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The Oldies Music Board » Ed Bruce RIP » January 15, 2021 11:14 pm

chrdude
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"See The Big Man Cry" sung by Ed Bruce first came out in 1963 and was played by some Top 40 stations. I have the 45 on the Reo label. Reo was a Canadian label.

The Oldies Music Board » Favorite Instrumentals » October 30, 2020 12:23 pm

chrdude
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"The Clouds" by the Spacemen
Booker T & the MG's had a multitude of instrumental hits as did Bill Black's Combo that were pretty funky
"Cast Your Fate To The Wind" first by  Martin Denny and a few years later by Sounds Orchestral
"Glad Rag Doll" by Johnny Maddox
"Midnight" by Johnny Gibson
Johnny & The Hurricanes is another group that had a number of great instrumentals.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Rick Springfield » June 25, 2020 9:57 pm

chrdude
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Tommy Tutone is (was) a group.

Is there a list of the "friends"?

The Oldies Music Board » Hit Records That Made The Charts More Than Once » January 14, 2020 9:30 am

chrdude
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Another rocker that was a hit twice was "Do You Love Me" by The Contours. It hit the Hot 100 Top 10, peaking at #3 in October 1962. It reappeared in 1988 when it peaked at #11 on the Hot 100 in August.

The Oldies Music Board » Hit Records That Made The Charts More Than Once » January 4, 2020 7:28 pm

chrdude
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Another song that was a hit twice and made the Hot 100 both times was the Beatles "Twist And Shout".
Hot 100 # 2 in 1964 and #23 in 1986

The Oldies Music Board » Hit Records That Made The Charts More Than Once » January 4, 2020 4:07 pm

chrdude
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In 1960 the Rebels had a hit (really big in Canada) "Wild Weekend". It was re-released in 1963 and became a hit again, this time under the group name of The Rockin' Rebels. Originally it was used by Tom Shannon as his theme song for his show on WKBW Buffalo. I don't have this songs Billboard history.

In 1959 "Rockin Crickets" was a hit by the Hot Toddys which made the Hot 100 peaking at #59. The exact  identical song was re-released in 1963 this time by the Rockin' Rebels (same group-different name). It peaked at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the follow-up to the 1963 Wild Weekend.

In 1959 "Linda Lu" by Ray Sharpe made #46 on the Hot 100. It was re-released in 1963 and received airplay in Southern Ontario. Don't know if it made the Hot 100 the second time.

We all know "Donna" by Ritchie Valens from 1958. It was re-released in 1965, maybe only in Canada-I don't see it in the Hot 100, but it was a Top 10 hit here during the summer of 1965 

The Oldies Music Board » Old Board » June 15, 2019 7:23 pm

chrdude
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I too miss the old board. Although I seldom posted I read the the threads regularly. As an oldie myself I am also really happy that it has continued via this board. May it continue long past me along with the music and artists of the 50's and 60's that I still enjoy hearing.

The Oldies Music Board » 45 » June 4, 2019 9:49 pm

chrdude
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I don't remember the first 45 I bought. When I started buying records I bought 78's-something I regret now-until they were discontinued. The first record I bought was "One Step At A Time" by Brenda Lee. The first 45 might have been "Stairway Of Love / Just Married" by Marty Robbins, because I really wanted it and it was available and the 78 wasn't. I have been buying 45's up until recently as I collect them, and don't remember what the last one was.  

The Oldies Music Board » Follow-Up Songs That Sounded The Same » April 17, 2019 7:08 pm

chrdude
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I never thought "The Same Old Song " and "I Can't Help Myself" sounded alike. I did think "I Can't Help Myself " and the Supremes "Where Did Our Love Go", which came first, were the same melody.

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