Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'd Rather Be Golfing...



A drawing by a former boss, from way back in the late 90's.  Our division manager at the time was famous for all-day meetings, which could get brutal at times.  Over the course of the day, it would only be natural to have attention wax and wane.  My boss would do these kinds of sketches.  Somehow this one ended up in one of my file folders, where I found it recently.  It's certainly better than anything I could've done.

American Top 40, June 30, 1990

Last day!  Hope y'all have enjoyed it.  June 30th, 1990.  What was on the charts?

  1. Step By Step - New Kids On The Block
  2. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
  3. Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe
  4. Do You Remember - Phil Collins
  5. Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Other notables in the Top 40?  Ummm....  Well....  There's only a few I recognize, and none I actuall like.  But here goes:

  • U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer #12
  • Vogue - Madonna #14
  • Nothing Compares To U - Sinead O'Conner #35
And the rest of the Hot 100, a few gems:
  • Doubleback - ZZ Top #58
  • The Other Side - Aerosmith #59
  • What It Takes - Aerosmith #77
  • Jealous Again - Black Crowes #82
  • I Melt With You - Modern English #88





Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My 1st (and so far only) Letter-To-The-Editor

Published 5/26/1984, in the Washington Post.  Co-authored (and co-signed) with a friend, we added my wife's name as a fellow season ticket holder.   Doesn't seem like 27 years ago......

Off Side!



We were surprised and angered by the article "Fumbling Federals Losing Their Hold on Fans" [Sports, May 81. This is only the latest in a year-and-a-half long series of generally shoddy reports on the Washington Federals. It now seems as if The Post has taken up the tactic of trying to run the team out of town. Even the photograph that accompanied the article went out of its way to accentuate the negative by showing as few fans as possible (while ignoring. the fact that most fans had moved under cover to avoid the rain).


We were also surprised by The Post’s inability to find any "diehard" Feds fans. Perhaps it should have tried looking behind the 12-foot-long banner that hangs in the upper deck during every home game and proudly proclaims, "Go Feds." But The Post would rat well on the negative by saying that the Feds have "lost what followers they had" and that the only reason anyone goes to the games is that they "couldn't get Redskins tickets."


Perhaps if The Poe gave the Feds more attention, they might get the support they deserve. The Post's Sports section carried a page-one article on May 7 about Brian Sipe (New Jersey Generals) and Doug Williams (Oklahoma Outlaws), while burying an article about the Feds' exciting overtime loss on page 8. The article on their first win of the season did make page one, but it was the shortest article ever run about a Feds game. The only issue that has received significant coverage was the departure of Craig James--a talented player who had never contributed much to the team because of injuries.


Many of the great teams of today were not always dominant. The Pittsburgh Steelers were 1-13 in 1969, before winning four Super Bowls and being named the ''Team of the Seventies." The Redskins were equally bad before rising to the prominent position they now enjoy. Unless a city-along with its local media-is willing to support a losing team and help that team develop, professional sports can do nothing but stagnate. Remember that when the Federals develop into the great team that they truly are-while playing somewhere else.

 
There's not much I can say, except we were guilty of a littel hyperbole in declaring The Feds "the great team that they are".  The did leave Washington after 2 years, moved to Orlando and Portland (OR) before folding with the whole USFL.  Their overall record was 7-29.  And yes, the statement: "The article on their first win of the season did make page one, but it was the shortest article ever run about a Feds game" was based on a careful evaluation of each game's reporting.  Which is pretty geeky.


Music Birthdays, June 29th

June 29th: Born on this day


Little Eva, singer - 1945
Ian Paice, drummer, Deep Purple - 1948
Colin Hay, Men At Work - 1953

American Top 40, June 29, 1989

June 29, the penumtimate day of my June project, looking at the Top hits from "this week" in each year from 1961 (June 1st) through 1990 (June 30).  June of 1989, I was in the midst of discussions to take a job in the St. Louis area, and move out of Washington DC area.  That did happen, and 22 years later, we're still living in the flatlands.  So what was populay this week in 1989?

