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The Oldies Music Board » Billy Hinsche Dead at 70 » November 21, 2021 10:03 pm

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Musician Billy Hinsche has passed away at age 70 from cancer.

Mr. Hinsche along with Desi Arnaz junior & Dean Paul Martin comprised the rock trio Dino, Desi and Billy in the 60's.

Mr. Hinsche then went on to play and perform with the Beach Boys. His sister Anne was married to Beach Boy Carl Wilson.

I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Hinsche about 45 years ago at a Beach Boys after party. He was gracious and very down to earth. We had a great chat.

Mr. Hinsche passed away on Saturday and it's reported that his 95 year old mother Celia died the very same day.

May they both rest in peace.

The Oldies Music Board » Phillip Margo of the Tokens dead at 79 » November 18, 2021 11:14 am

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GrimsbyFan wrote:

Phil Margo sang baritone. Jay Siegal was the lead singer.  You can check out this lip-synced version from 1961 to see that Jay was indeed singing lead.

(You can advance to around the 1:40 mark to get to the song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvwuDLMc4wQ

Fixed it. Thanks!!

The Oldies Music Board » Phillip Margo of the Tokens dead at 79 » November 18, 2021 12:00 am

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A member of the Tokens has passed.
Phillip Margo died in hospital in L.A after suffering a stroke. He was 79
Mr. Margo was a voice on the groups 1961 hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight.  
It reached number one on the Billboard charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
He was just 19 at the time
May he rest in peace

 

The Oldies Music Board » Dennis Thomas RIP » August 7, 2021 9:52 pm

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Dennis Thomas, a founding member of Kool and the Gang has died.

Thomas died in his sleep at this home in New Jersey

He was 70 years of age. 

The band announced his death on their Facebook page. No cause of death was given

Kool and the Gang had several memorable hits including Get Down On It, Ladies Night & Celebration 

The Oldies Music Board » Dusty Hill R.I.P. » July 28, 2021 3:12 pm

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ZZ Top bassist Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill has died. He was 72

No cause of death was given.

He passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston Texas.

Hill has been the groups bass player for 50 years.









 

The Oldies Music Board » Sound-A-Like Artists Sometimes Plague The Originals » June 24, 2021 11:14 pm

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1966 and the group Los Bravos with their effort Black is Black

Still sounds like Gene Pitney to this day

The Oldies Music Board » B.J. Thomas R.I.P. » May 29, 2021 8:35 pm

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Singer B.J. Thomas has died from stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 78

Thomas topped the charts with such notable songs as Hooked On A  Feeling & Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

A great talent with a long career

May he rest in peace

The Oldies Music Board » pretty things preserved (no botox needed) » April 29, 2021 10:11 am

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I remember watching a black and white film clip on the Pretty Things about 1965

There was a shot of someone ironing lead vocalist Phil May's rather lengthy hair.

That is not a typo &  you did not misread my comment.

Someone was ironing Phil May's hair on an ironing board.

You can just imagine how that went over in '60's

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 21, 2021 4:07 pm

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The opening segment of Yesterday When I Was Young by the late Roy Clark

The Oldies Music Board » Treat Yourself !! » March 10, 2021 9:43 pm

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Little Rich wrote:

Thx unclefester, he sounds GREAT!  and it's live not lip-synched and he though his voice isn't QUITE as strong as it once was, he is super!!  From his glasses and his eye movement, I thin he needed a little help on the lyrics.  Good stuff!!

My pleasure. I hope everyone enjoys it

I mean what's not to like ??  .

A big tip of the cap to aflem for posting it. Thank you sir !

Tom Jones, Engelbert & Mr. Valli all in their 80's

Tom Jones still sings very well Engelbert not so much

And Mr. Valli can still bring it

  

The Oldies Music Board » Treat Yourself !! » March 10, 2021 3:34 pm

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Frankie Valli has completed a few tunes & posted them on YouTube

His YouTube site is Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

I am absolutely blown away by his 2021 rendition of Silence is Golden released one month ago

in a word it is superb !! I've listened to it ten times  

He's also posted up-to-date versions of Let's Hang On and Grease.

