your
“Heart Of Stone” if I DID come up with another dozen or so.(And I doubt that no matter HOW angry you
might be, you’d EVER have “Sympathy For The Devil” who came up with now a
baker’s dozen, once I declare that this is the “Last Time” I’m going to throw
another title out there … because “It’s All Over Now.”)OK, that was fun … but now I’m too spent to
play with Legos!!!(kk)
Goldsboro's latest, "California Wine," sits just outside The Top Ten
in the #11 position. (The best this song could do nationally was to
"Bubble Under" at #108 ... so that's quite a showing!)
Goldsboro was raised in Alabama ... so that may have a little bit to do with
Wine" has long been a real favorite of mine. Terrific song that
should have been a MUCH bigger hit than it was.
I think Bobby had a tough time
getting airplay while recovering from all the “Honey” backlash.He did come back with one last Top 20 Hit a
year later when “Summer (The First Time)” cracked the charts … and went all the
way to #17 in Cash Box.(kk)
I’m as surprised as you are to see Goodbye
Forever showing up in the Alabama survey. Possibly they had one or more
European staff (also How Do You Do from the Dutch group Mouth and McNeal is on
the survey). Soundation was, as far as I know, a German group. Source :https://www.discogs.com/release/3101819-Soundation-Goodbye-Forever
and MacNeal record was a big hit here in The States, going all the way to #5 on
the Cash Box Chart … and making The Top 10 in both Billboard and Record
World.The Soundation track … not so
much … it never even bubbled under here.So, to be picked up by a southern Top 40 stations is indeed quite
surprising.Watching the video you
provided, I can’t say it’s a very good record!(kk)
>>> Because our
Top 3333 Most Essential Classic Rock Songs list is essentially an Excel
Worksheet, you ARE able to update this on your own ... if you're so inclined.(kk)
I've made a few
updates on my own from things I found out looking for these songs. For
example, most charts list #1231 "Season Of The Witch" as by Al Kooper
and Stephen Stills, because Mike Bloomfield didn't play on that track.
Didn't know that.
I didn't know that the
Allman brothers band had previously released "Midnight Rider" when
Gregg Allman had a solo hit with it.
I didn't know that Joe
Walsh had released a solo version of "In The City."I'd say it's a stretch to say his version was
on the "Long Run" album, but he was a member of the group.
There is no limit to
the things I don't know.
I hear that … and still learn things
here every single day!
I used to LOVE Joe Walsh’s solo
version of “In The City” from “The Warriors” soundtrack … the FM stations here
(and Steve Dahl in particular) used to play it all the time … but back then,
when you couldn’t just go online and download one song, I wasn’t about to go
out and spring for the whole album.I
vividly remember being shocked that he cut it again with The Eagles.They must have been REALLY strapped for
material by this point since they were on the verge of breaking up.
I have ALWAYS preferred Gregg
Allman’s solo version of “Midnight Rider” to the one cut by the whole band a
few years before.As for “Season Of The
Witch,” I think we just went with the names on the album for this one … I mean
that IS what they called these “Super Sessions!”
It’s a fun list to peruse … be even
MORE fun if some of the classic rock stations around the country would start to
add titles to their own playlists from it!It sure would beat the same old / same old they’re beating to death
every day now!(kk)
With all the buzz surrounding The
Beatles’ LAST recordings (thanks to the official release of the “Get Back” Documentary
on DVD and BluRay), Clark Besch is reminding us about some of their very
earliest recordings …
The Beatles at the Beeb
Many of you know that
me and my brothers recorded off radio and TV back in the 60's and still have
the reels. With no youtube, many of these recordings seemed like we would
never hear them any other way until youtube gave us even better copies WITH
VIDEO often. Yet, we did LINE recordings to our receivers and TV, unlike
many who did microphone to speakers recordings, too. There are still some
cool things we recorded but this article from just a couple days ago tells a
story so cool making me think back to our reel to reel days when we recorded
"Hey Bulldog" months before release, as well as the Get Back LP six
months earlier, too.