  1. Satisfied - Richard Marx
  2. I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - New Kids On The Block
  3. Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
  4. Baby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli Dane
  5. Good Thing Fine Young - Cannibals

 Another week where I don't know ANY of the top songs.  Pretty bleak time....
 
Anything interesting in the rest of the Top 40?  How about:

  • I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty #14
  • The Doctor - Dooboe Brothers #17
  • Lay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi #29
  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Great White #35
And in the rest of the Top 100?
  • In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel #45
  • I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi #52
  • The End Of The Innocence - Don Henley #62
  • She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Canibals #75

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Burning Bridges - Resignation Letter Hall Of Fame


I was digging through some old files last night, and came across a copy of a resignation letter written by a co-worker back in 1997. The individual who wrote it certainly wasn’t shy about voicing his opinion. Nor sharing it, as he sent this to every person in the company (via All_Users). He became a bit of a folk hero, actually, as he vented some frustrations that many employees felt. Of course, one wouldn’t expect this kind of missive to drive any real change in a company, and this was no exception. On the other hand, it did lead to one significant change: blocking the ALL_USERS function.


From: REDACTED
To: ALL_USERS
Date: Friday, April 25, 1997 5:02PM

Friends and fellow employees,

The time has come for me to say good-bye. I'm using this rather unorthordox method to give notice. I quit. I won't be back. Come sometime tonite or Saturday morning... I'lI be long gone from REDACTED. To the Keys... No going away parties, no tears. That's the way I prefer it.


My computer game has taken off and certain software companies have made me offers I cannot possibly refuse. I hope I never turn into one of the "pointy haired dudes" by remembering the lessons I've learned from the ones around here.

Certain decisions made by management over the last year have helped to propel me out the door. Shall we start with a mere lateral transfer instead of a promotion? (Hell, programmers always make more than tech writers.) Or firing the wrong Engineering Manager? (my view). How about deciding to use the "high priced consultants from out of town" instead of in-house talent to produce the next web page? Just a few reasons. I could go on, by why flog a dead horse?


Perhaps if management were more "humane" and allowed the workers to keep their dignity, myself and many others might still be here. (Remember PRIDE....which translated down to "it's your fault ...not managements.. "). If so, perhaps most of you wouldn't be looking for employment elsewhere. Perhaps.. if management decides to really give a damn and get to know the employees instead of just sitting on mahogany row and paying lip service ... Nah...


Anyway, it's been a real joy knowing all of you and I'll miss you all. I wish those of you with resumes out, good luck in finding jobs elsewhere. May you find an oppurtunity such as I have. One that will be both personally and financially rewarding.


Peace and may God Bless you All,
REDACTED

Well, at least he wasn't bitter.  I have no idea what happened to him, never heard anything more.  Exceot that when he left (for the Keys?) he forgot to tell his wife & family where he was headed.

American Top 40, June 28, 1988

Winding down my June project, and about time.  It's June 28th, so we're looking at what was on the charts theis week in 1988.  June 1988, My second daughter was 6 moths old, her sister was 2 1/2.  We were still living in the DC area, I was still working for the power company...

So, what were the Top songs that week?

  1. Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
  2. Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
  3. Together Forever - Rick Astley
  4. Make It Real - Jets
  5. The Flame - Cheap Trick

 Others in the Top 40:

And in the Hot 100 (but not Top 40):
 
  • Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses #76
  • I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts #91
  • Fast Car - Tracy Chapman #61
  • Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean #97

 

Music Birthdays - June 28

June 28th: Born on this day




Bobby Harrison, drums, Procol Harum - 1943
David Knights, bass Procol Harum -1945

Steven J. Morse, guitarist, Dixie Dregs, (Deep Purple since 1994) - 1954

Monday, June 27, 2011

Owl

As we were leaving boy scout camp yesterday, we saw rather large bird fly from the ground to a perch about 5-6' up a tree.  When we got closer, we saw that it was an owl.  We eatched him (her?) for a minute or two, but didn't get out of the car or try and get closer.  Pretty cool.