Treat Yourselves !!

Oh and by the way Mr. Valli is 86

Eighty friggin' six !!

 

The Oldies Music Board » Happy Birthday Dean !! » March 10, 2021 11:51 am

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Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean fame turns 81 today

Is it any wonder why I feel so bloody old ??

The Oldies Music Board » A Classic Oldies Music Special Not Seen Since 1965 Resurfaces On PBS » March 6, 2021 11:29 am

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T.J. Lubinsky appeared with George Noory last night on Coasttocoastam.

He did a two hour stint & took calls from listeners.

If you want to hear it search for "The best of coasttocoastam podcast"

It runs about 12 minutes 25 seconds with a few promos tossed in

If someone would like to post the link -- please do 

The Oldies Music Board » How I Spent My Morning » February 18, 2021 2:59 pm

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aflem wrote:

Can you supply the links?

Don't know how  but this should do the trick

Google search for....Mike Rabon Moore Oklahoma Facebook

Google search for....Phillip (Fang) Volk Facebook...

Enjoy !!
 

The Oldies Music Board » How I Spent My Morning » February 18, 2021 11:57 am

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Spent a large part of the morning taking a trip back in time.

Both 77 year old Mike Rabon, the lead singer & lead guitarist of The Five Americans along with 75 year old Phil "Fang" Volk of Paul Revere & the Raiders fame host their own very active Facebook pages.

Enjoyed both groups immensely in the 60's & it is wonderful to scroll through to reminisce & read the input and observations from not only both Mr. Rabon and Mr. Volk but their fans/followers as well.

Loads of vintage pictures and plenty of good commentary on both. What's not to like?

May I suggest you consider visiting both pages. And while I'm here do you have any similar artists Facebook pages you might recommend for a good visit?? Please let us know









 

The Oldies Music Board » Patricia Dorsey RIP » February 8, 2021 6:51 pm

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Just a quick note. Patricia Dorsey, wife of Engelbert Humperdinck for 56 years has passed away at their home in England due to complications of COVID-19.

She was 85









 

The Oldies Music Board » Derek Quinn R.I.P. » February 3, 2021 10:58 pm

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Derek Quinn who played lead guitar in the British rock group Freddie and the Dreamers has passed.

Mr. Quinn died in his birth city of Manchester in October of 2020 but I've only just discovered his passing now.

He was 78. No cause of death was given.

As a kid I purchased several Freddie and the Dreamers 45's in the mid 60's. I loved their crazy gestures and gyrations.

May he rest in peace









 

The Oldies Music Board » Sun Records Has New Owners » February 2, 2021 11:47 pm

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The iconic Memphis record label Sun has been sold to a New York based  music company known as Primary Wave

The sale price is 30 million dollars. The new owners will acquire 6 thousand masters plus rights to the logo & branding.

Sun was founded in 1952 by the legendary Sam Phillips who himself sold the label to Shelby Singleton in 1969.

The Singleton family has owned Sun records for the last 52 years until this recent sale late last month









 

The Oldies Music Board » Jimmie Rodgers, Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, Dies at 87 » January 20, 2021 12:10 pm

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So very sorry to read this

Jimmie Rodgers & Gerry Marsden both gone about a week apart

Loved them both

The Oldies Music Board » Phil Spector Has Passed » January 17, 2021 10:42 am

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News is just now breaking about the death of Phil Spector

His death was apparently COVID related 

Spector was serving a prison sentence for murder but passed in hospital

A checkered history to be sure 

But there is no denying his impact on music

 

The Oldies Music Board » Battle of the Bands -- The Skyliners vs The Casinos » January 12, 2021 10:56 pm

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I'm having a tough time picking one over the other

Since I Don't Have You by the Skyliners 1959 

Or The Casinos Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye from 1967

The songs sound an awful lot alike to my ear

Do you have a preference?? I can't make up my mind

Love to get your opinions & insights on both











 

The Oldies Music Board » R.I.P. Gerry Marsden » January 3, 2021 1:29 pm

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Sad news indeed

Saw Gerry in concert on two occasions including Fallsview Casino in 2004 and 2008 at Rama

I can attest to the fact that he had a solid handshake !!