This is the amazing
story of a woman who taped all the 1963 BBC shows that even EMI did not
have. Such a great story!
Clark Besch did a little research and sent us this …
Well, here's the
copyright notation at the copyright site. Note this is listed as
"Prairie Gray" and not "Prairie GREY" as on
the record, so maybe a loophole used? In 1969 the title was listed
incorrectly and then redone in 1973 where it was corrected.
feel a whole lot better about it knowing that justice had been served all
along.(Of course, there goes my 10% …
but hey, that’s the story of my life!Lol)kk
Clark! You definitely and unequivocally are “Da Man!”I’d never have figured out how to get that
information and truly do appreciate you digging it out somehow!!!!!!
brother Besch; you are the Bescht friend an ancient rocker could ever have …
along with Kent, of course!
Thanks, Ray. I
just thought I'd check it out. Not sure why the spelling issue on the
When the topic of who would be
inducting The New Colony Six into The Illinois Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next
month came up, it sounded like Dave Fogel of WLS-FM was getting the nod.(Ray had earlier told me that he had
suggested that I be the one to do it!But there’s no love lost between me and Ron Romero so I suggested he
just let that one lie.)
While I’ve known Dave Fogel for
years, he seemed a rather unlikely choice to me.Bob Stroud would have made more sense (and
he’s certainly well more versed than I am when it comes to public
speaking!)He has done an INCREDIBLE job
of keeping the music of our Local Heroes alive over the past 40 years of Rock
And Roll Roots.(Heck, for a short while
there, he was even the lead singer of The Cryan’ Shames!!!)
Or even Scott Mackay, who has MC'd any number of Cornerstones shows over the years.
While I don’t know that it’s
official yet as to who’s to do the honors, I’m just so happy The NC6 are
finally getting their due.They were the
first local band to achieve chart success during the most competitive time in
the history of pop music, paving the way for others LIKE The Cryan’ Shames, The
Buckinghams, The Shadows Of Knight, The American Breed and others to walk thru
the door they opened.(It was like The
Beatles and The British Invasion on a local level!)
So congrats again, guys … you deserve
you for posting the song Prairie Grey.I
had never heard it before but have already listened to it several times since
it first showed up on your website.It’s
a beautiful melody and the poem (it’s hard to call them lyrics) that accompanies
it is just exquisite … VERY late ‘60’s where just about anything Avant Garde to
push the limits was becoming the norm.
I thank you for introducing me to a great track that I otherwise might never
Hi there, Kent,
Thanks eversomuch for running my post about the New Colony
Six, about how absolutely beautiful I think I Will Always Think About You is as
a love song, and allowing me to share the story about Maggie finally hearing
Summertime's Another Name For Love for the first time in so many years.
Also, Kent, thank very much for getting in touch with New
Colony Six members Ray Graffia, Jr., and Ronnie Rice and letting them see my
post. I would also like to thank both Ray and Ronnie for offering their
Well, I shared Thursday's blog entry with Maggie, and she
was sure surprised. Here's what she wrote:
I definitely remember the song "Can't You See Me
Cry." I listened to it on YouTube.
Brings back memories. I think the B side appealed to me
more because I am a sentimental person and because it's more hopeful and
I still remember looking into this metal bin with the small
45 records. Armando was with me.[Note: Armando is her brother, and he is four years older than
I remember it like it was yesterday. I may have been nine
years old ... not sure.
I remember picking up the orange labelled 45 record.
Thank you, Sam, for contacting that person in Chicago. That
was kind of you.
I couldn't let any more time go by, Kent, without thanking
you for devoting an entire blog entry to my New Colony Six post. Thank you
Wild Wayne Was Talking About Dolly Parton And
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Most People Say She Never Recorded A Rock
& Roll Song.
Wild Wayne Disagrees.
1959 = Dolly Parton's First Recording "
PUPPY LOVE " (Not The Paul Anka Song) Could Be Considered Rock.
1962 = Dolly Was 13 When She Recorded Her
First Song.Now 16 Years Old, She
Recorded " IT'S SURE GONNA HURT."