American Top 40, June 27, 1987

June 27th, we're looking at pop music this week in 1987.  My first daughter was not quite 3 months old, I wasn’t listening to much radio… As with 1986 (yesterday) I don’t immediately recognize any of the Top 5 songs from this week in 1987…  After you-yubing, I'm pretty sure I've heart the Heart song, but that's it.


 
  1. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
  2. Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
  3. In Too Deep - Genesis
  4. Alone - Heart
  5. Always - Atlantic Starr

But not too bad in the rest of the Top 40:

 Below the Top 40? Ugh. Seems there’s a reason I stopped listening to the radio…. Here’s two that aren't horrible:

  •  Back In The High Life - Steve Winwood #43
  • Since You've Been Gone - Outfield #60

 

 

 

Aren't Wheels Supposed To Be Round?


Obviously, it's a rhetorical question.  And the wheel above was round, until about 10:15 am yesterday when the tire catastrophically failed.  This was on a trailer hauling the gear for 14 boy scouts headed for summer camp.  The tire failed about 45 minutes from home, while driving 65 (ish) oin the left lane of the interstate. 


Notice that the tire tore up the fender pretty well.  In true "Be Prepared" scout fashion, we did NOT have a spare.  So the scoutmaster called his wife to throw some spaers in their picku-up truck, we disconnected the van, and took the 3-cars worth of scouts to the next exit to hang out.  A couple of hours later, we were back on the road.
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And 15 miles later, we were back in the shoulder, with the other tire failed:


So we repeated the above proceedure, including having to cut / manhandle the fender off....  We did eventually make it to the camp site.  We dumped the scouts we were carrying, and headed home. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

American Top 40, June 26, 1986

Winding down into the last days of my June project, and hits are geting fewer and fewer.....  Today is June 26, what was on the charts this week in 1986?

  1. On My Own - Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
  2. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) - Billy Ocean
  3. Crush On You - Jets
  4. Live To Tell - Madonna
  5. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz

 OK, 1986 is the fisrst year of this experiment where I don’t recognize any of the top 5 songs…. Not a good sign! In the rest of the Top 40? A few good songs, but nothing too significant ….

 
And below the top 40? A little trouble finding 5 that I wanted to mention. In fact, I’ll leave it at 4:

 

 
Worried about tomorrow (1987)

 

Music Birthdays - June 26

June 26th: Born on this day

Mick Jones -The Clash

Billy Davis Jr, The 5th Dimension - 1940
Larry Taylor, bass, Canned Heat - 1942
Mick Jones, guitar, vocals, The Clash - 1955

Saturday, June 25, 2011

American Top 40, June 25, 1985

June 25th means we're looking at what was on the music charts this week in 1985....

  1. Heaven - Bryan Adams
  2. Sussudio - Phil Collins
  3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
  4. Raspberry Beret - Prince
  5. A View To A Kill - Duran Duran

None of those songs is bad, most are pretty good.  But I don't actually own ANY of them.  Hmmm.......... 

 Meanwhile, others in the Top 40:

 


 And below the Top 40?


Shout - Tears For Fears #45


Like A Surgeon - Weird Al Yankovic #74

All She Wants To Do Is Dance - Don Henley #94

 

Area 51

Yesterday I celebrated the number 51. So, what comes to mind when I think about 51? Guess there’s not really anything except Area 51. The military base which the U.S. government barely acknowledges. Supposed site of alien experiments and such….

That and 1951, of course...  but that was pre-rock-and-roll, before I was born, blah blah blah

Music Birthdays, June 25

Allen Lanier is 64!

Carly Simon, singer - 1945
Ian McDonald, guitarist Foreigner, King Crimson - 1946
Allen Lanier, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist, Blue Oyster Cult - 1947

Friday, June 24, 2011

American Top 40, June 24, 1984

June 24, we'll look at what was on the charts this week in 1984.  1984, the year of the Orwellian Nightmare....  or something like that.