Always enjoyed his music 

May he rest in peace 











 

The Oldies Music Board » Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire Sisters Dies at 89 » January 1, 2021 1:00 pm

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If you want to take a few minutes some day may I suggest you find several of the YouTube videos that highlight this ladies Las Vegas home.

 Talk about lifestyles of the rich and famous

Her home was as grand an abode as I've ever seen 
 

The Oldies Music Board » Battle Of The Bands » December 26, 2020 12:40 pm

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Sorry to report that the lead singer on Little Girl passed away about a year ago.

Don Baskin was 73 & died in his sleep at his California home

​Mr. Baskin also co-wrote Little Girl with fellow Syndicate of Sound band mate Bob Gonzales

  

The Oldies Music Board » Battle Of The Bands » December 25, 2020 12:22 pm

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A pair of mid 1960's releases have always stood the test of time with me

Shadows of Knight recording of Gloria never gets old

And I can say the same about Little Girl by the Syndicate of Sound

I consider these releases 1 and 1A when it comes to preference

Released within a few months of each other Gloria topped out at number 10 on the the Billboard charts in '66

Little Girl reached number 8 -- so a virtual tie for chart position & that result mirrors my appreciation for both these songs.

I love 'em both

Do you have a clear favourite between the two? Enjoy hearing which one & why


 

The Oldies Music Board » Psychotic Reaction » December 23, 2020 1:42 pm

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Ever since I first heard Psychotic Reaction by Count Five in 1966 it's been a favourite of mine

Never tire of listening to it

So you can imagine both my surprise & excitement to discover a different longer version of the original by the C F

The body of the song is exactly the same note for note but in my recently discovered version there is an additional single line of lyric & a completely different ending which extends the song by about 12 seconds past its original run time of 2:56

It's not the Holy Grail but it's a delightful discovery by this old timer

Grandpa is happy !!

It's on YouTube & is listed as the "unedited version"

Let me know your thoughts

The Oldies Music Board » Chad Stuart Of Chad & Jeremy Gone At 79 » December 22, 2020 12:52 pm

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It's me Karen wrote:

  And I also used to get them mixed up with Peter and Gordon.  https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

Well to add to the confusion up until Covid cancelled the world Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde were performing as a duo doing a number of sold out shows.

As you might expect they performed each duo's hits and more in their live act

Sad news about Mr. Stuart

May he rest in peace
 

The Oldies Music Board » Sunday Will Never Be The Same » December 21, 2020 10:33 pm

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One of my most recent guilty pleasures has been the live presentation by Spanky And Our Gang on the Mike Douglas Show of their 1967 hit Sunday Will Never Be The Same.

Stumbled across it to be honest but I'll bet I've watched it on YouTube about 30 times in the past week

Turned down by both the Mamma and Pappas and the Left Banke the song went to number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in '67.for the Gang.

Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane's soaring vocals on the Douglas show effort along with the tight harmonies of the band make it a keeper for me. Give it a look & a listen & let me know what you think


 

The Oldies Music Board » Charley Pride R.I.P. » December 12, 2020 6:19 pm

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Country music's first black superstar Charley Pride has passed at age 86

Pride who is probably best known for his hit "Kiss An Angel Good Morning"  was a victim of COVID-19

What a terrible year this has been

May he rest in peace

The Oldies Music Board » 38 Years Ago Today » November 30, 2020 9:39 am

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Putting aside any feelings or observations one may have about the artist it was 38 years ago today, November 30th 1982 that the best selling album in history was released.

Thriller By Michael Jackson broke all sales records and is ranked today at 33X platinum

66 million units & counting

Can't argue with that kind of professional success right?

 

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