In Wild Wayne's Opinion, This Song Was
And You Can Add Little Peggy March To The List
Of Artists Ripped Off By Their Manager.
She Told Cousin Brucie She Made $500 Off
"I WILL FOLLOW HIM."
After Suing Her Manager, He Declared
She's About to Leave For Germany. She Has A
Home And Career There.
There's A YouTube Documentary About Her:"THE PEGGY MARCH STORY."
P.S. - Tony Orlando Called In From Branson,
Mo.He's About To Officiate At A
We ran a few examples of early Dolly “rockers” a few weeks
ago in FH.Of course, she was much
younger then and trying to make a name for herself.While not of this material clicked for her,
she returned to her country roots and a style she was much more comfortable
with … and then she became a superstar.
I think Dolly can do just about anything.If she is able to pull off this rock album
with the original artists acting as her back-up band, I think she’ll turn more
than a few heads!
Several years ago when we were helping to promote the radio
documentary “Airplay,” cohosting an advance screening here in Chicago, Little
Peggy March’s niece joined us for dinner before the screening.(I’m not exactly sure what the connection
was, but we spent quite a bit of time talking during the meal.)“Airplay” has since aired on PBS several
times … and is available thru Amazon.com.It’s an excellent documentary about the early days of Top 40 Radio … and
how radio changed over the years.(Mentioning it now also provides me with a chance to say hello again to
Carolyn Travis, who helmed the film.Hi
Carolyn!Hope you’re doing well!)kk
Congratulations to Toni Basil, who finally won back the
legal rights to her 1982 chart-topper “Mickey.”
The original recording of the infectious earworm has been
unavailable for nearly a decade now due to this on-going court battle.(Basil finally had to rerecord the song
herself in order to make it available.Meanwhile, a bunch of sound-alikeversions also popped up all over the popular downloading sites.)
Her record label retained the copyright to the recording for
years but then in 2013 sold it to the Stillwater Group.Basil’s been trying to win the rights back
I’ve picked up on numerous conversations since Paul
McCartney started his “Got Back” tour a few weeks ago.
The big buzz, of course, is Macca performing “I’ve Got A
Feeling” with John Lennon singing his part on the big screen backdrop …
But lately there also seems to be quite a bit of concern
that McCartney isn’t (or at least hasn’t) performed “Yesterday” during his new
tour.(How do you go to a Paul McCartney
show and NOT hear “Yesterday”???)He’s
apparently not doing “The Long And Winding Road” this time around either …
And, apparently, fans are feeling cheated … so this, too,
might change.(Then again, The Rolling
Stones never added “Brown Sugar” back to their set list after all the
controversy last time around either!)kk
Now it’s Pearl Jam cancelling portions of their North
American tour due to the new spread of Covid.(Is the world EVER going to be safe again???)
They’ve been juggling appearance dates for over two
years now.Every time they think it’s
safe to go back out on the road, either the numbers spike or, in this case, one
of the band members tests positive.
Truth is, we know several people who have recently
tested positive, most of whom are at least double-to-triple vaccinated.We need to come up with a solution for
this.We are far from out of danger on
The other day we
mentioned the upcoming release of the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart 2-CD Set. David Salidor, who
handles Micky Dolenz’s East Coast promotion, sent us this official press
release to share with our readers …
Records releases deluxe 2CD / 2LP Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart package on
group’s two albums have been remastered from the original master tapes that had
previously been missing for 27 years.
7A Records announces the release of Dolenz, Jones,
Boyce & Hart’s original studio and live albums on July 8.
Billed as ‘The Guys
Who Wrote ‘Em & The Guys Who Sang ‘Em’ – Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart
was a mid-1970’s group that consisted of Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones from The
Monkees, as well as songwriting duo Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, who wrote many of
The Monkees’ hits.
Said Dolenz of the project: "Fond
memories of a crazy, cool time. Great music and great
friends. To those no longer with us … You are sorely missed."