  1. The Reflex - Duran Duran
  2. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  3. Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
  4. Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  5. Self Control - Laura Branigan

 Ugh.  The slippery slope gets steeper....  Only 1 od those on my ipod.  There's a couple not too bad in the rest of the Top 40, but it gets harder every day to find "notables"


 And below the Top 40: 

 

Music Birthdays, June 24

Patrick Moraz is 63!

Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer, Fleetwood Mac - 1942
Bruce Johnston, singer/bassist, Beach Boys - 1944
Chris Wood, rocker, Traffic - 1944
Jeff Beck, singer/guitarist, Jeff Beck Group - 1944
Patrick Moraz, keyboardist, Yes - 1948
John Illsley, bassist, Dire Straits - 1949

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Life From A Window

What's In A Name - POLL!!!!

Last evening, I was able to catch a few songs from one of our area's local "youth" bands.  We know the bass player's family  (In fact, he's covering for me this Sunday in the Church Praise Band).  His band was playing in a gig sponsored by a local music store, we were able to catch 4 songs before another commitment.  Meanwhile, there's another gig tonight, a fundraiser put together by a kid from another family we know. We're going to try and attend that, too.  All local bands to our area, and at least most of them kids.

Point is, I was looking at the band names of the groups at these 2 events, and mentally ranking them.  Then I figured, "Hey, why not try a poll on the blog?".  So I did:


You input is requested!
Now that you've voted, some more info on the bands.  I'm not sure aqll the links are right, (something to take into consideration when naming your own band!)
Equal Squeeze, Anthem, The Last In Line, Heads In The Sand, Nicole Nelson Band, Exit 12, Juvenile Delinquents, Mellow D's

American Top 40, June 23, 1983

June 23 means we're looking at 1983....  In the summer of 1983 I was getting ready for my wedding (that September).  So it was a good summer.

Topping the charts:
  1.  Flashdance...What A Feeling - Irene Cara
  2. Time (Clock Of The Heart) - Culture Club
  3. Let's Dance - David Bowie
  4. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
  5. Overkill - Men At Work

 Other notables in the Top 40:



And outside the Top 40, some great stuff:

Music Birthdays, June 23

Paul Goddard is 66!

Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - 1945

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Moss, Bark, Pine, Needles

American Top 40, June 22, 1982

June 22, and we look at 1982...  June 22 of 1982 was about a month after I graduated college, about a month into my first real job.  A really great time.  Except for pop music. 

Anyway, here goes:

The Top 5:
  1. Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder
  2. Don't You Want Me - Human League
  3. Rosanna - Toto
  4. The Other Woman - Ray Parker, Jr.
  5. Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson

 And others in the Top 40?  Not too bad:

 But slim pickings outside the Top 40 this week…..

 

Music Birthdays, June 22

June 22nd: Born on this day




Kris Kristofferson, US singer, songwriter,- 1936
Howard Kaylan, The Turtles - 1947
Todd Rundgren, US guitarist, singer, producer - 1948
Cyndi Lauper, US singer - 1953

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

American Top 40, June 21, 1981

Topping the charts this week in 1981:

  1. Medley: Stars On 45 - Stars On 45
  2. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  3. Sukiyaki - A Taste Of Honey
  4. A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - Ray Parker, Jr.
  5. All Those Years Ago - George Harrison

 
Other notables in the Top 40: 

 And below the Top 40, some nice songs: 

Music Birthdays, June 21

June 21st: Born on this day




Ray Davies, guitar, vocals, The Kinks - 1944
Joey Molland, guitar, vocals, Badfinger -1948
Greg Munford, vocals, Strawberry Alarm Clock - 1949
Joey Kramer, drums, Aerosmith - 1950
Nils Lofgren, guitar, piano, vocals - 1953

Monday, June 20, 2011

American Top 40, June 20, 1980

Topping the charts this week in 1980:
  1. Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  2. Coming Up - Paul McCartney
  3. Biggest Part Of Me - Ambrosia
  4. The Rose - Bette Midler
  5. Against The Wind - Bob Seger

 In the Top 40:

 Notable outside the Top 40:

Dunes

I think this is about the last photo I'll post from January's trip to Florida.  I've finally worked trhough all the raw files, culled it down to a little over 100 images.  Lot's of "snapshots", but that what vacation photos are supposed to be!!!

