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The Oldies Music Board » What Do These Rock Stars All Have In Common? » May 1, 2021 7:32 am

In the summer of '65 my mother let me use an old radio that was stored in the attic.  That summer opened my life up to music.  The hits at that time are precious tunes to me today, as they were my "first".  Ronnie Dove's "Little Bit of Heave" was one of them.  

The Oldies Music Board » Why Neil Young Hates David Crosby » April 22, 2021 5:04 am

I remember watching a talk show in the early 70s., one that favored putting rock acts on, and CSN were in a small circle with guitars, starting a song together.  The crowd cheered and Crosby put his hands up, not missing a beat with his harmonies, to quiet the crowd.   God forbid if we miss a note.

The Oldies Music Board » Longest Serving Member Of Poco Dies At 75 » April 16, 2021 5:11 am

"Crazy Love" is a great song.  Brings back memories of driving though the states; destination Texas.

RIP Rusty.

The Oldies Music Board » They Sound Alike » April 6, 2021 5:58 am

I can't believe it took me this long to notice, but I think both choruses of  The Cheater by Bob Kuban and Ebony Eyes by Bob Welch sound very close.  Anybody else hear this similarity?

The Oldies Music Board » An Oldie But A Goodie » April 2, 2021 7:26 pm

Cloud9 wrote:

My friend asked me to stop singing "I'm A Believer" by the Monkees. She said she found it extremely annoying.  I thought she was kidding....

But then I saw her face.

Well, this took me by surprise.  lololol

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 2, 2021 7:24 pm

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands - Laurie London

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » April 2, 2021 7:13 am

Well Taz, I must say, I think you had a great time with this thread!
  I can't believe all the songs that apply.

The Oldies Music Board » Kate Goldfield (former regular on the Oldies Music Bulletin Board) » March 30, 2021 10:11 am

Dave G wrote:

I want to thank everyone personally for the kindness and sympathy expressed on this board.
I learned things I never knew about Kate. Petula Clark will certainly be played at her celebration of life ceremony. I never realized the reach of her
personality. Growing up in the 60's we mainly listened to Greaful Dead and Beatles music when she would visit.
Again, many thanks to all...

It means a lot that you posted here.  As you already know, we loved Kate.  Her contribution on this board was welcomed as well as looked forward to.  Not putting any pressure on all, I sincerely mean it and would understand if you chose not to...but anytime you want to contribute yourself here would be appreciated.  I know a few posters here that are huge Beatle fans, me included, that would love to reminisce.  Heck, we like to reminisce of anything about oldies!

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 28, 2021 8:08 am

Sultan2 wrote:

Two which sprang to mind (admittedly after I checked the large selection in Songfacts) are -

The already mentioned  - Atlantis by Donovan. A bit quirky because it only has two sung lines, endlessly repeated after the introductory poem

A few years back, Lorne and I had a lighthearted conversation here about Atlantis.  I vaguely remember stating that as a young teen my friend and I loved this song and we'd listen to it, gave no care to the words that seemed to ramble on and on rendering us bored, but suffered through  just  to get to the singing part.

The Oldies Music Board » Kate Goldfield (former regular on the Oldies Music Bulletin Board) » March 24, 2021 2:49 pm

Lorne wrote:

It's hard for me to know what to say here, but I'll try. Back in December, I had seen a Facebook post from Kate in which she had expressed a need for more people in her life that she could really talk with. So I reached out to her, and we started talking on the phone on a regular basis. I became increasingly concerned about different aspects of how she was doing, but it was very difficult to find good solutions. In particular, this was because she had a condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, in addition to having Asperger's Syndrome. She discussed how all of this affected her on a blog that she used to maintain at

In January she had told me about having breathing difficulties, and she ended up going to the hospital and being diagnosed with walking pneumonia. She was given medication for it and eventually her breathing got better, but the difficulties had returned again recently. She had talked to me about going to the hospital on Sunday, and I told her that I thought she should do so. However, she had been there for ten hours when she went on a weekday in January, and she thought that it was likely to be busier on a weekend. She then talked to me again on Monday about going to the hospital ... I told her that I definitely thought she should go, and she told me that she was going to do so. I'm very deeply saddened that she passed away so suddenly, and it's hard to believe that she's gone.

I'm so glad you kept in touch with Kate.  Sounds like she needed someone, and there you were.  I'm sure she was grateful for your friendship and that you brightened her life at the time.  That's what friends are for.

The Oldies Music Board » Kate Goldfield (former regular on the Oldies Music Bulletin Board) » March 24, 2021 5:11 am

I don't know what to say.  I'm in disbelief and so sad.  Kate was loved on this board, kind of like the little sister.  To this day, whenever I hear a Pet Clark song, I think of Kate.  RIP Kate.