Celebrity-writer Mark Bego, who would go onto
to co-penning Micky Dolenz’s official biography, I’m A Believer: My Life of
Monkees, Music and Madness in 2004, recalls seeing the group perform in June
12, 1976 at Long Island’s Calderone Concert Hall: “I distinctly remember the
quartet bringing to life the pp exuberance they recorded on their Capitol
album. It was pure magic.”
7a Records, based in the U.K. last year
released Dolenz Sings Nesmith by Micky Dolenz and it soared to the top of the
charts and appeared on many Best Of lists for 2021.
"Different Drum” from the album, rose to
the #1 spot on Britain’s Heritage chart; and currently “Some Of Shelley’s
Blues” -also from the sessions- is #4.
In the mid-1970's
promoters were trying to reunite the Monkees, but with Michael Nesmith and
Peter Tork unavailable, it was suggested that Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones team
up with Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart to tour as ‘The Golden Great Hits Of The
Monkees Show - ‘The Guys Who Wrote
‘Em & The Guys Who Sang ‘Em’’.
The group signed a
deal with Capitol Records to record a self-titled studio album of new material.
They later released a live album from their tour of Japan. Both albums have
been unavailable and out of print for many years. 7A Records have tracked
down the original master tapes, that were presumed missing for at least 27
years, and remastered both albums for this release.
Available as deluxe
2CD and 2LP sets, the CD version will include a big 40-page color booklet
featuring extensive liner notes and previously unseen photos. The 2LP version
comes in a gatefold sleeve and is pressed on special 180g Green, Black and
Yellow Quad Vinyl.
Noise 11 is reporting that She & Him, the recording duo
of actress/singer Zoey Deschenel and M. Ward, are releasing a new album (their
first since 2016) that will be a tribute to the music of Brian Wilson.
Titled “Melt Away: A Tribute To Brian Wilson,” the LP
contains fourteen songs covering both some of Brian’s best known songs and
obscurities.(Wilson himself even
appears on their version of “Do It Again.”)
The duo are HUGE Brian Wilson fans and have worked with him
in the past, including appearing on his “No Pier Pressure” album and television
The track list for the new LP:
1.Darlin’(the first single – video clip below – which
begs the question, Are they selling music or nail polish?)
It Be Nice
To My Baby
Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
It Again ft. Brian Wilson
You Win, Tails I Lose
Let Me Wonder
scheduled for release on July 22nd.(kk)
upcoming release that looks kind of interesting …
An All-Star Cast Of
Rock, Blues & Country Greats Pay Tribute To
The Versatile &
Influential Icon ERIC CLAPTON!
by Molly Hatchet, Sammy Kershaw, Kirk Fletcher, The Stooges' James Williamson,
Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Eric Gales, Rat Scabies, Pat Travers, Arthur Brown,
David Sancious, Artimus Pyle and more!
It’s not often that such a diverse
array of artists, from blues to southern rock, punk to country, can be gathered
together under a single musical project. But there’s one artist whose career
has been so incredibly rich and whose influence has been so extensive as to
make such a union possible. Of course, that artist is the brilliant guitarist /
songwriter / legendary musical figure Eric Clapton who has inspired countless
thousands of musicians of all stripes, artists of all colors and fans or all
kind, including the incredible group of talented friends found on this brand
new set of studio recordings, A Tribute To Eric Clapton.
Set to street June 17 on
all formats including CD and vinyl, A Tribute To Eric Clapton covers all
the basis of Clapton’s incredible career, from his early days in The Yardbirds
to his stint in the groundbreaking power trio Cream to his time in the
folk-influenced Blind Faith and finally to his monstrously successful solo
career. Highlights include a smokin’ hot take on “Cocaine” by blues guitar
phenom Kirk Fletcher, a fuzzed-out psych rock explosion with Stooges’ guitarist
James Williamson and The Damned’s Rat Scabies fronted by the God Of Hellfire
Arthur Brown as well as a twangy and gritty rendition of “Lay Down Sally” by
country legend Sammy Kershaw and “Mr. Telecaster” Albert Lee, the latter of
which is being released as a standalone single.