Rgus was on the gulf shore side, St. Pete area...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

American Top 40, June 19, 1979

Looking at the music charts from this week in 1979, and it's worse than 1978 (posted yesterday).

  1. Hot Stuff Donna Summer
  2. We Are Family Sister Sledge
  3. Ring My Bell Anita Ward
  4. Just When I Needed You Most Randy Vanwarmer
  5. Love You Inside Out Bee Gees

 Not exactly a rock'n'roller's dream....  but all was not lost....  outside the Top 5, but still in the top40:

  And a couple outside the Top40:

 

Cownose Ray


At least I think it's a Cownose Ray...  I suppose it could be a Southern Stingray....
Whatever, it's was taken at the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach FL.


Music Birthdays, June 19

June 19th: Born on this day




Tommy Devito, The Four Seasons - 1936
Ann Wilson, vocals, Heart - 1951
Paula Abdul, singer, dancer, - 1963
Simon Wright, drummer, AC/DC - 1963

Happy Father's Day!

My father, an image from the 60's....


G.H.L  1927 - 1991

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Glenfest!

My son's Boy Scout troop marched in the Glenfest parade this evening, then sold bottled water & snacks.  Of course, they all sqeezed in some fun, too.  My son rode this crazy ride:
video

The Parade:
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The water booth:



American Top 40, June 18, 1978

This week in 1978, not the greatest at the top of the charts:

  1. Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb
  2. You're The One That I Want Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
  3. Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
  4. It's A Heartache Bonnie Tyler
  5. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
 Outside the top 5 wasn't too bad:

 Bubbling outside the top 40, was getting good!

 

Music Birthdays, June 18

June 18th: Born on this day

Happy 69th Birthday Sir Paul!


Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Wings, solo - 1942
Carl Radle, bass, Derek and the Dominoes - 1942 (died June 1980)
Jerome Smith, guitarist, KC and the Sunshine Band - 1953 (died August 2000)

She Sells Sea Shells.....

I'm still working through pictures from last January's trip to Florida.  If I keep plugging I can get them all process before 6-month passes!  maybe..............


Rude Awakening

6:25am on a Saturday, and the Tornado Sirens go off.  After Joplin, we take it a bit more seriously, so we wake the kids, hustle off to the basement.  Of course, the TV won't work (dang satelite).  So I'm waiting for the computer to boot up while the weather goes from calm to windy to "under a waterfall" rain.  Ugh.

LOTS of water, but nothing severe.  We've lived out here 22 years, I'll never get quite used to the storms.  Below is the radar image at about the time the sirens went off, the blue dot is us...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Reflections

Universal Studios, Orlando.  From way back last January....
Which version do you like better??


American Top 40, June 17, 1977

Looking at hots from this week in 1977.  The top 5:
  1. I'm Your Boogie Man K.C. & The Sunshine Band (this is a GREAT Video!)
  2. Dreams Fleetwood Mac
  3. Got To Give It Up Marvin Gaye
  4. Theme From 'Rocky' (Gonna Fly Now) Bill Conti & His Orchestra
  5. Feels Like The First Time Foreigner

 Other notables in the Top 40:

 And some great stuff outside the Top 40:


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sandpiper

At least I think that;s a sandpiper....  But I'm no bird expert.

American Top 40, June 15, 1975

It's June 15th, let's look at hit songs from this week in 1975.
The Top 5"
  1. Sister Golden Hair America
  2. Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tenille
  3. When Will I Be Loved? Linda Ronstadt
  4. Bad Time Grand Funk Railroad
  5. Old Days Chicago

 Below Top 5, but still Top 40:

 And some notables outside the Top 40:

Music Birthdays, June 15

June 15th: On this Day




Waylon Jennings, country singer. - 1933  (died February 2002)
Harry Nilsson, singer, songwriter - 1941  (died January 1994)
Steve Walsh, Kansas, keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter/producer/percussionist  - 1951

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Here By The Sea And Sand...