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 21, 2021 7:35 am

Natural Man - Lou Rawls
Don't Just Stand There - Patty Duke
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross & the Supremes
Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted - Partridge Family

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 20, 2021 9:29 pm

Have You Seen Her - Chi-Lites
Patches -  Clarence Carter
Smokin' In the Boys Room - Brownsville Station
Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner

The Oldies Music Board » Louis Clark, musical arranger for ELO and others, died 13th Feb 2021 » March 18, 2021 5:06 am

ELO is one of my favorite bands.  I just love rock infused with classical music.

The Oldies Music Board » Why The Byrds Preferred Another Version Of "Eight Miles High" » March 14, 2021 6:06 pm

To me, it's relatively the same, but the guitar work in this one is more aggressive than the other one.   In fact, in some parts, the guitar somewhat overpowers the vocals.  Sorry, Byrds, I prefer the one that was released.

The Oldies Music Board » Why The Byrds Preferred Another Version Of "Eight Miles High" » March 14, 2021 12:54 pm

Thanks for the shoutout,  aflem.  I also wonder what the original version sounded like.  But you know, life has funny twists and this might be one where the second version was the better choice.  It's something we'll probably never know. Sigh...

The Oldies Music Board » Bob Seger's Long Lost 1st Ever Recording From 1961 Resurfaces » March 13, 2021 8:18 am

I love Seger's voice.  Nice song, too.  The trivia about Night Moves is a light bulb moment.  I love tidbits like this.

The Oldies Music Board » Treat Yourself !! » March 11, 2021 6:00 am

That was great!  He's still singing the same range.  Color me impressed.  I hope Mark H. sees this.

The Oldies Music Board » A Classic Oldies Music Special Not Seen Since 1965 Resurfaces On PBS » March 9, 2021 9:31 pm

StereoTom wrote:

The PBS version was edited because some artists or their estates refused to give clearance rights to the performances.

Thanks for the info, Tom.  That explains why I didn't see some of the artists discussed on the board.

The Oldies Music Board » A Classic Oldies Music Special Not Seen Since 1965 Resurfaces On PBS » March 7, 2021 9:13 am

I turned it on about 15 minutes into the show.  They were in the studio at that time.  I don't know what I missed, but what I saw I liked a lot.  I was spellbound by the Righteous Brothers and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

The Oldies Music Board » Bernie Taupin Reveals Amazing Truth About Elton John » March 7, 2021 9:10 am

gopher wrote:

gee, didn't anyone see the movie?

Yes, I saw it...and your point is??

The Oldies Music Board » Bernie Taupin Reveals Amazing Truth About Elton John » March 4, 2021 6:14 am

And the beauty of this all is every song has its own place.  Not one sounds like the other.  To write that many different tunes is amazing.  

The Oldies Music Board » The 60 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time » February 18, 2021 6:07 am

aflem wrote:

It's easy to wonder how The Queen of Soul could be left out. But the answer is simple. That was a list of the best of Motown artists. Aretha was signed for most of her career to Atlantic Records. So she wouldn't make the ranking.

Oops.  My bad.  Thanks.

The Oldies Music Board » An Oldie But A Goodie » February 17, 2021 6:09 am

aflem wrote:

I was just sipping my coffee when I saw this.  Almost choked laughing.

The Oldies Music Board » Motown Funk Brothers Documentary Available Free Online » February 16, 2021 8:44 am

Nearly every Motown song begins with a catchy intro.  The second you hear it, you're reeled in and you want the whole thing.  To be able to do that to a listener...that's a gift.

The Oldies Music Board » 'Tapestry' at 50: How Carole King 'bet on herself' to record a classic » February 5, 2021 6:23 am

I have a great memory of Tapestry.  My family was on vacation at Niagara Falls when the album was hot.  With the roar of the falls in the background and a fine mist tickling my skin, I walked through a small shopping district with Tapestry  blaring out of speakers.  Hippies manned the shops.  Wow, I'd love to go back to that memory.

The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » February 3, 2021 6:14 am

aflem wrote:

Not as old as others listed here, but I was always partial to the sax solo on "Baker St." by Gerry Rafferty. A huge part of the song that carries much of the tune.  

Baker Street is a great song!  I  love that sax part.

The Oldies Music Board » The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music » January 20, 2021 4:03 pm

I love the fade out.  It could quite possibly be because that's what I was raised on, but it sure is a wonderful, yet sometimes sad feeling to slowly, gradually hear the song disappear to nothing.  The silence almost hurts.  It may have been lazy for producers or writers to use it, but I find it very artistic.

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