1. Cocaine - Kirk Fletcher & Brian Auger
2. Lay Down Sally - Sammy Kershaw & Albert Lee
3. I Feel Free - Arthur Brown, James Williamson & Rat Scabies
4. Sunshine Of Your Love - dUg Pinnick & Eric Gales
5. Let It Rain - Jack Russell & Sonny Landreth
6. Wonderful Tonight - Oli Brown
7. Layla - Molly Hatchet
8. I Shot The Sheriff - Pat Travers, David Sancious & Artimus Pyle
9. For Your Love - Mark Lindsay & Rick Nielsen
10. Tears In Heaven - Ana Popovic
11. White Room - Graham Bonnet & Snowy White
12. Can't Find My Way Home - Shirley King & Martin Barre
Mark Lindsay and Rick Nielsen?!?!?Now THAT’S the one I gotta hear!!!(kk)
And out today, The Tribute Concert To Kenny Rogers …
Kenny Rogers, All In for the Gambler
1.“The Gambler" - Chris Stapleton
2."Tulsa Turnaround" - Elle King
3."Love Or Something Like It" - The Oak Ridge Boys (DVD
4."She Believes in Me" - Lady A
5."Blaze Of Glory" - Billy Dean, Crystal Gayle, Kim
Forester, Lee Greenwood, Rudy Gatlin, Steve Gatlin, T.G. Sheppard, T. Graham
Brown, Travis Tritt
6."You Turn the Light On" - Wynonna
7."Coward Of the County" - Aaron Lewis
8."Sweet Music Man" - Jamey Johnson (CD only)
9."Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was
In)" - Jamey Johnson
10."Twenty Years Ago" - Hillary Scott & Linda Davis
11."Morning Desire" - Billy Currington (DVD only)
12."Lucille" - Justin Moore
13."Through The Years" - Little Big Town
14."We've Got Tonight" - Idina Menzel & Charles Kelley
15."Lady" - Lionel Richie
16."You Can't Make Old Friends" - Kenny Rogers & Dolly
17."I Will Always Love You" - Dolly Parton
18."Islands In The Stream" - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
I’m still not sure I understand the marketability of this
one … but hey, if you’ve got a whole bunch of extra cash lying around (and room
on your cabinets), you might want to check out this upcoming release … a 50-CD
set (yes, you read that right!) of Al Stewart material!!!
Al Stewart “The
Admiralty Lights” 50CD Box Set – The Definitive Collection From Legendary
Singer-Songwriter Now Available For Pre-order (to be Released by Madfish on June 3, 2022)
Al Stewart’s sixty-year
career in music has made him one of the most successful folk-rock artists the
British Isles have ever produced. “The Admiralty Lights” shines a light on how
a Glasgow born Skiffle-mad kid conquered the world.
Lights is the new career
spanning, definitive collection of Al Stewart’s work. Comprising 50 discs, this
astounding set follows the legendary singer-songwriter from humble beginnings
in 1964, to global stardom in the ‘70s, through to his most recent recordings
The new deluxe box set
features Al’s complete original run of 21 studio albums which have been
remastered from the original tape transfers, housed in original sleeves and
lovingly presented in deluxe LP style jackets. Also included are 18 discs
featuring never-before-heard live concert recordings from 1970 to 2009, 3 discs
of rare BBC Sessions from 1965 - 1972 and 8 discs of Demos, Outtakes and
Rarities, offering a rare inside look into Mr Stewart’s world.
Studio album pick-outs
include the 1967 debut “Bedsitter Images” with its Dylan influences, the follow
up “Love Chronicles” (1969) which saw Stewart backed by Fairport Convention
alongside appearances from Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, and
1973’s “Present & Future” featuring guest slots from Rick Wakeman and
Queen’s Roger Taylor. Then came the celebrated Alan Parsons years, commencing
with “Modern Times” (1975) which in turn sowed the seeds for its magnificent
follow up, the perennial classic “Year of the Cat” (1976) before concluding
with 1978’s “Time Passages.” Another inclusion in the pantheon of distinguished
Al Stewart studio albums is the highly acclaimed 2005 release “A Beach Full Of
Shells,” a wonderful listening experience featuring 13 songs full of the
dream-like, poetic lyrical wordplay that has become the singer-songwriter’s
The collection also includes
over 300 previously unheard tracks recorded from 1964, showcasing a young Al as
he made his start, through to 2008.