... Nothing Ever Goes As Planned. 


American Top 40, June 14, 1974

June 14 means 1974 (1960 + 14 = 1974)....  So here's the Top 5 songs in America this week in 1974:

  1. Band on the Run - Paul McCartney
  2. The Streak - Ray Stevens
  3. You Make Me Feel Brand New - Stylistics
  4. Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
  5. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
 Notable songs, below the Top 5, but still Top 40:
And outside the Top 40 (but still in the Hot 100):

Music Birthdays, June 14

June 14th: Born on this day


No interesting (to me) birthdays yesterday, only one today....


Rod Argent, keyboards, The Zombies, Argent - 1945

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Palms

Yes, it's summer, and vacation time and all that.  But this image was taken back in January, when we took our Florida trip.  I'm just now getting around to working through the photos properly. IIRC, this is around Palm Bay, FL

American Top 40, June 12, 1972

Continuing June's theme, today we’ll looks at what was on the charts this day in 1972:
  1. The Candy Man Sammy Davis, Jr.
  2. I'll Take You There Staple Singers
  3. Oh Girl Chi-Lites
  4. Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond
  5. Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook

Other natables in the Top 40

 And outside the Top 40?

Music Birthdays, June 12

June 12th: Born on this day


  • Reg Presley, singer, The Troggs - 1943
  • Barry Bailey, guitar, Atlanta Rhythm Section, - 1948
  • Brad Delp, guitar, vocals, Boston - 1951 (died March 2007)
  • Bun E Carlos, drums, Cheap Trick - 1951

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Things Fall Apart....

A pair of photos, taken 10-15 yards south of "The Wall" posted earlier.  I've got nothing to say, except I take these kinds of photos all along.....

If nothing else, enjoy the color!  I've been doing lots of B&W lately.




American Top 40, June 11, 1971

Continuing June's theme, today we’ll looks at what was on the charts this day in 1971:


The Top 5 songs in the USA were:
  1. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
  2. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  3. Want Ads - Honey Cone
  4. It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr
  5. Rainy Days And Mondays- Carpenters

Other notables (at least from my standpoint)  in the TOP 40

 Others of interest, outside the Top40?

The Wall

I've taken a lot of photos of walls over the years.  None of them really quite catch what was in my mind when snapping the shutter.  Here's another.  Maybe one day I'll get it right....


Music Birthdays, June 11

June 11th: Born on this day



John Lawton, Uriah Heep - 1946
Glenn Leonard, vocals, The Temptations - 1947
Frank Beard, drums, ZZ Top - 1949

Thursday, June 09, 2011

American Top 40, June 9, 1969

Continuing June's theme, today we’ll looks at what was on the charts this day in 1969:


 The Top 5 songs in the USA were:
  1.  Get Back - Beatles
  2. Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy
  3. Grazing In The Grass - Friends Of Distinction
  4. Oh Happy Day - Edwin Hawkins Singers
  5. Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

   
Other notables in the TOP 40 (at least from my standpoint)

Music Birthdays, June 9

June 9th: Born on this day

  • Les Paul, inventor of the Gibson Les Paul guitar - 1915 (died August 2009)
  • Jon Lord, keyboards, Deep Purple - 1941
  • Mitch Mitchell, drums, Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1947
  • Trevor Boulder, bass, Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep - 1950
  • ,Dean Felber, bass, Hootie & The Blowfish - 1967

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

American Top 40, June 7, 1967

Continuing June's theme, today we’ll looks at what was on the charts this day in 1967:



The Top 5 songs in the USA were:

  1. Respect - Aretha Franklin
  2. Groovin' - Young Rascals
  3. I Got Rhythm - Happenings
  4. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) - Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. Creeque Alley - Mamas & The Papas


 Hard week to pick only 5 other notables from the Top 40, but here you go:


Notables bubbling below the Top 40:

  • Light My Fire - Doors – The chart debut of their first single, destined for #1.