Archive for the ‘Then and Now’ Category

“Twist and Shout” is a 1961 song written by Phil Medley and Bertrand Russell Berns (credited as “Bert Russell”). It was originally titled “Shake It Up, Baby” and recorded by The Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles with John Lennon on the lead vocals and originally   Read More …

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’60s mesmerizing sounds charmingly revived: Amen Corner: The New Amen Corner:

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OldiesMusicBlog: How would you describe in just one word the Herman’s Hermits experience, by looking back to all these years? Herman’s Hermits: Incredible! OMB: What are the top three songs you cherish the most? “There’s A Kind Of Hush” – the words are so lovely. We end our show with this song and the audience   Read More …

Jimmy Beaumont Jimmy Beaumont was only 17 when he co-wrote The Skyliners biggest hits Since I Don’t Have You and This I Swear. Their songs were released nationally Februrary 16, 1959 and marked the beginning of a long and successful career for the group, but especially for Jimmy who still thrills audiences with his beautiful   Read More …

OldiesMusicBlog: What is the story behind the name “Chance”? How did you choose it? It was chosen by Hy Weiss who owned and operated Old Town records. He wanted to release a single by me & thought Larry Chance was a good name because I was willing to take a chance on a single after   Read More …

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“Poison Ivy” is a popular song by American songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. It went to #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This was their third top-ten hit of that year following “Charlie Brown” and “Along Came   Read More …

Kicking off the 60th Anniversary of The Original Drifters® on today, the 25th Anniversary of The Drifters’ induction into the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Original Drifters, Inc., in cooperation with The Bill Pinkney Foundation©, proudly introduces The Art of Drifting©. A visual, literary, film, and performing arts experience, it also has a   Read More …

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