A beautiful 160-page
hardback coffee table book is at the center of this spectacular package,
featuring comprehensive liner notes from author and Al Stewart expert Neville
Judd and previously unseen photographs, flyers and ephemera from across his
illustrious career. Vigilant fans will recognize the masterful touch of Colin
Elgie, who has provided a visually striking original illustration for the outer
box cover, having previously collaborated with Al on his “Year of the Cat”
Rounding off this
smorgasbord of Al Stewart delights is a “Year of the Cat” print, individually
signed by Colin Elgie, three posters and a 24 page Collectors’ Book, detailing
all of the rare recordings in the set.
• 21 Discs of Newly Remastered Studio Albums
• 18 Discs of Live Recordings
• 3 Discs of BBC Sessions from 1965 - 1972
• 8 Discs of Demos, Outtakes and Rarities from 1964 - 2008
• 160 Page Hardback Coffee Table Book featuring Comprehensive Liner Notes, and
In Depth Interview with Al Stewart and Rare Photographs, Memorabilia and
• 24 Page Collectors’ Book detailing all the Rare Recordings in the set
• “Year of the Cat” Print individually signed by Colin Elgie
• “Last Days of the Century” Poster
Gary Clark, Jr. covers “Vehicle” in the new Minions
movie.(In fact, the soundtrack pays
tribute to a number of songs we all grew up with.Diana Ross even sings a track in the new
You’ll hear new versions of “Shining Star,”
“Funkytown,” “Hollywood Swinging,” “Desafinado,” “Bang Bang,” “Fly Like An
Eagle,” “Goodbye To Love,” “Instant Karma,” “You’re No Good,” “Dance To The
Music,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Born To Be Alive,” “Cecilia” and more.(Or, as I always like to say, We’re Just
Keepin’ The Music Alive!)kk
Speaking of soundtracks, Vangelis, who wrote the score
of “Chariots Of Fire” … and even earned his own #1 Hit in the process … has
passed away.He was 79.
The opening notes of “Chariots Of Fire” were used in
countless parodies over the years … signaling in just about ANY kind of
And, since you’re out shopping, you can put THIS on your
shopping list for 2024 …
Recommended by our
official Forgotten Hits Home Shopper, Chuck Buell …
For those who
once owned, or fantasized about owning, a VW “Peace and Love Van” back
in the 1960s, that Classic “VW Bus” of the Forgotten Hits Era ~~~
it’s fully electric!
has unwrapped its new 21st century version of the classic VW Bus, the “VW ID.
noisy and underpowered original, the new Bus will be a quieter and more
powerful, all-electric, model with seating for up to seven Forgotten Hitters. Like
the Old Microbus, the new VW Bus has its electric motor also in the back
but will put out up to 201 horsepower, far more than the classic Bus’ meager 25
Horsepower. And the range on a Full Charge is expected to be about 275 miles.
available with two-tone color schemes much like the originals and while the
Interior has obviously been completely upgraded and modernized with a plethora
of new features, it appears there is no little dashboard vase to hold a small
singular, peace-loving flower!
And, BTW, is it just me, or do you also see the
"Happy Face" Steering Wheel?!
The ID. Buzz
is expected to be available in Forgotten Hits Land and throughout North America
in 2024 and be priced at around $45,000. ( No doubt to commemorate our love for
"45" RPM Records! )
wasn’t a Big Forgotten Hit about the Famous “Vee-dub” Van,”Sammy Johns did
capture similar “Love Bus” sentiments and memories in his 1972 Top 5 Forgotten
Hit, “Chevy Van.”